Onward to a problematic new year

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The pragmatic in me kicked in and I realized again that problems are what defines our existence. Only the  dead are free of them.

With that said I wish your problems will be sur mount able,  your challenges manageable,  trespasses against you forgivable,  and your heartaches forgettable.

Year 2013,  bring your best and worst.  We already have gone through the millennium bug and the mayan calendar end. We are as ready as we are going to be for the next round.  🙂

ciao!

Raspberry Media Server is now online

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Hectic schedule but I finally finished having my own TorrentBox/DLNA/UPnP server out of the Raspberry Pis. One concern that got answered is if the system is usable as a media streaming server as there has been reports of slow throughput since the Pi’s ethernet (network) and USB system share the same memory space. Early on the file I/O throughput on the SD card I am using as the BIOS and operating system is a little bit slow, and as a techie friend (named Gideon[1]) pointed out its the class of the card itself that is the bottleneck.

The instructions are all over the net so Ill just reference the articles I used and add the other stuff I did to make it work on Pixie (the name of this Pi).
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Apparently a headache

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Thats the difference between 21 and 32 inches at 2 feet away. 🙂

Sounds great in theory but sucks a bit in actual use. 😐

ciao!

Fixture fixing with matchsticks

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Two jumping “healthy” nieces and a cookie-cutter bedframe made out of rubber wood is not a good combination.

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The RPis have landed

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I had some difficulty in locally procuring Raspberry Pis because even if there is a local RS branch, they initially sold a single batch for almost twice the price. When we last checked they are no longer selling them unless we are ordering by the hundreds to make it their while to import it. They said we could order directly from the UK office. Bummer.

Then I heard that Filepp, a colleague from a previous project, is on a short-term assignment in UK. So we grabbed the chance to ask a favor to procure a couple of RPis for us and now they have landed and the cases were given as gifts. (Note: Thank you Filepp. I’ll try not to torture you too much if I get to work with you again. Crap, we know I cant keep that promise 😉 ).
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