This page contains some tips and tricks which are too big to be called tweaks. However they are too small to justify giving them a project of their own. They are shown in random order. Most of them are for my own documentation, but hey, feel free to use them for your own Raspberry Pi (or just about any other Linux installation for the non Pi specific tips and tricks).
When you are baking a Raspberry Pie you should keep a close eye on the temperature.
But how do we actually read temperatures with a Raspberry Pi?
With minimum effort we can read temperatures in several ways.
The Raspberry Pi can connect to IPv6 out of the box.
But that requires your ISP to provide for native IPv6.
Unfortunately most ISPs in the world still have no clue of what IPv6 is about.
With this description you can teach your RPi to talk IPv6 on any IPv4-only network. That way your RPi will be reachable from all over the world, even without opening any ports on your router.
Per default the serial port of the Raspberry Pi is set up to be used as an old fashioned serial console.
Almost no one uses it for that purpose anymore.
We can put the serial port to a much better use, for instance to let it talk to a micro controller which handles all time critical I/O for us.
Here's how to set up the serial port for our own purposes.
Use Google Authenticator to make your exposed SSH enabled Raspberry Pi more secure against unautharised access.
Expand the storage capacity of your Raspberry Pi with ample free cloud space.
This doesn't only expand the storage capacity.
It also enables you to share files between several Raspberry Pies and your desktop computer.
You can even give commands to your Raspberry Pi through this shared cloud space, even if your Raspberry Pi is locked up behind a firewall.
If you want to be able to connect to your machine from anywhere in the world, without using port forwarding, no matter what kind of services you want to expose, consider using TOR.
That’s what my new minion Kevin is designed for.
I can login to Kevin over ssh, or view his web pages, no matter where he is, without opening a single port in the network he is on.
If you have use for a similar scenario, read on and find out how easy it is to set it up.
This chapter shows what other hardware is guaranteed to work well in combination with the Raspberry Pi.
The information is collected from my own experiences as well as from other trusted sources.
Turn your Raspberry Pi into a TOR router. This helps when you want to browse the internet a bit more anonymously. Or you can use that network to isolate virus infected guest computers from your own network for instance.
Mutt is a full featured, text based, mail client. This article shows how you can setup mutt to be used with Gmail. This also allows your Pi to send mails on its own accord, even including attachments. So if your Pi's job is to take measurements all day long, it can now mail the measurements back to you.
My way of keeping this site alive.