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Re: Introduce yourself!

Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:46 am

Took me a long time to do this but i am expandables hear me roar
Owner of Raspbery Pi A & B. I am waiting to own the PI3D. :mrgreen:
By thinking like an engineer you can create a raspberry pi.
Michael Jackson enthusiast.
I got the PI model B, B+ and PI 2 model B.
When will I get the A? I don't know.

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:46 am

Whazzaaaaap everybody I'm XEXile or just exile for short lol the XEX is a 360 homebrew file ext. Reference but I've just always gone by exile. So I was kinda noobish with computers in the early stages of pi but the day the pi2 came out my debt card was burning a hole in my pocket and I recently took the switch to a form of Debian as my main OS and the pi2 was a dream come true(it is actually as good if not better as my cryptic desktop I rely on everyday) I'm having a ball with it. So something's about me, if I can mod it, I will and I will enjoy modding it more than anything, ..I know google is my friend haha I can learn anything anytime with it. I hate all these pedos in chat rooms asking for "little girls" and I would looooove to be able to run something like wireshark on my network all the time juuuust in case I could figure out the IP to give to proper authoritys...buuuut that's just me... I'm a good person and I make most of my friends because I can fix any computer they have or mod any console they own and I like feeling like making people who say "aawww I can't do that" into HOLY COW YOU ARE AMAZING" X) I'm kinda new to the actual forum communication and want to dive right in and meet new people! I am unfourtunitally usually broke which is why I thank everyone who makes freeware possible .just shows if you want to actually understand/learn how it works you can do it yourself ..if you want it handed to you pay... Don't worry I will donate to all once I get rich ;) and I like to protect my friends when they use the internet (I created my first script as a macchanger so my friends ex would stop arppoisoning her and MitM attacking her) so I love security..I intend to be buying another pi for a home security system and if anyone wants to suggest any good way to take video and not just snapshots that would be cool.haha I want one as a Dropbox for friends I want one for a robot . I want OVER 9000! Hahahaha sorry but that's can tell I've had a few beers can't ya?

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:27 pm

Yooooo, my name is Matt, better known as VoltairicPriest. I had an account on the forums about two years ago, but I didnt like the name and I couldnt change it, so I made a new account (Old account name: XxRaspberryPixX). If anyone is curious as to where the name VoltairicPriest came from, it's quite the story. I was thinking of a name in Global Studies last year for my Youtube channel. We were currently on the subject of philosophy. The teacher said the name Voltaire and I was like, well that sounds cool. So I sat there and thought of what would sound cool with Voltaire and I thought of Priest. But VoltairePriest didnt really have a ring to it so I just changed it up a bit. That's how my name was born, do with that useless information what you will. Now more about me. I am a junior in high school. I live in Greenville, SC of the United States. My favorite occupations are usually playing video games with friends or watching anime. I am currently watching Bleach and plan to complete it. However my favorite anime has to be either Sword Art Online or Kill la Kill. If any of you watch anime just let me know and we can go on forever about it. But besides that, I enjoy making gaming Youtube videos and I occasionally work on my fan fiction of Sword Art Online. That's pretty much it about me. Nice to meet you all (again)! :D :D :D
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:36 pm

Hi. I'm dafydd. Recently retired, my daughter's bought me a B to keep me occupied. My first project is a bird box, which is installed with a NoIR camera and lighting controlled from the pi. I'm waiting to see if it's going to be occupied, and will set up a Facebook and Twitter account to publish the results. I'm a pi noob, but have used and programmed computers for 35 years. Never too old to learn

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:03 pm

Oi, I'm Yerz & I decided to get finally the R_Pi (2nd model) after finding out that R_Pi outsold ZX Spectrum, which is my beloved computer of all times. :)

I have one of the UK superstars, so I should have the newest one too. ;)

Some of my music for classic machines, like ZX81, ZX Spectrum, Amiga and Atari -

I do hope to use R_Pi for my music too. Well, it is another reason I bought it, actually.

Y ZX/AMIGA/ATARI music ZX Spectrum music-band ZX/AMIGA/ATARI music ATARI 520ST music-band MP3 archive of Z80 chip music

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:52 am

Hi. I am Sougata Chatterjee, Indian. I am a non technical person but with a lot of interest in technology. I have a good understanding of softwares and how they interact with hardware to give results. I am a rookie in creating projects and need help. I am trying to create projects which will be "Automated video playback basis events happening around the nearby area".
I am here to understand and learn how I can do this.

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:55 pm

Hi everybody,

I'm from Hungary and I work as a software engineer. I use the RPi as the main sound source in our office (mpd), and I would like to use it for many more exiting projects.

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:00 pm

My name is Matt, and I live in the colonies. Specifically Everett, WA - home of the Boeing Commercial Jet. With the help of many people, I help run a Scout organization. We have three units - a Cub Scout Pack, a Boy Scout Troop, and a Venturing Crew.

I'm a massive Anglophile. I think Churchill, and then Thatcher, were the most important political figures of the 20th century (and probably the 21st). That the RPI was invented and promoted by our former colonial masters makes total sense to me. First Turing, then Berners-Lee, now Upton, Mullins, Lang & Mycroft.

We have an integrated unit - all units functioning not as three separate ones, but one continuous unit going up through Eagle Scout and beyond. We inherited about three tons (literally) of industrial robots from Microsoft recently. We have a volunteer who programs PLC's all day. We have one of the world's top anti-cybercrime specialists in the world as a volunteer.

Problem was we did not have a way of elegantly integrating the art and science of programming with the physical world. In the Feb 18th, 2015 edition of the Wall Street Journal came an article by Joanna Stern about the Raspberry Pi. The apple fell from the tree at that moment, and my head still hurts. With the RPI, I can bring all of this talent to bear for very, very little money.

My issue is that most of the kids in our unit can't afford much. I have been stressing the need for kids to look to STEM as a viable alternative to college in order to perhaps find something they might love and also pay the bills. Into that includes all of the vocations - HVAC, plumbing, electrical, etc.

Raspberry Pi is going to change the world, in my opinion, and it is going to unleash so many new true programmers with fresh approaches to solving problems. I have been monitoring the 'maker' movement, which is an attempt to bring low level board stuff to a new generation of kids and adults. This was/is the missing link.

You simply cannot do the things people are doing with a laptop/desktop/mobile that people are doing with a RPI. Because of the price point, you can blow it up, and the downside is minimal. Moreover, our units can create projects at each level, present them to people with money, and they will open their wallets. My wife teaches, and they are buying $250 chromebooks by the 100s and 1000s for school districts. With $250, you can hack NASA and hijack a launch sequence (Estes Wifi Project) and still have money left over for pizza - good pizza too. They have no idea how much more capability is possible for far, far less than half the unit cost with this approach.

Ten years from now, I think this will be the movement that ushers in the next level of innovation and will help countries that were poor become rich. This can transform Africa and South America.

My only real issue was not hearing about this until now. This started in 2006. I've been involved in Scouting that long, and I haven't heard a peep about this until I saw it in the WSJ. That is criminal. Almost a decade.

I was shocked that the only place I could seem to order an 'ultimate' kit was from Amazon. I know this was not in stock at the Radio Shack. The irony is that perhaps the RPI might have saved Radio Shack.

Not sure if you beautiful limeys know what a Radio Shack is, or was, but it was quite a place for electronics hobbyists in its day.

Thank you, UK, for bringing us the computer, and the web. Thank you also for that other rock star - Sir Robert Baden-Powell.

Thank you for the Raspberry Pi, the latest innovation out of the Isles.

Proud Subject of the Realm,


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Re: Introduce yourself!

Sat Feb 28, 2015 5:23 am

My name is mirimir, and I live in the shadows, or the clouds, or somewhere like that ;) I focus on freedom and privacy, and requisite tools (such as VPNs, JonDonym, Tor and encryption) and methods. I'm exploring the possibility of using Pi's for workspace and networking compartmentalization.

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:49 am

As requested, let me introduce myself.

I'm Gagan from New Delhi , India. I'm a Software professional since yr 2006, I started my career with printing industry (Thomson Press) as printing technocrat and later on switched to IT field. Worked approx 4+ yrs in ERP software development with C,C++ as core language and currently working on defense systems in projects including cluster computing and RTOS.

I am single yet and marriage process is on the way...hopefully will get hookup with someone soon :) . Anyways I started using Raspberry Pi from last 6 months and found innovative and planning to continue more projects using RPi`s.


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Re: Introduce yourself!

Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:14 pm

I would be glad to help you as I am able to.
I have a Model B+ and have made the necessary arrangements to use it via an older laptop as opposed to using a separate keyboard, mouse and monitor.
I am retired from 36 years working in IT for the US Navy.
I have some degree of competence with electronics but mostly with programming.
I hope you have some well thought-out ideas of what you want to do with your Pi.
Good luck with your Pi adventures!

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:18 am


I'm Theo from France. I've a Raspberry Pi B+ from few months. I'm new to the linux environment but I already have a wordpress website running (still quite basic) thanks to all the tutorial.

I hope that this community will be able to help me at first and that I will may be able to help others then.

Have a nice day!

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hello community

Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:35 pm

hello everyone, I am not new but am new also for i have not been here for along time,, Im a linux nut and have tried and learn multiple linux OS over the last few year for my own gain and knowledge. I do have a original pi and the one that is the rpi b+ with the newer power board.. I did get in my newest pi which is the quad and so in the future post this is what my post will be asking questions about.. My wild days were in the mid 70's and 80's and thats as far as im going to give information.. Hope I can learn some off of some of you I don't know and being basically new to the debian scene probably will be some nonsense questions but bear with me till i get it..
-rinky451- 8-)

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Wed Mar 04, 2015 2:36 am

Hello all! I've been tinkering with electronics and computers since the mid 70's. Started playing with Linux some time in 1993 shortly before Slackware 1.0 was released. In those days you downloaded dozens of floppy images and struggled every step of the way trying to get things working. Must have read hundreds of HOWTOs just to get things working. Things are much easier now, but I wouldn't trade those days for anything.

I've programmed in assembler language on everything from an RCA COSMAC 1802 processor (mid 70's) up through large mainframes. I really like working with embedded microcontrollers most though. Got into PIC programming about 15 years ago. Did a lot of tinkering with the Arduino a couple of years ago. It sure was nice to be able to program in C on a micro, instead of writing hundreds of lines of RISC code (I know it's debatable whether a PIC is RISC or not).

Got my first Raspberry Pi a couple of weeks ago. This thing is way too cool for words. :) Since then, I've replaced my 15 year old dual PII-450 Linux IMAP server with a RPi. I also have two more running OpenELEC 5.0.5 as Windos Media Center back-ends. One of them is a Pi 2. I'm really impressed with the performance of the Pi2, it runs Kodi better than the Amazon Firestick TV that I've been hacking on lately and that thing is no slouch either.

Besides, reverse-engineering and hacking devices to do things they weren't intended to do, I also enjoy Amateur radio. I've only been licensed since 1990 though. ;)
"Experience: It's what you get when you were expecting something else"

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hello from US CA

Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:25 am

I am new to programming, but retired from a career of integrating technology into education. Yes, I'm an AV guy that started wheeling 16mm projectors into classrooms and went on to designing tech products and installing them for education. I'm an old dog trying to learn new tricks, as they say, and discovered the RPi while setting up my weather station. I have a B+ running Meteohub to send data to WUnderground. It's a nice international mix of technologies and resources.

My next project for a recently purchased Pi2 is setting up a web cam to show the weather patterns that pass by. I'm hoping to solar/ battery power the device, and maybe WiFi connect, but am still exploring the options.

The project after that is to use the other Pi2 I got to build a car based data logger for use during track days when I drive my Miata around several of our wonderful racetracks in California. It involves data logging from GPS and Accellerometers, and data logging it all while possibly integrating camera inputs for video tracking. Yes, an ambitious project for one with little coding skill. Maybe this has been done before on this platform?

That said, this is a great resource for true innovation, not the crap being forced from Sillycone Valley. BRAVO!

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:02 am

Hi my name is Darren, I'm from British Columbia, Canada. I'm a second year Computer Information Systems student at the University of the Fraser Valley and I can't help but feel that I am in the wrong program. My true love lies in Computer Science but my university, unfortunately, does not offer a comprehensive CS program, however the faculty leaders have mentioned something about one being in design, so hopefully there will be something here in the near future.

I recently received my first pi (pi2) in the mail a few nights ago. With little to no linux experience, I didn't really know what I was getting myself into but I knew I wanted to challenge myself so I began furiously typing the help, man, and info commands into the terminal and now I have a fully functional dedicated web server running from apache2 with a few php pages and even a mySQL database waiting for my friend and I to start designing. All of this is done remotely via SSH. I'm having a blast with this tiny computer and can't wait for the projects to start lining up.

A little about me: I'm a DIY kind of guy, so when I heard about the pi I instantly became intrigued, so I started digging and found that the possibilities are virtually endless. I had to have one. I have a bit of web experience from logo design to static and dynamic web development all the way to web server hosting management. What I've conceived is that it's not cheap and so I jumped on an opportunity to be able to host my own cost effective dedicated web server. I'm also a car guy, I love cars, I love driving them, I love working on them, I love watching them. I'm mostly into tuners, I currently own a Nissan 240sx and I absolutely love it, I have said to myself many times that I am never getting rid of this car - even if I blow up the engine, I'd rather get a new engine and dump that in before I consider buying a different car. But to keep this relatively short, I am very excited to make some new friends on here!

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:25 am

Hi all,

My name is Adam. I'm new to the forum but a long time pi user. At the moment it's being used as a cloud server to store pictures on when I go travelling in August. I'm currently located in Lowestoft, UK where I have my own IT company offering support to small to medium businesses, schools and charities.

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FrinGOe @ Raspberry Pi forum

Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:39 pm

Hi everyone, I am Andy from Singapore and I just got myself a Raspberry Pi 2 together with the NoIR camera. I'm an optical engineer so the NoIR camera is the first attachment that comes to mind when ordering the Pi :D

We have an exciting product coming up and I'm exploring the feasibility of using the Raspberry Pi as a possible platform. Will be sharing more information as it becomes available. Hope to learn more about the Raspberry Pi from fellow users here!
FrinGOe: Spectrometer on the GO!
Turning the Raspberry Pi into a spectrometer at

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Thu Mar 05, 2015 6:47 pm

Hello everyone.
My name is Gary, I have been building and repairing computers for more than 10 years.
I bought my first Raspberry over a year ago, i booted it up and that is as far as I ever got.

THIS TIME, i just ordered the latest RPI 2.
I have a few ideas this time round, one of which is streaming so look forward to being around here.

I hope to learn and give back to the community.

See you all on the site..

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:12 pm

My name is Mike, and I live in Peoria, AZ, USA. I'm a remarkably gifted writer and musician (if I do say so myself :lol: ) trapped inside a job with a title insurance company. I also love gardening, cigars, and old tawny port.

Just bought my first Pi - a Pi 2 - with plans for a couple of more. I was once a fairly accomplished BASIC programmer - but that was when BASIC was brand new and the ongoing geekfight was over BASIC vs. FORTRAN. My skills are so rusty, even my rust is obsolete ...

Anyway, I read somewhere (I've forgotten where) that one way to help improve the odds against developing Alzheimer's is to learn a foreign language. I've decided that Python (and at least a requisite minimum of Debian) will be my language(s) of choice. A Minecraft machine will be my third Pi project. Still ironing out one last wrinkle in my first Pi project - a NAS server. Then I plan to get a second Pi and build a media server. If that works, I'll get a third Pi for Minecraft. If it doesn't work, I'll turn it into my Minecraft machine ...

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Sat Mar 07, 2015 1:55 am

Hello there everyone! My name is Brian but online my moniker is Killerseemore, you can find me on most if not all platforms by this name (Steam, Origins, Uplay, and other forums) and cannot wait to get my Pi 2 B! I got it off of Amazon, for anyone who wants to see what I got. It comes with a bunch of accessories as I got the ultimate kit. I saw the first Pi a while back and thought it was cool but never got one, once I saw the Pi 2 I knew I needed one.
My plans for my Pi are to learn how to code and just mess around with it, eventually I will show my little siblings how it works and hopefully inspire them to learn to code and such. After I get use to the Pi I will get a few more around 5 or 10 and make a system of security cameras for my home, my girlfriends, and my grandparents. I may create my own version of a Amazon TV as well just for the fun of it because I want to make a NAS with all my movies and music and just go nuts. Besides making things for myself I think I might introduce the Pi to my old Vocational high school and see if they want to start a program for freshman computer technology course with these.

Thanks for reading!

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:51 am

My name is Russ Sanderlin. I am a certified Linux and Information Security professional and I love tinkering with my Raspberry Pi.

The current Pi that I own is the original B version with 512mb of RAM and a Network port that I no longer use since I picked up a sweet Edimax wifi adapter.

I've had a handful of online contributions regarding my Pi:

Picture of my Rapberry Pi:
Install WordPress and nginx on Raspberry Pi: ... pberry-pi/
New Raspberry Pi 2:

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:51 pm

Hi, i'm a new raspberry lover from Spain. Now i'm very occupied working and fighting with it lol but i´m so excited about it :lol:
I hope to help and get help from all the comunity at the job of make the raspberry pi world even bigger and so on.

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:07 am

My name is Joey. I am an automotive gearhead and a tech geek of sorts. I am new to the raspberry pi world. I recently purchased a raspberry pi b+ shortly befoer they announced the RPi 2 B. I am looking at using my raspberry pi b+ in my dodge neon to do some on the fly tuning and performance enhancement and maybe even some ECU flashing. I am currently in the process of rebuilding the car and would like to integrate the RPi into my car as a tuner/performance enhancement when racing the car.....I would like to have multiple tunes, and be able to switch between them on the fly......Any help would be appreciated in this!!!

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:59 am

Hi, My name is Doug and I am new to the RP but am very impressed with the Pi 2. I have three of them so that I can experiment with different applications. Currently have one dedicated as a media server using OpenElec booting using Berryboot so that I can also use Raspbian. Haven't been that impressed with the Linux disto's at this point. Can't seem to get Raspbian to play youtube beyond 360. Have tested two ubuntu images with limited success. But having fun and doing a lot of research. I am an electrical engineer with a background in microprocessors and firmware mostly 6809, 6502, 68HC11 vintage parts ... then I went to the dark side so I'm a little dated on my technical abilities. I did start a side business providing tech support so I made sure that I have all of the latest and some of the old computer platforms and phones running (XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, ubuntu desktop, ubuntu server, Mac OS, iOS and android). Thanks to the foundation for providing the Pi to old and young alike!


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