Raspberry Pi ramblings

Programming | October 15th, 2016

Raspberry Pi

The Pi 2

Last Spring, when I rebuilt this website, I used a Raspberry Pi on my home network as an internal web server to host the site development. Setting it up for that purpose was fairly easy once I got php/mysql and WordPress installed on it. However, there were a couple of config files that had to be manually modified that required a little research on my part to configure correctly.

Since that project is now completed, and now that I’m currently between projects that would utilize the Pi as a development server, I need to find a good use for it. It’s running Ubuntu Mate and it’s also hooked up to my TV as a display, however, I already have an Apple TV hooked up to the TV for my usual TV-type watching purposes. I may try and set it up as an arcade or console system, similar to the RetroPi.

Overall, the Pi really is a neat little computer.

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10th Anniversary of MarchTwenty.com

Life | August 26th, 2013

BalloonsIt’s been 10 years since I registered MarchTwenty.com. The years before I registered this domain name, I had registered march-twenty.com and then later marchtwenty.net. As such, I redesigned the site… again. With luck, I will now try and focus on my next book(s).

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iPhone Art

Design | July 8th, 2012

I’ve been dabbling with SketchBook Pro on my iPhone and iPad for over a year now. These are some samples I made on my phone.

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New toy

Life | June 14th, 2011

My Mustang

My Mustang

I guess I haven’t posted on here in a while. I just don’t have a lot to write about to update my blog on a regular basis. But anyway, I finally bought myself a new car, it’s the first nice or even decent car I have ever owned and it’s about time. It should be fun until the first snow fall that is.

I picked up the new iPad a couple of months back. It happens to be the first Apple product that I have ever bought. I pretty much use it like a laptop or notebook, a little productivity and a little games. I may try writing and illustrating a book with it at some point. Should be fun.

My next book is coming along nicely, even though it’s taking a little longer than I expected. I’m to easily distracted at the moment.

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Drawing on the iPad

Design | December 4th, 2010

iPad Sunset Sketch

iPad Sunset Sketch

I have been dabbling with Sketchbook Pro (amongĀ other drawing apps) on my Mom’s iPad lately. I have to say it’s pretty fun to work with. Not quite a Wacom tablet killer, Sketchbook has a few limitations, but it certainly has it’s uses considering the price difference between the two. Sketchbook just needs to support larger canvases and it’ll be golden.

When the next generation iPads come out next spring, I’m going to have to look into getting one. For a device that doesn’t really have any uses, it certainly is a lot of fun to play with.

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Mistletoe’s Night now for the Kindle

Writing | October 26th, 2010

Mistletoe’s Night is now available on the Amazon Kindle. I don’t own a Kindle so I’m uncertain as to how well it renders the pages or how well the illustrations show up in black and white. From what little I’ve seen from the ‘preview’ it should be okay. The text does run beyond a single page in most instances much like the iPad version, but that I don’t have any control over.

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Theme change again, again

Design | October 10th, 2010

I’ve been monkeying around with WordPress for the last month or so. I think I now have a pretty good handle on it’s inner workings, so I’ve been able to make this theme a little more compact and unique from the pedestrian default look, or my old theme.

Anyway, I may still make some changes to the graphics through the next several weeks, but I hope I can stick with this one for quite some time before I get bored with it.

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Mistletoe now on iBookstore

Writing | August 19th, 2010

You can now purchase a digital copy of Mistletoe’s Night through the Apple iBookstore app for the iPad and iPhone. Hopefully I can get it on the other ebook devices (like the Kindle) as well. To find it, simply type ‘mistletoe’ in the search box in the iBooks app. You can also buy it as an epub file from Lulu as well; which should be viewable on all the ebook devices out there, but I’m not 100% sure.

Update: I’m now in the process of making it available on the Kindle through its respective service. I don’t have a Kindle so I don’t really know how its going to look, but from what I could tell from the preview the formating might be a little goofy, and obviously the illustrations are in black and white.

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Home from my trip

Photography | August 16th, 2010

I’m home from my trip to Boston. My cousin’s wedding was quite nice with a great location; even my hotel room had a great view of the city. Anyway, it was nice to get away for a weekend and visit a place I had not been to in a long time.

I took a ton of pictures on this trip; some of them didn’t turn out as nice as I would have liked, but that’s how it goes sometimes.

I also went to my first Packer game over the weekend. It was only a preseason game but it’s better than nothing, and now I can say I’ve been to one. I just wish I would have brought a camera besides the one on my phone.

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