June 30th, 2012

marcus 2013

Pi in the sky?

I'm mildly interested in the Raspberry Pi mini linux computer on a board, so a while ago I put my name down in the queue to order one. Yesterday I got my order code, with an estimated shipment date of 11 weeks from placing the order. Which is into the next academic year, so I may not have a lot of time to mess around.

The snag is that I'm not a linux guru or hardware / application developer, and I'm really not sure what I'll do with it if I get it. Plus a power supply, memory card etc. will take its price over £50, which is a little high for something I don't really need. Unless someone can suggest a killer application that I can't get more easily as a commercial prodict?

The other possibility is that I buy it and auction it, hoping that someone wants to jump the queue. This assumes that there will be continued interest for another 3 months or so, and that something newer and shinier doesn't attract attention away from it. Does this seem plausible, or would it bring in too little money to be worth it?

Decisions, decisions... sny suggestions?

Update It turns out one of the teachers at work is keen to have a play with one, I've ordered it for him.
marcus 2013

A Kornbluth Moment

I was irresistibly reminded of C. M. Kornbluth today - in particular, of his story The Advent on Channel 12 (that's probably NOT a legal file since I think it's still in copyright) when I saw Collapse )

Are we being invaded by cultists from another timeline? Concerned citizens want to know...

Also, check out the Hello Kitty Space Marines from various hands, more evidence of strange religions at work!

http://tinyurl.com/87szr7v (links to a Google search)