Solved HDMI not working on Raspberry Pi 3 for Vizio P-Series

There is the theory that the HDMI output of the Raspberry Pi is only initialized if a monitor/television is connected and powered up before a Raspberry Pi 3 is turned on. Yet when I connect my Raspberry Pi 3 to a old Panasonic Plasma display the Raspberry Pi actually turns on the device and the…… Continue reading Solved HDMI not working on Raspberry Pi 3 for Vizio P-Series

On The Bench: Google AIY Voice & Raspberry Pi

Setup my recently arrived Google AIY/Voice Project and am busy going about customizing the interface.  Short a MicroSD card but Amazon will fix that soon enough.https://aiyprojects.withgoogle.com/Note:  Enjoying the Linux nature of Raspberry Pi as well as all the Python tools and use.  Clearly a Confluence Project.

On The Bench: DNSMasq as a DNS Forwarder and DHCP Server

I have been pondering DNS resolution on small networks to solve problems that I am having with resolving name requests.  I wanted something simple, lightweight, tested, opensource.  I have dd-wrt and it uses DNSMasq and I find that will service my DHCPd needs, give me a dynamic naming interface, is well aware of the Windows…… Continue reading On The Bench: DNSMasq as a DNS Forwarder and DHCP Server

Ubuntu 11.04: Natty Narwhal In The Shop

Machine A:  oldest machine I am using, running Ubuntu 10.10 fine, Final 11.04 won’t run Unity (can’t do OpenGL) and when it goes back to classic mode the menus first don’t display quite correctly and then they disappear completely and flash on and off.  Unusable.  Installed Fedora Beta, Gnome 3 runs, machine stable, looks pretty,…… Continue reading Ubuntu 11.04: Natty Narwhal In The Shop

Glasnost: Test if your ISP is shaping your traffic

Glasnost: Test if your ISP is shaping your traffic.  I am running this to test if my ISP is shaping my traffic, it uses the Measurement Lab research platform and I found information on it recently that suggests it does what it says.  I wonder what my ISP does? The goal of the Glasnost project…… Continue reading Glasnost: Test if your ISP is shaping your traffic