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Monthly Archives: December 2013
Love that Raspberry Pi
I was in a quandary today. I needed another name server and didn’t feel like forking over big bucks for another machine. And then it hit me, what would “Ordinary” do? He happens to be a computer geek and one of the main characters in my novel “Force for Good“.
I rummaged in a canvas bag and dug out a small plastic box. It was my beloved Raspberry Pi. I rushed down the stairs to the basement and took a deep breath while gazing at the blinking blue and amber lights. The soft whir of the fans whispered in my ears and I was trapped. The Raspberry Pi would take its place in the Muggington pantheon of silicon this day.
In case you aren’t familiar with it, the Raspberry Pi is an ultra-cheap but perfectly functional computer. A few minutes later I had the little beast connected to the network and after a few more hours it was a new web and name server on my small homegrown network. In fact, that $35 dollar Raspberry Pi might have directed you to this blog post.
What a strange, odd life we humans lead.
Baby pictures of our universe …
Check it out:
Swirls in remnants of Big Bang may hold clues to universe’s infancy
All organisms must cope with an absence of heat. Only humans use vast amounts of energy to do this. Look at any animal or any plant during the depth of winter. Even on the coldest day, unconcerned ducks paddle through icy water in a pond and green needles of evergreens absorb golden photons with nary a shiver.