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Raspberry Pi GPIO Pinout: What Each Pin Does

The Raspberry Pi has 40 GPIO pins that connect to sensors, lights, motors and other devices. Here's a map and detailed explanation of what each does.

tomshardware.com/reviews/raspb

Just a casual recommendation to nobody in particular:
If you need to query a Postgres DB on a remote server, pgcli is awesome
That is all

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My two (enormous) stories about how companies turn you and your data into cash, and how to stop them, are both out today! You can read them for free!

Happy that I was able to work in shout-outs to #Mastodon and @pixelfed

pcmag.com/article/364152/how-c

pcmag.com/article/364153/onlin

13 open source backup solutions

Readers suggest more than a dozen of their favorite solutions for protecting data.

opensource.com/article/19/3/ba

Received new (used) hauppauge card, plugged in, powered on system, checked tvheadend, card recognized, clickety click 'enable', done. Win.

Moral of the story: cut ties early w/ hardware with sketchy Linux support. I like to utilize old hardware I already own but there is a tipping point at which it is definitely not worth the headache. Buy compatible, well-supported hardware.

In defense of past me who bought the kworld card: at the time (2007?), it was listed as supported hw for mythtv

So I battled the kworld card for pretty much an entire Saturday until I said ENOUGH

..

Went to eBay, found a slightly newer/ better version of the same hauppauge card I know for a fact works great with Linux. $16, shipped. BUY IT NOW

So I'm enjoying this new logical infrastructure, and tvheadend integrates nicely with Kodi/emby but all my tricks to get the kworld card working are failing. Again, the hauppauge card required zero effort to install.

I like tvheadend - it has its quirks but as a whole it makes more sense to me than mythtv. I had been using mythbuntu which is logical when being used for a frontend/backend but why should I install a gui with a system that is headless?

I've had success with/mythtv over the years but I no longer use it as a frontend so I decided to give tvheadend a try. My hardware w/mythtv all worked on 16.04 but I installed tvheadend on Ubuntu Server 18.04.

Sometimes the old tech you have on hand is not worth the trouble -- an unnecessary tale one or two people might find interesting.

I wanted to reconfigure my home network. The mythtv/emby box I had set up was an inefficient use of resources, & I wanted to turn it into a freenas box & use junkier hw to handle tv streaming duties. I've set up mythtv abt 3 times in the past 5 years - my hauppauge card works flawlessly but each successive time my kworld atsc-115 tuner card gets trickier to install.

Well this might be useful...

Our Valentine’s Gift to You: Managed Databases for PostgreSQL

Announcing Managed Databases for PostgreSQL. Fully managed, and scalable database clusters without the administrative overhead.

blog.digitalocean.com/announci

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Cohen is expected to appear before the committee in the middle of February, but the details aren’t yet final and the leadership of the committee so far hasn’t confirmed any specifics about the arrangement. The hearing likely will not be public.

Editor: let's go ahead and take "to the internet" out of this headline

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Facebook is the worst thing that's ever happened to the internet
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Here's a fun new feature of my expensive Google Pixel 2 XL Ad Delivery Device

Except for the whatever data gets uploaded to the Apple cloud. I mean, people assume it's safe in the beautiful walled black turtleneck garden but nobody knows for sure since it's not

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