Connecting with a remote desktop (VNC, Debian Wheezy)

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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Raspberry Pi Camera (Mac)

Recently I ordered a Raspberry Pi camera module and I going to share the some I made for getting the camera and the Pi working for me. The Hardware I have is a Mac (OS version 10.9 – Mavericks), a Raspberry Pi module B 2012 and a Raspberry Pi Camera Module v3.

Connecting and installing the camera

Follow the steps on http://www.raspberrypi.org/camera. Don’t forget to use the connector behind the Ethernet port and not the other one.

Next up http://www.derkbraakman.com/connecting-with-a-remote-desktop-vnc-debian-wheezy/

Trakt.tv – movies you and your friends have seen

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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