As of writing in October 2018, there is a price sweet spot for 200GB microSD cards that retail for $44USD. Combined with a Raspberry Pi, they allow the build of a relatively affordable, low powered NAS with a decent storage capacity for a home network -- all without the need for external drives, extra cables,… Continue reading Easily create a NAS with a Raspberry Pi or another ARM computer
This tutorial is not intended for absolute beginners. It requires the use of the Raspian terminal commands which is text-based, so expect some Linux skills. Please feel free to jump straight to the 'DOS on the Pi' if you have no interest in a computer history lesson. What is DOS? DOS was a semi-open standard that… Continue reading Run DOS on the Raspberry Pi – Use rpix86 to turn your Pi into a 1980s super-computer.
Updated: January 2018 added a how-to on the exFat file system and USB drive location. November 2017 to change the reference of OS X to macOS and mention the APFS. This article was meant to be a brief piece on how to mount an external USB drive, but it quickly spiralled out when I started… Continue reading Use USB hard disk & flash drives with your Raspberry Pi
Why use a VPN? VPN or a Virtual Private Network is a common way of securing an Internet connection using encryption. Basically a VPN sets a trusted, designated server on the Internet to act as a man in the middle. As a VPN client, all your web traffic gets encrypted and directed to this designated… Continue reading Using a Point-to-Point Tunnelling Protocol, Virtual Private Network (PPTP VPN) client on a Raspberry Pi
To avoid confusion please note that this entry has been updated in July 2014. Some of the screen captures show older versions of Moebius and AdvMAME in use. This tutorial is a step-by-step walk through on getting MAME running on a Raspberry Pi. This guide is from November 2012 and parts of it maybe out of… Continue reading MAME Arcade Game Fun With A Raspberry Pi
To avoid confusion please note that this entry has been updated in May of 2013. Some of the screen captures show older versions of Moebius in use. This mini-entry is a supplemental article for first time Raspberry Pi owners using Windows PCs who are reading my MAME Arcade Game Fun With A Raspberry Pi article.… Continue reading MAME Arcade Game Fun With A Raspberry Pi Beginner Supplimental