Got the new website theme up and running today. Lots of work has been done behind the scenes to clean things up too. Now I don’t have an excuse for not writing.
If you’re in an FTTC enabled area you’ll be able to order fibre to the premise (FTTP) from the 29th April. You have to pay for the dig in the form of a fixed £500 fee plus a distance based… Continue Reading
BT Openreach are now taking orders for FTTC at Hook Exchange. I’ve got my order in and it looks like it’ll take about 2 weeks as I need to move over from a non-BT phoneline before things can start progressing.
Shea has written a blog article on getting an X-Arcade TankStick working with PiMame: http://blog.sheasilverman.com/2013/02/pimame-advancemame-and-advancemenu-tankstick-configuration/ It leans on the Catalan article: http://www.raspberry.cat/20130203/pimame-i-x-arcade/ Was surprised to see a link to my blog at the bottom of that page! I’m going to… Continue Reading
Broadband is about to leap forward in Hook. Additional green telephone cabinets have been appearing around the village as Openreach have been installing Fibre To The Cabinet equipment. This new technology could give you much faster download speeds of upto… Continue Reading
HDMI is quickly becoming the defacto standard for connecting things to displays. When I had some re-plastering done in the back room of my house, rather than trying to run a long HDMI cable hidden in the wall I ran… Continue Reading
After installing the PiMAME image I updated to the latest OS patches and found that AdvMAME was unstable so I’m re-compiling it. I found this link that tells me I need to use gcc 4.7 instead of the default 4.6… Continue Reading
Got my Tankstick working with a bit of playing around. There are two files that are in ~pi/.advance. The first is advmenu.rc and this deals with getting the Advanced MAME Menu system working. I had to enable the auto joystick… Continue Reading
I bought a model B Raspberry Pi a couple of weeks ago, initially to use as a DHCP and DNS server. My Synology NAS was doing the job previously running a dnsmasq package called SynDNSMasq but because the hard drives… Continue Reading
Been meaning to get garan.org back up and running for a little while. The logs blew the database limits so the ISP dropped the database. Took a little bit of effort to get it back but I took the opportunity… Continue Reading