kbailey wrote:OK, so you think I'm a jerk. Nice welcome you go there; have you considered a career in sales? Remind me not to invite you to my Bar Mitzvah.
No one called you a jerk except you. I saw a lighthearted comment about sharing what you're smoking. Roll with it.
kbailey wrote:OK, so sell an in line switch as an option. If I have the cash I can add it to the shopping cart.
RPF is not selling the Pi. Farnell/RS do. RPFs goal isn't to sell accessories, it has clear stated goals, that don't include building the add-ons that people want.
kbailey wrote: As is, unplugging to shut down to swap sd cards to redo when an experimental change bricks it is not all that much fun when you know you are building up socket fatigue. :cry
Some real options for you, right now, that don't involve the Raspberry Pi Foundation building and selling you something (because they don't build anything for sale, and they don't sell anything)...
1. Build your own on off switch (search the forums, it's been done and howtos posted around).
2. Buy an on off switch (search the forums, it's been done, and the guy is taking orders).
3. Unplug the OTHER end of the cable (the bigger end is less likely to suffer socket fatigue.
4. Switch the power supply itself off then on.
kbailey wrote:ok, so instead of being unhelpful
You recieved a constructive reply to your first post, is the 'unhelpful' jab at all of us, or are you ignoring the help you are getting, in favour of moaning about the help you percieve you are not getting?
kbailey wrote: if you know these exist, at least mention the vendor's proper name so I can go find them myself if you cannot or will not offer a link.
Thats the most arrogant and combative request for help I have ever seen. I'm considering deleting the help I have written in this post so far...
kbailey wrote:If not THE answer, at least a big old clue would be swell.
Search is your friend. I wanted an off switch (not an "on+off switch"), so I searched the forum, and found a parts list, and code, and built it myself for about $1.73 in parts. Searching took about 5 minutes, buying took about 10 minutes including driving, coding took 2 minutes, and building it took about 5 minutes.
Total people bitched at: 0.
Total off switches built: 1.
BTW, a link to a free archive extractor for files compressed in less than common formats would be a nice touch for the website.
The RPF site seems to just list major OSes. To start recommending packages might be a bad idea, considering if you posted in the forum for the OS that you use:
"Suggest free archive extractor for files compressed in uncommon formats" as the title, with some please/thankyou and a list of what you have tried, and where you are going wrong, that you would probably get a truckload of free help.
There are tens of thousands of packages/applications for each OS, so I can see why RPF probably doesn't want to start listing them.
Have you read the FAQ at all? It is well written and answers a bunch of your questions, including how to donate. In fact, how to donate to them is very clear and very simple.
Why are you typing like a pissy teenager? Maybe THAT is why you seem to be having a hard time of things.
Talk to people nicely, and engage in intelligent discussion. Don't demand this that and the other thing, and don't tell a charitable foundation how to run itself and to do things that aren't it's stated goals when you don't even bother to read the big FAQ page with all that information on it.