Raspberry Pi

Multi-Site Raspberry Pi WordPress Server, Part IV

If you figured out your external IP and forwarded it to your house, configured your router to port forward Port 80 to your Raspberry Pi you should have been greeted with the WordPress Install pages starting with the language selection and then your database info, The first three block should have been easy… you created them. The last two I usually leave alone. There’s no need to change these. After you hit submit you’ll get Read more…

By ryan, ago
Raspberry Pi

Multi-Site Raspberry Pi WordPress Server, Part III

Thus far we’ve gotten our little “toy” computer (I’m rolling my eyes at my wife’s comment to the same) ready to take on the monumental task of running a world-class WordPress site that can handle moderate traffic (add some caching to the mix and you’re set!). We’re now moving on to the folder setup and installation of WordPress, one install per site. Theoretically, we can install as many sites as we want. However, the Raspberry Read more…

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Raspberry Pi

Multi-Site Raspberry Pi WordPress Server, Part II

So we’ve gotten our Pi up and running and with a minor amount of security to help us through these trying times. But like Abraham Lincoln said, “nothing beats a good password on your web server. So change is often!” Now we move on to the guts we’ll need to get WordPress working. The Needed Installs It needs to be said, Raspian is fickle. Well, any Linux system is actually fickle, but for some reason, Read more…

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Crowd Calendar

2018 Combined Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar (7 in 1)

This is my fall update for the 2018 WDW Travel Season. The 2017 calendar didn’t change much from when I last posted it, so you’ll only find 2018 here. As in the past, this is a consolidated calendar of seven different sites that offer free crowd calendars. Though it would be great to include some of the pay calendars for public use, I don’t think that’s part of the owners business model and it’s probably Read more…

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Raspberry Pi

Multi-Site Raspberry Pi WordPress Server, Part I

Over the last several weeks (yes, weeks) I’ve been trying to figure out how to best implement a multi-WordPress server; that is, how does one get more than one site onto the same server? I’m not talking about WordPress MU; no, I’m talking about two (or more) fully independent sites. Furthermore, how do we do this using the standard Raspbian image? Most tutorials for doing this have you using a Raspberry Pi Ubuntu image. After Read more…

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Raspberry Pi

Multi-Site Raspberry Pi WordPress Server, Part Zero

The Raspberry Pi is an awesome little computer/tool you can do so much with it. Whether you’re using the Zero/Zero W or an older large number model, you’ve got options. I haven’t gotten into any AI work or general robotics but I have used it to build media servers, wireless print servers, a Pi-Hole (easily the best use for a zero if not using it to build a robot), and of course a web server Read more…

By ryan, ago
General

1960s Paper Girl Scout Dolls

Liberty came across a most unexpected gift a few weeks ago; a set (Sheet No. 4; it’ll mean something to someone) of paper dolls and outfits from Girl Scouts of the world. There isn’t a lot out there on the dolls at large. The only place I can find anything about them is, unfortunately, eBay. Nonetheless, she knows how cool they are and I hope she still has them for years to come. In the Read more…

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Coast Guard

Weeks of Frustrating Uncertainty (#Crappy2017HurricaneSeason)

Over the last several weeks the Coast Guard, as a whole, has been working their asses off. We still have people working on the ground in Texas, Florida, Porto Rico, and many, many other places. Some of those folks are going on 60 days with a day off every six to eight days… so when I complain, I’m doing so from my little corner of the world. Actually, I’m not complaining. It’s been a little Read more…

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Raspberry Pi

Add SSH and WiFi to a Headless Raspberry Pi

This is an update to a previous post on the same subject. In that post I made the process a lot longer than it needed to be. But that’s mostly due to my learning while doing… The process, as I lay out below, is much more streamlined to get you from no SSH/WiFi to a connected headless unit. Go! After the Burn(ing) Once you get your image burned to your SD card (I use Etcher) Read more…

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