And only days after I wrote that, we’re well over 6,200 of you, registered in here and climbing! Thanks to everyone and especially those who’ve submitted great feedback over the last year.
(Update June 2017: That figure is now approaching 7,500!)
A quiet New Year’s Eve – out with friends after wasting a couple of hours having seen “Ubuntu in Windows 10” which then turned out to be a beta, which then turned out to be very old and breaks when you upgrade it to the latest stable Ubuntu – I should know by now not to use Microsoft Betas – thanks Microsoft.
Right so coming up – a couple of new boards from FriendlySoft, one being 64 bits! and I’m looking forward to a new DIY Amazon Alexa – using Google’s APIs – more on that in the new year.I’m just about to get to test my 250w solar panel having bought a couple of 12v 7amp batteries and an MTTP 20 amp controller – just waiting for some power converters to turn that 24v back into more useful 12v/5v. Assuming all goes well I’ll write that up soon.
Awaiting new software for the Orange Pi Zero which is working well with Xenial and the new script (which seems to be fine now – no gripes for a day – if anyone has ideas for useful APT-gets to add in there do let us know (but only things that work rock-solidly and are genuinely useful please).
Lots more planned for the new year – for now – hope you all have a great evening.
A couple of useful links from chat with Antonio this morning..
Oh and more updates to the kitchen sink script – just tested on a Debian VM – went straight through – now has proper timings so you can see how long everything takes – typical Raspberry Pi might be an hour to run the lot… OVH VM running the script – 8 minutes !!!