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Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:20 pm

Hello, my name is Branislav, I'm from Serbia, and I have some questions about programming with Pi, on some project.

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Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:42 pm

My name is Jon. I am an ophtalmologist from Sweden. I also work as a clinical consultant for a company making IT-solution for healthcare. Worked as a sysem developer in the 90s and still tinker a bit with programming to solve different problems. Mostly program python these days.
I use whatever tool and OS I find usefull. Win10, OSX, manjaro, rasbian, android and iOS is that I have installed on my devices at the moment.

Registred mostly to be able to post a question that I havent been able to solve myself.

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:51 pm

Hey all!

Matt here from an undisclosed location in the US. My job has absolutely nothing to do with computers. I'm recently married, we recently bought our first house together, and recently I have been learning a lot about home repair. Every Christmas my parents decide I need a hobby that never really pans out (e.g. beer brewing). Well this time they got me a Raspberry Pi so I was/am really excited. This hobby could be virtually anything I want.

I'm just starting a project so I'm sure I will have problems along the way, which is why I am here.

I'm not a Linux expert by any means, but I have used Debian (off and on, here and there) over the past 20 years on a spare PC so I know some basic stuff.

Anyways, this looks like a good community. Happy to be here.

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Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:00 am

This is George Gibson and i completed my study from the University of South Alabama where i earned my Bachelor's degree in Nursing. My nursing education started in the year 2011.
In March 2017 i joined the military and started my Army Nurse Corps career or ANC as a clinical assistant nurse position, At the Maxwell Air Base in Alabama. After a year of working, i quit from the Military clinical assistant nurse position for some personal family reasons. Now i joined a health care center in Alabama as a principal nurse to continue providing my health care experience.
You can reach me at gorgegibson441@gmail.com.
"Save a Tree - Save The Environment - Save Your Life "

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:26 am

I'm Ben,

I have been coding for as long as I can remember, I also like designing plans for electronic gadgets in my free time.
I currently go to secondary school where I continue to learn about new aspects of code at every oppertunity.

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:50 pm

Hi, Ravi from India. I've been into computers from late 80s, primarily programming in MSFT technologies.
I am a long time Pi reader, but first time owner of a 4B - 4GB board.
I currently use my board as a desktop/laptop replacement. Pretty happy with it, it's faster than my 4 year old laptop.
I am fairly conversant with Unix/Linux ecosystem, and will while away my spare time here learning about Pi and anything everything I can do with it.
What I like about Pi 4 is that it allows me run some heavy applications such as Eclipse, IntelliJ, and pretty much anything that can run on Java - though I am not a java developer. It also runs docker containers which is a huge plus [though not all images are available for aarch64, yet].
My gripe (not with Pi) is that not many Microsoft products work on aarch64, and not all apps from repositories run, either.
Thanks. Happy knowing you. Will do my best to learn, and in turn try to assist others who're stuck.

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Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:49 pm


I am Tony. Spent equal adult life between the US & the UK, but British by birth & currently reside in the UK. Had a 3B+ for a few years. Usual teething problems, but 'nothing like the 4B. 'Bout to drive me crazy, but I will save that for the forums.

To add, as others appear to have shared more;

Been working in IT since the mid 90's. Mostly Infrastructure, Data Centres, ESXi builds and support. Started building PC's/Servers, then supporting them. Current working life is split between EMEA & NAM, working with both Windows & Linux.

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Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:05 am

Hello all,

I am Michael from Cambridgeshire. I'm a full time husband, father, dog walker, guinea pig feeder and chief pot washer. For a change of scenery someone pays me to maintain and repair railway rolling stock.

I've been working in the engineering sector since my apprenticeship on aero gas turbines before moving to heavy engineering building machines for the oil and gas industry and then finally moving to the railways in 2015.

My background has always been mechanically biased and, aside from studying electrical theory at tech, I have never had any hands on experience with electronics.

I am now studying for an HNC in rail engineering and when a design project came up for an inspection robot I decided to look for ways to fill in the electronics gap. I had messed around with one of the early Pi's, but never did much with it or fully explored the website fully, more fool me.

Now I have taken the time to really look at the resources available it has blown me away as to how much can be learnt and done with these little wonders. I am now the proud owner of a raspberry pi 4 and am enjoying building my first robotics kit.

Hope to meet some great people through the forums and look forward to sharing knowledge and help for the betterment everyone.

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Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:44 pm

Hi Everyone, I join for the first time the community of raspberry. I'm an Engineer, in love with technology and also busy with many projects.
Recently I discovered how powerful RP is and I've been experimenting the different boards, trying to learn and understand how to put ideas in practice. I hope to learn more and more from your inputs and hopefully in a few months to be able to help others as well
Thank you, Emanuel

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:29 am

Hello everybody, I am a smith and belong to London, United Kingdom.

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Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:27 pm

Hi, I' m Hermes from Italy.
I would share an idea (or better, promote an idea of many other peoples) with the community, hoping to "move" something... Who knows?
(I' ll post soon in the "General" section.)
I have a Raspberry Pi 3B+ (and I' m sorry for the level of my English)

Emilie Robbins
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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:09 pm

Hi! I'm Emilie from Canada. I'm work an IT technician remote at home.

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:26 am

I'm Weiand from the U.S.
I've just recently found out about R Pi. Seemed like a fun thing to tackle and play with.
I just got a basic 3 B + kit, still need a few more parts to start getting it on the basic set up.
I've a few project ideas already that I'd like to attempt with it.
The main being a stereo of sorts. Just seems more fun and satisfying to build my own.
I know I'll need more parts for that project but need to get familiar with the R Pi itself and the OS
I'll be scanning this forum for info along the lines of the project.

Basic idea is add a sound card for better sound, an ext h.d.d. for more storage and to store mp3 files with some sort of mp3 player program, an ext usb rom to play cd's. with a small attached touch screen all in an enclosure with a couple of indicator lights and on / off switch.
Sound out via 3.5 into my Logitech Z906 5.1 Surround Sound via a 3.5 Y to share with the echo dot.

That is the "idea" anyways. Time will tell if I can make that happen.
It was broke when I got here...

rui no onna
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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:55 am

Hi, I'm rui and I think my Raspberry Pis are spawning themselves and planning world domination. They just went from 0 to 4 with 2 more on the way. :?

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:15 pm


My name is Pete and I am from Charlottesville, Va. I am a retired Linux Computer Systems Engineer / Manager (University of Virginia).

Although I am retired, I can't seem to escape from the gravity of Technology. Having said that, that's why I am here. It's all about the Raspberry Pi's. Well, not really, but the fact they they run Linux is why I am interested in them. I'm very interested in them due to their small form factor and want to see what I can achieve with them. I have a few ideas running through my mind.

Anyway, here I am. I'm sure you'll get tired of me asking questions sooner or later.


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Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:54 am

Al from North Carolina (for the past 7 years, 7 decades in NY before that), USA. Spent the last 46 years of my working life designing computers of all sorts and software. No Pi yet, it should be here on the 30th (4 days), but a lot of stuff here isn't Pi-specific, like programming and web development and coding, so I'm here a bit early and having fun posting some answers.

All bets are off once I get the RPi booted up and running with root on a 240GB SSD. (No fan yet - I ordered an Ice Cooler, but that, and another RPi won't be here until somewhere between the beginning and the end of next month (I love how precise China Post is).

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:00 pm

Hello, My name is Jim. I am new to using the Raspberry Pi and picked up the Pi4. I have a lot of ideas of tings that I want to try with this and possibly purchase more of them if any of my ideas work out. I basically picked it up because I like to learn new things all the time and the idea that I can learn something new while creating something in the process seem pretty great to me.

The issue I seem to have at the moment with some things is that since I have the 4, everything seems to say its made for the 2 or 3. I am looking into getting a 7" touch screen but everyone I look at says that they work with 2 and 3 but no mention of 4. Looking at the screen online they appear to me like they would work with the 4 as well as long as I the right HDMI cable but I would like to use the ribbon cable and I get confused here as to with ones will work and wont. Im not sure yet were I would ask about this on the forum but I hopefully will be able to find the answer.

Thank you...

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:28 pm

Hi, I'm Toby and have purchased a few Raspberry Pis over the years. Wanting to to try and use them a little more now!

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:25 pm


My name is Will, and I live in Columbia, Missouri. I got my first Raspberry Pi (Model 3B+) on Tuesday and have just ordered my second (the 4 GB of RAM model) to use as a media server. :)

I bought my 3B+ to upload pictures from my backyard webcam to my website. I used to use a VM for this, but moved last summer and my desktop PC is no longer anywhere close to a window.

I've used Linux since the mid-90s and as my primary desktop OS at home for the last 10 or 12 years. I am just amazed at how light Raspian Buster NOOBS is on this hardware platform. I've downloaded openSUSE (my preferred distro) to try on the new one when it arrives. I can't wait!!

Will N.,
Columbia, Missouri - USA

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:24 pm

Hi, I'm Frank a long time Raspberry Pi user and electronics enthusiast.

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Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:22 am

I am a Frontend Web Developer and having 10 years of experience in digital marketing. I have developed a wide range of professional responsive websites using HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript, mostly based on Twitter Bootstrap as my primary web development tool, with a focus on performance, SEO optimization, and user experience (UI/UX). Always using git (Github, Bitbucket) for version control, a jQuery framework for interactive things and WordPress for content management.

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:58 am

Hi All,
My name is Anthony. I have been playing/working with computer since the early 80's and chatting since the days off BBS and D-dial.
At one time I believed I could be a great white hat, but a life and wife and kids got in the way. Oh ya there was that 20 year career as an electrician.
So now I make bourbon for a living. it fun but not as great as you might thing. But it beats many other thing I have done.
So Hello group and Cheers to all

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Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:19 am


This is Nayab. Working as software enginner in the embedded networking domain.

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Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:23 pm

Hi, I'm Nathan. I live in London and I'm newbie at Raspberry. Hope to find here useful advices for my project.

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Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:08 am


I am Ian, currently in Malaysia thinking about a remote VPN server for backup IP geolocation avoidence & device at home to run some stuff that currently runs on my desktop.

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