I got curious about the Raspberry Pi serial connection recently so went about getting it to work on mine. It’s mostly for fun but I can see the benefit when I want to find out the IP address of my Pi without having a monitor and keyboard on hand. Plus, I this would benefit the classes I plan on running as I may not have extra monitor and keyboard for the classes.
I managed to find my I2C OLED display when I was cleaning up my place. As I currently have a S3 storage cluster project ongoing, I figured now would be a great time to get it working so I can attach an OLED display to each of the Raspberry Pis so I can get their status on a glance. Below are the steps I used to get it working on Rasbian Lite.
A new install of ArchLinux on my Qotom went fine until I enabled the SSH server and rebooted it. I had an issue whereby I could not remotely connect to the SSH server until I logged in the first time. After doing some reading online, I saw on a forum someone mentioning the SSH server is probably lacking sufficient entropy to start. So I tried it on my Arch install and voila, it worked.
About 2 months ago, I pledged for a Kickstarter called The Necronomicon Gamebook : Dagon, which is essentially a game book where you encounter first hand the horrors as told by H. P. Lovecraft himeself. This game book is an adaptation of The Cthulhu Mythos: Dagon, The Festival and The Hound with a Dreamlands section in the book with extracts from The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath. Overview The digital version of the book was released to the Backers yesterday and I had some time to go through the materials.
I recently purchased an RPG called The Operators that lets you play as Ethan Hunt or Jason Bourne in a techno-spythriller. It was on Kickstarter in November 2017 by Samjoko Publishing, which I did not participate in however I came across it recently when I was checking out new RPGs out in the wild. The author, Kyle Simons is best known for his previous game, Worlds in Peril for bringing the comic book world to life that was based on the Apocalypse World system.
My recent kernel upgrade for my ArchLinux server failed because my /tmp folder was full and the package manager couldn’t use the /tmp folder to build the necessary modules and tools. Despite knowing this, I decided to reboot the server anyway and that’s when I saw the dreaded kernel panic message making my server completely unusable. However, I knew my data was still safe on the server, it just couldn’t boot up so I did what any geek would do, I decided to fix it.
I’m working on a new project involving a Raspberry Pi Zero W running ArchLinux ARM. The Pi Zero W, being with only 512MB RAM is having issues performing a task I need that must be done in memory using the vendors command line app. I could rewrite the vendor’s app to be able to run on the 512MB RAM but I’m keeping that for the future. Aside this, there might be other apps that need a little more RAM.
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