I was on the forum back in 2013, but everybody's forgotten who I am--including me, so I'll put some re-introduction.
I sleep about 12 hours a night, so having worked full time all of my life, I haven't been able to have much of a hobby life. I was an application programmer on the iSeries and its forerunners, so I'm sensitive to what users want to see, but haven't had time to cozy up to my good friend, the computer. Well, now I am retired, so here goes....
My ultimate goal with the RPi is to enhance the other branch of my hobby life, which is religion. I want to use the RPi Compute Module with development board and the 'Open EEG Mark IV' to build a machine that will sense when a person has become "as a little child". I hope that with biofeedback, salvation will be more accessible.
Right now, however, I'm stone-poor, so I hope to build and sell a time machine based on the RPi--no, not the the H.G.Wells or the Apple OS X time machines, but a thing with lights and buzzers that will tell the user when to do stuff like take pills and send birthday cards. It's been done before, of course, but my flip phone can't get my attention even on its highest volume setting and vibrator to boot.
I'm looking forward to bugging everybody with dumb questions, which I'll be doing for a while, since I tend to forget things I've learned. --Open road ahead, but the motor is sputtering!
Statements resembling facts are IMO only. "he" means "he or she", etc. "Mother Nature" is an abstraction, not a real spirit.