I have just released the first version of the PiMAME Installer Script. This script will allow you to turn any Raspbian install into a PiMAME installation. It includes the ability to update installations (and to remove PiMAME if you wish … )
I would appreciate testing and feedback. Also please feel free to contribute code and send a pull request.
PiMAME Bug Fix
I figured out the issue about the 8MB file size limit in the PiMAME uploader. If you use the Installer or the Updater you should automatically get the fix. If you wish to fix it manually follow these instructions:
sudo nano +674 /etc/php5/cgi/php.ini
change post_max_size = 8M to post_max_size = 0
exit and save.
You will now have larger uploads available.
The first batch of stickers have gone out. If you haven’t received yours in the next few days, please feel free to email me and I will put one in the mail.
First of all I am happy to say that I aced my course this semester. Woo! It’s weird having free time again. Going to be really focusing on PiMAME. Onto the cool stuff…
So, I got my Mausberry Circuits Raspberry Pi Power Switch in the mail this week. I linked to the Kickstarter for this previously and I’m really happy it was funded. The device is tiny, but feels well soldered and sturdy. My only complaint is that the headers cables for the GPIO pins are on the top of the board, as opposed to the bottom, making it harder to put in a project box or in a DeskCade.
The device itself works flawlessly. You install the script, connect the GPIO pins, and then hit the switch. The script tells the Pi to power down, and after it’s completely halted, the power is cut. It also includes a hard reset button in case the Pi is completely frozen / crashed.
I’ve been trying to get the Tankstick working with GNGeo recently, and the issue that has been cropping up is that the Tankstick by default uses LeftCtrl, LeftAlt, and Space for the top row of buttons. This would be fine if I could just specify that, but the GNGeo config file (gngeorc) needs the SDL key mapping, which isn’t really documented anywhere.
What I have found is that if I start X Windows, run xev, press the required button, take that output hexadecimal, then convert that to decimal, about 99% of the time it’s the valid SDL key mapping.
Just a heads up to anyone else with that kind of issue.
I have been keeping this tightly guarded for about 6 months now and I am VERY EXCITED to announce that an article I wrote entitled “Hacking, Learning, and the Raspberry Pi” has been published by the 2600: The Hacker Quarterly. The spring was released today and it is very exciting seeing my name in print.
To me, this achievement is akin to an academic researcher being published in a journal.
2600 is an amazing periodical with a long history, large following, and amazing reach. From Wikipedia: “2600: The Hacker Quarterly is an American publication that specializes in publishing technical information on a variety of subjects including telephone switching systems, Internet protocols and services, as well as general news concerning the computer “underground” and left wing, and sometimes (but not recently), anarchist issues.”
I’ve been reading 2600 ever since I found it in a bookstore back in high school. I never thought of the word hacker, or hacking, as anything bad. It was to me just a kid being curious while using a computer. 2600 solidified that feeling for me and many people in the computer industry have felt the same way. Most of the companies I have worked for even had a subscription because the information is just that valuable.
Hey all, hoping not to make [Saturday Posts] tags a habit but I feel bad that the wireless ate my last post
So PyCon is going amazingly well. I have seen some amazing talks, I gave a small talk about PiMAME for 15 minutes in the Raspberry Pi lab. Everyone who attended got a free Pi. Sourceforge told me they could easily host my PiMAME images so that’s a plus for everyone here.
I got to hold (but not wear) a Google Glass. It feels incredibly solid. Light. Balanced. I’m excited for it. O’Reilly was giving out a ton of books, and I have my reading for the next year scheduled.
A lot of the attendees were impressed with PiMAME and I’m excited to get the next version out. I’m brain fried. I will have pictures and things and stuff to post when I get back to Florida on Monday. Woo! PyCon!