Raspberry Pi & Airplay

With a couple of hours free to tinker with the Raspberry Pi, I thought a nice little project would be to set it up as an Airplay receiver attached to the speakers in the kitchen. Here's how I did it.


Every Part Needed To Build A VW Golf

VW Golf

Pretty amazing, always be knolling!

Buffalo WLI-U2-KG54L, Arch & Raspberry Pi

I had a spare Buffalo Wireless G USB adapter kicking around and wanted to hook the pi (running Arch) up to our home wi-fi.

It turned out to be pretty simple, but did require a bit of digging around. I figured I would leave the process here for my reference and in the hope that it may help somebody out.

It's always a good idea to upgrade/update your packages before getting started. You can do this by running the following:
pacman -Syu

1. First, we should install the drivers for our Buffalo device.
pacman -S zd1211-firmware



Heavily inspired by a jam between David Ryan Harris and Nigel Hendroff (source).

Ever wondered what the modern web would look like in a 14 year old browser?

Back in the year 1999 Microsoft released it's then brand new and up-to-date browser Internet Explorer 5. How much did happen in the last 14 years regarding web technologies and development? Would it still be possible to use this browser? Let's find out!


Slow Dancing In A Burning Room Intro

As a huge John Mayer fan, this song has been on my 'to learn' list for a few months now. Finally, I sat down with the intro on loop and this is the outcome:

Import text posts from Tumblr to Drupal 7

Recently, I decided to move my blog away from Tumblr and into Drupal. I wasn't willing to manually transfer every post between the two platforms so instead wrote this handy PHP script. I hope somebody finds it useful.

Thoughts on being a programmer

  • Don’t be an asshole.
  • Simple code is hard to write. 
  • Exquisitely simple code is exquisitely hard to write.
  • In fact, the easier it is to understand, the harder it probably was to write. 
  • There are many ways to do something. 
  • The first way you think of is highly unlikely to be the best way.

Dream Theater - Wither Solo

5 inspiring workspaces

Checking out the workspaces of others is something I love to do. There is something really inspiring about seeing where/how other people spend most of their day and you can usually pick up some great tips on general organisation.
I thought you might appreciate some of my favourites!