On the 20th October, he and two friends will be embarking on an epic 24-hour sponsored gaming marathon, where they’re aiming to complete every Sonic game they can get their hands on (currently at a total of 19!).
Now James has set a few targets for his campaign:
- $200: Continuing past the 24 hours until they’ve finished every game on the list (livestreamed), unless there’s a medical reason they must stop
- $500: Complete removal of his eyebrows (livestreamed)
- $750: Dye his hair white (which he’s been growing for something like 5 years)
Now, because raising money for kids hospitals is awesome and seeing one of my best friends dye his hair white is icing on the cake, I’d like to help James out, by adding a fourth goal:
- $1000: If we reach this amount, I’ll release the in-progress Raspberry Pi Chromium OS image. Be aware, it is VERY slow and unusable, but lots of folks have been asking me for it anyway, so here’s your chance to grab it. I’ll also join James live on his livestream on the 20th October for all to watch.
If anyone can suggest extra goals, things I could do to persuade people to donate, then I’m open to suggestions!
So, where do you donate? Click on the following link: http://goo.gl/eY8Ak
Hexxeh has been hard at work doing development with his Raspberry Pi, and has had to reinstall the firmware onto a blank image quite frequently. So he’s written a tool to do it for him; and it’ll work for you too. If you’re not a developer, his rpi-updater is still something you might want to download, just in order to make sure you always have the latest firmware and kernel version for your Raspberry Pi.
Head over to Hexxeh’s blog for a download link and instructions.
We have enormous luck with the people called Liam (three and counting now) who volunteer to do great stuff for Raspberry Pi. Liam McLoughlin (@hexxeh on Twitter) has so far got Chromium OS running on his Raspi, along with the very useful Despotify and a Raspberry Pi firmware updater. All the above are available at his website, and knowing Liam, I’m sure there’s more to come.
Liam put a call out last night for people who are lucky enough to have managed to get their hands on a Raspberry Pi, and who fancy a Quake III Deathmatch. He’s now made the Quake III binaries available (only tested so far on the most recent Debian release) at radium.hexxeh.net/quake3.zip. If you head over to #raspberrypi at Freenode IRC, you’ll find willing
victims opponents in the channel.
The zip file compresses to 3.14MB, which we think is kind of serendipitous.