Raspberry Pi for N00bs – Scripting with Python

Although I prefer other languages, here´s a small tutorial to get you started with Python on your Raspberry Pi. The latest Rasbpian distribution already comes with Python so you don´t even need to install anything else. Actually, i even found 2 versions on my Raspberry, 2.7.3 when i just run “python” in the terminal and […]

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Raspberry Pi for N00bs – Network Share with Samba

Before getting serious with a headless Raspberry, it´s a good idea to set up a folder to be uses as network share in Windows. That is, if you are a Windows user. If you are a Linux user, i expect that you know how to reach your Raspberry. In that case, you would not even […]

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Raspberry Pi for N00bs – WLAN

So you already know how to connect to the LAN, but sometimes the Router is not right next to the Raspberry Pi and you need a wireless connection. Not every WLAN stick is compatible, check the compatibility list before you buy one. I am using a TP-LINK 150Mbps Nano, no additional driver needed and you […]

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Raspberry Pi for N00bs – Firmware Update

Every now and then, it is a good idea to update the Firmware of your Raspberry Pi. There is a very nice tool out there to make that easy for you: https://github.com/Hexxeh/rpi-update It is quite easy to install the tool, first you have to install GIT: sudo apt-get install git-core On Raspbian, the best way […]

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Raspberry Pi For N00bs – Linux Basics

After installing a Linux distribution as explained in my article “Raspberry Pi for n00bs – Installation“, it is time to change some basic settings. This article covers everything you need to know to get your system ready to use. I only run my Raspberries “headless”, without a monitor/TV. Saves an expensive gold-plated HDMI cable and […]

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Raspberry Pi for N00bs – Installation

A complete PC for only 30 Euros, super-silent without active cooling, the operating system on SD card. That is the Raspberry Pi Shopping List …ok, to get it up and running, you will need a few more Euros, here´s the minimal configuration: Raspberry Pi – Type B (25-35 Euros) Ethernet cable (1-2 Euros) Power supply with […]

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Facebook API – Access Tokens

There are 3 different Access Tokens, each one with a specific purpose while dealing with the Facebook API. The Facebook docs cover the basics to get you started, it´s all about the Web here, so i will not cover the fourth one in the list: the “Client Token”. App Access Token This is the basic […]

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Review: Express Web Application Development by PACKT

The book covers a lot of basics at the beginning, about asynchronous functions in JavaScript, about modules and how to install or write them. If you´re fit with Node.js already, you can skip the first pages. Now i finally understand what “middleware” in express means, and how to write a middleware on my own What´s […]

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Heroku – PostgreSQL Addon

I´ve already explained how to use “Heroku” in my Article “Heroku – Gratis SSL für Facebook Apps“, but Heroku offers a lot more with the Add-Ons. For example, “PostgreSQL” for – surprise, surprise – PostgreSQL databases. A wonderful alternative to MySQL, to store User data in a Facebook App (for example). Here´s a mini-tutorial: The […]

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Robocopy – Backup in Windows

Searching for a Backup-Solution? “Robocopy” is all you need, at least if you are a Windows User. Since Windows Vista it´s already included and there is even a GUI (Graphical User Interface) called “Robocopy GUI“. For the daily/weekly Backup it´s easier to create a Batch file that you can call from the Desktop whenever you […]

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