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13 Jul 2015:
simple raspberry pi kiosk is simple
I need to a quick kiosk raspberry Pi setup to open a specific web page. I remember that a number of routes are available, but with Raspbian 2015/05/05 all I needed to do was append a few lines to /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart (NOT /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE/autostart) so it looked like

@lxpanel --profile LXDE
@pcmanfm --desktop --profile LXDE
@xscreensaver -no-splash
@xset s off
@xset -dpms
@xset s noblank
@chromium --kiosk --incognito http://www.jumpstation.co.uk

And run sudo raspi-config to enable boot to desktop.

13 Jul 2015:
raspberry pi wifi is easier
I need to setup a Pi with wifi and looked over my old notes and groaned, why does it need to be so complicated?

Well with the Raspbian release 2015/05/05 all you need to do is run wpa_passphase

wpa_passphrase MYESSID PASSWORD

Where any odd characters in the PASSWORD should be escaped with a black slash '\'

Then after adding that block to sudo vi /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
Just reboot.

Any other WiFi SSIDs can be appended to the same file.
11 Jul 2015:
Mario mushrooms in blender are the new shiney
I seem to be constantly being attacked by shiny things that distract me from what I need to complete!

Today's shiny is Mario Mushrooms in Blender

This is mainly so I can remember the steps to add textures in both Blender Internal and Cycles rendering engines.
Needless to say rather than using the paint mode in the Blender UV editor you can just save the image file and work on it in something like GIMP. Which is what I did for the image below.

3D rendered Mario mushrooms, green, blue and red in a green scene with grass tufts and mountains

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