pi-hole: change default web admin port

pi-hole: change default web admin port

If you run another web server on your raspberry pi such as nginx etc you will need to change the default port "80" for your pi-hole's web admin. Begin by making a backup of the pi-hole lighttpd config sudo cp /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf...

Getting stated with Bitcoin

Getting stated with Bitcoin

The easiest service I've found to Buy, Store and spend bitcoins is Coinbase.com  Basically you link your checking to your coinbase account.  Once Linked you can begin buying bitcoins in amounts that suit your needs.

403 forbidden VLC 2.0.3 raspbian

403 forbidden VLC 2.0.3 raspbian

I'm enabling the VLC web interface on a Raspberry Pi 2 to interface with my Smartthings home automation system.  The project is called VLC Thing and it turns a Raspberry Pi 2 running VLC into an event sound renderer.  Once you get VLC installed on your Raspberry Pi 2...

Repair sticking trigger buttons l2 r2 on PS4 controller

Repair sticking trigger buttons l2 r2 on PS4 controller

5 Pairs L2 R2 Trigger Springs Replacement Parts Buttons For PlayStation 4 PS4 Controller EveryOne-Buy I noticed my PS4 controller's L2 trigger was sticking.  After opening up the controller it was obvious the hinge pin that holds my L2 trigger had broken.  This in...

Polk Audio PSW10 Powered Subwoofer

Polk Audio PSW10 Powered Subwoofer

Polk Audio PSW10 10-Inch Powered Subwoofer (Single, Black) As far as entry subwoofers go, this is probably the best bang for your buck, especially considering the quality of the build. Built around high quality medium density fiberboard and using a highly efficient...

Custom CSS for WordPress Search widget

Custom CSS for WordPress Search widget

The WordPress search form widget is seriously ugly.  This custom CSS will give you some control over the search widget only a mother could love. .searchform input[type="text"]{ width: 100%; -webkit-border-radius: 2px; -moz-border-radius: 2px; border-radius: 2px; }...

Extending the useful life of a non-HDMI receiver

Extending the useful life of a non-HDMI receiver

A few years ago I had purchased a Sony  STR-KG700 audio receiver for use primarily as a 5.1 decoder in my back bedroom.  At the time my house AV system was wired for component video.  Eventually I converted the system over to HDMI for simplicity of wiring and to take...

XBMC orphaned movie folder remover

XBMC orphaned movie folder remover

I'm a big fan of XBMC KODI but have an issue when it comes to the way KODI handles removing watched movies.  When  you delete a movie from the database (and file system if you've configured KODI to allow file deletion) KODI deletes the movie file but not the...

Email Stripper

Email Stripper

Ever received an email that had been forwarded a million times and want to clear up the formatting before forwarding?  Have you ever copied something off the web and it has unwanted carriage return / line feeds?  emailSTRIPPER is a free program for cleaning the ">"...

HDBaseT the end of HDMI cables?

HDBaseT the end of HDMI cables?

A new audio/video cable techology is being developed that might spell the end of HDMI cables, which are currently used to connect a wide range of audio and video devices. The new technology is known as HDBaseT and carries audio and video signals and power on standard Cat 5e/6 Ethernet cables.

Temp File Cleaner

Temp File Cleaner

Stashed in places like “tmp”, & “Content.IE5″ these temp files are laborius to locate and delete. Temp File Cleaner to the rescue.

Mix2Stix random file copy utility

Mix2Stix random file copy utility

I used to be in love with the idea of having my entire mp3 collection on hand when I drove.   Lately though I've gotten to where I don't want to carry both a phone and an MP3 player.  Especially since my phone will transmit music to the  sound system in my car via...

Calculating an LED resistor value

Calculating an LED resistor value

 © John Hewes 2010, The Electronics Club An LED must have a resistor connected in series to limit the current through the LED, otherwise it will burn out almost instantly.  The resistor value, R is given by:  R = (VS - VL) / I  VS = supply voltage VL = LED voltage...