Switching to Github Pages & Jekyll

For many years I had a Wordpress website that I used in a similar way to this site to document technical challenges, projects and information that I found useful. The only real problem was I was terrible at updating the content, partly because I forgot to and partly because it was “hard” to do, there’s an effort involved in logging into the website admin and adding in the new information. It’s a poor excuse but it’s a real one.

Samba File Share on Raspberry Pi

Setting up a simple Samba file server on the Raspberry Pi so that you can copy files across or develop code on a Windows machine. To most familiar with Linux this is not rocket science but I wanted to document the simple setup I use to allow non-restricted file sharing on the RPi. This isn’t designed to be a secure file server setup as it doesn’t have any user authentication but for a local development node it allows quick and easy access.

Setting up Raspberry Pi as a Squeezebox Player

In a previous article I detailed the steps I used to setup a Squeezebox server using a RPi. To continue on from this I want to setup a multi-room music system using the Pis. You can locate a RPi in each room in the house and connect a pair a speakers and create an easy multi-room Sonos-like music system. You can install the player (squeezeslave) on both the server RPi and/or seperate Pi’s.

Setting up Raspberry Pi as a Squeezebox Server

This guide describes how to setup a Raspberry Pi as a Squeezebox server. It assumes a clean installation of Rasbian is setup and ready on the RPi. This will allow you to stream music from a central server to one or more players via your network. You can combine this with a wireless network and power your RPi from a battery to make this a truely portable music system. Player clients can be either ‘proper’ Squeezebox products or you can use software players together in the same system.