BeagleBoard-XM: Getting Started (cuz a Raspberry Pi would have been too trendy)

BeagleBoard-XM: Getting Started (cuz a Raspberry Pi would have been too trendy)

i grabbed a new BeagleBoard-XM Rev C from eBay and thought i would document the first steps towards getting a project running with it…

WTF is a BeagleBoard-XM?

the BeagleBoard, BeagleBoard-XM, and BeagleBone are a family of small (3.5″), inexpensive, singe-board computers based on the ARM Cortex-A8 CPU. unlike MCU’s such as the Arduino, PIC, NetDuino, these …

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devbutton.com re-styled (and shoutouts to: HTML5 BoilerPlate, Font Awesome & PHPStorm)

devbutton.com re-styled (and shoutouts to: HTML5 BoilerPlate, Font Awesome & PHPStorm)

i did a quick re-style of my consulting site (http://devbutton.com) yesterday.

it’s just a simple “business card” site. funny how making something for yourself never seems to be a priority. one-day i’ll update it with a project case study or something relevant. fortunately 99% of my consulting work comes from referrals, so the site serves only …

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customized 1/16 Losi Mini-SCT (short course truck)

customized 1/16 Losi Mini-SCT (short course truck)

i did this last year, but haven’t updated the blog in a while…

Aimee got me a Losi Mini-SCT R/C truck last year for my birthday. i had been wanting to get back into R/C (i sold all my old nitro and some electric stuff several years ago).

here’s the SCT stock after a couple runs:

i never …

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installing Linux Mint 12/13 inside a virtual machine running on Windows 7/8 64-bit using the free VMware Player (and configuring VMware Tools)

installing Linux Mint 12/13 inside a virtual machine running on Windows 7/8 64-bit using the free VMware Player (and configuring VMware Tools)

i’ve been playing with several Linux distros lately, running them as virtual machines with Windows 7 64bit as my host OS. my first attempts at getting the latest Ubuntu (11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot”) and then Linux Mint 12 “Lisa” installed and fully working with VMware tools were a little chaotic. so i thought i would document …

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Death Burro part 6: into the (corporate) wild…

Death Burro part 6: into the (corporate) wild…

DeathBurro was released as 1.0.0.0 beta yesterday!

i took donkey into Aimee’s work during her department’s Christmas lunch. we had a little trouble getting on the network, all were either secured with EAP-TLS or browser login & terms-acceptance pages. there are ways to make this work, and so we’ll get it going eventually. for the time …

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