Edit an Rasbian image file

I find myself doing the same OS tweaks/fixes over and over again after we have just burned a brand new Rasbian SD card.
These fixes are:
1. Enable SSH fix
2. Enable WiFi networking fix
3. Fix the WiFi Power Management bug
4. Fix the rsyslog/xconsole bug
5. Disable IP6 fix

The solution to avoiding repetition: create our own edited copy of a rasbian img file.
How to do this?
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Turn on a light by publishing an MQTT message!

In previous posts I played with Raspberry Pi’s, MQTT clients and X10 devices.
In this post I will bind these all together providing a way to control your lights by publishing messages to an MQTT broker.
Nice!
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Control your X10 lights from a Raspberry Pi

Ever wanted to control your lights from a Raspberry Pi?
Have a spare X10 CM11 device laying around?
Lets put them together and make the lights shine again!
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Publish iPhone presence messages to a MQTT broker

In two previous posts I explained how we can add iPhone presence detection to our Raspberry Pi 3 and how we can install and use an MQTT client to publish messages.

Now it’s time to combine these to and publish our iPhone presence to our MQTT broker.
In this post I will layout the steps needed to do this
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Add iPhone presence detection to a Raspberry Pi 3

In the previous post I wireless installed a clean version of Raspbian on a Raspbian Pi 3.
Now it’s time to do something usefull with this clean install, like add iPhone presence detection to a Raspberry Pi 3.
In this post I will layout the steps needed to do this
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Install MQTT Client on a Raspberry Pi

In the previous post I wireless installed a clean version of Raspbian on a Raspbian Pi 3.
Now it’s time to do something usefull with this clean install, like install a MQTT Client (Mosquitto).
In this post I will layout the steps needed to do this
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Install TOR on Raspberry Pi

In the previous post I wireless installed a clean version of Raspbian on a Raspbian Pi 3.
Now it’s time to do something useful with this clean install, like install TOR.
In this post I will layout the steps needed to do this
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