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I will be the first to admit I’m a computer nerd, and my husband will shout it from the Bitterroot Mountains’ peaks. AND, every now and again–not more than once or twice a day–I come across hints, little programs, warnings, and gadgets I would like to share. I thought I’d write about them as I find them. Okay?

I read about the Raspberry pi computer recently and decided to give it a try. My thought was, for $35 what could I lose? Oh yeah, and I went upscale and bought a case for $5, but I read somewhere that Legos work just fine. Well, I always was a big spender. The Raspberry was developed in the UK with the intent of teaching basic computer science in school. It is about the size of a deck of cards, boots and stores on an SD card, connects to a monitor, and has 2 USB ports. They now offer a Linux version NOOB (New Out Of Box). With my terrific internet speed I’ve had a bit of a problem downloading it, but I finally succeeded by going over to a friend’s house.

Tomorrow is the day I get serious about working on the Raspberry. I’ll let you know how it’s going.

Have you ever tried to set up a meeting and found yourself on the phone for hours explaining to everyone why some people can’t make one date but they can make another, only to hear, “well, I can’t attend that day.” Here’s your answer—Doodle. Just go to this site and set up a poll—give your meeting a name, put in the dates and times. That’s it. Doodle gives you a link. Take that link and email it to all participants. They, in turn, click on the link, go to the site and enter their names, and mark when they can attend. You can check back periodically to see how it’s going. Then, all you have to do is choose the date when the most people can attend.  Yahoo!! No more telephone ping pong.


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