• Anyone out there?

    From Tim Grooms@314:314/175 to All on Fri Nov 16 01:43:00 2018

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    Just wondering if anyone is out there. I've thought about getting a Pi for
    a while now, but really haven't had a plan for what to do with it. I've
    talked to several people who got one and it ends up in a drawer or on a
    shelf and I'm looking to avoid that situation.

    Other than running a BBS on it, what are some things you're using it for?


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  • From Deon George@314:314/180.1 to Tim Grooms on Sat Nov 17 11:44:35 2018
    On 11/16/18, Tim Grooms said the following...
    Just wondering if anyone is out there. I've thought about getting a Pi for a while now, but really haven't had a plan for what to do with it. I've talked to several people who got one and it ends up in a drawer or
    on a shelf and I'm looking to avoid that situation.

    Well, having joined BBSing just a couple of months ago, there appears to be many using Pi's for their BBS - and I do too. It works a treat.

    In fact I run docker on my Pi, and have a couple of BBS's on the go in
    docker containers (just for playing with while I rekindle this legacy technology). I even go my 1995 DOS BBS restored from backups running (on the
    Pi too!).

    Before BBSes, I used to use my Pis behind the TV - running openelec then libreelec. For many years, that was the only connection on my TV (nothing
    else, nor antenna). Openelec enabled me to watch live and recorded TV (via MythTV), as well as DVD's converted to MP4 via Plex. Worked really well.

    When my kids get a little older, so I hope to use them to build some things that you see on the Pi websites.

    Interested to hear what others use theirs for too.

    ...deon

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  • From Dumas Walker@314:314/25 to TIM GROOMS on Sat Nov 17 11:39:00 2018
    Other than running a BBS on it, what are some things you're using it for?

    Well, I am running a bbs on mine, which is seems to do a good job of. It
    also runs a binkd server.

    I have a friend who has one he purchased as a RetroPi that he does a lot of gaming on and seems to be happy with. There are also folks on youtube who
    use them as parts of home spun security systems, radios, streaming tv
    clients, etc.

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