Category Archives: Python

Superimpose crosshairs plus grid marks on an image

Intro My previous effort showed how to superimpose just a crosshairs on an image. That I was able to do within CSS. When it came time to add tick marks to those crosshairs I felt that CSS was getting too … Continue reading

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Tips on using scapy for custom IP packets

Intro scapy is an IP packet customization tool that keeps coming up in my searches so I could no longer avoid it. I was unnecessarily intimidated because it was built around python and the documentation is a little strange. But … Continue reading

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Building a Four Monitor Media Show using Raspberry Pis

Intro This is the paper a student wrote under my guidance. Building a Four Monitor Media Show using Raspberry Pis The first page Link to full article References My write-up concerning our novel use of the Pi Presents program, which … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi visual alerting with Pibrella

I just came across this article: http://www.itworld.com/article/2919325/personal-technology/website-monitoring-with-a-raspberry-pi-for-nighttime-alerts.html?phint=newt%3Ditworld_linux&phint=idg_eid%3Db4ed050ca62ad3f6d5c69e8448d945d7#tk.ITWNLE_nlt_linux_2015-05-19 I wish I had thought of it first! I’m in a similar situation – I constantly get emails and TXT messages overnight so I have to put my phone in airplane mode. A … Continue reading

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What I’m working on: a Raspberry Pi digital photo frame

Intro The idea is that for a display kiosk let’s have a Raspberry Pi drive a display like one of those electronic picture frames. Power the thing up, perhaps plug in a flash drive, leave off the mouse and keyboard, … Continue reading

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Help with the NPR Weekend Puzzle – and Learning Python

Intro As I mentioned in my review of Amazon’s Web Services Summit, Python seems to be the vogue scripting language these days. I decided I had better dust off the brain cells and try it out. I am an old … Continue reading

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