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by oldsalt
Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:18 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: what to do with pi
Replies: 3
Views: 1031

Re: what to do with pi

Hi, It is always a challenge to start off with, you want to do something but have no idea where to start, loads of projects on the web, but they seem difficult and also you wish to be different an unique, but we all start somewhere. A great tutor of mine gave me this. Write a program to solve simult...
by oldsalt
Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:36 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Which Language to Learn?
Replies: 53
Views: 17493

Re: Which Language to Learn?

Hi, My two cents (penneth) worth, I agree with your decision to go with C and perhaps C++ later, I have dabbled for many years, hacked a bit in this and that language, they all have there benefits, but now like you I have the time to really learn a programming language, C is my choice. It is just so...
by oldsalt
Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Starting out..... XBMC, raspbmc, external HD, power, SD
Replies: 3
Views: 2079

Re: Starting out..... XBMC, raspbmc, external HD, power, S

Hi, This is XBMC, it is a little bit of a struggle when you first start out, but you need to lookup scrappers on the XBMC website, these index the movies and provided the file name is in the correct format and you tell XBMC what it should expect to find in each directory, it should, just do it all f...
by oldsalt
Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Hostname instead of IP
Replies: 22
Views: 10582

Re: Hostname instead of IP


Rather than a new router you could try running dnsmasq on the pi and disable dhcp on the router,
http://www.thekelleys.org.uk/dnsmasq/doc.html, but more work but saves money.

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