bret.dk Linux, Docker & SBCs Documenting my struggles and interests in the tech world.

Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W vs Zero W - Comparison & Benchmarks

I've had my hands on the Raspbery Pi Zero W 2 for a few weeks now and I've put it through its paces with a set of benchmarks that I think a lot of Pi users will find useful. Curious to know how it matches up against the original Pi Zero W? Let's find out..

Raspberry Pi Zero W 2 (RP3A0-AU) Released!

I've had my hands on the Raspbery Pi Zero W 2 for a few weeks now and I've put it through its paces with a set of benchmarks that I think a lot of Pi users will find useful. Curious to know how it matches up against the original Pi Zero W? You're in the right place!

Dynamic DNS With Cloudflare and Docker

Dynamic DNS can be a useful tool to run at home if you're self-hosting and want to be able to point back to your home network. With Docker and Cloudflare, it's easy to set up and forget about and I'll give you the docker-compose files you need to achieve it!

NGINX Proxy Manager on a Raspberry Pi

If, like me, you had some issues whilst trying to deploy NGINX Proxy Manager on your Raspberry Pi via Docker due to guides not including Docker images suitable for the Pi's ARM architecture, use my amended docker-compose files and be up and running within minutes!

ADS-B Exchange: Flightradar24 & FlightAware aren't your only options!

After becoming interested in planes and aviation after spending so much time on flights in the last few years I explored ways to combine my tech and aviation interests together. With a handful of different Raspberry Pi computers sitting around doing nothing, I decided that picking up an ADS-B Tuner and seeing how things go was my next step!

Installing RetroPie to Your SD Card For a Raspberry Pi

Installing RetroPie isn't difficult if you follow these steps! Spend less time playing around with configuration files and more time saving the princess.

Benchmarking a Web Server With Apache Bench

Whilst getting the site up and running, I wanted to make sure that I could squeeze every bit of performance out of it as I could. Nobody likes a slow website and I didn't want it to crumble under the pressure of the 3 (optimistic, I know) visitors so it's time to look into caching and verifying how much of a difference it makes using Apache's Benchmark tool, ab, or Apache Bench.

Adding a Revolut Card to Fitbit Pay

If like me, you were wooed by a smart / fitness tracker watch thingy in the last year or so, there's a good chance that you ended up with one of Fitbit's many offerings. Trying to enable Fitbit Pay with Revolut though was a bit more hassle than it needed to be!