Fixing the locale error on Debian Wheezy

When you get errors with running commands on your Raspberry Pi like “warning: Setting locale failed.” you can fix this by updating the locale file in the OS. You can do this by typing:

pi@raspberrypi ~ $sudo nano /etc/default/locale

on your Raspberry Pi command line or in your Terminal window from your Mac when connected to the Raspberry Pi.

Next you have to change the following lines within the editor that just opened:

LANG = (unset),
LC_ALL = (unset),
LANG = en_GB.UTF-8

and change this into

LANG = en_GB.UTF-8,
LC_ALL = en_GB.UTF-8,
LANG = en_GB.UTF-8

Now you’ve edited the locale file and you need to save the file. You do this by exiting the nano environment by using the shortcut “CTRL + x”. And press “Yes” to save.

Debian Wheezy: Connecting with a remote desktop (VNC)

You don’t need to connect to a external monitor when the Raspberry Pi is connected to a network. You can use Virtual Network Computing by installing tightvnc on your Raspberry Pi and using the pre installed “screen sharing” on your Mac.

First you need to install tightvnc on your Pi:

pi@raspberrypi ~ $sudo apt-get install tightvncserver

and run it

pi@raspberrypi ~ $tightvncserver

If you have a Mac you need to go to the “Finder” and select “Go > Connect to Server…” or use the Shortcut “CMD + K”

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Trakt.tv – movies you and your friends have seen

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When I was searching for the best app for keeping track of my watched movies/series I found trakt.tv to be the best one. Months ago I already started adding movies that I wanted to see on imdb.com. But this was not a very nice listing system for keeping track of my movies I wanted to see or have seen. I’ve also looked at a similar service called follw.it, but I think the interface is less cool.

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IKEA Asks Volunteers To Help Them Move Their Store

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IKEA moved its store location in Bergen, Norway, and they decided to ask for volunteers to help with the opening to engage with the community. Creativity reports that the agency SMFB used press, outdoor, banner ads, and social media to call them to action. Volunteers could sign up on its website to do favors such as making a speech during the opening, assisting the mayor at the ceremony, planting the first tree outside the entrance, hosting the customer radio, etc. More….