November 8th, 2012
Kid #3 is looking at Springfield College for next year, specifically because of the Mens’ Gymnastics program.
Every year the students perform a gymnastics-based show for Home Coming.
September 6th, 2012
A cheap 7 port Staples-branded powered hub gives my RPi problems, but a new 4 port Staples-branded powered hub works just fine.
root@raspberrypi:~# lsusb|grep -i Port
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 05e3:0608 Genesys Logic, Inc. USB-2.0 4-Port HUB
Just a random data point for people to find via google ;-)
August 19th, 2012
Yesterday I took these photos of the President Obama event in Windham, NH yesterday. They are all available under a the attribution Creative Commons license.
Full set of President Barack Obama at Windham, NH (18 Aug 2012)
July 23rd, 2012
It started with my tweet this morning:
“I need a webcam on the downstairs coffee machine #firstworldproblems
So I grabbed Son #1′s old busted original droid, installed IP Webcam from the android market and put it in front of the coffee machine in the kitchen.
And then could see the coffee level. (hint: time to make more coffee)
With 6 kids in the house, there is no way that the hack will stay there more than a few minutes.
So I dug up a long extension cord and relocated the setup to the backyard and turned it into a “chicken cam”.
July 17th, 2012
I picked up a 32GB HP Tablet from the firesale and have been running the stock WebOS.
In the last few weeks some of my kids have complained that the new gmail interface is no longer fully supported by the WebOS browser. Basically it won’t load unless you switch to the basic HTML version. And then you lose the gtalk chat capability – apparently the killer app for teen girls.
This morning I had one of the college kids install Android Ice Cream Sandwich (v4.0) on it. It went smoothly and works well with the exception of the camera and microphone. At the initial bootup, I connected the tablet to my google account and apps started to automatically download to it.
What is very nice is the install doesn’t overwrite the existing WebOS and can boot back to that if wanted.
The starting point for installing CyanogenMod here: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/install-android-ice-cream-sandwich-hp-touchpad-minutes/
June 19th, 2012
Tonight I brought my Raspberry Pi to the Manchester (NH) Linux Users Group for a show & tell session.
Here are my slides:
For the record, some of us were drinking Lindemans Framboise Lambic Beer in honor of the topic.