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by droleary
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Beta Testers wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 6014

Re: Beta Testers wanted

No pay :-) Then your post doesn't belong in the Shoppe. It's in the wanted section, which I think is probably the best place. I don't see how, given that they're not paying. Considering it sounds like a product that's actually going to cost money, if it belongs anywhere in under YOPS , it'd be For ...
by droleary
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Beta Testers wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 6014

Re: Beta Testers wanted

100xyz wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:20 am
No pay :-)
Then your post doesn't belong in the Shoppe.
by droleary
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: will i get wifi collision with 100 RPI in 3 cubic meter?
Replies: 6
Views: 841

Re: will i get wifi collision with 100 RPI in 3 cubic meter?

LTolledo wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:34 am
why, pray tell, would you want to use 100 WiFi enabled RPis in a space of just 3 cubic meters?
Could be an experimental cluster. Given that it was a drive-by posting, most likely they're just trolling.
by droleary
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Beta Testers wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 6014

Re: Beta Testers wanted

You don't say how much you're paying.
by droleary
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: How to create a modern web page (app?)
Replies: 21
Views: 7515

Re: How to create a modern web page (app?)

Where I differ is in your notion that a browser/web solution is to be put last in the list of options and is to be avoided at all cost. I never even implied that. My "notion" is simply that the web should not be the first/default choice when it comes to developing software solutions. That's it.
by droleary
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Recommended software to install on RPi?
Replies: 17
Views: 5660

Re: Recommended software to install on RPi?

jamesh wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:42 am
Often worthwhile checking the date of the last post in a thread to make sure you are not 'necroing' it.
Trolls don't care about that. People need to stop wasting their time responding to them. Especially RPi engineers.
by droleary
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Definition of ironic
Replies: 32
Views: 6701

Re: Definition of ironic

That the the thing. Trade marks are a lot to do with product confusion. Yep. If there was no marketplace confusion, Google was mostly in the wrong for going after the RPF. So long as nobody is confused into buying or seeking support for a Android Pie device from this site, the RPF would be in the w...
by droleary
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: How to create a modern web page (app?)
Replies: 21
Views: 7515

Re: How to create a modern web page (app?)

I started by requesting a way of making a web gui that wouldn't suck. Why a web GUI? Because (most) people know how to use a web browser, no install needed, nothing to learn. And the answer, HTML + CSS, has been given, but it's useless to spend any time on the view layer until you've figured out a ...
by droleary
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: How to create a modern web page (app?)
Replies: 21
Views: 7515

Re: How to create a modern web page (app?)

droleary, You give a lot of generic features (all of which are debatable),... "debatable"? I can demonstrate the truth of all my 6 points above if you like. The problem isn't their "truth", it's that they're one-sided. It's easy to point out only the positive things you see when you argue in favor ...
by droleary
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it suitable? For a Computer Science course? [Fake post from spammer]
Replies: 21
Views: 1859

Re: Is it suitable? For a Computer Science course?

The first post moderators should be spotting this junk. There's only so much that can be done. As I noted in this thread (and took grief from many): https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=218045 the educational mission of the RPF makes it difficult to simply eliminate these sorts o...
by droleary
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: How to create a modern web page (app?)
Replies: 21
Views: 7515

Re: How to create a modern web page (app?)

droleary, But, really, why even involve a web stack?... Good question. Let's see... You give a lot of generic features (all of which are debatable), but the fundamental question is about what makes sense on a case-by-case basis. Very few people seem to actually sit down and figure out why, for exam...
by droleary
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: How to create a modern web page (app?)
Replies: 21
Views: 7515

Re: How to create a modern web page (app?)

It'll work, and it will look like crap, too. So what? Let form follow function. Work out how to make it work first , then you can worry about making it look pretty. It's not like you can escape writing that core logic, and then you can simply wrap it inside a web/app framework that has some default...
by droleary
Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: SSH different ports
Replies: 23
Views: 1985

Re: SSH different ports

How many IP addresses do you have banned? And does the number of attempts get less over time? I don't ban individual IP addresses, but entire networks that host attackers. At this point I have 4271 entries that are at least /24 ranges (the min I'll do), and of that total 6 of them are /8 ranges (th...
by droleary
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: SSH different ports
Replies: 23
Views: 1985

Re: SSH different ports

I suspect most of the people saying "alternate port accomplishes nothing" have no actual real world experience (of running a public-facing machine with an open SSH port). Funny, but I think the same thing when I hear people trying to roll their own security solutions, especially when it comes to st...
by droleary
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: SSH different ports
Replies: 23
Views: 1985

Re: SSH different ports

Safety reasons. I mean I can use default 22 port while in LAN but some other port while in WAN There is negligible extra safety in running services on non-standard ports. On any insecure network, you will be port scanned. SSH is pretty secure itself. Simply drop hostile IP ranges into your firewall...
by droleary
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: PI3B+ Web server cluster
Replies: 7
Views: 2468

Re: PI3B+ Web server cluster

What initiative have you applied other than opening up your wallet? There is nothing particularly unique when it comes to configuring a RPi to do what you want. It's just Linux, so 99% of the work that needs to be done is the same as you would do to "cluster" and other Linux boxes. So what part of t...
by droleary
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it suitable? For a Computer Science course?
Replies: 44
Views: 3728

Re: Is it suitable? For a Computer Science course?

My mom had done nothing with computers until after I was in secondary school. At that time she went back to school. After graduating, she enjoyed a good career in IT starting out as a programmer and finishing as a project manager. I knew someone who entered graduate school in chemistry. Her thesis ...
by droleary
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it suitable? For a Computer Science course?
Replies: 44
Views: 3728

Re: Is it suitable? For a Computer Science course?

I don't see why you are so defensive in knowing if the son wants a Pi or not. It's not being "defensive", it's wanting to get a bigger picture of reality so that the best possible decision can be made. Based on the sparing information in that one initial post, I don't see how the purchase of an RPi...
by droleary
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it suitable? For a Computer Science course?
Replies: 44
Views: 3728

Re: Is it suitable? For a Computer Science course?

It's not going to harm him,so why not. Even if the course doesn't use it, his curiosity hopefully will use it. We don't know any of that. The OP did yet-another time-wasting drive-by posting that seems more and more common these days on the forum. We have no idea what the kids wants to learn, we on...
by droleary
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Problem with connecting raspberry to Linux
Replies: 34
Views: 2443

Re: Problem with connecting raspberry to Linux

If you want to point out possible trolling, use the report button and let the mods deal with it. The problem is that this sort of trolling is moderation-resistant. There's nothing you can inherently do about poorly asked questions that doesn't fly in the face of your educational mission. It's an as...
by droleary
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Podcasts
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Re: Raspberry Pi Podcasts

Adafruit still updates their video podcast occasionally. I'm not sure what about the RPi would otherwise make for a good (third party) podcast. What sort of content are you looking for?
by droleary
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it suitable? For a Computer Science course?
Replies: 44
Views: 3728

Re: Is it suitable?

No. Talk to your son about what the actual requirements are for the university he is attending. I question the logic of only now trying to "get him started" for a future in technology. Perhaps you should encourage other pursuits that he has already expressed serious interest in over the years.
by droleary
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Problem with connecting raspberry to Linux
Replies: 34
Views: 2443

Re: Problem with connecting raspberry to Linux

IIRC there was only one calling you a troll: @droleary. Just ignore him in future. Oh, how I wish this forum made it easier for me not to see time-wasting posts . . . :mrgreen: But to everyone else, I fixed my problem. Great! Great would have been a follow-up that actually described the solution th...
by droleary
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We're looking at introducing more swag - what would you like to see?
Replies: 64
Views: 6085

Re: We're looking at introducing more swag - what would you like to see?

Restock the men's M/L t-shirts.

Practical products I'd like to see branded:
  • Mouse pad
  • USB battery pack that can reliably deliver ~3A
by droleary
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Alternatives to port forwarding?
Replies: 10
Views: 3600

Re: Alternatives to port forwarding?

You're going to need a host that all your other machines can reach so that you can set up the forwarding (or a VPN or whatever) through it.

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