Guide: VPN Server with the Rapsberry Pi 24

Recently, I’ve been recommending to most of my readers to use a VPN server on their routers for secure access to their home network. More so, the point came up in response to my blog post, Xiaomi Smart 1080P WiFi IP Camera with RTSP Streaming Hack. Such a setup would […]

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Review: WD PiDrive Compute Centre

WDLabs (Western Digital’s internal team of innovators for emerging markets) has been hard at work these days, bringing more unique product innovations to the ever growing Raspberry Pi community. This time WDLabs has combined its series of PiDrive devices in an all-in-one, turn-key computing solution called the WD PiDrive Compute […]


Review: WD PiDrive Node Zero

When the Western Digital Corporation announced Raspberry Pi products, I couldn’t have been more thrilled. In my mind, WD had always been synonymous with quality and reliability when it came to big storage, but what would their foray into the world of Raspberry Pi bring? Not to long ago, and […]

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Xiaomi Smart 1080P WiFi IP Camera with RTSP Streaming Hack 198

Being someone who just love cameras, I’ve recently come across a great *cheap* 1080p mini cam to incorporate into my home monitoring system. Only downside though, the camera is intended for the Asian market and assumes you’ll use their “Mi Home” app to control all of its features. But more […]


Review: Onion Omega2 IoT Mini Computer

Back in the early 1990s – when I was ca young *cough* boy – my first Linux computer was a huge clunker of a machine and weighed enough to give me a hernia. It was beige, expensive and looked extremely ugly on my desk. Flash forward – some 25-odd years […]

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Installing Kodi on RetroPie, Mega Super Guide! 6

In a previous series of blog posts, I detailed the process by which we can triple boot the Raspberry Pi with three separate OSes (Raspbian/RetroPie/Openelec). If you’re curious how that was done, I urge you to check it out! Though a little complicated, it provided us with some flexibility to boot […]


Home Automation with the Orvibo S20 WiFi Socket 13

The Orvibo S20 WiFi is really a nifty device. Relatively inexpensive from various online sites, this device connects through your WiFi network enabling you to control and power various home appliances up to 10 Amps. The manufacturer offers a smart phone app which permits you to control the socket and […]

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IncrediblePBX (Asterisk/FreePBX) on Raspberry Pi for Residential Use – Part 1

In an older post, “IncrediblePBX (Asterisk/FreePBX) ESXi Installation with Google Voice”, I touched on installing a variant of Asterisk/FreePBX called IncrediblePBX in a virtual machine. This time however, I’d like to focus on installing this cool piece of software on a Raspberry Pi (either a version 2 or 3). Luckily the […]


Backup (or Clone) a Raspberry Pi SD Card 7

All right, you’ve spent countless sleepless nights working on that ultra cool Raspberry Pi project, and now you’re thinking about the unthinkable. What happens if my Raspberry Pi or SD Card dies? Do I have a backup? Can I quickly get up and running? The answer is probably NO. So […]