I get to help with auditions for a TV Production program tomorrow!
... but with windmageddon internet is down in the building where we're holding auditions, so I had to prepare an excel doc JUST IN CASE the online version isn't reachable.
This means I might not be able to use my Chromebook.
My next longest lasting laptop is my Raspberry Pi, which comes with LibreOffice.
... let's do this.
My principal is aware of the "change the suffix of a file to try to trick the teacher into thinking it's mysteriously corrupted and giving them more time to finish the project" trick.
I did not need to teach him about this.
You are allowed to be jealous.
Observation about Raspberry Pi forums Show more
I'm just a lurker at this point, but it seems a small but significant # of people on the support forums for Raspbian are kind of ... jerks?
I mean, if someone's asking for help you don't have to mock them for not trying harder before asking for help, and if someone tries to help by giving advice you already tried but didn't share that you tried you don't have to insist they thought you were a moron.
I knew there were plenty of caustic TechBros, still...
It's that wonderful point in the school year where, for the most part, the kids know my expectations and need only minimal intervention/assistance from me when working on projects.
Raspberry Pi Update Show more
Had more time to tinker today. Looks like issue was the "Pi-Top" branded version of Raspbian (Which itself is a Raspberry Pi branded version of Debian).
Grabbed the Raspbian image off the Rasp Pi site and tossed it on a new MicroSD card. Immediately was able to get updates and install Iceweasel/Firefox with zero difficulty.
As an added bonus the noob setup on the Rasp Pi site makes dual-booting darned easy.
My 2nd graders are using a step sequencer to make visual patterns that are also musical patterns.
This is a general reminder that the best way to keep something a secret is to write it in a straightforward manner, extensively sourced in contemporary literature, accessible to everyone in a user-friendly online format
Works like a charm
Become the annotated bibliography you want to see in the world
Raspberry Pi Update:
Had to edit a config file using the terminal but it's now on the school's WPA2 Enterprise Wi-Fi.
Browser choice is limited to Chromium, which school Gmail says is no longer supported. Attempts to install Firefox, Iceweasel, and even Chrome have all failed, in part because the files needed are no longer there.
Managed to apt-get Arduino, though, so I'm not completely hopeless at installing additional software...
Assembly was interesting. Not hard, but not expected. I have ideas to modify the case to give me more access to the USB ports & ethernet port.
Included flash card had a modified (reskinned?) version of Debian on it. Does not support WPA2 Enterprise out-of-the-box and ethernet port is blocked so I cannot get online ... yet.
My Raspberry Pi is in the same state as me and will likely arrive tomorrow. This makes me very happy.
Now do I open it immediately, or wait until Wednesday so I can put together its enclosure with the help of my TAG students?
(Just kidding, I have no willpower. Best case scenario I invite my tech-savvy principal in on the fun.)