What exactly is this Raspberry Pi thing?

What is a Raspberry Pi?

This was a question I had to ask a friend of mine after I ordered on, without even knowing what it was. In simple terms it’s a computer a tiny computer, about the size of a pack of cards. The Raspberry Pi contains everything that a normal computer contains; it has a CPU, GPU, RAM and HDMI out. It has USB ports to plug a keyboard and mouse into. It has an HDMI port for display, even a RCA video out if you do not have a monitor capable of HDMI input. Sound comes courtesy of either a 3.5mm jack or sound over HDMI.

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We’re Back.

After 4 days of down time, we’re back up.

As I explained in the last post. Codefridge is being moved to a more serious hosting provider. We’d been having endless issues with the last hosting company, but alas lets not point fingers.

So Codefridge is now hosted by Gridhost, which I just must recommend. They are really really good and really well priced. Their online web chat is awesome and they helped me figure some stuff out, way before I was even their customer, which is something other companies can learn from. Also like the way that they explain everything. Oh and also the have the coolest Bored Room ever.

The other company I must mention is Codefridge’s new domain registrar, Namecheap. These are the people who convert http://codefridge.com/  into an address that computers can understand. It’s amazing how many tutorials they have on their site, explaining things to complete noobs (me). Thanks to their tutorials I actually knew what to do, as I’ve never had a separate hosting company and domain registrar. Also have I mentioned just how cheap they are? They have also been voted twice in a row, the Best Domain Name Registrar. So you know their good.

Anyway so now that I can finally make posts with the word “substring” in them, no joke. Expect more stuff. I’ve already got 3 posts just waiting for some final touch ups.

Stay Classy.

Raspberry Pi Delivered

So I finally took delivery of my Raspberry Pi about 3 weeks ago. But have just been too busy to post about all the amazing stuff I’ve been doing with it. More posts on that too, coming soon.

Go on over to their website if you have no idea what I’m talking about. It’s really awesome.

The Delivery box

This is the box the Pi gets delivered in

Also here is another picture once I took it out the box.

This is the Pi out of the box

Raspberry Pi out the box

I’ll be posting a whole bunch of pictures and a few How-To guides from a complete noob to Linux perspective. Which is exactly what I was. Until I got the Raspberry Pi that is.

Stay Classy.

This Ominous Quietness

Its been very quite here on Codefridge of late, well quiet…ish. I have secretly been running a closed Beta Testing of a platforming game I’ve been making in Flash.

I’ve thought lately that I’ll be publicly releasing the game. Updating it and fixing bugs people bring up. Also I’ve decided to write more “blog” like articles. I’m not quite sure if these articles will be personal, cause its not called “VinceFridge”. So it’ll probably be articles regarding stuff that I’m interested in, yes geeky things.

As some of you have noticed, you can now share links. I’m using the SexyBookmarks plug-in, just cause its awesome. So at the bottom of all posts you can share. Cause Sharing is Caring.

I’m also abandoning straight up ActionScript 3 coding for games and am now moving over to Flixel. For those of you who have no idea what Flixel is, its basically just a nice Flash Game making framework. It gets rid of some of the redundant coding that’s involved when making games. These redundant things include, saving game progress, keeping track of objects, physics (aka collision detection). There are many more, but it basically boils down to me having more time to focus, on making a good game. As opposed to making a good physics engine, which took me 2 weeks and it still has bugs.

I will soon have a page where you can sign up to become a beta tester for my flash games. As my previous beta testing program failed.

As always my inbox is open and you can use the Contact link to send me a mail. About anything really.