A Bite of Raspberry Pi!

So, I got a Raspberry Pi a few days ago. Actually, I was one of the early adopters who ordered the Pi as soon as I could. After 10 weeks of ‘baking and delivery’ period, I finally got my hands on the device. It’s a tiny little circuit board and looks kinda cute. With some help from photo editing softwares, I was  able to achieve this:GlowOfRaspberryPi
Looks nice and geeky, right?

First impressions:

I don’t exactly know how it happened, but the capacitor which sits near power inlet was broken when I opened the package. Maybe, it happened during the transit or maybe, letting a five year old do the unboxing was not such a good idea. Nonetheless, the thing works very well as long as there is continuous power supply. I have hooked it up to the charger which came with my HD2, so it should be safe to assume that Pi receives sufficient power.

So, I just loaded a 4GB SD card with official Raspbian image and went ahead with monitor connected via HDMI. The Pi boots straight to the raspi-config utility. For most users, changing password for the default user ‘Pi’ should be sufficient here. As I was on 24 inch Dell monitor, I had to use Overscan option to remove black bars. Rest of setup is breeze – almost everything works out of box.

What do I do with it?

After toying it for a while, I have turned it into an headless machine which works as Network Attached Storage, SeedBox and PVR with SickBeard. I also have Dropbox installed to have another backup of  all my important documents. In coming posts I will share the procedures and configuration files in detail.

Should one buy it?

If you like to tinker, absolutely! Want ‘it just works’ experience out of box? You probably should be visiting this site! Want to know more about my Pi? Comment!

Testing the Crayon Syntax Highlighter and other plugins

Crayon Syntax Highlighter

So, finally, I seem to have set up WordPress. There are still some bugs and weird looking places. I’ll fix those in due time. For the time being, let’s just see if the new code plugin works!

Seems like the editor work quite well! It’s actually very good – gives you option to customize everything. One can choose when the toolbar appears, what color schemes should be used for code highlighting, etc. So, I’m gonna stick to it for a while.

In case you are interested, here is the link to plugin: Crayon Syntax Highlighter

WP-reCAPTCHA

Yet another useful plugin I found today. It seems to prevent spam effectively. Looks clean and fits nicely with the theme. (I’m using ‘Clean’ theme of the plugin, for the record.)

The 'Clean' theme

The ‘Clean’ theme

Again, here is link to the plugin: WP-reCAPTCHA

If you have any other suggestions, let me know via comments.