Fun Friday: Links, Tweets and More: 5/30/2014

The Fun Kind Of Railroad Disaster

Apparently the “fun” kind of railroad disaster. Somehow in Switzerland.


Image from Library Of Congress



Here we are for the third installment of Fun Friday links!

This is a berry focused set of links this week.

That’s right. I made a berry joke.

I’ve spent some time playing with the Raspberry Pi this week, and I wanted to share some related links.

It’s pi time we had this discussion.

Quote Of The Week




  1. Raspberry Pi Home


    I love the Raspberry Pi. It is a scrappy little $35 computer on a board that includes HDMI out, ethernet in,
    audio and video out, two USB ports, an SD card slot and a whole bunch of I/O ports you can physically
    wire to darn near anything you can dream up.


    This takes me back to why I got into computers in the first place. I’m having fun just hacking with this thing.



  2. How To Turn A Raspberry Pi Into A WiFi Router


    Case in point. This link takes you step by step through setting up your Raspberry Pi to act as a router. Say what?


    Yes I have a router. No, I’m not always near it.




  3. Make Magazine’s Raspberry Pi Category


    Make Magazine is the geeky hacker’s big, glossy magazine. Their website has a ton of great links and
    content.





  4. Raspbian


    Raspbian is the go-to Debian Linux distro for the Raspberry Pi. There are several options, but this
    is considered the best starting point.





  5. This brings me to my self-serving recap of my own posts for the week.


    This week I was on vacation and spent some time with a project I’ve been kicking around for some time:
    combining my Raspberry Pi and Kindle Fire HD into a FrankenTabletBook.


    My number one goal was to be able to use Vim, DocPad, Git and Node on my Kindle to write and publish blog posts.


    I already have a VM in the cloud that I can remote desktop into, but what about times when I can’t get to it?


    That’s where I got the idea to RDP into the Pi using it as a router (since the Fire can’t do ad hoc or peer to peer
    WiFi).


    This turned into two blocks of posts, the first block of which I’ve finished.




Well that’s it for this week. Have fun and see you next week!