Mount a Network Drive on a Raspberry Pi

This has been tested on Jessie with the PIXEL Desktop. I haven’t tested it in previous versions.  Substitute the IP address in fstab and the share name, as appropriate!

# Make a directory in /mnt
sudo mkdir /mnt/DataDisk

# Edit fstab:
sudo nano /etc/fstab

# Add a line with a similar format as below
// /mnt/DataDisk cifs guest,iocharset=utf8,_netdev,x-systemd.automount 0 0

# Reboot and check that things mount OK after a reboot
sudo shutdown -r now


Show Docker Stats with Container Name Instead of Container ID


Wordpress is loading infos from docker

Please wait for API server to collect data from

docker stats $(docker ps --format={{.Names}})

AWS IAM policy for granting privileges to S3 bitbuckets for WordPress UpdraftPlus Backups

Replace ‘mybucket’ with the name of the bitbucket that you wish to grant privileges to.

  "Statement": [
      "Effect": "Allow",
      "Action": [
      "Resource": "arn:aws:s3:::mybucket",
      "Condition": {}
      "Effect": "Allow",
      "Action": [
      "Resource": "arn:aws:s3:::mybucket/*",
      "Condition": {}
      "Effect": "Allow",
      "Action": "s3:ListAllMyBuckets",
      "Resource": "*",
      "Condition": {}

School Coding Class – 003

After getting to know the children, over the last two sessions, and finding out their strengths, I’ve decided to take a little detour from Scratch to a slightly more guided programme on

The children can continue the course at home if they’d like to – they’ll just need to remember which step they are up to in class!  If they would like to save their progress then feel free to create an account for them.

The course we’ll be following is here 🙂

School Coding Class – 002

One of the children in the group came up with a solution to what we were exploring.   The solution was very close to what I first came up with in My Original Blog.  Coincidentally, that night, I was reading a blog called ‘Applying the Linus Torvalds “Good Taste” Coding Requirement‘.  It made me go back and examine my solution and explore other options in Scratch.

My next solution got rid of all of the conditional ‘If Then’ statements and utilised lists, instead.  I wouldn’t expect any of the children to come up with this solution but it has certainly been an interesting exercise for me as I explore Scratch, as well!

I’ve shared the code here.

Scratch Code for Challenge 1