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”
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/
Google search offers some nice ways to show of their popular searches in realtime. Here are two examples:
A widget to show of the most popular searches on Google in your country.
Ik wilde graag een notificatie krijgen als er een nieuw product wordt aangeboden op Marktplaats.nl met een specifieke zoekopdracht. Nu heeft Marktplaats.nl zelf geen notificatie mechanisme. Dus even Googlen en ik kwam uit op het koppelen van een niet op de site vermelde RSS-feed (via opensearch) aan mijn rss-reader of aan de webtool ifttt.com.
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.
Trakt.tv is a social site about movies and television series, you can make friends here by following each other. Next to that you can see lists of friends or lists that other users have made. If you want to see all the movies that you have seen in the past (this is probably allot…), the lists feature is great to browse and add to your collection! For example their is a 80’s classics list or a James Bond list. So you can easily use these lists as a reference for your own collection.
I have a NAS at home and wanted to be able to show my stored media on my TV. I looked at the different options and came to the conclusion (also based on the advise of a colleague) that the best for now would be a Raspberry PI.
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.
The Domino’s Pizza Tracker is a marketing stunt/tool from Dominos pizza from 2008. I came across this concept when looking at a talk from Dan Norman and wanted write this down, because it’s an interesting talk.
In a nutshell the idea is that the pizza tracker tracks your pizza from “order” to “door”.
Recently I came across an intresting webservice called IFTTT. In short: “They connect webservices like Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIN, etc”. More on how it works is on their website http://ifttt.com/wtf.
An example :: Twitter -> LinkedIN:
I was looking up on where I could rent a small boat in Amsterdam to boat through the canals. So I ranked the company’s on price and made an overview. Of course their is a difference in type of boats (it’s based on a 6 pers. boat). You have to see for yourself on what kind of ride you want :)