OpenSSH, Google Authenticator, PuTTY, Xming X, Ubuntu Lightdm (disable), and Grub text mode

Just notes to self for setting-up OpenSSH on Ubuntu and Raspberry Pi. Will add to over time. https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/serverguide/openssh-server.html First of all I installed OpenSSH server: sudo apt-get install openssh-server Normally in Windows I use Putty (portable putty alternative … for Xming X Server). Depending on name resolution available to me which is limited at the […]

Visual Studio Code Typings for three.js

At the moment, right now, just while I use three.js together with WebGL to make a simple animation for my contact page, I’m skipping proper tooling and just want to edit JavaScript that uses the three.js library. Most of the tutorials out there use deprecated functionality and I really really want Intellisense for the current […]

Battery UPS for Raspberry Pi

One of the primary reasons for this “blog” is to help organise myself – maintaining a record. I constantly experiment and reconfigure and try new things and have very very very limited space and resources. It’s hard to partition, to separate and to manage. Especially when I have several inter-dependant things on the go at […]

Raspberry Pi Exim4 config for local hMailServer smtp, and low disk space alert

My existing Raspberry Pi OpenVPN solution needed “fixing” but when I came to do it I discovered I’d run-out of space on the 8GB microSD card. It took a while to track down the culprit … a log file in the hidden .cache directory in my home directory – over 2GB in size. Plus this […]

Google Earth and three.js on Contact page

DRAFT BUT LEAVING-UP AS I WORK ON IT MVC stuff was getting me bogged-down a bit – felt like I needed to do something different for a bit – and I needed to do a Contact page. I fancied doing: Google Earth video background from space, flying to my house culminating at StreetView level (Liz […]

USB Monitor vs VMware vs Visual Studio

Often I feel like nothing works. 🙁 My ancient cheap & cheerful monitor (far-left) was packing-up so I bought another ancient but higher quality monitor (middle). Mysteriously my cheap & cheerful monitor suddenly perked-up again so I thought, bring it into the stable. It would allow me to not only use Visual Studio in my […]

Ubuntu WordPress Bash backup scripts

Since my recent scare losing a table in MySQL while trying various back-up plug-ins in WordPress I decided to just make my own back-up script in Ubuntu. Eventually I’ll back-up to a local folder, and then rsync from there to some kind of rsync server – maybe I could use a Raspberry Pi 0 in […]