Do it yourself: NAS

I’ve always wanted my very own server. That’s why I got a raspi in the first place. Attached 2TB drive to it, packed it with webservers, services and other weird stuff that I wanted to test. Moreover, I’ve expected this under powered, little raspberry to work flawlessly no matter what I throw at it. But then, BAM! reality: 2MB/s, lost usb packets, hangs, reboots, nuclear war, cold etc. My (cheap&used) new server has come to put an end to it. (more…)

Google Coder

Good news everyone! There are people at Google who loves our favorite credit card sized toy. Google released its Google Coder platform for development of web applications. Anyone can now develop and test HTML, CSS and Javascript code through web browser. Nonetheless, they favored mac OS users and prepared tool for quick install but left linux and windows users without even a simple tutorial. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a rocket science, but short description wouldn’t hurt, would it?  (more…)

MPD – Music Player Daemon

From MPDs site: Music Player Daemon (MPD) is a flexible, powerful, server-side application for playing music. Through plugins and libraries it can play a variety of sound files while being controlled by its network protocol. And it does what it says, perfectly. It’s fast, it’s simple to setup and use. In comparison to LMS it’s limited in features (e.g. can’t serve files to clients) but makes up with speed and straightforwardness.  (more…)

Hotspot – WiFi Access Point

When I was thinking of buying Raspberry Pi few months ago, I was also about to buy 3G router/AP. When I learned what RPi is, and I saw people trying to make AP out of it, I knew where to place my money :) I know I’ve chosen right… RPi as AP gives you enormous number of possibilities: wireless streaming of cartoons to your tablet when you’re in the car. Your wife (if you have one already ;) ) in the same time can watch Desperate Housewives… and you can focus on pleasure from driving. I hope you’re interested already so let’s do it. (more…)

Squeezeslave

LMS up and running? Just one step left to turn your raspi into the best internet radio. (more…)

Logitech Media Server

I think I can safely assume that all of us at least one time in ours life listened radio. It’s a great to have “something to play in background” while we enjoy other things. Let’s turn our raspi into greatest radio you’ll ever have. (more…)

Making Raspi visible – hardened SSH configuration

By default Raspbmc frobids SSH login from outside of our local network (192.168.*.*). It is a safety measure, because too many people exposed their Raspberry to the Internet without changing default passwords or generating new public keys. However what if we want to have constant access to our Raspi shell account from work or any other place? This tutorial will show how to expose Raspi to the Internet in a secure manner. (more…)

Installing 3G modem

If you have 3G modem, you can easily connect it to your precious RPi and have internet everywhere you go. This can be first step to turn your RPi into wireless 3G router or you can just do it to make sure, that wherever you go, XBMC would be able to download subtitles for the movie :) So, here are step by step instructions… (more…)