Thursday, 25 April 2013

London's Technology Scene and Local Community

Social media is transforming London's underground society.  My experience of using to build a community around shared interest in technology demonstrates both the impact of social media and the ground swell of technology in London's underground society.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Using Raspberry Pi GPIO Interface

I have a Raspberry Pi - this post is about beginning to explore it's control capabilities using the General Purpose Input Output (GPIO) port and is aimed at total beginners assuming that you have already got your Raspberry Pi up and running as described in my earlier post Fire up your Raspberry Pi.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Fire up your Raspberry Pi

I was loaned a Raspberry Pi.  It was brand new and still in its box when I got it.  This post is about how I breathed life into it. There are two main jobs to do: preparing an SD Card to be the Raspberry Pi's hard-drive and complete the initial setup.

I used my MacBook Air to do this so the process is Mac specific in some areas i.e. using Terminal.

Friday, 5 April 2013

Pibow: The Raspberry Pi Case

I didn't like having my much prized Raspberry Pi (loaned to me by a good friend) resting on a cardboard box looking cool but vulnerable to my quite regular drink spills and clumsy dropping of heavy and/or pointy items.  I wanted a box to put it in - so I got one.

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Self-employed poacher?

Poaching is where you 'steal' work from your employer by going direct to the client.  This is good because you get more work; this is bad because you annoy those that employed you and kills off opportunities for future work with them.

I am self-employed but only for a very short time - I have learnt so much during this first year. One of the most difficult things to get to grips with was not poaching work from others while proactively seeking much needed work.  I'm still not sure I got it right.