So I’ve been dabbling in Bitcoin for almost a year now. Back when I started few people around me knew about it. I suppose with the limited tech-savvy of most South African’s, most people just didn’t know about it at all. There were a few rumors here and there about “a currency that you could make using your computer”. People threw this to the wayside as there is no such thing as a free lunch. I suppose though its all about who you hear about Bitcoin from. Most people referred to it as a currency that you can make, which is not technically wrong.
Since the day I heard about the Raspberry Pi, I’ve wanted to build my own case for it. It’s such a small and hackable device that I think it just begs you to build it a case. Plus it’s just cool to build your own case.
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.
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.
I’ve taken some high resolution photos of my Raspberry Pi. I love the rawness of it. Go forth and stare at the photos, you know you want to.
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.
Also here is another picture once I took it 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.