What’s Installed on the Pi?

To find what packages you’ve got installed already on your Raspberry Pi, type in the terminal window

dpkg –get-selections

if the list is too overwhelming, you can limit the search to the particular family of packages you’re looking for, like msql

dpkg –get-selections | msql



Headless Pi

I’ve been frustrated and squinting angrily at the Raspberry Pi Model B several times in the last few weeks for its awkwardness-to-size ratio.

Yes it is delightfully tiny, low cost and lovely, but this tiny ornate filigree of metal and plastic offers plenty of cable chaos.

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Playing a sound file in python on Raspberry Pi

…not as easy as you might think.


Got spam?

One of my (many) email addresses gets massive amounts of spam. From HOT RUSIAN GIRL to bogus Insurance policies to phishing bank security scams, just. So, Much. Spam.

Miscellaneous Personal Technology

Cambridge Gee Knights!

headless chickenOK Cambridge Geek Nights. will be there tonight at the Maypole at 7:30pm. I am excited to meet the people that have strange and wonderful ideas and have the will and brains to follow through – what I think of as Geeks. I.e. not the kind of geeks that bite heads off chickens.

  • Two 15-minute presentations: One of the speakers will be Gareth Rushgrove, Django/Python developer & web geek, with a second speaker to be announced soon
  • A few (2-3) lightning talks: These are short 5 minute sessions to share something you use/do/love/hate
  • Plenty of time to socialise and get to know your fellow Cambridge geeks
  • Oh and there will be beer!