Pinterest Verification

Just found out that one of the ways to verify your Pinterest website is to post a meta tag on your website.

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Article: Keeping Your Laptop Plugged in All the Time Will Kill Its Battery Faster

Keeping Your Laptop Plugged in All the Time Will Kill Its Battery Faster

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2013/09/laptop-battery/

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Tooth Fairy goes hi tech with aid of #RaspberryPi

One father decides to give the tooth fairy help with assistance from a #RaspberryPi and some iPhones

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Spam Calls from 08438320159

Today I received a Spam Calls from 08438320159 judging by this page here I am not the only one. They are a debt management company by all accounts. When I find out more I will record here. Please see my other pages of how to deal with spam calls.

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Setting Up a #RaspberryPi with VNC

I have recently been playing with the #RaspberryPi (B) and it is an excellent piece of kit for the money (approx 25GBP).

Due to it diminutive size I am finding it easier to work with it via a laptop using a program called VNC.

VNC is a program that enable you to work remotely from the Raspberry pi so if you short on space, monitors or keyboards it’s a great way of cutting down duplication of peripherals and saves a lot of desk space.

There are some great instructions on setting up VNC on your laptop via Adafruit here and some excellent instruction for setting up VNC on a Nexus 7 here.

Both are excellent guides and saved me hours of trying to figure it out ;-)

You can also use Putty for Terminal on the laptop which you can download here and I also used JuiceSSH for terminal on the Nexus 7 (available on the Google Play Store for free).

When working on the Nexus I connected a mouse via an OTG (on the go) cable. The Android keyboard doesn’t display via VNC, however, the mouse did operate via touchscreen ;-)

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How to set up your Nexus 4 on GiffGaff

I thought I would post an update for Nexus 4 owners on 4.2.2 Android on Giffgaff as the instructions on there are site slightly out of date for setting up Internet.

Firstly you need to go to Settings and you should be greeted by this screen:

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g255/stickytrickey/Screenshot_2013-04-11-17-27-02_zps0c0e590b.png

You have to press the “More”  to get to the next screen here:

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g255/stickytrickey/Screenshot_2013-04-11-17-31-26_zpsc05b1c1c.png

Then press “Mobile networks” to take you to this screen

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g255/stickytrickey/Screenshot_2013-04-11-17-31-40_zps9ea717f7.png

Hopefully you come to this screen which shows the access point names.

Your Sim card may contain names of old networks you belong to so (at this point I chose to delete them)

In the top right hand corner there are three dots giving you three options:

  1. Select New APN
  2. Reset to Default
  3. Delete

Insert the settings from the Giffgaff page which should look something like this:

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g255/stickytrickey/Screenshot_2013-04-11-17-32-00_zpsa02e6d0a.png

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g255/stickytrickey/Screenshot_2013-04-11-17-32-08_zps4903cb8e.png

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g255/stickytrickey/Screenshot_2013-04-11-17-32-15_zpsc5f729af.png

Hope that helps

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Danny Hillis: The Internet could crash. We need a Plan B

Interesting video on how we have become dependant on the internet and what would happen if it failed.

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