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Astral — calculate sunrise, sunset, moon phases, golden / blue hour with Python

Now that I have taken a closer look at astral, I really like it, I must say. So far, I have been able to get the data for sunrise and sunset online. But since the calculations with Astral hardly differ from the online results, I prefer an offline solution. I would like to emphasize again…

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WireGuard VPN Plugin for NetworkManager tested – works well

I have Manjaro on test computer and AUR is active. There are so many toys in there. I know that a graphical WireGuard VPN plugin for NetworkManager is in development and that’s why I was looking for it. If you have AUR enabled and search for wireguard, the WireGuard VPN plugin for NetworkManager will appear…

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NordVPN trial version — does it exist? Sort of … this is how it works

Nobody likes to buy things without known if they work. This is especially true for products that are designed to protect your privacy and keep you anonymous. Data is the new gold. Big companies and authorities try to collect as much as possible. You want to defend yourself against this. There are many options to…

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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS — Install and Setup on Raspberry Pi (+Desktop)

Canonical has officially certified Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa for the Raspberry Pi, I want to know more about it. Let’s install the Linux distribution on the Pi and see how well it works. First of all you need to know that Ubuntu 20.04 is only available for the Raspberry Pi versions 2, 3 and…

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curl: send messages from the Raspberry Pi (Linux) to Kodi

Getting notifications in case of an event is not really a big deal these days. Most people have smartphones and use them to get messages. There are also several ways you can have your Raspberry Pi send a message to your smartphone. This works very well via Python (Pushover / Apprise), Slack but also email.…

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Coronavirus — beware of malware — better make own update ticker #MonthOfMaking

Not a day goes by that I don’t get a newsletter with warnings about malware related to the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes the lung disease COVID-19, but everyone should be aware of that by now. Cybercriminals are taking advantage, and that too is well known. Especially coronavirus tickers with malware are on the rise. The…

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Live ticker with Sense HAT #MonthOfMaking

Because of two current events this is my contribution to the Coronavirus COVID-19 and the #MonthOfMaking from the Raspberry Pi Foundation. If you can kill two birds with one stone, then you should do it, right? Since we are all doomed anyway, it’s better to publish the article as soon as possible. Soon nobody will…

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Paris Saint-Germain vs Borussia Dortmund live on free TV — it’s possible!

Most viewers all over the world can’t watch the UEFA Champions League on Free TV but the Swiss have much more luck. At least SRF still broadcasts a match on Wednesday. SRF calls it the top match, but in the round of last sixteen it’s a tough call. The other Wednesday game would be Liverpool…

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Sunrise / Sunset switch Raspberry Pi with Python

After I rediscovered my PiFace Digital, I wanted to play with it a bit. I thought that I could switch a night light with one of the relays. But I didn’t want to estimate roughly when it is dark, I wanted to orientate by the current sunrise and sunset. Of course, it doesn’t matter what…

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Bitcoin price tracker with Raspberry Pi, Sense Hat and Python

I love my Sense HAT. You can do so much with it — even build your own weather station. Now I thought about that you can also create a Bitcoin price tracker with it. Of course, it can also be used for other crypto currencies. It worked, but there were a few pitfalls. I would…