Galaga and Greatness

July 22, 2013 Leave a comment

Recollections of Play

Y’know what’s a great game? Galaga.

G-A-L-A-G-A.  It even has a great name. Galaga.

I don’t have a funny story here or any quirky memories about how I totally tripped and fell onto that Galaga arcade machine that one time and nearly severed my ankle.

Nope. Nothing like that at all.

Instead, I’m going to expound upon the greatness of Galaga in a few paragraphs. Please bear with me as I gush.

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Raspberry Pi Lego Rack Designs

July 11, 2013 Leave a comment

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A few people requested that we describe the design of our racks.

The truth is, each rack is slightly different and the final build is not the one we’d planned. A couple of reasons for this: we didn’t quite receive the Lego pieces we were expecting, and we had to tweak the designs to make things fit better. So this is a somewhat retrospective design document…

We have four racks containing 14 Raspberry Pi’s each, actually composed of two adjacent towers. In between the towers are two USB hubs. The design is such that the front provides access to the SD card slot and micro-USB power supply, so we can easily change SD cards and reset the Pi’s. We can also slide the Pi’s out, which is incredibly useful as we tend to be cannibalising Pi’s quite often, or else swapping them around for testing. The back of the racks…

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Create a arcade machine with a Raspberry Pi

June 16, 2013 2 comments

The team over at Adafruit Learning System have created a great guide for you to turn your raspberry pi in to a simple arcade machine with uses a real arcade joystick and arcade buttons for that 1980’s feel.

Take a look at the following guide to make your own Raspberry Pi arcade machine

http://learn.adafruit.com/retro-gaming-with-raspberry-pi

Check out this website to purchase a small arcade joystick used in the build

Small arcade joystick

and amazon supply some nice arcade buttons for the build

arcade buttons

Clearing DNS Server Cache on Server 2008 to clear Internet Access Problems

June 2, 2013 Leave a comment

Take a look at the following link from Chris Stark Mr Stark to see how clearing the DNS Server Cache on Server 2008 could resolve internet access problems on your devices within your domain

Server 2008 R2 clear DNS cache to get Internet working on clients

How to send a Ctr + Alt + Del to a RDP Session

June 2, 2013 Leave a comment

QuestionDuring the week  I had to send  a Ctr +  Alt + Del to a RDP Session.

After a google search the keyboard command  to send is

Ctr + Alt + End

For more keyboard shortcuts for a RDP session check out the following link.

top-10-remote-desktop-keyboard-shortcuts

How to easily enter safe mode in windows 8

May 26, 2013 Leave a comment

windows-8-logoOne of the comments I received this week was

“How do I get to safe mode in windows 8 ?”

Now I have yet to enter safe mode on my test Win 8 virtual machine but I decided to investigate the problem to save people some time in future.

After a quick google search and testing with my Win 8 virtual machine the best way I found was proved by Microsoft themselves and can be found at the following link

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2809468

Which will show you how to add a safemode to the bootmgr which lets you gain access to the windows 8 safe mode.

See how to create a VPN server with the Raspberry Pi

May 19, 2013 1 comment

Raspberry'sTodays blog is using the Raspberry Pi to create your own VPN Server

The Raspberry Pi is an ideal VPN server as it is a low-power always-on computer

Check out the following link to see the guide created by LinuxUser & developer

http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/news/create-a-vpn-with-the-raspberry-pi

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