Welcome to barnoid.org.uk 2.0 beta

This is the website of Barney Livingston

I occasionally update this site with stuff to do with making computers do useful things, details of my electronics projects, information about my collection of old computers, photographs, perhaps some opinions I have, and more!



  • TwitBeeb

    TwitBeeb is a BBC B microcomputer (vintage 1981) from which you can Tweet (via a Raspberry Pi).

  • Meteonome
  • Recent Developments in BBC B Hacking

    I've recently been experimenting with UPURS and UPURSFS which allow me to access parts of the filesystem of my laptop as if they were floppies on a BBC B.

    BBC B running 2048

  • Christmas Twitter Tree Lights

    A project to make a string of Christmas tree lights that reflect the current state of Twitter's opinion about Christmas.

  • Halloween Wedding Photobooth

    Almost exactly a year ago I got married, just before Halloween. We decided our wedding photobooth should have a Halloween theme.

  • That Wedding Playlist In Full

    Dancing In The Street - Martha Reeves And The Vandellas

    Papa's Got A Brand New Bag - James Brown

    You Can't Hurry Love - Diana Ross And The Supremes

    And more...

  • Barometric Pressure Readings With A Bus Pirate

    I decided to learn how to use my Bus Pirate by getting it to talk to an SCP1000 barometric pressure sensor chip.

  • Barney is...

    So you're wondering where that quote on every page of my site comes from?

  • 119 Reasons The iPad Is Not For Me

    The Register is running a series called "119 iPad apps for admins, coders, and geeks". I would seem to fit this bill quite securely, the "apps" themselves however appear to be poor approximations of useful.

  • Certificate Expiry Checking Script

    Here's a script I wrote a while ago for checking a bunch of domains to see if their certificates have expired.