Raspberry Pi

There is a hype about this thing and probably there is a bunch of users with unrealistic expectations (at least here in Central Europe – I have find many offers of second hand Pis on local auctions server).

Nanonote + Raspberry Pi + Freerunner

So I got one. With a Debian port (called Rapsbian) it is very good for connecting of my Ben NanoNote to the Internet, for sharing of USB sticks with computers without USB ports and it can also run software which I can’t or don’t want to install on other machines (the Octave or the OpenSCAD, for example). It is powerful enough for that so I am happy and satisfied user 😉

There are also other uses for the Pi which I may explore in future, of course.

Raspberry Pi

IP Messenger

Thanks to a discussion on the Nekochan.net I have found that there is something called IP Messenger. It’s a program for sending of short messages (and files). It requires no server and it is probably meant for internal networks.

IP Messenger Clone on SGI

It is interesting that there are clients/clones for many platforms (including Gtk+ annd Qt ports) and it is quite small and fast. I don’t plan to use it often but it looks like a nice tool.

P.S. The screenshot shows the Motif clone (just created by “geo” from the Nekochan.net) which work also on SGI computers (it canbe compiled for other systems, including Linux ones, too).

IP Messenger