Some of us in IT have spent a lot of hours and expense getting educated. Some also have a lot of practical experience. IT people are more than just Googlers. In the corporate environment, IT spend a lot of time setting machines up. To have users try to repair a setup could do more damage than good.
Play on “Once I built a railroad”:
Once I built a network,
Made it run.
Made it race against time.
Once I built a network,
and now it’s done,
Brother can you spare a paradigm.
$ tuxpaint-import [filename.ext]
Did you know that you can use the thermistor from a personal computer fan to tell relative temperature?
Sharks Cove board with Intel Atom CPU targeted at Windows developers.
One really thinks this is aimed at the Raspberry Pi/Arduino market. But at $300 dollars, who is really going to choose it. Microsoft has a tradition of not supporting speciality products for any period of time. Zune and etc etc etc. Even if it was worth it I would shy away from it. Ironically you can take a pico motherboard and dc-dc power supply and in effect have the same thing for a fraction of the cost.
Now if you really want to get inane on this, I will take my old 486 laptop and add all kinds of breakout cables to do quite a bit. Parallel, serial, vga, and etc. The 486 laptop was free. Cables did have some cost to them, but no where near $300. If you know anything about electronics, a “1” is plus five volts and a “0” is near zero volts. That is true for the Raspberry Pi, Arduino, personal computers, and a zillion developer boards. Not all interfaces will be using digital, but you get the idea.
Run my robot on an old Pentium 1 with linux as the os. With a laptop or most any standard legacy machine you can add a variety of interfaces:
Plus others such as usb. Also consider:
It’s your choice!
Many people have created tutorials on http://www.instructables.com. To see how each instructable is doing can be a chore. Devised a bash script to help conquer that chore. Though may not be the latest, it certainly shows viable trends. You can also import the data into a spreadsheet rather easily.
First you will want to create a text file with the instructables you want to follow.
One url to a line.
You may need to install a program or two such as elinks and zenity so things will work. Then you will want to create an executable of the file to collect the data.
# Instructables numbers catcher
szAnswer=$(zenity –file-selection –title=”Select a iurl file to read”)
# the date
echo “The views for $dj on $tmon $tday:” > $outfile
# Data input
while read line
# echo -n “$theurl'” >> $outfile
# get total views
# count=$(elinks “$theurl” | grep -m 1 “hits-count” | sed ‘s/[^0-9]*//g’)
count=$(elinks “$theurl” | grep -m 1 “views” | sed ‘s/[^0-9]*//g’)
# let total=$total+$count
echo “$count” >> $outfile
done < $datafile
# echo “total: $total” >> $outfile
zenity –text-info –filename=$outfile
Then it is a matter of running the script.
Just copy and paste the data into the spreadsheet.
Sometimes wifi is just not required.
Easy food conversion calculator
Code is available.