If like me, you are a web developer who relies on a stable internet connection for working from home or for your own Raspberry Pi project, I strongly urge you not to choose Plus.net as your ISP. This the story of my experience, and why I will never spend a penny with Plus.net again.
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I found this, thought it geeky enough to share, happy birthday to Tetris! Anyone ported Tetris to Raspbian?
There’s a lot I love about the Raspberry Pi; its ability to surprise me (one hosts this site, and that’s pretty impressive!), its tiny form factor, the minimal pull on electricity. It embodies everything that computing should be, and will be in the future.
The things I dislike about them include the severe lack of power, inability to use bootable USB (or SATA capabilities), meagre 512mb memory. These frustrations are completely unjust on my part – its a £30 computer aimed at the education market! I have no right to be frustrated, especially as they make extremely cheap, yet capable web servers!
Everything I love about the Raspberry Pi’s physical attributes and energy credentials have been available for some time in a more capable formats, but nothing that really hits the nail on the head, until now that is.
Since first reading about the Raspberry Pi, I instantly started thinking of the endless possibilities for this tiny little handy PC. I went down the predictable (slightly boring and a bit geeky) route of running one as a web server, others have been a bit more imaginative then I have been. I’ve had some good results so far, this site is indeed hosted from my own Raspberry Pi computer.
The next part of my project is to install an IMAP capable mail server, but here’s some of the other uses and projects I’ve found whilst clicking on the old ‘tinterweb!