Month: September 2014

Plusberry Pi – Ultimate Raspberry Pi Case

The Plusberry Pi is a special case for the Raspberry Pi. The most important thing about it is that it has enough space of a dedicated 2.5″ HDD.

It looks like a fabulous case. Just what I am looking for.

The only issue is that it is a Indiegogo project looking for funding.

Plusberry Pi Media Case on Indiegogo

As of writing it has 91% of the funding required ($35,350 out of $39,000). So not far to go, but only 4 days to go.

If you have any interest in the Raspberry Pi then this project would make a great investment, especially as it is the only case I have found that is designed specifically to house a 2.5″ HDD. It would be particularly useful for a home media server.

Take a look and see what you think.

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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to get Native Netflix support

In a recent discussion with Ubuntu developers, it seems that Netflix will soon work natively on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in the Google Chrome browser.

This has become possible because of the development of the HTML5 player.

The only prerequisite is for the NSS security package to be upgraded to at least version 3.17. This is planned to occur in the next couple of weeks as a standard security enhancement.

At the moment it is possible to watch Netflix on Linux, but only if you adjust the User-Agent string in Google Chrome.

Update 23rd September 2014

I can now confirm that the NSS package has been updated to version 3.17 and that Netflix is now working in Google Chrome.

References

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel-discuss/2014-September/015050.html

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/09/netflix-linux-html5-nss-change-request

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel-discuss/2014-September/015051.html

 

OpenSSL SHA256 Certificate Migration

Over the last week Google announced that they were going to stop supporting the SHA-1 algorithm for signing certificates.

Google’s SHA-1 deprecation announcement

Because of this I have created a couple of posts explaining how to migrate to SHA-256 based signatures.

Generate an OpenSSL Certificate Request with SHA-256 Signature

Change OpenSSL Default Signature algorithm

Since I wrote those pages other security companies have started to post their own migration strategies.

Qualys SHA1 Migration: What you need to know

In addition, all the major Certificate Authorities (CA) have started providing customers information specific to their services. So if you have certificates already, then contact your CA for further migration help.

Raspberry Pi – London Tube Status

I just added a new Raspberry Pi section.

Complete with details on how to make a London Underground Status Board.

London Underground Tube Status Display

 

Fresh New Look…

This site was really in need of some Tender Loving Care. To try to rectify that I have given it a nice new theme.

I will also attempt to add a bit more content. I am sure I have lots that would be of benefit to others.