I recently made the switch from using Macs for 20 years to having my first Windows laptop, a Microsoft Surface Laptop. All’s been well, apart from irritating brightness flickering when the screen is dimmed. I feared at first that it may be a hardware issue, turned out it was fairly straight forward to fix.
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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.
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.
I asked the community on Reddit what tutorials people wanted me to write, and one, in particular, caught my imagination. ‘Thaslegendary’ said:
“A guide on how to power raspberry pi zero with 4 AA battery would help me a lot”
This really got me thinking. Can I build a portable web server that runs off battery alone, topped up with a solar panel? There’s only one way to find out. At the time of writing this, the Raspberry Pi Zero is running on a solar power bank and is therefore completely off the grid.
I’ve written countless plugins for WordPress over the years in work and for my own personal projects but never had I created on with the intention of adding it to the WordPress plugin directory until recently. This post outlines my experiences when writing my Tides Today WordPress Plugin and hopefully answers some of the questions I found myself asking.
This article is targeted at those adding a plugin to the WordPress plugin directory, especially if you have Git services like BitBucket or Github and have no experience with SVN.
This guide will help you through the steps necessary to install Raspbian (current version at the time of writing, Raspbian Jesse) onto a USB Flash drive from MacOS (OS X) or Linux (ie Ubuntu). You will need a good quality USB Flash Drive, a USB MicroSD card and a Raspberry Pi (I’m using a Raspberry Pi 3 with WiFi).
In this tutorial, I’ll guide you through the process of installing let’s encrypt SSL certificates on your nginx powered website. By the end of the tutorial, we’ll have done the following:
- Installed the let’s encrypt service
- Generate a free let’s encrypt SSL certificate
- Install free SSL certificate in nginx to secure your site
In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to add animated back to top button with CSS and jQuery to your website. This light-weight approach will enhance usability with a back to top button whilst making use of hardware-accelerated animation as all animations will be handled by native CSS3 properties.
I’m writing this article following a number of requests, and a bit of a follow-up to a previous tutorial “Turn your Raspberry Pi 3 into a PHP 7 powered web server“. This tutorial will guide you through steps to install MySQL Server on your Raspberry Pi.