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by Seeking Sooth
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Nanosound Argon Dac Case
Replies: 1
Views: 509

Nanosound Argon Dac Case

I really like my argon case for the Pi4. The new version looks even better. Has anyone tried the Argon case with the DAC chip? https://www.amazon.ca/Argon-NanoSound-ONE-Raspberry-Included/dp/B08K2KN7YM/ref=sr_1_1 The unit looks slick, but I can't find any sound reviews or expert advice... Anyone see...
by Seeking Sooth
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 1.5 watt power consumption with Rpi4 OFF
Replies: 24
Views: 898

Re: 1.5 watt power consumption with Rpi4 OFF

These sources sound really obscure for something that should be with the basic power requirements of the board.

Its not a lot of power, but I'm sure everyone who wants to run their pi off batteries needs this info.
by Seeking Sooth
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 1.5 watt power consumption with Rpi4 OFF
Replies: 24
Views: 898

Re: 1.5 watt power consumption with Rpi4 OFF

Batteries and clarity are the issue.

I'd really expect this material to be a prominent regular paragraph in their documentation. Nothing sinister but this would be helpful to consider for a great many projects.
by Seeking Sooth
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 1.5 watt power consumption with Rpi4 OFF
Replies: 24
Views: 898

Re: 1.5 watt power consumption with Rpi4 OFF

Thank you.

Any outside confirmation(s)?

This should be better reported\explained. This is supposed to be a power efficient board.
by Seeking Sooth
Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: "Zettelkasten" (structured notes) Software
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: "Zettelkasten" (structured notes) Software

There is a program called 'Zettler' that is available for Debian but apparently there are issues building it for Raspbian.

https://www.zettlr.com/

Markdown
Multi platform - even Arm Windows
I am looking in their forums for Raspberry Pi support.
by Seeking Sooth
Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: "Zettelkasten" (structured notes) Software
Replies: 3
Views: 250

"Zettelkasten" (structured notes) Software

Hi, Anyone use their Pi for Zettelkasten or extended note taking? Zettlekasten are notes with a linking\searching structure. They let you revisit the information you save and the search feature keeps them relevant and useable. Google is your friend... :) https://fortelabs.co/blog/masters-of-creative...
by Seeking Sooth
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Comparison between A73 cortex vs desktop CPU's
Replies: 20
Views: 1280

Re: Comparison between A73 cortex vs desktop CPU's

The A73 is not a high performance, high energy processor. It is a frugal processor with lower heat and power requirements. The comparison I have read is between the Arm 4 and the Pentium one or two. Lower power and smaller size. The Arm system on a chip is simply a different beast with different goa...
by Seeking Sooth
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is My SD Card Dying?
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: Is My SD Card Dying?

I am told quality cards are very important.

What is the make\model of your card?
by Seeking Sooth
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Running Out Of Space - Seeking Guidance
Replies: 9
Views: 527

Re: Running Out Of Space - Seeking Guidance

If you can do it, move to an SSD drive with more space. Not just because its faster but also because its more stable. It sounds like you use your Pi as a desktop computer. Save the SD Card for portable or dedicated projects. How is your SD Card partitioned? Long term you are better to adapt your par...
by Seeking Sooth
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New user External SSD Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1295

Re: New user External SSD Advice

I would caution against performing the "sudo rpi-update" step. It's unnecessary after running "sudo apt update" and "sudo apt full-upgrade". Running "sudo rpi-update" installs an unreleased kernel that has not been fully tested and is not required. Thank you....
by Seeking Sooth
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Uses for developing countries
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Re: Uses for developing countries

Cell phones have of course changed as many things in developing worlds as here, perhaps more so. Still, where there is power and a little space. The RPi has a role to play as a cheap Linux computer. The educational resources and mission of the foundation shape the Pi solution as a whole one for lear...
by Seeking Sooth
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New user External SSD Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1295

Re: New user External SSD Advice

Yes you can power drives with a powered hub. The SSDs aren't as power hungry as the mechanical drives. Also remember that the data path for the USB 3 port which the drives connect to is shared. Performance will suffer if you run too many devices. My question is really what will give me the best most...
by Seeking Sooth
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Application to hold 10,000 notes?
Replies: 0
Views: 146

Application to hold 10,000 notes?

'Slip Box' of connected notes. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zettelkasten I really like Nvpy. It stores notes in text or Json files and backs up to Simplenote. https://github.com/cpbotha/nvpy Unfortunately its not really maintained and I understand it has issues with big collections... Does anyone k...
by Seeking Sooth
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Remote site monitoring - help
Replies: 6
Views: 427

Re: Remote site monitoring - help

Battery operated has brutal power demands over something like a winter season. What is the minimum duty cycle you will need? If you want something responsive, ie.. something that monitors a phone line or something, you need a LOT of battery. What data are you trying to monitor? How will it be record...
by Seeking Sooth
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi4 suitable for 24/7 outdoor usage for 1+ years?
Replies: 11
Views: 664

Re: RPi4 suitable for 24/7 outdoor usage for 1+ years?

Drawers mean movement. Movement means more cords that could come loose. Running a touch kiosk is going to be more fragile than the pi. You likely want a rugged box anchored to a pole or something. You'll have to check it for heat build up - plan to check the CPU temp... Google search 'Raspberry Pi' ...
by Seeking Sooth
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi4 suitable for 24/7 outdoor usage for 1+ years?
Replies: 11
Views: 664

Re: RPi4 suitable for 24/7 outdoor usage for 1+ years?

Would people be interacting with it? You say HDMI. Is there going to be a monitor? Would the sound over HDMI be enough? Does it have to be theft proof? Polycarbonate or plastic will give you better insulation but steel will give you better theft\damage protection. How do you set your priorities? a) ...
by Seeking Sooth
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wall Wart vs Phone Charger style power supply.
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Re: Wall Wart vs Phone Charger style power supply.

By 'Charger Block' do you mean a mains plug to a battery pack and then a usb charging cable to the Pi?

Battery Packs are expensive and have a higher potential for heat\fire.
by Seeking Sooth
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Is a Raspberry PI good enough for a cloud / emal / web server ?
Replies: 7
Views: 674

Re: Is a Raspberry PI good enough for a cloud / emal / web server ?

As you consider this in a corporate environment, realize you are making job changes. Perhaps you can do this but you may not want to. It's all fine to imagine solutions and think outside the box but anything you do will require time going forward. Do you want to maintain, backup, upgrade and replace...
by Seeking Sooth
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: pi 4 Bluetooth mouse drop out?
Replies: 0
Views: 90

pi 4 Bluetooth mouse drop out?

It is the most annoying thing! For no reason I can detect the Bluetooth mouse stops working for up to a minute at a time. Is this happening with other devices? I tried increasing the polling rate in the Boot config but that's not really the problem. When its working, the mouse is ok but it just stop...
by Seeking Sooth
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: "Day Clock" as a Display Peripheral for a Pi
Replies: 7
Views: 2565

Re: "Day Clock" as a Display Peripheral for a Pi

If there was an implementation plan, these might make a frugal source for a 'magic mirror' or office reminder.

It would seem a worthwhile project.

It might be overshadowed by projects like hacking the Amazon Echo and other smart devices...
by Seeking Sooth
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: bluetoothctl keyboard - pairing glitch solved
Replies: 0
Views: 76

bluetoothctl keyboard - pairing glitch solved

I have had terrible luck paring some keyboards with the Pi Filco Minila bluetooth Apple Magic bluetooth The issue appears to be in the PIN request from the keyboard. It seems that the first time you pair with these keyboards the keyboard requires a number and doesn't get it. It silently fails but re...
by Seeking Sooth
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Text Editors for Raspberry Pi 4
Replies: 61
Views: 5576

Re: Text Editors for Raspberry Pi 4

I am really enjoying Nvpy its fast and backs up to Simplenote. Lots of interesting features but no spelling checker.

https://pypi.org/project/nvpy/
by Seeking Sooth
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Growing addiction to silent.
Replies: 27
Views: 1730

Re: Growing addiction to silent.

I appreciate the eloquent descriptions of your different situations. The irony of course is that depending on ambient temperature and workload 'correct' setups are different. I completely recognize that warmer temperatures and heavier workload could make the fan necessary or demand a different solut...
by Seeking Sooth
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Reasonable Unix History Youtube..
Replies: 8
Views: 504

Re: Reasonable Unix History Youtube..

For anyone who wants to web search, conduct a seance, or write a book.. of course there is more data out there.

For anyone that just wants a quick YouTube this is a good link.
by Seeking Sooth
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: pi tv hat supports/screws
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Re: pi tv hat supports/screws

You might try your supplier. With everything discretely packed, they might not have 'extras' either. Ask about just the parts, or the parts and another order.. Are the uprights threaded? Could you replace them with cut lengths of pen or something? Are they metal or plastic? Or A plastic box of 210 u...

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