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31.4 Days with a Raspberry Pi Noob - Day 12, Bluetooth with Cambridge Silicon Radio Chip
My troubled history of trying to get a Bluetooth 2.0 adapter to work in Raspbian was as long as my struggle to get the Belkin Wi-Fi adapter to work. Raspbian identified my Bluetooth adapter as a Cambridge Silicon Radio Ltd. Bluetooth dongle (HCI mode) with ...
My troubled history of trying to get a Bluetooth 2.0 adapter to work in Raspbian was as long as my struggle to get the Belkin Wi-Fi adapter to work. Raspbian identified my Bluetooth adapter as a Cambridge Silicon Radio Ltd. B...
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31.4 Days with a Raspberry Pi Noob - Day 10, Wi-Fi (Wickedly-Finicky)
I have a Belkin F7D1011 v1 USB Wi-Fi adapter. The eLinux.org website lists it as " known to work on the Raspberry Pi ". Furthermore, this adapter is said to be "[v]erified working with 2012-12-16-wheezy-raspbian right out of the box." Yet after fighting wit...
I have a Belkin F7D1011 v1 USB Wi-Fi adapter. The eLinux.org website lists it as "known to work on the Raspberry Pi". Furthermore, this adapter is said to be "[v]erified working with 2012-12-16-wheezy-raspbian right out of th...
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31.4 Days with a Raspberry Pi Noob - Day 8, Auto-Start Ghost without 'Forever'
In a  How to Install Ghost tutorial , the author explained the benefit of using  forever  act as a watchdog to restart Ghost in case it quits. However, in Erik Chavez's tutorial on installing Ghost , he mentioned that he's looking for a way to start Ghost a...
In a How to Install Ghost tutorial, the author explained the benefit of using forever act as a watchdog to restart Ghost in case it quits. However, in Erik Chavez's tutorial on installing Ghost, he mentioned that he's looking...
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31.4 Days with a Raspberry Pi Noob - Day 6, Static IP Address for Wordpress
When I set up my Wordpress site and clicked the "Install Wordpress" button on the welcome page, my Pi had a dynamic IP address (192.168.1.100). I thought nothing of it because I configured Wordpress to appear as a subdirectory of my IP address (same as in t...
When I set up my Wordpress site and clicked the "Install Wordpress" button on the welcome page, my Pi had a dynamic IP address (192.168.1.100). I thought nothing of it because I configured Wordpress to appear as a subdirector...
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While Google Glasses are all the rage among wearable display devices, I have a pair of little-used five-year-old Myvu Crystal lying around. Since Raspberry Pi has a built-in composite video output, it seemed a brilliant idea ...
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Day 3, Remote Desktop with VNC Because I have one monitor only, I had to swap the HDMI cable back and forth between my Pi and my computer. This got old after a dozen times. Besides, I kept finding myself using embarrassingly...
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31.4 Days with a Raspberry Pi Noob - Day 11, Wi-Fi with Realtek RTL8188SU Chip
Seeing my Wi-Fi dongle (Belkin F7D1101 v1) work more or less out-of-the-box in a Raspberry Pi (albeit on the Pidora operating system) gave me some encouragement and directions to make the dongle work in Raspbian. For starters, I did a clean install of Raspb...
Seeing my Wi-Fi dongle (Belkin F7D1101 v1) work more or less out-of-the-box in a Raspberry Pi (albeit on the Pidora operating system) gave me some encouragement and directions to make the dongle work in Raspbian. For starters...
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31.4 Days with a Raspberry Pi Noob - Day 9, Update Ghost to v0.4 Aton
Ghost 0.4 "Aton" was released today. As soon as I came home I downloaded it and followed the upgrade document (for more info, see  blog.ghost.org/ghost-0-4/ ) to update mine. If you are thinking about upgrading your Ghost in the Pi, make sure you read and f...
Ghost 0.4 "Aton" was released today. As soon as I came home I downloaded it and followed the upgrade document (for more info, see blog.ghost.org/ghost-0-4/) to update mine. If you are thinking about upgrading your Ghost in th...
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31.4 Days with a Raspberry Pi Noob - Day 7, Ghost & Node.js for Blogging
When I was looking for tutorials on how to install web servers and Wordpress on my Pi, I came across a blogging tool called Ghost that trumpeted itself as a "back to the basics" alternative to Wordpress. Ghost sounded like a promising platform, so I decided...
When I was looking for tutorials on how to install web servers and Wordpress on my Pi, I came across a blogging tool called Ghost that trumpeted itself as a "back to the basics" alternative to Wordpress. Ghost sounded like a ...
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31.4 Days with a Raspberry Pi Noob - Day 5, Wordpress
There was a time when putting together a personal website meant typing HTML tags into a text editor, FTPing files into your directory on your ISP's or your web host's (anyone remember GeoCities?) server, and writing your URL as a subdirectory of a well-know...
There was a time when putting together a personal website meant typing HTML tags into a text editor, FTPing files into your directory on your ISP's or your web host's (anyone remember GeoCities?) server, and writing your URL ...
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31.4 Days with a Raspberry Pi Noob - Day 4, Switching between HDMI & Composite Video on the Fly
I found a Raspberry Pi forum thread that talked about how using the tvservice command causes black screen . It was the only page among many I visited that had something interesting to say. All other sites told me to shut down video output ( tvservice -o ) a...
I found a Raspberry Pi forum thread that talked about how using the tvservice command causes black screen. It was the only page among many I visited that had something interesting to say. All other sites told me to shut down ...
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Day 1, Web Server Raspberry Pi Model B is basically a Linux computer with an Ethernet port, so I decided to turn my Pi into a web server. While I don't have any plan to host a live website from my Pi, a web server might mak...
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  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Mechanical Engineering, 2006 - 2008
  • University of Texas - Pan American
    Secondary Education, 2002 - 2005
  • Purdue University
    Mathematics, Physics, 1997 - 2002
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    Senior Trainer, 2008 - present
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Taipei - Ottawa, ONT - West Lafayette, IN - McAllen, TX - Madison, WI - Roswell, GA
The pho is passable but nothing to write home about: the flavor of the stock was weak; the beef slices were tough (I hardly think it could be my fault to overcook the beef -- who has ever overcooked rare beef in pho??) My friend's green curry looked watery, so I wouldn't put it past that dish, either. From the moment we entered the restaurant to the delivery of the final bill, none of the servers (from the one who seated us to the one who took our order, even to the one who brought the food out from the kitchen) ever spoke a word to us. They worked like silent automatons, hurrying past table after table. In short: don't expect too much out of the service.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I came to town on a business trip and decided to try TenRen's for a late night dinner (10:00 PM) by myself. Every wait staff spoke Mandarin natively and had professional demeanor. The noodle combo (tea, salad, main course, and dessert) I ordered tasted fair for Ten Ren's standard. However, the responsiveness of the wait staff was terribly lacking: (1) After being seated, I waited a good 5-10 minutes before a waitress came to take my order. (2) Between the salad and the main course I waited another 5-10 minutes, and no staff came to check on things. (3) After the main course, 10-15 minutes went by before the waitress returned to ask if I'd like to have my dessert delivered. (4) When I indicated that I'd like to have my bill and I'd like to pay with credit card, I had to wait several more minutes before a member of the staff came with the mobile card reader, only to realize that nobody had given me the final bill. More waiting ensued while my bill was printed for me. Overall, the food was fine, but the long wait was not worth the visit. Surely there are plenty of other restaurants in this area that offer good food and good service.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Everything nice you read about this hotel is true, from the wonderful front desk service and updated common area to a clean bed and a quiet room. The only problem: my upgraded room smelled of pungent cigarette smoke.
Quality: Very GoodFacilities: GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
The plat du jour and the soupe du jour are always excellent. The waiter/waitress's service is decent. Just don't ask your waiter to recommend wine pairing. They are not professionally trained and may not have a clue. My experience: The waiter asked if I'd like a glass of wine. I asked what's available for pairing with my arctic char (a fatty fish). My waiter recommended rosé or pinot blanc. (FYI, a chardonnay works much better with arctic char.)
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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Two hours before closing (3 p.m.) on Sunday, I pulled into Lucas to orient myself in town and to check out what people eat around here. My order was a Messy Man burger (burger with chili) and a side of fries. The burger was sort of dry, though probably not from the cooking process. The bun was hot but not evenly heated, with a patch of burnt sesame seeds at the top. The foot traffic was practically nil. However, the service staff was remarkably responsive and warm even when the business was not.
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Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I ordered a rib eye steak special plus a 1/4 rack of BBQ ribs. The rib eye's cut was nothing to write home about, though the grilled flavor and the doneness were spot on. The BBQ ribs was highly recommended on FourSquare, but aside from the meat falling easily off the bone, the meat leaned on the dry side.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
The Machine Shed compared to a Cracker Barrel is like a Bass Pro Shop compared to an REI. However, the Machine Shed's food tastes better than Cracker Barrel's. If you can't decide what to have, then order from the warm-ups: an order of burnt ends plus the free bread is good enough to be called a meal for one.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago