Creating a Bramble

So, my current Raspberry Pi cluster isn’t really a true cluster – it’s really just a bunch of individual machines running BOINC which happen to all netboot off a single node. Other than basic configuration and filesystem provision, there’s no real oversight of the day-to-day running of the machines. All of this is about to

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Abe Yospe’s Wife.

There is a scurrilous rumour circulating that Abe Yospe’s wife googles things really quickly to prove him wrong.   This is untrue.

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Platform Update (what, again?)

Well, it’s that time again! Nelefa.org has another new home. Still on a Raspberry Pi 4 (sort of) but instead of being on a little dedicated Pi, it’s now on the world’s smallest and most pointless compute cluster. The cluster is built with a single Raspberry Pi 3B+ control node providing web servers, dhcp, nfs

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Free Music

Here ye go. Three collections of slightly odd Berlin School synth music for your listening pleasure. 320Kbps MP3 format. This was written adn recorded by me, so you can do anything you like with it except make money. Mare Undarum – Nice to be in Orbit Mare Undarum – The Loom Mare Undarum – The

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Vegetable Pakora

Easy recipe time. Before you start, make up a big ol’ batch of Mix Powder. Ingredients: 3 medium potatoes, grated. 4 medium carrots, grated. 2 medium onions, sliced. 2 red finger chillies, sliced into rings. 2 green birds-eye chillies, sliced into rings. a handful of finely chopped fresh coriander leaves (including stalks). a handful of

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The Withering of all Woods

  Technically simple but harmonically complex ambient track. Waldorf Streichfett and Moog Mother-32 sequenced by Korg SQ-1. Live recording. Inspired by Treebeard’s conversation with Merry and Pippin.

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Another platform upgrade

It seems platform upgrades are the only time I post here now! Anyhoo – the Raspberry Pi 3B+, grand though it was, was struggling a bit with running MariaDB, so I’ve upgraded to a Raspberry Pi 4. Quad core, 4Gb of RAM and a wee fan to keep it cool – it’s a compact wee

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