Author: Ste

Create a Raspberry Pi VPN Server using L2TP/IPsec

There’s a number of reason why you’d want to create your own VPN server to access your home or work network from anywhere else in the world. Maybe you want to stream Netflix from abroad, or want to get files off your home NAS. In this tutorial, I will guide you through the steps to turn your Raspberry Pi into a VPN server using L2TP/IPsec.

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List of Magento 1 Index Processes

This is mainly for my own reference, but it will be useful for someone else coming across it too. I’m currently having to learn my way around Magento as part of a new role in work.

Magento has a number of indexes which need reindexing from time-to-time. Here’s the complete list of the ones in Magento 1.

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momentum scrolling on iOS

CSS: How to add momentum scrolling on Safari iOS to elements with overflow: scroll

If you’re a front-end developer working with SASS/CSS, chances are you’ve had to add elements with horizontal scrolling on them. These have become increasingly popular as native scrolling promotes good UX practice and accessibility. The issue is, Safari (and Chrome, Firefox etc) on iOS don’t natively support ‘momentum scrolling’. The same is true of vertical scrolling on items with overflow: scroll too.

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Boost Raspberry Pi performance by installing Raspbian on a USB Flash drive from Windows

By default, Raspbian runs from a MicroSD card on your Raspberry Pi. Micro SD card performance in terms of speed and reliability tends to be considerably less than with USB Flash storage. This tutorial will guide you through the process of installing Raspbian on a USB Flash drive from Microsoft Windows. Once you’re done, your Raspberry Pi’s performance will increase considerably.

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What’s involved in making a mobile app and why it’s not easy

As a web developer, I have friends who come to me with ideas which should be “straight forward”, “easy to do” or will “make us rich”. On their part, their ideas do have a market a lot of the time (albiet not as big as they’d like to think), but that market is usually already dominated by a good solution, and it’s the conversation that immediately gets my back up.

I know for them, they don’t have an idea of what’s truly involved, but this article aims to address this, and to see if my frustrations are universal among the development community when the assumption is, it’s easy to make an app and anyone can make money from it.

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Create your own Cloud server on Raspberry Pi with OwnCloud

OwnCloud is an all-in-one solution for creating cloud storage, calendar and contacts servers. OwnCloud allows you to share files through an easy-to-use web interface, similar to OneDrive from Microsoft and Google Drive.

To make our OwnCloud installation even more robust, we’re going to use a RAID volume for our storage. I’m going to assume you’ve followed my previous tutorial ‘Create a RAID Volume on Raspberry Pi‘ first, although this is not necessary.

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Create a RAID volume on Raspberry Pi

In this tutorial, I will go through the steps necessary to create a RAID volume in Raspbian OS on your Raspberry Pi. RAID allows redundant, quick or extended storage depending on which RAID level you go with. I’m going to assume that you’ve followed my previous tutorial on how to install and run Raspbian OS from a USB Flash Drive, although this isn’t necessary.

As we’re using a software RAID controller, we can’t run the OS from our RAID volume, but we can use to for storage. This tutorial is part one of two where we will use our RAID volume for creating our own cloud storage platform using OwnCloud. View the Installing OwnCloud on Raspberry Pi tutorial.

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