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by EtonMess
Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: More RPT floatation rumours
Replies: 55
Views: 2317

Re: More RPT floatation rumours

Not sure why you see a transition from privately to publicly owned making that much difference? I fear the be-suited reaper toting MBA and BS generator. I don't think there is any precedent for these transitions turning out well for ordinary end users and enthusiasts. Especially when control shifts...
by EtonMess
Tue Nov 30, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is Pi trading really for sale?
Replies: 23
Views: 871

Re: Is Pi trading really for sale?

Indeed the thread title has changed. But the information in the actual post meant there was no room for ambiguity, it was clearly about the IPO rumours.
by EtonMess
Tue Nov 30, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is Pi trading really for sale?
Replies: 23
Views: 871

Re: Are Pis really for sale?

Are people not reading the original question, or just being sarcastic?
by EtonMess
Tue Nov 30, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is Pi trading really for sale?
Replies: 23
Views: 871

Re: Are Pis really for sale?

I read the Register article (comments here: https://forums.theregister.com/forum/all/2021/11/29/pi_listing/ ), but I am not sure whether Eben says yea or nay. Is Pi going to end up in China or USA, or in limbo like ARM? It's still rumour only at the moment, although the rumours are starting to look...
by EtonMess
Sat Nov 27, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Should I buy a Raspberry Pi 4 8gb model or not?
Replies: 10
Views: 442

Re: Should I buy a Raspberry Pi 4 8gb model or not?

Last question and I am dont :) . Does Twister OS support 64bit for the 8gb version? Just went to twisters website and the download page only lists 32bit versions which surprises me, or maybe twister will someday or eventually make a 64bit version From the Twister OS website FAQ: “ Is Twister OS a 6...
by EtonMess
Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Linux vs Windows
Replies: 116
Views: 3740

Re: Linux vs Windows

? Might give VSCode a try again on my overclocked Pi400, was not impressed the last time I tried it. Is it any good as a HTML/CSS/JS editor? I’ve found VS Code to be the best thing to happen to code editors. Works very well on Pi. For HTML/CSS/JS or any usage, it’s as good as the extensions availab...
by EtonMess
Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: About the New Raspberry Pi 4b cpu revision
Replies: 69
Views: 3819

Re: About the New Raspberry Pi 4b cpu revision

I didn’t change any voltage settings to clock at 1.8.
by EtonMess
Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Good purchase?
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Re: Good purchase?

Raspberry Pi 2 is from 2015, still a useful little quad core machine but a bit behind the newest models.
by EtonMess
Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Unable to find Raspberry Pi 4B for sale anywhere. Why?
Replies: 32
Views: 1094

Re: Unable to find Raspberry Pi 4B for sale anywhere. Why?

wildfire wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:12 pm
ETA: Though I believe all 8G models are COT.
Not this one right in front of me here.

Older 8GB Pis have B0T.
by EtonMess
Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Linux vs Windows
Replies: 116
Views: 3740

Re: Linux vs Windows

This is it, man pages of screenfuls of reference information in the face of someone learning to code can feel very off-putting. Of course if you are experienced already and you are looking to pick out some detail then it's very good.

I still prefer less esoteric information.
by EtonMess
Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Linux vs Windows
Replies: 116
Views: 3740

Re: Linux vs Windows

Just as an example, a Microsoft doc page for a T-SQL command in SQL Server will describe the effect of the command and return types etc and then also show several examples of use examples.
by EtonMess
Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Linux vs Windows
Replies: 116
Views: 3740

Re: Linux vs Windows

I don't recall Windows having any documentation like this. Apart from -help or -? Windows is comprehensively documented at docs.microsoft.com, and powershell has the built in documentation but Windows is generally not a command line environment. But anyway man pages are actually not that useful for...
by EtonMess
Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Linux vs Windows
Replies: 116
Views: 3740

Re: Linux vs Windows

If you are learning to write programs, then Visual Studio Community (free) on Windows will work just fine. VS Code with minGW will work too.Python and other languages are all available. It’s not the evil pit that that many will try to portray. Loads of open source software available on Windows too. ...
by EtonMess
Sun Nov 14, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Disappointed with the pi zero 2 w
Replies: 25
Views: 1303

Re: Disappointed with the pi zero 2 w

I'd also like to express my disappointment that my ride-on lawn-mower does not keep up with the traffic on the motorway.
by EtonMess
Fri Nov 12, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Tips on programming a new OS for my RPi?
Replies: 16
Views: 707

Re: Tips on programming a new OS for my RPi?

I think there is terminology confusion here. I think your approach would be to use an existing OS and create an application to do what you want. Your choice of OS will be constrained by the availability of hardware drivers for your e-ink screen. Most of these screens and drivers redraw the entire sc...
by EtonMess
Fri Nov 12, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Case for RP 4 with PoE hat
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Case for RP 4 with PoE hat

As far as I can see there is very little out there, especially if you want to avoid the snap-together acrylic ones.

I'm hoping somebody is using one and can recommend.
by EtonMess
Fri Nov 12, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Case for RP 4 with PoE hat
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Case for RP 4 with PoE hat

Hi, I'm looking for a case that is designed to accommodate a Pi4 with a PoE hat in place.

Does anyone here use such an arrangement that they can recommend?

Thank you.
by EtonMess
Sun Nov 07, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New P0 2 W
Replies: 14
Views: 635

Re: New P0 2 W

It might be useful to see if you can use iwlist and iwconfig to try different WiFi channels, you might find you are suffering from some RFI on the channel that the Zero 2 W is using. Good point but with a signal strenght of -30 dBm, as I mentioned, little I can do to improve it. My Pi 4 runs very w...
by EtonMess
Sun Nov 07, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: Develop GUI app in C# on pi
Replies: 16
Views: 749

Re: Develop GUI app in C# on pi

Is there a reason for choosing C# ? Possibly previous experience, an existing skillset? Certainly possible on a Pi, but not the ideal fit in my opinion. If I were looking at creating a GUI for an application on a Pi then I would probably consider Qt which may offer bindings for other programming lan...
by EtonMess
Sun Nov 07, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New P0 2 W
Replies: 14
Views: 635

Re: New P0 2 W

I use a Pi Zero 2 W with SSH for remote development (it has recently replaced a Pi Zero W) in a metal FLIRC case and this is placed inside a cabinet. It connects with good signal strength to a WiFi access point 10 metres away through two brick walls. The access point is nothing special, it's one of ...
by EtonMess
Thu Nov 04, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Getting started, Python or C
Replies: 45
Views: 1286

Re: Getting started, Python or C

Thing is: If I am using a few dozen or even a few hundreds/thousands of lines of Python to drive something like OpenCV or Tensor Flow or whatever then all the heavy lifting is done in those libraries, which are most likely written in C or C++. There is nothing to be gained by writing those few line...
by EtonMess
Mon Nov 01, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W Thread
Replies: 380
Views: 19634

Re: The Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W Thread

I would just like to say that the original zero provided a very snappy desktop experience when running RISC OS.
by EtonMess
Mon Nov 01, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Simple Test for mssql database
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: Simple Test for mssql database

Using the 'sa' login and the "mssql" suggest MS SQL Server. So, Some SQL Server installations need TCPIP to be enabled in the config manager, as a local connection will used shared memory or named pipes, tcpip will need to be enabled. You can use a telnet to port 1433 to see if your SQL Se...
by EtonMess
Mon Nov 01, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: rpi-imager 'Download for Ubuntu for x86' is not for x86
Replies: 7
Views: 549

Re: rpi-imager 'Download for Ubuntu for x86' is not for x86

X86_64 is quite commonly used for 64 bit, because it refers to a 64 bit version of the x86 instruction set. AMD64 is increasingly used because of that slight ambiguity but I don't see it as something to get too worried about.
by EtonMess
Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: That PI2 unboxing: Unmistakable Odor of fried circuitry?
Replies: 28
Views: 7048

Re: That PI2 unboxing: Unmistakable Odor of fried circuitry?

If I recall my electronic manufacturing days, the flow solder obviously contains a lot of heat energy. The smells from there was distinct, mixture of flux, very hot components and cleaning solvent. Some of that could have been bagged along with the Pi. Fried components had a variety of smell, transf...

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