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Raspberry PI 2 - Installing Iceweasel

I have been trying to install iceweasel and keep getting a error 404 when using 'apt-get install iceweasel'
So here's the fix:

sudo su
apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade
sync
reboot

Then after reboot
sudo su
apt-get install iceweasel

Raspberry RAM Drive for LOGS

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/extend-life-raspberry-pis-sd-card/

Basically, you edit the /etc/fstab

tmpfs /tmp tmpfs defaults,noatime,nosuid,size=100m 0 0
tmpfs /var/tmp tmpfs defaults,noatime,nosuid,size=30m 0 0
tmpfs /var/log tmpfs defaults,noatime,nosuid,mode=0755,size=100m 0 0
tmpfs /var/run tmpfs defaults,noatime,nosuid,mode=0755,size=2m 0 0
tmpfs /var/spool/mqueue tmpfs defaults,noatime,nosuid,mode=0700,gid=12,size=30m 0 0

Save

Reboot

Get back your start menu in Windows 8

I've been using Windows 8.1 and absolutely dislike the returned start menu as it lacks a lot of features compared to the Windows 7 start menu.

The good news is that the guys over at Classic Shell has created software to return the taskbar to its rightful bottom of the screen.

You can get it free at http://www.classicshell.net/

Good luck!

PhotoSync To PC for Android and Windows

Get more information and demonstration video here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.dovetechnologies.photo...

Synchronize your android photos to your PC with a few clicks! Never lose your photos because you broke your android device or don't have access to it!
Just run our Windows application on your computer which you can download at http://www.dovetechnologies.net/photosynctopc.html

Run the Windows app to send your photos to your computer in your My Pictures folder! It's just that simple!

It also sends video files that are in your camera directory as well automatically!

It's so extremely simple, you'll never have to connect your android device/phone using the USB cable again and doing complicated actions to back up your photos!

Use it once and you'll see how easy it is!

Autologin and run console application in Raspberry Pi

Try this first: sudo nano /etc/inittab

1:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty --autologin {USERNAME} --noclear 38400 tty1

Found this at: http://www.opentechguides.com/how-to/article/raspberry-pi/5/raspberry-pi...

Step 1: Open a terminal session and edit inittab file.

sudo nano /etc/inittab

Step 2: Disable the getty program.
Navigate to the following line in inittab
1:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 115200 tty1

And add a # at the beginning of the line to comment it out
#1:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 115200 tty1

Step 3: Add login program to inittab.
Add the following line just below the commented line1:2345:respawn:/bin/login -f pi tty1 </dev/tty1 >/dev/tty1 2>&1
This will run the login program with pi user and without any authentication

Step 4: Save and Exit.
Press Ctrl+X to exit nano editor followed by Y to save the file and then press Enter to confirm the filename.

Reboot the pi and it will boot straight on to the shell prompt pi@raspberrypi without prompting you to enter username or password. But this isn't enough; you need your Pi to automatically run some command or a script. which is explained in the next section.

Run a Script after login

How to automatically run a script after login.
Step 1: Open a terminal session and edit the file /etc/profile
sudo nano /etc/profile
Step 2: Add the following line to the end of the file
. /home/pi/your_script_name.sh
replace the script name and path with correct name and path of your start-up script.
Step 3: Save and Exit
Press Ctrl+X to exit nano editor followed by Y to save the file.

Winamp is shutting down 20th December 2013

Winamp is undoubtedly one of those applications that remind you of what computers were and what computers have become. It's very unfortunate that Winamp is shutting down on the 20th December 2013. Definitely Winamp was and probably is one of the best media players out there. Definitely for sure, the most awesome feature for me was the fact that Winamp had really cool visualizations. Furthermore, it was the only media player that could read Variable Bit Rate (VBR) mp3 formats while Microsoft Media Player at the time couldn't. I still wish they were going to stop development and close down but I guess at the end of the day, its all about sustainability which co-relates a lot of the time to making money - and who buys media players nowadays? Not many people.

So Winamp and Nullsoft, I salute you for a really awesome app. It was a great journey.

--Risharde

Shame on TGI Fridays Gulf City. No WIFI??!!!

It is really a deep shame that a so called well established dining restaurant such as TGI Fridays at Gulf City does not have free wifi access in this day and furthermore considering the exorbitant prices that one pays to eat and dine at this so called higher class restaurant, one would expect the least luxury of having such. This goes to show that people pay ot only for food but convenience and to always be connected. I dont believe that I get enough at TGI for what O pay for.

TSTT bMobile's Add+ Vantage - Mostly Rubbish

You know, the thing that gets me, is when a company advertises an expensive service but makes the consumer think that they are getting real value for money. Therefore, I am about to speak to the masses of you about TSTT/bMobile's Add+ Vantage promotion which as far as I can see, is just a big waste of time gimmick (mostly rubbish).

Point #1: So previous to this Add+ Vantage promotion was the 1..2..3..4 promotion which I must say which did in fact save you money in one sense. The 1 2 3 4 promotion allowed you to make a call for more than 3 minutes if I'm not mistaken and give you up to 100 minutes free for that specific call (which is fine I suppose, kind of like spending about 3 dollars for a 100 minute call)

Point #2: So I think they've gotten rid of this and no started splitting plans up such that you choice between voice and data communications. In other words, they have plans for data + sms and separate plans for voice minute bundle. Furthermore, the voice bundles basically charge you $1 per minute (which I do not see as a cost advantage to the consumer - so that's rubbish to me).

Point #3: Who on earth these days want a limited data plan? Answer: Simple, anyone who can't get an unlimited plan. And there's where this company basically advantages the situation with the consumer. You pay $29 dollars a week for 300 MB of data. This is like giving me one slice of pepperoni from a pizza. It tastes really good but can't do much to keep you up and practically worthless. But yet, some foolish person working for this company dictates the pace at which technology has become. So my rhetorical question for them is.... What is the point of the cloud if data is THAT LIMITED. It makes no sense. Sure, people will buy the plan but the truth is that you all can do much better. It's a real shame. I don't mind if a company which gives its best gets money from the consumer but I'm not seeing that here. So as far as I am concern, to power a small island with data is not to much ask and thus these plans and limits are utter rubbish. That data calculator is as bogus as the people who came up with these data plans.

Point #4: Their so called "unlimited" plans have unreasonably low limits in this day and age. One cannot compare Verizon to our small TSTT/bMobile. It is ridiculous to think they cannot provide more for less considering they have much less overhead cost than an international company. Utter rubbish from TSTT/bMobile as usual. When will this end?

bMobile / Blink / bzone Hotspots - Pure waste of time - Extremely frustrating!!!

So for the past 3 days, I've been trying to get access to the free bzone hotspots. But as is mostly the case, TSTT has once more proved its incompetence. Everytime I try to register as a bmobile user to get unto the hotspot, the SMS code is never sent to my phone which means - NO INTERNET ACCESS. This has been extremely frustrating to say the least, I don't know what to do anymore.

bMobile Outlets - FRUSTRATING!!!

You know, as if all my rants have not been enough. Every time I check a bmobile outlet for a handset promotion, it ends up with my blood pressure so high, I end up having to try to sooth myself with mental therapy that one day, they will actually become a company worth something! If you haven't had the chance, head down to a bmobile outlet and test your luck out on getting those blu hansets that $500. They are either out of stock or the outlet does not have the promotion. I mean, what in God's name is going on with TSTT/Blink/Bmobile?!? Absolutely frustrated. Digicel is no better as far as I am concerned because they have similar ridiculous prices for internet. Is it too much to ask for a third mobile company that gives the proper service? For God's sake man!

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