Chromium for Raspberry Pi

Chromium ARM Installs 55 whereas the official Raspberry Pi installs 56 compatible with #PiZero and Pi 1

Epic Chas Gamer (no emoji because I am typing this from my Raspberry Pi itself)

One lovely blog award – who are my favourite bloggers?

This challenge has spread across the internet like fire (I didn’t create this challenge) so I have decided to do one. Basically, I have to tell you 7 things about my character. And up to 15 bloggers I enjoy. I have over 40 followers, but as there are limits (a few don’t have blogs) and you can only do up to 15. I am sorry if I do not include you!

So, here are the 7 things about me!

1. I think about my web browser project, ECG SeaSurf , for a lot of my time. I love it because the world wide web is a big place, and making software that allows people to browse such a great thing makes me feel special.

2. I do not try to block the spotlight from other developers as I love seeing what others have produced too, and I love getting inspired.

3. I love playing video games because they are extremely fun, and it feels like I am in the game (no VR here!). They also take stress away.

4. I love writing stories, to entertain people. I am writing a story called Sir Wolf’s Castle, about Minecraft wolves and a villan called Sir Bum-Smacker.

5. I love looking at over blogs and leaving feedback and liking posts because I don’t want to look selfish.

6. I love ketchup. It is an awesome sauce.

7. There are lots of other things I love but don’t blog about: Star Wars and Legends of Chima, for example.

Now, here are my favourite bloggers: I DO NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR LINK CONTENT CHANGING

1. Codeinfig:

An author of a coding language called Fig, a coding enthusiast, and much more. Check out his blog at codeinfig.wordpress.com!

2. Jacque:

If you want to go beyond my app-making service (I would recommend trying it first and requesting a removal if you don’t like it), then Jacque is the person for you. He can even get your app published to the Play Store (I didn’t ask for an app because I can make one myself).

Check out his blog at themarvelousmind.com

3.  ARJ

If you want a guide to coding and you want to be a pro, then ARJ’s blog “A bit of everything – copy” is the place for you. He has another blog, pythongr.wordpress.com, which is worth checking out too.

Find his main blog at abdurrahmaanjanhangeer.wordpress.com

4. Daniel He hetianding

A Minecraft enthusiast, this blogger creates maps and then publishes them.

Find his blog at worldofmanyworlds.wordpress.com.

5. LZH

A real tech enthusiast, admin of a website called TechCentral which contains everything tech.

Leave a comment or like at limzhenghong.wordpress.com

6. AntonioWestley

A master blogger, who loves posting about sites he recommends.

Check out his active site at alltheeabove.wordpress.com.

Check out his inactive site at antoniowestley.wordpress.com

7. antepher

A real ESP8266 and Arduino enthusiast, as well as Python Expert, antepher maintains a blog called techtutorialsx.

Like and comment on his blog at techtutorialsx.wordpress.com!

8. Paul Sinha

One of my first followers, Paul Sinha appears on the Chase and is really funny.

Check out his blog at sinhaha.com

9. Old and New Reviews

Reviewing and playing video games, I enjoy reading this blog.

Follow the blog at oldandnewreviews.com!

10. Is there any blog you recommend?

I can’t think of a tenth, but I want to reach 10, so if you recommend a blog, plz leave  a comment.

PS: The rules (I have forgotten the URL to the original creator’s blog) also mention that you should post about being chosen. So, thank you codeinfig for choosing me! SO, remember that!

Epic Chas Gamer 😀

 

 

 

Fake cases are being made for the Raspberry Pi by scammers – don’t end up with one!

On the Raspberry Pi Blog, the Raspberry Pi Foundation have discovered Chinese Scammers selling fake versions of the official Raspberry Pi Case. I checked mine, and phew, I have not got a fake, but if you are buying the case from a dodgy-looking shop, the blog post is worth reading to make sure you are buying the real case.

A snippet from the blog post:

We managed to get our hands on a sample through a proxy pretending to be a Pi shop, and we have some pictures so you can see what the differences are and ensure that you have the genuine article. The fake cases are not as well made as the real thing, and they also deprive us of some much-needed charitable income. As you probably know, the Raspberry Pi Foundation is a charity. All the money we make from selling computers, cases, cameras, and other products goes straight into our charitable fund to train teachers, provide free learning resources, teach kids, help build the foundations of digital making in schools, and much more.

Just make sure you don’t get your hands on a fake!

Epic Chas Gamer 😀

 

New bluetooth keyboard

Hey guys I forgot to tell you my old bluetooth keyboard stopped working so I got a new one. It is so awesome. Take a look.

If you are interested in getting one then the keyboard is called “Logitech K380 Multi-Device”. It can connect up to 3 devices at a time 🙂

My old keyboard could only connect to one device at a time, whereas my new keyboard can connect to up to 3 devices.

I haven’t tried it with my Raspberry Pi yet. I think it will work 😀

Should you ignore dependency errors on Debian

There may of been a time when you used dpkg to install a package and you get dependency errors. This is extremely annoying. But you may of ignored it.

If you try to install a package with apt-get you may be nagged to run sudo apt-get -f install. Run it and it may install the missing packages… or it may remove the package you tried to install with dpkg. That is why you shouldn’t ignore dependency errors on Linux.

Hope you enjoyed this post!

Epic Chas Gamer 😎

QEMU on Raspberry Pi

QEMU is an emulator. It is available for Raspberry Pi and it can emulate old versions of Ubuntu and other OSes without installing them onto your Raspberry Pi.

Find the .img file that contains your desired OS.

Type into the terminal:

qemu-system-i386 -m 256M -hdd osname.img

Replace 256 with the amount of RAM (in megabytes) you want the Virtual Machine to have.  The more intensive the OS, the more RAM Required. 128M is the Max on 256MB Raspberry Pis. On 512MB Raspberry Pis, you can use 450M. On 1GB Raspberry Pis, you can use 750M.

If you need unofficial help with QEMU, comment on this post with your question.

Cheers!

Epic Chas Gamer 😀

Code in HTML – hyperlinks that open in a new tab

Hi guys. Wanna know how to open Hyperlinks in a new tab. Well, this is the guide for you!

Epic Chas Gamer

Use the following code: <a href=”siteorblogname.com” target=”_blank”>Here!</a>

Replace siteorblogname.com with the site you want to link to. Then, change here to whatever you want the hyperlink to be displayed as. Then, hey presto. When you click on the hyperlink it will open in a new tab!

Enjoy!

Epic Chas Gamer 😀

How to VNC onto your Pi for remote access

If you want to access Raspberry Pi from another PC or even phone or tablet, the best way to do it is with VNC. VNC stands for Virtual Network Computing: you can use VNC to access your PC from your phone, etc. 

You need to be running PIXEL for this. 

If you are on a clean installation of PIXEL, then go to Menu/Preferences/Raspberry Pi Configuration. Go to Interfaces and enable VNC. Then click OK.

If you have manually updated to PIXEL, then type sudo apt-get update then sudo apt-get dist-upgrade at the terminal. Then type sudo apt-get install realvnc-vnc-server. Then enable VNC like you would on a clean installation of Raspbian. I recommend rebooting your Pi  before trying to connect.

Then, go to realvnc.com/download/viewer and download the VNC Viewer for the device you are using to connect to your Pi from. Run VNC Viewer and type in your Pi’s IP address. Then, click connect and type in your Pi’s login details. Then bang! You should see your Pi’s desktop.
Enjoy!

Epic Chas Gamer 😎