Archive for the 'linux' Category

How to build a 7 node Raspberry Pi Cluster

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

Click on the link below to open up the PDF I’ve written on how to build a Raspberry Pi Cluster: How to build a 7 node Raspberry Pi Hadoop Cluster Any questions please drop me a line. Thank you, Nigel.

New Years Day tinkering…

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

So, I woke up quite early without a hangover and I was thinking about plans for an old desktop that has been sitting dormant under my desk for years. I’d last used it as a backup and Boinc server. I plan to use it as an FTP & SAMBA server. Once I’d found a keyboard […]

SoundCloud to ZOOM R8 file conversion

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Very quick post here but it took me a while to figure out so I thought I’d share. So, when downloading a file from SoundCloud it’s in the MP4 format – or at least the one I wanted was. But, the ZOOM R8 needs WAV files with a sample rate of 44.1Khz and format of […]

Humanism & World Community Grid

Friday, August 19th, 2011

After having rather disturbing conversation with a Christian Minister about what Humanism was (they were very wrong in their understanding which isn’t surprising) I thought I would bring to your attention the following article from the British Humanist Society’s newsletter: The really simple guide to Humanism is a new online learning resource that has been […]

Using gnuplot to plot 3D graphs…

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

…with a little help from awk… For instance the following awk took the list of the 1st 1000 prime numbers and added a column for the difference between each of the prime numbers: “awk ‘{ p = $1; getline; p = $1 – p; print NR” “p” “$1 }’ plist.txt > p8.txt” Here’s the gnuplot […]