Raspberry Pi Projects Tech Tutorial

Tutorial: Train Departure Board with Pi, Python and an LCD

In this tutorial I explain how to build a train departures board using a Raspberry Pi, an I2C LCD, Python and the Tokyo Open Data for Public Transportation API.

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FreeNAS Tech Tutorial

Tutorial: How to replace a failing drive in FreeNAS 11.2

I’ve replaced aging disks in my FreeNAS box a few times now, and I always document procedures to save time later on. With that in mind, I thought it might help others if I shared the workflow online. So here you go!

Site Updates Tech

Apache is Back.

I messed up.

Apache is back, now that our webserver has more horsepower and needs better compatibilty to remain versatile.

Don’t get me wrong. NGINX still blows me away on the Raspberry Pi, but Apache seems very capable on our current platform.

I quickly learned that Varnish and MySQL do not cooperate well on a single CPU virtual machine with 2GB of memory available too.

Google Pagespeed Insights got me all OCD about performance, and some of the load-time reduction tips affected the presentation of the site, so I had to find a compromise.

How was your visit today? Fast? Slow? Let me know in the comments 🙂