- The Open Guide to Equity Compensation. Right in time before filing taxes for 2015.
- How to C in 2016. Good refreshing article.
- Aerial Apple TV screen saver for Windows. Apple TV gen 4 has nice looking screen savers. With this tool you can install them on your Mac. You can find also link to Windows version.
- Awesome Public Datasets. Most of the data sets listed are free, however, some are not.
How to get start with Raspberry Pi / Arduino
This month I spent a lot of time playing with Arduino and Raspberry Pi. So there are some links and answered answered.
I purchased my Raspberry Pi 2 Model B from Amazon, a lot of additional stuff from GearBest and Adafruit.
- Do you need to buy a screen with Raspberry Pi? Not really. If you don’t need
it. To get started you can use
SSH and VNC.
SSH Server is enabled by default in Raspbian (default operation system for Raspberry Pi). Using SSH
you can install VNC server. Default username / password are
- Don’t be lazy, read
remember that you need to run
sudo raspi-configto get it configured and use whole SD card.
- You probably don’t want to use slow SD cards, check SD card performance table.
- You will see a lot of manuals where PiStore is mentioned. It is not available anymore.
- There are a lot of platforms available on Raspberry Pi, like node, python, python3, java, ruby. Also you can find how to install Docker and Mono.
- To get some ideas read MagPi magazine, you can download all issues from
official site, like (change
42to the latest issue)
curl https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi-issues/MagPi\[01-42\].pdf -O --retry 999 --retry-max-time 0 -C -
- Read Project Book.
Download it using
curl -L -O https://raspberrypi.org/magpi-issues/Projects_Book_v1.pdf --retry 999 --retry-max-time 0 -C -
- Pi Weekly.
- Awesome Raspberry Pi. Interesting projects, including building own Thermostat.
- Opening a garage door from the Internet.
Because Arduino has open-sources their hardware - you can purchase exactly the same hardware but cheaper. For example I purchased SunFounder set.
- Official site.
- Fritzing. Software for document your prototypes.
- Programming Arduino Book. Nothing special in this book, just came to my attention, got it from somewhere on discount. Just good introduction. If you know C and can read official Arduino documentation - you do not need this book.
- EnerGenie Programmable power strip with LAN interface. Have not tried it, but can be used with whole home automation.
- HomeKit support for the impatient. I guess you can combine it with Raspberry Pi to build something for your iOS devices.
- Gearbest. Can find a lot of sensors, Arduino and other interesting stuff.
- DealExtreme. The same.
- Banggood. The same.
- Adafruit. Nice shop when you cannot find something on Amazon or in one of the online shops above. This shop also has a lot of interesting instructions and articles.