Mailing Issues

I’ve come across an issue where one of my clients suddenly stopped receiving emails from his website contact form.  Checking various blacklists can sometimes result in the solution: https://www.spamhaus.org/lookup/ http://www.abuseat.org/lookup.cgi However, in this case, the client manages his own domain and mail.  The zone file for the domain in question looks like this: A “mail”…

Working with Flora

Flora is the name given to Adafruit’s “wearable” microcontroller.  What it really means is that it has some large holes that can be used for sewing to clothing and such.  Adafruit provides a number of lessons, one of which introduces you to this tech. https://learn.adafruit.com/getting-started-with-flora If you are already familiar with Arduino or similar, you…

Installing a Bluetoothcontroller for RetroPie

I originally purchased an SNES controller manufactured by 8BitDo: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00Y0LUQFE Unfortunately, the bluetooth function was not reliable and kept kicking out after 20-30 seconds.   As a result of this failure, I tried out a PS3 bluetooth controller.  Followed along with this tutorial: https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/Setting-up-a-PS3-controller   It mostly worked.  Whatever you do, do not follow along with…

Setting up RetroPie

As an avid Nintendo collector and a person with a recent interest in electronics like Arduino, it made sense to contribute to building a custom Classic NES since they were all sold out this past holiday season.   I want to note a couple written tutorials that helped make this happen: https://supernintendopi.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/an-a-to-z-beginners-guide-to-installing-retropie-on-a-raspberry-pi/: This tutorial is…