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Posted on May 10, 2018

The Raspberry pi makes a great headless server sitting tucked away in a corner somewhere quietly getting on with its job. However, thanks to SSH being disabled by default in Rasbian and wifi pre-shared keys being a thing, I’ve often found myself having to break out a network and HDMI cable to get access to my Pis to set them up.

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Posted on December 22, 2016

Yesterday was the winter solstice, which means various weather and news sites were marking it as the official beginning of winter. Technically it’s the beginning of the astronomical winter, meteorological winter started on the 1st December.

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Posted on February 15, 2016

In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. By 1539, 47 years later, the exploration and colonisation of the Americas was well underway. There were seasonal settlements up and down the Eastern Seaboard of what is now the United States of America and permanent settlements on a number of Caribbean islands, eg Santo Domingo

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Posted on February 11, 2016

There’s a HUGE bit of news today, an international team have announced that they’ve discovered gravitational waves: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-35524440

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Posted on September 11, 2015

I’m a bit late making this point and many people on the Internet have expressed these sentiments far more eloquently then I can, but for the record, Syria.

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Posted on August 1, 2015

I, Nathan Courtney, being a resident of the West Riding of Yorkshire declare:

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Posted on July 27, 2015

The next in my series of “apps that I’m currently loving” is IFTTT

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Posted on July 24, 2015

Anybody who knows me, or has read the ‘About’ section on the front page of this blog will know that I have a Ph.D. in Astrophysics.

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Posted on July 17, 2015

I have a new favorite app - Pocket

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Posted on July 12, 2015

You may have noticed that I haven’t posted to this blog in a while, so what happened?

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Posted on November 30, 2014

The “Party X should be in the TV debates” posts continue on various bits of social media and I’ve written several replies like the contents of this post so I’m going to put this here so I don’t have to keep repeating myself.

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Posted on October 1, 2014

Have you ever done something really stupid and then forgotten about it for several months, only for it to come back and slap you in the face?

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