HowTo: Set-Up the Raspberry Pi as a Headless Device

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This is a step-by-step guide of how to set up your Raspberry Pi as a "headless" computer, that is, access it via network connections without a keyboard or display. This is done by configuring the Raspberry Pi without needing any kind of monitor or keyboard attached. I go a little further by showing how to upgrade the firmware / OS / development tools, bootup without X Windows, setup password-less login, and establish some basic security.

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HowTo: Linux Maintenance and Filesystem Hygiene

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This article reviews the kinds of maintenance activities required by Ubuntu / Debian / Raspberry Pi Linux distributions to keep them running as they should. It covers topics like OS and applications updates, disk / filesystems integrity, and cleaning up filesystem clutter.

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Configuration Utilities for XBee Radios

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In this post, I provide a python utility that can be used to configure and test Xbee radios. Its a command interpretors used to send AT Commands to the XBee with output is color coded to help distinguish user input, from XBee radio output, and from interpretors output.

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Speech Synthesis on the Raspberry Pi

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I want the RPi to provide status via email, SMS, web updates, and so why not speech? This post show you how to get the speech synthesis utility Festival working on the Raspberry Pi.

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Dropbox for the Raspberry Pi (sort of)

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I'm presently using Dropbox as a service for quick and easy movement of files between multiple PCs I use.  I would like the same on the Raspberry Pi, particularly for moving files from my PC to the RPi.

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WiFi (with WEP Security) on Raspberry Pi

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While I have seen many posting on how to configure the Raspberry Pi with WPA, there is oddly little information about WEP configrations. Hopefully this posting will solve that problem for you.

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