Free Raspberry Pi course through Coursera

Coursera has a free self-paced course on programming the Raspberry Pi and it's rated 4.5/5 stars. It's part of the IoT (Internet of Things) specialization. Check it out here:

https://www.coursera.org/learn/raspberry-pi-platform

You have to preview the course to see the requirements, which of course include a Raspberry Pi but there are a couple of other things, too:

Hardware Requirements

Rage-quitter takes his JavaScript toys and goes home

Saw this article on Ars Technica from a couple of days ago. Apparently, a dispute over a trademark resulted in a developer removing his code projects and broke many websites that relied on portions of his code. Makes for an interesting story but also makes me leery of using JavaScript for serving up pages. You can read it all at the link below. Yikes!

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/03/rage-quit-coder-un...

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GNOME Disks to check health of drives

Did you know that you can use GNOME Disks, an application for checking the health of your drives, including solid state drives? Here's how:

http://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials/893068-how-to-test-solid-state-driv...

Raspberry Pi 2 as a Media server

This isn't a new article (it's from last summer) but it's still pretty cool. You can take an old PC and make a media server using Plex or you can use a Raspberry Pi. Even the now-dated version 2 will work. I would guess that version 3 will work even better and it's wireless!

http://www.techradar.com/us/how-to/computing/how-to-build-the-best-raspb...

March 2016 PLUG Meeting: Solus

THIS MONDAY!!!!!

Solus

PLUG President Jason Wallwork will demonstrate the Linux distribution Solus. Solus is a Linux distribution built from scratch. It uses a forked version of the PiSi package manager, maintained as "eopkg" within Solus, and a custom desktop environment called "Budgie", developed in-house.

Date: March 7, 2016 - 7 PM

Remember that PLUG now meets on the FIRST MONDAY of each month.

We have a Linux magazine swap at each meeting. Bring your recently-read Linux magazines to trade with other members. And we have a draw for an e-book of the winner's choice. Members get double the entries.

Location: Applewood Manor
1500 Lansdowne Street West, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.
Parking is on the east (right) side. Entrance is at the front of the building. From the front, go down the hall to the right, and enter the last door on the left.

After the meeting, everyone is invited to Tim Horton's on MONAGHAN ROAD (just a stone's throw north of Lansdowne). They have free wireless along with their treats and refreshments.

Hope you can make it!

Note: PLUG MUG nights continue every MONDAY night except the week of a regular PLUG meeting (as long as there is interest). Please check the forums for the weekly sign-up list.

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