I made a music player using the awesome Pimoroni Pirate Audio HAT for #RaspberryPi. It plays any format including OGG and even videos, remembers where it left off, buttons work exactly how I like it because I wrote the code, and it has outstanding audio quality (24-bit DAC + headphone amp). The UI needs work tho! #maker #diy #audio
A lot of excitement around putting a #raspberrypi into a keyboard (Pi 400), but I've been working on putting a Pi into a touch screen! I present the Pi Portable PC: as comfortable on a couch as it is compiling code on a desktop!
I decided that my 7" #raspberrypi tablet should also do double duty as my main desktop. Here I have it hooked up to an 11" HD screen, running VSCode, compiling my Arduino code with PlatformIO. My python projects also worked straight away. That is to say, apart from Android dev, this can totally replace my laptop. It's all powered up with a cellphone charger.
#Ubuntu 17.04 has been released! http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/04/ubuntu-17-04-review-new-features
Personally, I'm not too upset about Unity being dropped in future releases. I standardized on Ubuntu Mate after seeing how well it runs on #RaspberryPi
I really liked Unity though, even from when it was "Ubuntu Netbook Remix", but because it uses Compiz, it's a memory leaking hog. So I replicated the Unity workflow by using Synapse + Mate and have been happy ever since.
I figured I'd highlight some of my OSS projects here
* rpi_lcars - #StarTrek #LCARS interface for #RaspberryPi https://github.com/tobykurien/rpi_lcars
* Xtendroid - DSL for #AndroidDev greatly reduces boilerplate https://github.com/tobykurien/Xtendroid
* NSA_b_gone - #Privacy, security, bandwidth control for Linux https://github.com/tobykurien/NSA_b_gone
* WebApps - Sandboxed browser for web apps on #Android https://github.com/tobykurien/WebApps
Smartphones are a #privacy and #infosec nightmare. To me, #android is not the long-term answer. The biggest problem is the lack of software updates. This comes down to the fact that hardware drivers need to be recompiled for each new kernel version. Hence Google's Fuchsia OS.
But that's long-term. For now, why not build a smartphone around standard hardware like the #RaspberryPi compute module 3? It has a choice of OS's, regular software updates and is easy to code for.
Let's make this happen.
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