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DIY ambilight with Hyperion and a Raspberry Pi

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I’ve always liked the Ambilight technology Philips builds into some of their TV’s. I just don’t like the price that they ask for it… so I looked around if there was no way to build that yourself. There is, using a Raspberry Pi, some leds, and some bits and pieces ;)

Why you should use Syncthing

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I’ve been a user of Dropbox for ages, I’ve tried Owncloud, I’ve tried Box, and probably numerous others that I’ve forgotten about, but in the past year I’ve migrated over to Syncthing, and I haven’t looked back. Opensource software, well designed protocol, complete ownership of your data, I could go on… but this post by gbolo explains it perfectly!

Upgrading the TP-Link Archer C5 (v1.2) to an Archer C7 (v2.0)

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I own a TP-Link Archer C5 router, version 1.2 - which is identical to the TP-Link Archer C7, version 2.0, save for some limitations which are introduced through software. These limitations include a 300Mbps cap on 2.4GHz (450Mbps for the C7) and a 876Mbps cap on 5GHz (1300Mbps on the C7). Not that much, but still enough to be worth tinkering for. Since I was looking at increasing the WiFi sp...

Installing microG services (as Play Services replacement) on the Asus TF101 tablet

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I still have an Asus Transformer TF101 tablet in use - running MarshMallow - but after a Play Services upgrade, in which Google inserted some NEON instructions (which the TF101 does not support) , a lot of “Play Services has stopped working” popups showed up  - making the tablet nigh unusable. Initial tests blocking upgrade of the services yielded no success, and a lot of programs demand the ne...

Tweaking WooCommerce payment workflows

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I’m playing part-time webmaster for the choir I sing in, and as such, am getting up close and personal with WooCommerce. Quite a nifty shopping cart, but it does require a lot of tweaks to really make it work to your liking - unless you’re willing to shell out a lot of cash. The latest modification was changing the workflow of the payment gateways - more specifically, the BACS gateway (Bank Ac...