Hi Steve, Mike from Colorado trying to form a Raspberry Pi User group to organize the expertise that might exist in the Denver Area. Any interest? [email protected]starwrek wrote: ↑Thu May 16, 2019 7:41 pmHey, Steve from Denver, Colorado. A mile high and staying.
First started using Linux with dual boot PC back around 95. I was a big fan of Slackware back at the time and got into building my own kernels to optimize for my hardware. Was one of the first at a large Telcom here to put a Linux computer into use as an internal web server.
Today I do software engineering in the Cloud (AWS) and except for the macOs for the laptop workstation, everything else I touch is Linux.
I now have four Raspberry Pi's used for everything from a VPN to project experiments. The Raspberry takes me back to my days of building my own systems and knowing everything there was inside and around the hardware and software.
awesome uncle Adam!AdamStanislav wrote: ↑Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:16 amAs my user name suggests, my name is Adam. I am 68, will turn 69 next month, am from Slovakia, and have been computing since the age of 15, way back in 1965, when computers were not yet available to most people.
At the end of 2018 I bought a 3D printer and then bought a Raspberry Pi 3B+ to control the 3D printer with Octoprint. I was pleasantly surprised by how much such a tiny computer could do, a lot more than those big computers we learned on back in 1965.
I have quickly started using it to do tasks my expensive Windows laptop has trouble doing. For example, I have recently made a video about how to backup the Raspbian image from the microSD card using Windows and the Pi itself. I went into much detail and ended up with a 10 gigabyte file I needed to upload to YouTube. Using my laptop would have taken at least a week and I would have had to keep it turned on all that time, and it would have consumed a lot of power while slowing the system to a crawl, and potentially crash.
So, I copied the file to my RPi, logged in using TightVNC and started the upload using the Chromium browser that came with the Raspbian. I then exited the VNC and let the Pi do its job. It took three days and three nights of continuous upload (my DSL does not allow high upload speeds), which was a lot less than I was expecting based on my past uploads from Windows. And I was able to turn my laptop off every night because the Pi was just doing on its own what it was asked to do.
So, I’m very happy with the RPi and plan to get several more of them and use them for specialized tasks each. And of course I will make more video tutorials and even write some software for it.
Thanks. My ISP (Frontier) determined I needed a new modem and they gave me one, so hopefully my next upload will be faster.featured wrote: ↑Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:48 pmawesome uncle Adam!
i am a certified network technician. let me see if i can be of help to your network. (10GB file takes 3 days which is 38KB/s. UNaccpetable)
is it because you are accessing a foreign website (youtube) ? What is your DSL download speed rated?