Raspberry Pi Ambilight with USB Camera

It’s a well-known fact that watching too much TV, especially in the dark, puts a strain on your eyes. There are many bias (or ambient lighting) systems out there for TVs and monitors, most of which rely on an HDMI input in order to capture the image before it is sent to the screen. Obviously, …

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Server 2016 – unable to RDP to after reboot

I recently had an issue where after a reboot, I could no longer connect to my Server 2016 server through RDP. file shares etc appeared fine. To re-enable this remotely, I did the following steps from an elevated command prompt (Note, you will need pstools which can be downloaded here)   psexec \\remotemachine reg add …

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Hyper-V – Copying Files between a VM and the Host

There are several methods to achieve this, depending on the version of Hyper-V you are running. Whilst there is a common belief that files cannot be copied and pasted between the VM and the Host, this is not strictly true, we shall explore the ways you can achieve this functionality here: Use ESM (Enhanced Session mode) …

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Raspberry Pi – as a web server Part 1 (Apache)

Today I decided it would be pretty cool if I could use my Raspberry Pi as a development web server – I develop quite a few sites, mainly using Joomla or WordPress, which require PHP and MYSQL. Im going to break this down into 4 sections: Install Apache Install PHP Install MYSQL Install PHP My …

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Raspberry Pi – as a web server Part 2 (PHP)

The first part of this mini series covered installing Apache on the Raspberry Pi, you should have a web server installed as a pre-requisite before installing PHP. Install Apache Install PHP Install MYSQL Install PHP My Admin Firstly, launch LXTerminal on the Raspberry Pi or SSH into it. Next, we want elevated priveleges, so: sudo …

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