Jul 18

Friday Post: Space Madness!

Hey All,

For the first time in a long time I feel rested. ¬†I did a sleep study to find out why I was so fatigued all the time even though I was getting around 8 hours of sleep. ( I’m not counting that my other waking hours have been spent on the Kickstarter, PiPlay, and Work with no breaks ūüėČ )

The study people hooked me up to a machine that essentially blows air at you, and holy crap, it helped me sleep through the night like a log. ¬†I was up at 5am, didn’t need any caffeinated drinks in the morning (but force of habit…) and I’ve been going strong all day. ¬†If I feel this good and energized after one night, ¬†I’m excited to see what will happen after a few weeks!

PiPlay

PiPlay 0.8 Beta 4 has so far been really good.  Only a few relatively minor bugs to fix.  I am going to push the update this weekend and a new image as well.  Be on the lookout for that.

Raspberry Pi Model B+

Last Monday the Raspberry Pi Foundation released the latest Pi board, the Model B+.  While the core hardware stays the same, the board includes 4 USB Ports, more GPIO pins, improved board layout, and a switch from SD Cards to Micro SD cards.  My board came in today, so I took some pictures of it.

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Have a good weekend all!

-Shea

Nov 09

Friday Post: Exciting News to come soon!

Hey All,

It’s been an exciting week. ¬†Pushed new code to our QA servers which has taken up most of my time. ¬†Been doing late shifts and weekend shifts to make sure everything works. ¬†I’ve also been tapped to be a Technical¬†Reviewer¬†of a book, so that has taken up some time. ¬†And I also have an exciting project that I can’t talk about just yet, but it’s really cool.

I have so much on my backlog, I promise I will get to it.  After tonight, my plate should be a lot cleaner and I will actually have time to do more than just eat, work, and sleep.

Have a great weekend. ¬†Go see Wreck It Ralph. ¬†I’m going to enjoy my first Saturday off in a month by sleeping till Sunday ūüėČ

-Shea