The Raspberry Pi’s low power consumption makes it well suited to the role of always-on server. This post describes how to attach a simple webcam to a Raspberry Pi and have it take a snapshot every few minutes, and how to view the pictures on the web. Just like a traditional webcam.
My Raspberry Pi was purchased from New It in the UK. It was installed with Debian 7 (“Wheezy”) by applying the image “2014-01-07-wheezy-raspbian.zip” downloaded from the raspberrypi.org downloads page. The following procedure was then performed without any further pre-work (other than enabling ssh in the basic setup). Continue reading →
This article explains why the BT Home Hub routers appears unable to access SSL/TLS (https) websites on your internal home network. It may interest users in the UK, where the Home Hub is a popular router/ADSL modem.
Hosting your own website(s) at home is pretty easy these days. You have a small server running Apache, and configure your router to forward port 80 to it. For SSL sites, you forward port 443. That’s about it. Continue reading →