A developer's Blog

the ramblings of an old programmer

I first bought a domain name in 1995, and hosted our company's new web site on a Windows-NT server in our office using our expensive and slow dedicated DSL internet connection. My business partner thought it was a waste of time and money, and he was probably correct. At the time, the tone of the i...

The Raspberry Pi is a tiny single-board computer that includes a CPU, RAM, USB ports, an HDMI port, an ethernet port, and WiFi. The "disk" drive is a micro-SD card, and if you plug in a power supply, a USB keyboard, and a screen via HDMI, you can install a full-GUI Linux Debian environment. You can install PHP, Python, Java, etc., and use it for a huge range of projects. This thing is mind-bogglingly small - about the size of a pack of cards.