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HollyMinkowski
03-07-2012, 06:43 AM
Hello all.....
I'm in the States right now, waiting for a flight in NYC.
Thought while I was just sitting here yawning I'd take
a moment to say hi.

I have been in Canada and the US and now it's time to
head back.

Saw Newt Gingrich's speech at the AIPAC Conference, wow!
what a great orator. I guess it looks like he won't get the nomination.
It's a shame, even though I can't vote for him now.

I have been doing nothing for a few months programming wise. I miss
it and I think I'm getting rusty. :(

I did try to buy some Raspberry Pi boards but could not get through
the throng...darn! I'm on a waiting list though. What a great gadget
they are. 35 USD and there's Linux, ARM11 in a SOC, HDMI output.
I can't wait to get some. I just watched a very funny youtube video about
the Raspberry Pi...take a look.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mY5P8EwYUw

Well, I'm going to try to fall asleep in this seat while I wait for the flight.
I'm soooo tired. I just had to take this opportunity to check in and glance
at the forums for a few minutes...such opportunities are very rare for me
these days....

Later :)

Loopy Byteloose
03-07-2012, 07:33 AM
Why do you have to wait for a flight when you have those cute little wings? Is the distance too much?

It is good to hear from you. Sorry that the Raspberry Pi seemed to be more of an advertising event that a real product.

I really like the PandaBoard and found difficulties with getting that sent to Taiwan due to the lack of providing a valid business. The BeaverBoard is yet another appealing Linus small board environment.

Yes, Newt is a rousing speaker and enjoys keeping his audience on the edge of their chair - maybe too much so to make a good world leader. These days, saner heads need to prevail or the planet will get very shot up.

Ttailspin
03-07-2012, 03:24 PM
Fairies and Newts... go figure.. :)

Thanks for the drive_by Holly, good to know your still kickin..

-Tommy

Publison
03-07-2012, 04:26 PM
Good to know you are still around. We miss you and your most excellent deals!

Stay safe.

Jim

Heater.
03-07-2012, 04:45 PM
Hi Holly,

Sounds like you have been having a great tour. Good to hear from another raspberry enthusiast. Like you I'm eager to get hold of one. I want to couple it with a Prop or two. Now that we have propgcc and an open source Spin compiler we can develop for the Prop on the Pi and have it all in a box the size of a cigarette packet. Great for all those who are traveling around.

Loopy,


...Raspberry Pi seemed to be more of an advertising event that a real product.


What?! If they have sold out 10000 of the first run that makes it a serious product. It's probably been more successful that they ever imagined.

I haven't seen so much enthusiasm and buzz for a micro dev kit since the early days of 8 bit processors in the mid 70's

davejames
03-07-2012, 04:48 PM
...good to hear you're alive & well!

Godspeed.

Duane Degn
03-07-2012, 05:05 PM
It was either yesterday or the day before, I was wondering how you were doing. It's good hear you're safe and well.

Thanks for the update.

erco
03-07-2012, 06:26 PM
Great to hear from you, Holly. We miss your input. Take care!

ElectricAye
03-09-2012, 12:35 AM
...

Saw Newt Gingrich's speech at the AIPAC Conference, wow!...

He's got the AIPAC power nap down, that's fer sure.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlW23ul5uv8

ajward
03-09-2012, 03:18 AM
Long time, no see. Don't stay away so long Holly!

Amanda

Cluso99
03-09-2012, 04:10 PM
Hey Holly. Missed you here on the forums. What has been keeping you so busy or was it something secret
? Do iI recall correctly?

localroger
03-10-2012, 01:04 AM
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Oh, and add me to the "Nice to see you checking in" chorus, Holly. I hope one day you can tell the full tale of your adventures.

Loopy Byteloose
03-10-2012, 03:02 PM
There goes 'our little secret'.

Martin Hodge
03-10-2012, 06:33 PM
We miss you, Holly!

lardom
03-11-2012, 06:25 AM
Hi Holly. It's good to hear from you.

icepuck
03-11-2012, 08:38 PM
I'm also on the waiting list, judging from the specs it looks like it may be better than my Chumby, I hope it is...
-dan