Raspberry Pi Bitcoin Core 0.10.2 Installation
14 Jun

Raspberry Pi Bitcoin Core 0.10.2 Installation

This weekends project is setting up a Raspberry Pi as an online Bitcoin wallet. As you might the first step has been installing Bitcoin Core. There is no binary Bitcoin available for the Raspberry Pi’s ARM process so I had to build it from source. Less I Forget here is my step-by-step guide: Requirements Raspberry […]

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Updated certificate authority
10 Jun

Updated certificate authority

Just a quick announcement. This week I released an updated certificate authority. All my services are now signed using this new authority. The reason for this is purely maintenance. Since I released my last authority there have been concerns and then active attacks against certificates using a sha1 hash. So as security changes over time […]

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Tenvis MINI319W Review
19 Apr

Tenvis MINI319W Review

My trusty Panasonic BL-C10 IP camera finally failed after years of faithful service, so I went online searching for a replacement. After some searching I came across the Tenvis Mini319W for a low budget of about £32 it seemed like a good replacement. Installation was very easy, but instead of trying to make a dry […]

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Raspberry Pi Powered OpenVPN – Server, Part 1
07 Feb

Raspberry Pi Powered OpenVPN – Server, Part 1

I mentioned in a previous post that I had a spare Raspberry Pi. It’s taken me a while to finish but I’ve managed to turn it into a portable OpenVPN server. A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is a way of extending your private network into the outside world all fully encrypted. Free and in […]

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Raspberry Pi Powered OpenVPN – Server, Part 4
07 Feb

Raspberry Pi Powered OpenVPN – Server, Part 4

Time to put it all together OpenVPN Configuration So far we have setup and new Raspberry Pi, install OpenVPN, generated some server keys and at least one user/device key and created a Certificate Authority to sign them. We are still missing something though. OpenVPN doesn’t know any of the yet. We still have to tell […]

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Raspberry Pi Powered OpenVPN – Server, Part 3
07 Feb

Raspberry Pi Powered OpenVPN – Server, Part 3

Client Side So we now have a working server, what we have to do now is create certificates for our users or our selves. If you want to you can cheat here and create one certificate per user then they can use that everywhere, but as I talked about before, if they device is every […]

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Raspberry Pi Powered OpenVPN – Server, Part 2
07 Feb

Raspberry Pi Powered OpenVPN – Server, Part 2

Groundwork Keypair I mentioned before that a VPN encrypts traffic to and from your device. In much the same way as connecting to a site over HTTPS. This is done by public-key-cryptography. If any of you have ever heard me talk at Dundee Tech Talks you’ll have heard me go on at length about encryption […]

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Fedora/Yum update notification in OpenBox
06 Feb

Fedora/Yum update notification in OpenBox

OpenBox is a minimalist windows manager for Linux, it’s also my manager of choice. Due to its minimal memory footprint its faster than Gnome or KDE, but because its minimal a lot of what you may have come to know and move is no enabled by default. I will cover more about OpenBox and its […]

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Raspberry Pi Yearly Running Cost
29 Jan

Raspberry Pi Yearly Running Cost

I don’t know about you but I run a number or Raspberry Pi’s in my house all doing different jobs. I’ve often heard it said how inexpensive a Pi is to run but I never how inexpensive, and I wanted some real world figures. After a little time with the good all Google I came […]

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