Friday, December 28, 2012

Raspberry Pi first look

A credit-card sized, bare bones, single-board Linux computer for $35, developed by the Raspberry PI Foundation..


You need to get the other components - enclosure, power source, keyboard, mouse, screen, cables, OS, etc - separately... Here's an enclosure:


 The tech specs:
  • Processor: Broadcom BCM2835 700MHz ARM1176JZFS with FPU and Videocore 4 GPU
  • GPU provides Open GL ES 2.0, hardware-accelerated OpenVG, and 1080p30 H.264 high-profile decode, GPU is capable of 1Gpixel/s, 1.5Gtexel/s or 24GFLOPs with texture filtering and DMA infrastructure
  • 512MB RAM (Model B)
  • Additional specs: 10/100 BaseT Ethernet, HDMI, (2) USB 2.0, RCA video, SD card socket.
  • Powered via a microUSB socket.
  • 3.5 mm audio out jack.
  • Boots from SD card.
  • Size: 85.6 x 56 x 21 mm
Start with the  Quick start guide to get you going....


Raspberry Pi resources:

General: 

RPI Community links
RPI on Wikipedia
Raspberry PI articles on lifehacker
Raspberry PI User Guide (Amazon)
10 coolest uses for the Raspberry PI
Top 10 Raspberry Pi Myths and Truths
The MagPi (An online magazine for RPi users)

YouTube:
RPi Reviews on YouTube
RPI Tutorials on YouTube 

Forums:
RPi.everything
RPi forums (Stellarisiti)
RPi forums (Plex)
RPIForum.Net
archlinux RPi forums
RPI community forums
BodhiLinux RPi forums
Openelec RPi forums
xdadevelopers RPI forums
Raspberry PI hacking (xdadevelopers)
"Official" Raspberry PI forums 
Unofficial Raspberry PI forums

Friday, December 21, 2012

Follow-up - Benazir Bhutto

The first entry on this blog, back in 2008, was about Benazir Bhutto's murder... The case has never been 'solved', and many questions remain, e.g. see the recent article, Questions Concerning the Murder of Benazir Bhutto

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Cool QR

Designer QR codes created by many agencies continue to prove that QR codes don't need to always be the boring black-and-white squares that you normally see... A few examples:

From QRPlanet:



And from SET Japan:



See also 40 Gorgeous QR Code Artworks That Rock 

Previous QR and Tag-related blog entries:
BB QR readers (33 links)
QR codes "in the wild" (17 links)
QR-and Tag-related entries (25 links)

 
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