28 July 2015

Today Is the Day!

July 28, 2015 : which day could be more exciting than this one?

A Raspberry Pi 2 of my own is on its way :

And the Motorola Atrix Lapdock is also joining in the fun:

Only a few more components missing to complete my Raspberry Pi "Laptop":
  • 16 GB Strontium Class 10 micro SD card I got from a deal - I have to collect this little guy from the physical store in the city center one of these days
  • HDMI extender (30 CM) - which should arrive from Hongkong - I'm not counting on it to get into my hands before I leave this island for a vacation
Oh, and the fun actually started yesterday when I got this in my mailbox:

Lovely, just lovely!!

21 July 2015

A New Adventure

Geeks will always be geeks. Nerds will always be nerds. I say "Cheers to that! and they're absolutely happy to stay that way.

What makes them excited?

New stuff to tinker with.

Technical Specifications:
  • Broadcom BCM2836 Arm7 Quad Core Processor powered Single Board Computer clocked at 900MHz
  • 1GB RAM
  • 40pin  GPIO
  • 4 x USB 2 ports
  • 4 pole Stereo output (doubles as Composite video port)
  • Full size HDMI
  • CSI camera port for the Raspberry Pi camera
  • DSI display port for the Raspberry Pi touch screen display
  • Micro SD port (push-push)
  • Micro USB power source

Yummy like its namesake fruit, indeed!

This one goes to my nephews in hopes of encouraging them to get into programming and maybe even robotics. I wouldn't mind a automated coffee maker that I can ask to brew my faves from a connected terminal - my phone would be best :)

I'm excited to see what they'll come up with. Let their creativity flow and sky be the limit to what they can achieve. Learning is key.

As for me, another Raspberry Pi project is in my radar right now. Just waiting for some parts and pieces and it will get me busy as a bide time before I can go home the Philippines and be with the family again.

Hopefully, I'll tote with me a Pi Laptop.

Nothing really fancy - just some USB cable splicing activity that will hopefully get this ol' gal warmed up and back into shape for nerdiness galore.

I'd really like to learn soldering. Not sure if I can get a cheap soldering set here in Singapore though.

11 September 2012

A Fork On the Road

It has been more than 3 years since my very first post. It has been 3 happy years writing about what my geek heart is passionate about - geeky stuff.

I started this journey, documenting each step first as a hackintosh noob and then becoming not-so-newbie hackintosher and then finally quite knowledgeable hackintosher (in my own way at least ) perhaps let's rephrase that to a "seasoned hackintosh experiment participant who's always willing to present her netbook as specimen." 

Now, after moving to another country for work - I admit, the idea of more *dough* to spend on new netbooks was a huge factor in taking this decision to uproot myself from home base at first (not anymore) - and after neglecting this beloved blog, I've come to realize that I've come to this inevitable fork on the road.

I have to be honest that I most probably won't be updating My MacBook Mini as I don't do hackintosh anymore. 

My love for writing and technology will remain for as long as I am me perhaps so I'm thinking of not letting go of Saving For A Mac where I'm planning to write my "tech-lusting". Well, ok, I'll be honest again - I just don't remember my GoDaddy account details and can't figure out how to stop them from billing me yearly for automatic domain renewal (stupid me, really).

Also, there's this CloudWalker 360 thing that I recently started that talks about Autodesk 360 (Autodesk's "play-catch-up-with-the-rest-of-them" cloud offering). Don't get me wrong! I don't have grudges against the company itself but it is my hope that it can surprise and make everyone hold their breath with what it can do with its Autodesk 360. At the moment, it's still under development.

Let's just say, rather than being obliged, that I'm given the "chance" to self-learn and document this service offering from Autodesk.

Oh and I forgot, I'm now a mother of 2 violins which make me (pleasantly) occupied recently (but perhaps irritatingly disturbing to my 2 flatmates and HDB neighbors) and my babies take most of my time off work now.

Meet "Aubie" and my youngest "Rius":

"Rius" - because he's a Strad patterned fiddle