Prepping The Pi: Part One

In my last post I mentioned working on a two part write-up to share the steps I used for setting up my Raspberry Pi. Before jumping into the step-by-step, I thought it was important to mention a few points that will put this information in context for anyone that might be quickly looking for an answer to something specific. The goal of my project was to have a small web server accessible on my local network. If the following items make sense to you, read on! Otherwise, feel free to move along...nothing to see here...

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Baking A Perfect Pi

I got my first Raspberry Pi in December 2012 and I did almost nothing with it for an entire year. Sure, there was a little bit of excitement at first. I hooked it up and messed around, ran some old game console emulators. Even so, it wasn't long before I put it in a drawer and didn't think about it for a while. Fast-forward a year and the scene for me is very different. For the last two weeks I haven't been able to stop tinkering. I even picked up a second one started working on a small server project. Why is it so different this time around? After giving it some thought, it appears that I had the right combination of ingredients to bake a perfect Pi.

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A Small Rebellion

My relationship with Facebook is slowly beginning to sour. This is partly because of an article I read on Ars Technica. Go ahead, take a moment to check it out. I'll wait right here. Finished? Ok good.

I don't know about you, but that article awakened the naturally rebellious American spirit laying dormant within me. If Facebook wants to catalog the things that I type, yet decide not  to submit to their servers, so be it. I'm going to have fun with this, and you can too. The following instructions are for desktop computers only.

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