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by Yukon Cornelius
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Raspberry As Audio Output Device
Replies: 23
Views: 694

Re: Raspberry As Audio Output Device

I have a dragonfly red connected to my raspberry pi 3b+. I'm using volumio os and I have a linear PSU from audiophonics. It sounds amazing it beats my old but good cd player hands down so yes I fully recommend it. I have also try the iqaudio DAC and I wasn't impressed. All in all my pi system costs...
by Yukon Cornelius
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Raspberry As Audio Output Device
Replies: 23
Views: 694

Re: Raspberry As Audio Output Device

I started reading this thread and a couple of questions crossed my mind straight away , then I scrolled down and they were answered ..... @DougieLawson .... thank you sir ! precise info and a good link .... that looks like a "must try" bit of kit to me . Whilst on the subject , has anyone used a USB...
by Yukon Cornelius
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: High temperatures on Raspberry Pi 4 running only Pi-hole
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: High temperatures on Raspberry Pi 4 running only Pi-hole

I was having similar heat problems with PiHole and solved it by fitting a heat sink. There are a number on the market but get one with long cooling fins. I also leave the top of the case off and have a small 12V 80mm case fan running at 5V, mounted beside the Pi and I get 28 Deg C with an ambient t...
by Yukon Cornelius
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: High temperatures on Raspberry Pi 4 running only Pi-hole
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: High temperatures on Raspberry Pi 4 running only Pi-hole

Hello my RPi 4 1GB is averaging about 70C while only running Pihole. I'm on Raspbian Buster Lite. sudo vcgencmd measure_temp temp=70.0'C uptime 21:01:57 up 57 min, 1 user, load average: 0.05, 0.15, 0.09 Is there anyway to reduce these temperatures? Thanks That certainly seems high for Pihole . For ...
by Yukon Cornelius
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: anti-Virus and anti-Malware software for the Pi?
Replies: 39
Views: 2544

Re: anti-Virus and anti-Malware software for the Pi?

The main risk on the Pi is not viruses, it is still people not changing the default password before exposing their Pi to the internet via ssh. Agreed ! And as an extra step , I recommend getting off the default port as well ; it makes remote connection a lot more secure .... SSH , VNC etc . I avoid...
by Yukon Cornelius
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: This 10$ pcb adds keyboard to a PI zero, for a handheld PC.
Replies: 15
Views: 864

Re: This 10$ pcb adds keyboard to a PI zero, for a handheld PC.

https://www.tindie.com/products/electronictrik/snaponair-raspberry-pi-zero-pcb/# This $10 PCB lets you build a handheld PC with a Raspberry Pi Zero W (plus a display) https://liliputing.com/2019/03/this-10-pcb-lets-you-build-a-handheld-pc-with-a-raspberry-pi-zero-w-plus-a-display.html That's an int...
by Yukon Cornelius
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Why I love my PIs
Replies: 33
Views: 3044

Re: Why I love my PIs

Gavinmc42 wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:59 am
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Anyone know a good Beer brewing one?
.....
Protz and Wheeler .... it's all you need .
by Yukon Cornelius
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 3b+ lost Capacitor on PCB
Replies: 23
Views: 1866

Re: Pi 3b+ lost Capacitor on PCB

I've had a few questions myself about components and layout . But as another member pointed out , Pi is not " open-source hardware " , and although it can be a little annoying for an old timey electronics tech like myself , I think that it's a smart decision . If nothing else , it makes it a bit har...
by Yukon Cornelius
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Remote access to Pi using NoMachine
Replies: 0
Views: 143

Remote access to Pi using NoMachine

Is anyone using NoMachine to remote into Pi ? I've always used PuTTY and VNC ( which I don't particularly like ) Someone recommended "tightVNC" as an improvement , but I haven't tried that yet . I recently came across "NoMachine" remote desktop , and there are now Pi specific versions available http...
by Yukon Cornelius
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Dementia clock/picture frame and audio suggestion for my mum, best practice?
Replies: 7
Views: 3881

Re: Dementia clock/picture frame and audio suggestion for my mum, best practice?

...... I am trying to develop a dementia style clock for my mum ...... Good project ! I'm planning something similar but simpler . My mother has dementia , and she gets confused and upset when she can't work out what day and date it is . There's a calendar on the wall in the kitchen but it is usele...
by Yukon Cornelius
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Sandisk Ultra problem
Replies: 19
Views: 1435

Re: Sandisk Ultra problem

Those certainly look like fakes that the OP obtained . SanDisk Ultras have never failed me , and I have a few that are running 24/7 in Pi systems , long-term with plenty of logging going on . ( I don't care about the warranty . Making a claim would cost more in time alone than buying a replacement )...
by Yukon Cornelius
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: "Active Topics" button
Replies: 5
Views: 558

"Active Topics" button

What happened to the "Active Topics" button ?
It seems to have disappeared .

Has anyone else noticed or is it just me ?
by Yukon Cornelius
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian Stretch fail2ban - New Post
Replies: 17
Views: 2462

Re: Raspbian Stretch fail2ban - New Post

...... I have been using primarily (not all) DougieLawson fail2ban recommendations. ...... Hi there Could you provide a link to that please ? I have recently been experimenting with fail2ban on one of my Pi systems but I haven't seen the slightest hint of any hacker being interested in me ! Maybe i...
by Yukon Cornelius
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: WiFi Repeater Security
Replies: 8
Views: 3295

Re: WiFi Repeater Security

Basically, anything with a default ID and password is vulnerable. If it can take a connection from the outside, doubly so. There were articles about various models of router having these sorts of vulnerabilities, but I don't recall reading anything about APs or range extenders specifically. Just ch...
by Yukon Cornelius
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Can a Pi be used in some way to prevent Dementia sufferers making landline calls to a specific number?
Replies: 15
Views: 8545

Re: Can a Pi be used in some way to prevent Dementia sufferers making landline calls to a specific number?

My Mum has Dementia and takes great delight in phoning a mail order company and ordering things she cant afford. We have tried reasoning with her but that doesn't seem to work. Also she doesn't always remember what she has ordered. ......... You have my deepest sympathies regarding care for a demen...
by Yukon Cornelius
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Filesystem for Honeypot
Replies: 11
Views: 1563

Re: Filesystem for Honeypot

I think the project has merit , albeit with some possible security risks , as outlined in other posts above . I have Pihole running 24/7 on a Pi ZeroW and it is a marvel ..... I would not be without it . While I was working away , I used Real VNC ( the cloud version ) to check the logs and I noticed...
by Yukon Cornelius
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Edited fstab, rebooted, Cannot access to console, the root account is locked
Replies: 12
Views: 33177

Re: Edited fstab, rebooted, Cannot access to console, the root account is locked

....... That's the best piece of complete nonsense I've read all day. ..... Don't be too hasty in judgement ..... it's still early and it's a Monday ..... :mrgreen: But seriously , backing-up the sd card is so easy . I use the dd command in Linux , or you can use Etcher , if a GUI is preferred . It...
by Yukon Cornelius
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: What dynamic DNS service are people using (Cloudflare problems) ?
Replies: 2
Views: 591

Re: What dynamic DNS service are people using (Cloudflare problems) ?

I currently use OpenDNS on my pi-hole censurfridns.dk is interesting .... claims to have a no logging policy 91.239.100.100 and 89.233.43.71 There was quite a lot of chatter about Quad9 , but IBM are involved , so one has to wonder ..... On Windows systems , "DNS Jumper" from Sordum.org is a great t...
by Yukon Cornelius
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Recommended Hardware / Software for Coffee Crack Meter
Replies: 4
Views: 1375

Re: Recommended Hardware / Software for Coffee Crack Meter

The pre-recorded idea makes a lot of sense, I will work on that then worry about the rest later. Aubio looks good, could be just what I need. Now to find a microphone that won't melt! Sounds like a great project ( no pun intended ) ..... I love to see innovative stuff like this ! I can only offer a...
by Yukon Cornelius
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3497
Views: 81834

Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Hi Folks ! Newcomer to the forum , but not quite a newcomer to the wonderful world of Pi . I've got some great Pi projects running already , but I'm always looking for more ideas and hoping that I can make a positive contribution to the forum in general . I'm from a coding and electronics background...

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