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Feature requests & roadmap / raspberry pi
« on: November 15, 2011, 07:03:42 pm »
I have been following the raspberry pi project lately (link below), and i will be buying a couple of them for other projects but i wondered how difficult would it be to use it as an MD. The problem with using it as an MD is the fact that its ARM based, and at that its ARMv6 based so no Ubuntu :( But, how difficult would it be getting a MeeGo or Debian MD dunning? A $35 MD is quite intriguing.

Developers / New Feature: Grocery System
« on: May 23, 2011, 04:36:39 pm »
I just wanted to let everyone know that this is something that i am working on, i had planned on making a screen capture video but vlc was tweaking out on me. The title explains  it all, im making a system that will log the inventory of the food in your house, and it will generate grocery lists from the stuff that you throw away. All this is done using barcodes and barcode scanners.

Right now those are the only 2 features it has but i plan on adding more such as:
-one scan to add whole grocery list back to inventory
-add recipe system
-make it easier to scan items into inventory that have been entered before
-print without dialogue box

i also have 2 long term goals:
-ability to scan with webcam
-available recipe system that compares ingredients needed to your inventory and shows what recipe you can make with what you have

I have included a screenshot, since i could not provide a video, so you can at lease see how the navigation page looks. To navigate the system from the index page you can click on the links, or scan the barcodes on the screen, but you can only scan on screen barcodes if you have a CCD scanner not a laser scanner. I dont have CCD scanners so i just printed out that page and scan off the page. I wanted to reduce the need for a mouse as much as possible.

I posted this because i just wanted some feedback to see if anyone else would use this besides me. Also any questions/comments are welcome too :)

Users / Virtual machines and ram
« on: January 31, 2011, 01:15:04 am »
right now the server that i have has Kubuntu 10.04 (32 bit) and Virtual Box running on it and in Virtual Box i have my test core, i am upgrading the amount of ram but i have the question, does virtual box only use a part of the host OS's ram or can it use unused ram? I ask this because if i would put more than 4 gigs of ram in, than some of the ram would be unused by my host OS, which would mean if Virtual Box cant use it then i will have to install a 64 bit host OS.

Users / X11 forwarding through SSH
« on: January 16, 2011, 07:26:58 pm »
First off i am not asking for help doing this, i have tried and given up but i just wanted to see if anyone has been able to do this.

I mainly took on trying to do this because a friend said i couldn't but the internet said it is possible so i thought id try. I decided to do it from my mac to my core. I started by installing OpenSSH server on my core, then editing ssh_config and sshd_config to allow X11 forwarding. Then i logged into my core from my mac and i set the display variable to "1" since x was already running on "0". Finally i used the command xeyes to open that application and it gave me the error cant start display. I also tried startx but instead of starting a session on my mac it just started a new x session on the core.

So i was stumped and gave up, but maybe someone can see my error.

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