Oh boy, what a day. Where to begin? Well, how’s about the beginning? I suppose that’s the usual order of things.
I’d been looking at the various CubieBoards that are available for a little while now, and have had my heart set on a CubieTruck (it satisfies a few hardware needs for something I want to do that I don’t think the Pi will be able to handle without a USB hub, a few extra gadgets & gizmos, a handful of extra USB batteries and a lot of faffing around).
Other than the one specific example mentioned above, the Pi can handle pretty much everything I would need such a device for, but there I was on Boxing Day, minding my own business, when I see an original CubieBoard (the CubieTruck is version 3 of the CubieBoard) for sale on eBay at an absolute steal of a price (even less than the cost of a Raspberry Pi, so how could I not?).
Continue reading Adventures with CubieBoard
I’ve been using and working with x86 based PCs for a little over 21 years now.
I started off with MS-DOS 3.3 and Windows 3.0 on a 286. The 40MB hard drive I had in there was so huge it had to be partitioned across two drive letters as the maximum partition size that MS-DOS 3.3 could see was a whopping 32MB.
I made the natural progression to MS-DOS 6.22 and Windows For Workgroups 3.11, then Windows 95, at which point I learned about networking, and sometime in 1996 I discovered Linux.
Continue reading Tiny computers are taking over
Yes, that’s right, I’m leaving the default WordPress post here, and just editing the content.
I don’t know why I’m bothering to setup another blog. I have a couple already for various things, but none of them are really for me.
So, that’s what this is for. I’ll post a mix of all sorts. Sometimes it’ll be about photography, sometimes about tech and gadgets, sometimes camping & outdoors type stuff, sometimes it’ll be personal, and sometimes it’ll be… I don’t know what.
That’s the joy of having your own blog. Your blog, your rules.
I don’t know how regularly I may be posting, I’ll just post when I feel like I have something I have to say.
I’ll also be putting some things up on here just as a reminder and reference for myself, as I’m a forgetful sort.
I’ll probably forget to change the default WordPress theme for at least the next couple of months.
Anyway, here’s the blog, not that it’s much at the moment.