v0.0.4.0
29 Jun

v0.0.4.0

Today I’m releasing version 0.0.4 of Core. This is a maintenance and consolidation release banking all the changes from 0.0.1. Before anyone starts to wonder, versions 0.0.2 & 0.0.3 were never released. Core’s been artificially accelerated to 0.0.4 – not deliberate, but I cant be bothered going back now.

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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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DynPi My Portable XBMC Device
03 Sep

DynPi My Portable XBMC Device

Almost all commercial media boxes, such as the AppleTV 2, have no internal storage. I want to build a fully portable, internet non-dependant media centre. As with all things the first step is a plan! This is a new project I’m working on, so I wanted to share it with you as its going along […]

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29 Oct

Which Home Automation to take LightwaveRF

LightwaveRF is the new kid on the block, unrelated to X10 it shares the 1970s spirit and economic appeal. One of the biggest advantages I can see so far is the availability of components. LightwaveRF devices can be picked up locally from Maplin, B&Q or Homebase – which is a big advantage. Unlike X10 communication […]

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Inbound Call Filter
18 Aug

Inbound Call Filter

This is an idea, like most, that came to me at 2am during a restless night. Like most Tasker creations it started with a simple problem. When I put my phone to sleep it goes silent till 5am, so what do you do if someone needs to reach you? What put the idea in my head was a text from my flat mate saying he’d left his keys at home and needed me to leave the door unlocked. In his case it was luck I was up late and got the text.

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Automatically generate GPG revocation certificates
26 Mar

Automatically generate GPG revocation certificates

OpenGPG establishes trust using the web-of-trust. If I trust you and you trust him, I can probably trust them too. This only works if I can trust you though.

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