Basic Raspberry Pi OS Setup

This post is a walkthrough of how to install the Raspberry Pi OS onto a MicroSD card, ending with a working Raspberry Pi in either desktop or headless mode. The people involved with the Raspberry Pi ecosystem are amazing and continue to put out products and software that make setting up and using a PiContinue reading “Basic Raspberry Pi OS Setup”

How to create a secure, strong, easy-to-remember password that is still unique every place it is used

Problem: Passwords are getting ‘stolen’ even faster than they are (used to be) guessed.  By ‘stolen’ I mean taken, en mass, from some site (cf. the Sony fiasco some years ago).  This actual happens all the time – usually unreported because what doctor’s office has intrusion detection on their in-house network?!?  So here’s a wayContinue reading “How to create a secure, strong, easy-to-remember password that is still unique every place it is used”

Setting up a Remote Git Repository Only for Backup

Problem I want to setup a remote repository in my git project so that whenever I push to the ‘real’ remote repository that I cloned from, I also push to a second repo – a (literally) backup repository.  Further, I want the ability to push to this backup repository whenever I wish – perhaps on every commit.Continue reading “Setting up a Remote Git Repository Only for Backup”

MySQL hint/trick: procedure analyse

My good friend Ian (isnoop.net), a great guy and amazing developer, pointed out this MySQL function: PROCEDURE ANALYSE. To quote the website (2nd paragraph): ANALYSE() examines the result from a query and returns an analysis of the results that suggests optimal data types for each column that may help reduce table sizes. To obtain thisContinue reading “MySQL hint/trick: procedure analyse”