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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:31 pm

Hi all!

I'm John from Los Angeles, and I'm reeeeeally late to the Pi party, which is odd considering the careers, interests and hobbies I've acquired over the years. This sums up the most recent and significant.
  • Aviation/homebuilt aircraft
  • Electronic music and digital audio production
  • Game Development R&D (Unity/Unreal)
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality
  • 3D CGI/VFX
And now, SBC/SoC's for the general process of interacting with data and systems in more tangible, physical, and spatial ways. The first two I do for fun, the last 3 are what pay the bills. That thing about homebuilt aircraft is no joke, I actually built one, and you can see it here: and that's where I gained the bulk of my fabrication and electrical/electronics skills.

My RPi "Hello World" was standing up the PiDeck distro and hacking the configs to flip the LCD.
Current project is a Pi-4 based Audio/DSP module so I don't have to spend $500 on an Empress Zoia or similar multi-fx stompbox.

Hope I can share some useful knowledge someday.


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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:22 pm

Hi I'm Kevin, but everyone calls me Angus or Fire (long boring stories)
My background is automotive engineering, and I have had the pleasure of repairing everything from lawnmowers to industrial gas generators
Anyhow, I am not exactly a computer newbie, but I am a pi newbie. So basically I am looking for ideas and some hand holding :)
I recently retired due to ill health and a severe case of lazy boneitis, so looking to fill the long winter months, without getting myself into too much trouble.
Best regards. Fire.

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:32 am

Hi everyone - Brian here. Thought I'd say hello!

I've had a few pi's over the years, along with using the RPD Debian X86 desktop on a few machines and love it. Time to show appreciation for them both by saying so finally in public.

I'm mostly an end user that enjoys using them, even if I'm not the world's best programmer. I come from the 1979'ish time that I *still* enjoy the wonders of Unix in the raw form of terminal usage - bash, sed, awk, grep, pipes and all that. Heh, not that I'm good at it, but still blown away by it.

Had a great time reading Brian Kernighan's latest book - UNIX A History and a Memoir - with get this: a comfy chair and a good backlight! That's the age I come from. :lol:

The Pi's and the X86 desktop are just wonderful - thanks to all who bring it to us, and of course all those in the community that make it what it is!

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Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:15 am

Fighting gamer and arcade retro and new pc one...wish to make my personal handheld

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:05 pm

I salute you all, my fellow RPi shipmates ;)

Edit: This appears to be a rather curious place - at times akin to 'Animal Farm' with some posters squabbling over ideology or perceived wisdom.
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Absolutely goddamn right!
Unless you were goin' all the way...

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:37 am

Hi all :)

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Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:10 pm

as you can see my name is Chris. I'm currently studing network engineer CCNA but things are changing in this field so I've also been advised to get a Pi and learn some Linux and Python. really looking forward to it!!

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:29 am

Hi all!

I'm Matt, from Victoria, Australia, and recently picked up a Pi 4B to play around with, after my Asus laptop finally karked it.

I have a little bit of experience programming in C++ and Matlab, but look forward to learning some Linux and learning more about what I can do with my new project!

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:29 am

Good to see everyone! Now I am working as a blogger at home, today I finished my article on a new project for me, write down what you think about it.

A versatile person, I am fascinated by what technologies are capable of at the moment and I am learning in a new direction for myself. I started to study programming language to better understand how programs are organized.

For a long time, I travelled and wrote books, I'm not going to stop with it, but it's boring to do one thing, I get pleasure when I go to bed without any effort and I understand that this day I've given my best.

Every day I learn to play the drums, write a few pages of my book, watch programming courses and write articles for my blog.

I hope you got to know me better, everyone is kind!

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:43 am

Hi! I am a Nana to a 13yo computer and gaming nut. I myself am your average computer user. I am mainly here to find ways to support my grandson's interest in learning programming. I hope I can refrain from being drawn into another hobby (have dozens), but I'm finding myself being drawn in. LOL!!!!

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:17 am

Hello! I'm Hazel from Cebu Philippines. I am a computer teacher in the high school department. I bump this forum because I am a newbie on Raspberry Pi. I was introduced by the owner of the school I am currently working to study Raspberry Pi. He plans to add a Subject on Raspberry Pi and he wants me to learn and teach the students.

We bought 8 Raspberry Pi's for experimental projects.

I join this forum because I want to earn a certificate for learning Raspberry Pi. I don't know how to join the Picademy especially here in Cebu Philippines.

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:10 pm

Terry here. Old guy, cut my teeth on building 8086 and 286 computers long ago.

Lately I've had a renewed interest in retro computing, and I've decided to give myself a Pi as a Christmas present. I'll be getting a 4B, already got enough peripherals so all I'll need is the Pi. New to Linux but I've been typing at a DOS command line for decades so I think I can make the connect.

Been doing as much research as I can beforehand to try to be prepared before I actually pull the trigger and start setting up the first unit (I know from past hobbies it never stops at just one).

So I'll be quietly lurking until I actually do something noteworthy.

PS: I also build and shoot cannons, so if this fails miserably at least I'll have a nice target.

Just kidding!


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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:31 pm

Hello RPi people,

I'm Sébastien aka "Maze", from France (and yes, I can speak English...).
I'm a freelance Java developer / software architect.

I'm a Xubuntu user for years (I think I can use "decade" now...) and I proudly converted my wife, my sister and my mother to it.
Well... the very long annoying frustrating Windows Update processing time helped a lot, when they noticed I don't have to wait and reboot for ages Linux updates...

I'm also a mono video gamer : I like playing video games from time to time, but actually, I only play Stellaris in MP with my friends.

I've been interested in getting a RPi for years, thinking about a Java web application server, but 1Gb always have been a bit narrow...
So when I (recently) discovered the RPi 4B with 4Gb, how to resist ? This is my 2019 Xmas present.
One day, I will make a CICD server out of it, with Gitlab / Kubernetes / Docker, for my own business projects... but for now, I will play with it, to get used to it, and I have some ideas...
"Don't believe in forum signature quotations, they may be fakes" - Victor Hugo

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:19 am

Howdy crew!

I'm pretty new to raspberry pi. Just ordered my first one. A Pi-4 Complete Starter Kit from CanaKit. Any tips for how I can build up a collection of electronic parts like resistors, jumper cables, bread boards, etc. is much appreciated. I want to try some stuff. It looks like CanaKit has those too so maybe I'll start there.

I'm looking forward to learning from everyone.

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:25 pm

Hello everyone. My name is Eric. I'm a tinkerer and maker at heart. I got involved in programming back in 1985 with BASIC, Fortran and Comal and didn't pick anything back up until 1998. Since then it's been a hobbyist mix of LAMP, Java and C+/+.

When the Pi came out I knew I had to have one.

Much of my programming has been on the webdev side so, PHP, HTML, CSS etc. Recently since getting the Pi I've started learning Python and more Linux (I say more because I had learned the basics or "just enough to be dangerous" when learning to set up my home servers).

My non computer background is as a Respiratory Therapist (retired) turned professional Handyman. I've been a tinkerer/maker since I was a kid and the only thing that's ever changed has been what tools/materials I have to work with.

I love learning about things I don't know and finding useful and meaningful applications for what I've learned.
4gb Raspberry Pi 4 | Kernel = 4.19.93-v7l+ | Raspbian Buster with PIXEL on a 32gb SD card | Logitech Wireless M/K = MK-320

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:26 pm

Just an update to my previous post (about 4 back) . . .

A friend found out I was planning to buy one soon and beat me to the punch, early Christmas present!

So I now have my Raspberry Pi. It's a 4B 4GB from CanaKit. Came with heat sinks, an enclosure with a cooling fan, power adapter, power switch (I really like that!), HDMI cable, a card reader, and NOOBS on a 32GB micro SD.

Unfortunately the wired USB keyboard that I'd planned to use turned out to be junk (it was old). A trip to WallyWorld yielded a Logitech wireless keyboard/touchpad combo for ~$20. Back in business.

Assembled everything and set it up with the card from the kit, but I had really wanted to do that myself, so as soon as I had it all updated and working, I pulled that one out and put it aside for safe keeping. I then took the new Sandisk 32GB card that I'd already had set aside for the Pi and went to work. I downloaded "Raspbian Buster with desktop and recommended software" and "Etcher" and created my own card, which I then installed in the Pi. Having already successfully installed NOOBS (despite having to quit and go get a new keyboard) setting up Raspian Buster went smooth, and soon I was online, posting on forums and watching videos.


So soon I'll be bugging you all in the other threads with lot of dumb questions. :lol:

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:04 am

Hi, my name is Mark and I am from Prince George, British Columbia, Canada. I have been using and testing many different linux distros for the past 12 years or so. Started with computers in the very early 80's with my first being a TRS -80 colour computer. Since then I have been involved with computers as a hobby and also repairing and upgrading. I have had my Pi 4 4gig ram for about 3 months now and it is very exciting to be diving in yet again into something new.

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:50 am

Hello everyone.

My nickname is Artemus Gordon and I am French.
I am a retired computer scientist.

I own several raspberry:
-> RPI 0 v1.3,
-> RPI 0W,
-> RPI 0WH + HAT TV Tunnel,
-> RPi 2B + Joy-it Serial I2C 20 × 4 2004 LCD Module,
-> RPi 2B + Module Unicorn HAT HD PIM273,
-> RPi 3A +,
-> RPi 3B +.
But not yet RPi 4B.
I bought my first Raspberry Pi 2B in March 2016.
Why Raspberry? to tell you the truth, it's to get back to Unix / Linux.

If I registered in this forum, it is to solve a problem.
I hope to find a solution because this problem is blocking!

Thank you !
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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:43 pm

Hello, Very New To This Part Of The Interweb... Any Hoo Hello! :lol: :roll:
Mom used to say stop playing with your food and i would reply but mum.... I love my Raspberry Pi4 4GB. ;)

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:59 am

Hey my name is Paul, I've been playing and working with computers since the Commodore PET was considered cutting edge. I have worked with computers that were as small as a keyboard, up to machines where the cooler for the CPU was as big as a bus.... I don't currently have a Pi, but have been thinking about some uses for one or two.... I consider Toronto, Ontario, Canada as home.

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:36 am

Database administrator, informal leader of small group Raspberry pi enthusiasts. ;)
With regards, David

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:58 pm

A bit of beginner to intermediate level.. just installed my own NAS server. Here to help anybody in need of help :)

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:24 am

Hi, I am Jeff. Just a big fan of Raspberry Pi. It brought me back to Linux. I feel that the new Raspberry Pi 4 was made just for me! The foundation did it right. If it can not be done on a Pi 4 it is not worth doing. :D

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:46 am

Hello! Recently i found out that the raspberry pi existed! I really wanted one, so now I'm waiting for it to come in the mail.

I'm only beginning my journey, I'm interested in learning how to code so that one day i might end up as a game designer.
But that's only a dream, I'm starting out small and then progressing to slightly harder things.

Raspberry pi is gonna be fun! :D
Am i supposed to say that i have autism?
(I have autism)

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:38 am

Hey there folks! I heard about the RPi when I watched a YouTube video in my recommended! Look, I grew up with Windows and I'm still getting used to Raspbian.

I got a lot of stuff on my plate.
I got alot of stuff on my plate.
*insert shrugging emoji*

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