Monday, 14 December 2015
Monday, 14 September 2015
Wednesday, 9 September 2015
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I've been working my way through both Little Brother and Homeland and have decided to start putting together a series of posts on some of the real world versions of things M1k3y and his friends use / eat / make etc.
A nice simple starting point is the protein bars scoffed down by one of Marcus' pals Jolu. I've put together my own simple recipe based on lots of Pinterest browsing!
Melt 1/2 cup honey with 1/2 cup (smooth) peanut butter in a pan
Add in a measure of vanilla protein powder and 1/2 cup berries (raisins and cranberries in the picture above
Stir in 1.5 cups of oats
Once it's all mixed together flatten the mixture out into a tray (I used a small tupperware) and put in the fridge overnight.
That's it! With this amount I normally cut the block into four 'bars'.
Sunday, 6 September 2015
Monday, 31 August 2015
I've been playing around with various Raspberry Pi projects the last couple of weekends and I've successfully setup a web interface to my Heatmiser thermostat (delaying the inevitable purchase of a Nest..) and a motion detecting 'security camera'. This bank holiday I figured I'd go retro so I popped down to my local Maplin and picked up a Speedlink XEOX Pro wired controller (after discovering my xBox controllers where wireless and therefore not very useful for this project) and set about configuring RetroPie on my original Raspberry Pi.
After a frustrating first attempt I managed to get the controller working, but only in the menu system. After watching this video guiding me through the installation of the basic config controller files I also installed Xbox contr. 360 drivers from the Retro Pi Config menu (RetroPie > RetroPie-Setup > 3. Setup / Configuration > 331. Install Xbox contr. 360 driver) which seemed to have helped. Then I set up the specific controller configuration in the same menu (RetroPie > RetroPie-Setup > 3. Setup / Configuration > 318. Configure input devices for RetroArch).
For anyone else using this controller, you can download my confg file which may save you having to jump through the configuration 20 times (as I did) when you miss the very small window you get to press the right button!
If you suffer from a little OCD then it will drive you nuts that (for some reason) the A B buttons are mapped B A. You could of course change this but it might leave you searching for the right buttons once the old muscle memory kicks back in. Also, I haven't quite memorised all the HotKeys, but this guide should help.
I had hoped to get Goldeneye up and running but it seems the Pi just can't take it, at least the original Pi I have, maybe its time for an upgrade.... :)