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Streaming Movies and TV Shows on your Raspberry Pi with OSMC

I love watching movies and TV shows, as you might be able to tell from some of my older posts. You could be going to the theater, buying DVD’s or subscribing to Netflix… or you could be streaming them directly! This may be a little on the grey side of the law, but I’m going […]

5 Things Wrong with Nursery Rhymes Video

My one and a half year old daughter’s music taste isn’t fully developed yet, and so she enjoys these silly kids songs. That’s fine. I can live with that, but I do want to point out some things in this particular set of nursery rhymes videos that I don’t think are right. There are lots […]

Seedr: A Web Based Torrent Client

Downloading torrents may be in a little bit of a grey area, but for many of us it’s still the only way to get the good TV shows like Game of Thrones, The Expanse, Preacher, and more. And while we’re at it we might as well catch the latest Marvel movie. Traditionally you’d find the […]

Building Massive Factories in Factorio

You mine minerals from the ground which get put onto a conveyor belt. The belt takes it to furnaces and it’s loaded with robotic arms. Different robotic arms take the smelted materials onto different conveyor belts to assembly machines where they are turned into slightly higher level materials. Keep this going and soon you’ll be […]

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Baby Grows Crazy Fast

I can’t believe it’s already been one year. It seems like only yesterday when she was a tiny little lump of 3 or so kilos who would only eat, poop and sleep. Now she dances when she hears music that she likes. She crawls, climbs stairs, and recently has started walking without holding on to […]

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Watching YouTube on OSMC on Raspberry Pi

In my previous post on setting up a tiny awesome Raspberry Pi as a media center for your living room PC I closed the article off by saying something along the lines of “put YouTube on and enjoy”, but I feel like some people would like some more details on how. Here’s a quick rundown […]

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Building a Media Center with Raspberry Pi

Whether you have a smart TV or not, you can make a TV smarter by simply adding a computer. Going with OSMC on a Raspberry Pi is easy on your budget and it’s nice and small so you don’t have to clutter up your living room. I’m writing this as a “how I did it” […]

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How to do QR Codes the Right Way

QR codes, or “Quick Response” codes, are the next iteration of bar codes. They work better than bar codes because they provide their own context and can contain much more information than standard bar codes. People like to create QR codes to print on posters, in magazines, or on business cards to quickly redirect someone […]

How to Create Search Bookmarklets

How To Create Search Bookmarklets

Modern browsers usually have the address bar and a search bar, or in the case of Google Chrome they’re combined. I’ve been using a little trick that allows me to search practically any website from within the address bar using keywords to determine where I want to search. I type ‘g’ to search Google, ‘pirate’ […]

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Turn your Smartphone into a Baby Monitor

There are going to be times when you put the baby to bed but it’s nowhere near your own bedtime. You would like to take this precious time to perhaps watch a movie on the couch downstairs or just relax with a cold beer, but you need to keep an eye or ear on the […]