Dinle
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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Thu May 16, 2019 9:44 am

Hi guys, I'm Steven from Toronto

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simonov
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Location: Reno, NV, USA

Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Thu May 16, 2019 1:53 pm

simonov wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 5:22 pm
So now for the first time I'll have a Unix system of my own. That's exciting.
Yeah, I'm pretty stoked.

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starwrek
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Location: Colorado, USA

Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Thu May 16, 2019 7:41 pm

Hey, Steve from Denver, Colorado. A mile high and staying.

First started using Linux with dual boot PC back around 95. I was a big fan of Slackware back at the time and got into building my own kernels to optimize for my hardware. Was one of the first at a large Telcom here to put a Linux computer into use as an internal web server.

Today I do software engineering in the Cloud (AWS) and except for the macOs for the laptop workstation, everything else I touch is Linux.

I now have four Raspberry Pi's used for everything from a VPN to project experiments. The Raspberry takes me back to my days of building my own systems and knowing everything there was inside and around the hardware and software.
-- Steve
Should there be smoke coming out of the cpu? :lol:

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kingtermite
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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Fri May 24, 2019 7:24 pm

My turn, I guess.

I'm Kingtermite (aka Chris). I've never worked with RPi or any of the 'new' kit computers, but I've been interested for years. Although I haven't (yet) worked with them, I wouldn't call myself a complete noob.

My degrees are in Computer Engineering and I've been developing software, professionally, for about 20 years or so. I did build a (before all these cool kits were available) small car designed to follow a line on the floor using a Motorola MCHC11 Micro-controller as my senior project in college.

I just need to 'get back into the swing'. My biggest challenge will be the electronics side of things. I haven't really done much with electronics in many years and I never was very good with the analog side of things in electronics.

Just ordered a kit and am trying to go through the "Exploring Raspberry Pi" book by Derek Molloy.

JacobRD23
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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Mon May 27, 2019 8:31 pm

Hello, everyone, I'm Jacob Davis, and I'm from Las Vegas. If there is anyone from Las Vegas that also uses a Raspberry Pi, let me know.

I've been involved with computers from a young age. Usually, I use Windows, but I have been starting to branch out to different operating systems when I first started middle school. Mac OS 9 was my first taste of an alternate computer operating system, and I've used that while I was in middle school for a couple years. One of my family's relatives introduced me to Linux later on, although it was a live CD, and I've managed to find my way around most of Linux's desktop environments. Now, as of last week at the time of this writing, I have my own Pi unit, which I almost broke trying to put into its case (thank God it still works,) and managed to install Raspbian onto a USB drive, and RISC OS onto an SD card. I'm thinking of use it to replace an old aging desktop that was just sitting around gathering dust.

That's all I have to say for now.

morcego
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Location: Portugal

Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Tue May 28, 2019 8:30 am

My name's Pedro, i hail from Portugal, i am a Networks and Systems Specialist for about 16 years, i work mostly with Msft in AD / Azure systems and CISCO in network environment. I've done some server configurations in linux based machines, but in these kind of OS i'm more self taught, recently i started to do some "toys" with the raspberry. I hope, if i have any doubt, you guys here will be able to help.

Cheers

MetalTurtle
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Joined: Thu May 30, 2019 8:44 am

Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Thu May 30, 2019 9:45 am

Hi all,
I'm Ben. 38yo. My online nick is always MetalTurtle or a variation. Why? because I love Metal music. And my real world nickname is Turtle.
I'm a complete green 'noob' with programming although I am an electrician that works on fire systems so a bit of extremely low level programming skill.
I'm mad into retro gaming and collecting all to do with it. Now i've got a Pi b 3+ and a 2 and have one set up with retropie and one setup with pi hole. Loving tinkering with the pi and want to get right into the guts and learn some programming.
My up coming project goal is to set up a fully operational miniature clone of a gaming rig PC case for my retropie. More of a build rather than a programming thing at this stage. Then on from that expanding it as my knowledge grows.

I look forward to asking all sorts of dumb questions. ;) and being a part of this community.

DanielWS
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Location: USA

Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Fri May 31, 2019 7:13 pm

Hi.

I go by Dan.

Raspberry Pi 3 B+ was delivered yesterday so I registered here yesterday.

I've been around a bit. Done some of this and a little of that. Had a couple of great jobs and a couple of jobs that nearly drove me insane through boredom.

If you want to know more just ask me. I may not answer you but most likely I will.

I'm here to learn so please don't be offended by my dumb questions.

MikeD330
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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:58 pm

starwrek wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 7:41 pm
Hey, Steve from Denver, Colorado. A mile high and staying.

First started using Linux with dual boot PC back around 95. I was a big fan of Slackware back at the time and got into building my own kernels to optimize for my hardware. Was one of the first at a large Telcom here to put a Linux computer into use as an internal web server.

Today I do software engineering in the Cloud (AWS) and except for the macOs for the laptop workstation, everything else I touch is Linux.

I now have four Raspberry Pi's used for everything from a VPN to project experiments. The Raspberry takes me back to my days of building my own systems and knowing everything there was inside and around the hardware and software.
-- Steve
Hi Steve, Mike from Colorado trying to form a Raspberry Pi User group to organize the expertise that might exist in the Denver Area. Any interest? MikeD330@centurylink.net

OdinsCat
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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:16 pm

So I am a young man of 30 who is looking into enhancing his life with maker skills. I have a computer I built from a Kano Kit and now am looking for ways to optimize it. As a fallower of the old Gods I wonder from time to time where my life is going?

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poggino
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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:55 am

hello from empoli ,florenze,italy ;)
i fans raspberry pc





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FOOLiSH86
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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:06 am

hiii!!! i'm new :)

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:29 am

Hi.

this is featured, from Shanghai.
i am obsessed with hardware, low-level programming stuff. That truly hits my passion point. I did not get attracted by Rpi, yet i DO like the rpi-zero.
such an amazing tiny handcraft with solid performance.i look forward to create some cool stuff with rpi-zero.
Hats off to the Liz couple btw. to some extent you changed the world, to a good direction. (unlike the way Trump does.)

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:48 pm

AdamStanislav wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:16 am
As my user name suggests, my name is Adam. I am 68, will turn 69 next month, am from Slovakia, and have been computing since the age of 15, way back in 1965, when computers were not yet available to most people.

At the end of 2018 I bought a 3D printer and then bought a Raspberry Pi 3B+ to control the 3D printer with Octoprint. I was pleasantly surprised by how much such a tiny computer could do, a lot more than those big computers we learned on back in 1965.

I have quickly started using it to do tasks my expensive Windows laptop has trouble doing. For example, I have recently made a video about how to backup the Raspbian image from the microSD card using Windows and the Pi itself. I went into much detail and ended up with a 10 gigabyte file I needed to upload to YouTube. Using my laptop would have taken at least a week and I would have had to keep it turned on all that time, and it would have consumed a lot of power while slowing the system to a crawl, and potentially crash.

So, I copied the file to my RPi, logged in using TightVNC and started the upload using the Chromium browser that came with the Raspbian. I then exited the VNC and let the Pi do its job. It took three days and three nights of continuous upload (my DSL does not allow high upload speeds), which was a lot less than I was expecting based on my past uploads from Windows. And I was able to turn my laptop off every night because the Pi was just doing on its own what it was asked to do.

So, I’m very happy with the RPi and plan to get several more of them and use them for specialized tasks each. And of course I will make more video tutorials and even write some software for it.
awesome uncle Adam!
i am a certified network technician. let me see if i can be of help to your network. (10GB file takes 3 days which is 38KB/s. UNaccpetable)
is it because you are accessing a foreign website (youtube) ? What is your DSL download speed rated?

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AdamStanislav
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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:56 pm

featured wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:48 pm
awesome uncle Adam!
i am a certified network technician. let me see if i can be of help to your network. (10GB file takes 3 days which is 38KB/s. UNaccpetable)
is it because you are accessing a foreign website (youtube) ? What is your DSL download speed rated?
Thanks. My ISP (Frontier) determined I needed a new modem and they gave me one, so hopefully my next upload will be faster.

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frambuesa
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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:53 pm

Hi!

I'm glad to be part of the Raspberry Pi family.

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ajigsawnhalo
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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:30 am

Hello! I'm Ajiggy and I'm new here!

I'm an Electronics Engineering student and I've been using a Raspberry Pi 3B+ to host all of my files and projects as a home server.

Nanorde
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Joined: Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:12 am
Location: London

Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:47 am

Hello all, I'm Franky from London.

jamesking
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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:16 pm

Hey! I'm James, also from London.

Have a few raspberry pis already (pinhole, media server) but had a few questions so I've registered to ask here. I've ordered myself a 4Gb Pi4 too!

cats squirrel
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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:43 pm

Hello,

I'm Bryan, from glorious Devon. I have a few Pi's, but not have them working yet!

I have been into microprocessors for about 45 years, starting with 8 bit, then Texas 13bit, then two Archimedes computers, but eventually had to get a PC running Ubuntu. Had quite a bit of experience writing and running software (machine code, assembler, etc).

Have bought (OK Amazon threw one at me and they raided my account!) a Samsung 970 Pro 1T SSD, which I want to put on a RPi4, if possible. Mostly for WAV file classical music, but also for collecting data from accelerometers and outputting waveforms to exciters (this for material testing....a hobby of mine!) at the same time...

Need to know if RPi4 can be used with a bidirectional sound card !
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Timescale
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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:25 am

Hi,

I'm Peter and I run a business creating tech solutions for the cultural sector with emphasis on the historical disciplines. This basically means I write software for municipalities and museums and the like. This often means Raspberry Pi based solutions!

Have been into tech since the 80's. I do both hardware and software development and hacking.

The Pi 4 has got me stoked. The 3B+ already was a very handy tool, but the 4 seems like a game changer to me.

cholsmikee01
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Joined: Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:33 am

Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:46 am

Hii, My name is Michael A. Echols (Mike),i am CEO of a Kennedy Space Center based non-profit called IACI, and CEO of a for-profit company i founded called Max Cybersecurity LLC, located in Washington DC.

i spent 7 years in critical infrastructure protection and cybersecurity leadership at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). I led several White House national security initiatives before resigning position in September 2016.


AMONG MY LEADERSHIP ACCOMPLISHMENTS AT DHS, AS:

Point person for the rollout of Presidential Executive Order 13691 for President Obama

Chair of the Communications Sector – one of 16 U.S. Critical Sectors

Chair of the Network Security Information Exchange

Designated Federal Official for the President’s NSTAC – 30 CEO level members from Defense, IT and Comm Sector companies making recommendations to the President.

The U.S. Representative to the NATO CCPC in Brussels

kpaxing
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Joined: Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:25 pm

Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:36 pm

Hello all!, i have 2 rpis and enjoy a lot these tiny machines: media server, nas, mail. I have followed forum from time ago but I have not registered till now. New projects being developed.

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xff
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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:54 am

Hello everyone. I'm happy to be here with all of you. My first Pi was the the 3 B, despite wanting to get one since they originally came out. Took me a while to pull the trigger, I suppose. Fast forward a short time later and I've got four of them along with serious doubts that I'll stop collecting more anytime soon lol, the RPi 4 is next on the wish list!
I'm self employed, owning/running my own business doing web design and development, along with the occasional graphic design and brand design, but I love tinkering and messing around with my Raspberry Pis and making things happen with them. Love the idea that I can write a few lines of code and make something happen in the physical world, imo it's pretty awesome.

Really looking forward to learning many great things from this community, and hope I can contribute back into the mix with my own knowledge.

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5t4n5
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Location: Near a beach in Devon
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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:39 pm

Hi everyone, i'm Stan. Totally new to this Pi thing, just awaiting the arrival of my Raspberry Pi 4 4gb, which i'm hoping will arrive very soon.

I've no doubt i'll be asking a few questions here and there as i've been using windows desktops since 95, so this Raspbian thing is going to be rather exciting and new and confusing and strange. But i'm looking forward to learning and having some fun with what looks to be a great little machine.

And it's great to find a forum like this to share my journey with.

Keep well all. :D
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