Troy Dack

Troy Dack

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Jun 14, 2016

Custom Handlebars Helpers for Ghost

Custom Handlebars Helpers for Ghost

Plugins, or apps, are still in their infancy for the Ghost blogging platform, as such people have resorted to adding custom Handlebars helpers using a variety of hacks. One of these is shown

Feb 4, 2016

Mosquitto MQTT

Mosquitto MQTT

I've recently started experimenting with MQTT, in particular the Mosquito broker. After quite a bit of trial & error and plenty of man page reading I've managed to get things working nicely. Features

Feb 1, 2016

OpenVPN Client/Server config for iOS devices

OpenVPN Client/Server config for iOS devices

This should get you started configuring a Linux OpenVPN server, creating your own certificate authority and generating certificates and profiles for use with Apple iOS devices like the iPad and iPhone. The following

Nov 13, 2015

Upgrading Ghost

Upgrading Ghost

If you have a self hosted installation of Ghost upgrading it can be a little bit daunting and possibly dangerous. The instructions here are pretty good. Although sometimes all you want is one

Jun 13, 2015

2.2" Display for Raspberry Pi

2.2" Display for Raspberry Pi

These cheap 2.2" LCDs are pretty handy for a Raspberry Pi. Connect them like this: Use Notoro's fbtft modules to get them working with Linux. They are included in the Raspberry

Apr 9, 2015

Hackintosh Trials and Tribulations

Hackintosh Trials and Tribulations

My system has been running as a Hackinstosh for the better part 2 years, there’s been the odd hiccup along the way, mainly around sound drivers, but other than that it’s

Jan 20, 2015

Drawing multiple lines with D3.js

Drawing multiple lines with D3.js

After a great deal of frustration and much trial and error I have finally managed to get D3.js to plot multiple lines, and when the data changes the lines are updated, complete

Dec 20, 2014

Change the RaspberryPi default username

A couple of quick commands to change the default username (pi) that is configured when you install Raspbian for the first time: Login to a text console, ie: Ctrl+F1. Then execute the