Raspberry Pi headless setup

If you’re banging your head on your keyboard because your Raspberry Pi is pingable but connecting via ssh gives you “Connection Refused” errors, read on.

Buried in an hour of frustration was this post on stackexchange:
https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/4444/enabling-ssh-on-rpi-without-screen-keystrokes-for-raspi-config

All you need is to place an empty file named ‘ssh’ onto the boot (FAT) partition of your SD card (no need to mount ext3). Tested with 2016-11-25-raspbian-jessie-lite.img.

Source: https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/remote-access/ssh/

Tested this with RASPBIAN JESSIE LITE/Pixel release 2017-04-10. Hope this helps someone save some time.

Revert Spotify to Pre-latest Update and Prevent Upgrade [Windows]

If you don’t like how the latest Spotify update works, I’ve searched about the internet and found a method to upgrade down to version 0.9.7… and to also prevent automatic upgrades. This works for Windows.

  1. Download the old version you wish to use. I found this to be a great source:  linky
  2. Install that version, and exit Spotify when it auto loads.

Next, follow these instructions (found at linky):

  1. Go to C:/Users/<Name>/Appdata/Roaming/Spotify
  2. Make a new empty text file
  3. Name it Spotify_new.exe
  4. Right click the file and make the file read only
  5. Make a new empty text file
  6. Name it Spotify_new.exe.sig
  7. Right click the file and make the file read only

That’s it. Enjoy the radio functionality and other features for which you pay [one way or another.]