• ffmpeg picture-in-picture

    So just a quick one. I needed to create a video that has Picture in Picture. So we could have a video of the presentation, inside a recording of the slides used. Usually I would use Adobe premier pro for this, but as I have Ubuntu installed on my laptop,...

  • Livestreamer!

    So there is an awesome command line tool out there called livestreamer. It’s awesome because you can use it to stream your favourite live things, via command line! No more watching it through a browser and have flash (or even just chrome) clogging up resources. Pretty cool huh? Another cool...

  • Controlling limitless LED lights from raspberry pi cli

    So I was inspired yesterday to create a bash script in which I can control my limitlessLED lights from my raspberry pi (cli). I always have a ssh connection open to my pi while at work, and when I’m at home I always have a terminal windows open, and tinkering...

  • command line utility to cast to chromecast

    So just a quick one today, found an awesome command utility to be able to cast content to a chromecast! It does local content, content from the interwebs and can even stream torrents :O https://github.com/xat/castnow Kudos to old mate xat for this one Unfortunately I haven’t been able to get...

  • delving into android apps

    This one’s a bit off topic.. But from my last post, about LimitlessLED’s. The android app that they tell you to use from the play store (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lierda.wificontroller&hl=en) is functional, but terribly slow at starting up, and giving you access to your light. More often then not, my wife an I...

  • Ninja Block!

    My next major purchase was a Ninja Block for the Raspberry pi. I bought this ages ago, but never got around to writing about it! http://shop.ninjablocks.com/pages/picrust I thought this was cool as it was a low cost way to start my home automation projects, and it is definitely marketed at...

  • Temperature Sensing with the Pi

    I ordered a couple of gadget for my pi a while ago, and they finally came in the mail ( only had to wait 2 months!) Anyways, I ordered a water-proof digital temperature sensor (DS18B20) and a ultrasonic range finder (HC-SR04) to play around with. So firstly I wanted to...

  • Flexget

    A month or so ago, I was trying to figure out how to use eztv’s rss feed to automatically download new torrents to my pi. That’s when I ran across the awesome python program called flexget. (link here)With this you can specify the shows you like, and it will check...