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Category: Personal

Pharos/Microsoft GPS on Raspberry Pi

The Linux community do more for Digital preservation than big corporations and original equipment manufacturers. They keep obsolete hardware a purpose in life once again, and today's article is my experience of connecting a legacy Microsoft GPS Receiver to the Pi and how to do it.

Five Years…

I was sat at home feeling rather melancholy when a Robin appeared in my garden perched on a lantern. The widowed community have their own superstitions about the presence of Robin Red Breasts. I hadn't seen one in a while, could it be coincidence that today was five years ago I arrived home to comfort my late wife after she received life changing news?

Lumie Zip Battery Replacement

Consumables should be easily replaced when, say, a battery reaches end-of-life. Officially Lumie say there's no repair service. It cost £10 and five minutes to replace the battery and breathe new life into this Lumie Zip.

Artworks of Nathan Smith

Long time friend and professional artist Nathan Smith releases book and magazine showcasing a sample of his huge portfolio of work. Take a look and check out his website.

Take Me Down to Emulation City…

Emulators are the key these days to using legacy hardware and preserving our digital heritage, though many are Windows based, what's available for the macOS User? In today's article we take a look...

The Prettiest Star

An unusual and most thoughtful gift brought me to tears for more reasons than my friend had known, Janice you are my brightest star, love to the heavens and back xxx

Auto Update Your Raspberry Pi

Need to ensure your Raspberry Pi is patched and up-to-date? This article shows you how to add an auto-schedule script to check and upgrade your pi unattended.

The Birthday Paradox

Did someone say cake? What's the probability of two people in a group of people share the same birthday? Have you been curious? Well wonder no more as I explain basic probability principles and did I mention it was recently my 50th Birthday?

Autonomous Collective

As autonomous tech is rolled out into the real world, it's inevitable that operational challenges will occur. The key is how we adapt and handle these exceptions. This is my experience of Starship and how well they handled my advisement of an emergency stop.