Setting up a Raspberry Pi perfectly on the first boot

Bytemark’s offices have long been missing that vital component of any tech company – wall-hanging status displays! I want to show off some vital statistics: support satisfaction statistics for our support team, the railcams, sales figures – all that movie stuff! Easy, right? We’ll use Raspberry Pis to do the display – they’re cheap and easily hidden behind […]

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Engineering Culture at Autotrader

Me and my girlfriend Clara have just come away from the AutoTrader “Science Fair” and we’re full of thoughts, ideas and reflections and wanted to get them down somewhere. We heard about the event at Barcamp Manchester last weekend, and decided to go along to get a better understanding of how AutoTrader works. I know […]

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Firstboot script support now available in BigV

We’ve now added firstboot script support to BigV! This means you can now specify a script to be run once a virtual machine has been imaged and booted. Firstboot script support is perfect for: configuring your server environment using tools like Puppet & Ansible. adding users and changing passwords. deploying applications using version control. Firstboot […]

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Let the media play on with Kodi!

Kodi is open source home theatre software – still known to some by its old name, XBMC. It’s perfect for organising and viewing all your saved or downloaded digital media – those old MP3s or home videos that you made. Kodi has been developed since 2004 and is still free, open source software. It’s available […]

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