Category Archives: Technology

Lubuntu – ignore power button press

There is only one thing that has irked me about my ASUS VivoBook, and it isn’t the laptop’s fault.  When I go to hit the “delete” key, it is right next to the power button.  The reason this matters is … Continue reading

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Load Arduino / avr bootloader using Raspberry Pi

This is more notes for me than anything else, but maybe someone else interested in using a Pi to program their Arduino would be interested. It can be done: https://learn.adafruit.com/ftdi-friend/programming-the-arduino-bootloader https://learn.adafruit.com/program-an-avr-or-arduino-using-raspberry-pi-gpio-pins/programming https://oxygene.sk/2015/02/using-raspberry-pi-as-an-arduino-avr-programmer/ https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/raspberry-gpio/gpio-pinout https://learn.adafruit.com/introducing-pro-trinket/pinouts https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit_ProTrinket_Bootloader sudo avrdude -p atmega328p -C … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi Digital Signage

There have been many different attempts at inexpensive digital signage over the years.  My favorite, one that I use regularly where I work, is Raspberry Pi for digital signage.  Put simply, I set up a Raspberry Pi to load a … Continue reading

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Original iPod Shuffle – on Linux

That’s right, I’ve finally found a way to use my old 512mb Shuffle on Linux. Thanks to keyj for making a simple python script in 2006. How it works is you put whatever you want for mp3s onto the shuffle … Continue reading

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Display RSS feed as alert using PHP

Our school district had a need where we wanted to have the no school notice show on all of our district pages when an alert is sent out.  I wanted to automate the process so that there wouldn’t need to … Continue reading

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