Adventures with CubieBoard

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?).

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Tiny computers are taking over

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.

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Hello world!

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.