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Seasons Greetings


Happy NODWISH Greetings

As a service to my readers I have compiled a list of useful terms for our modern global village.

It is time to wish family and friends: [select one]

Merry Solstice
Happy Holiday
Happy Hanukkah
Happy Kwanzaa
Happy Hogwatch
Merry Christmas
С Рождеством Христовым
성탄 축하
Vrolijk Kerstfeest
Nadolig Llawen
Fröhliche Weihnachten
Joyeux Noël
Buon Natale
Feliz Navidad
God Jul
Rauhallista Joulua
Happy Christmas
Happy Holidays

and hope they are visited by: [select one]

Дед Мороз
Saint Nicholas
Santa Claus
Kris Kringle
Pere Noël
Babbo Natale
Los Reyes Magos
Father Christmas

who leaves good things in their: [select one]

Pillow Case
[some people are greedy]

rather than the: [select one]

Lump of Coal
Raw Liver
Bloody Bones
Birch Switch

some of them may deserve.

Don’t forget to leave out the: [select one]


For the: [select one]


And: [select one]

Vodka & perozhki
Milk & Cookies
Wine & bread
Sherry & pork pie

For the driver.


1 Kryten42 { 12.04.20 at 7:36 am }

Well… I decided to watch Hogfather again (as I usually do this time of year). So… Happy Hogwatch all! 👋😊

2 Bryan { 12.04.20 at 10:01 pm }

I’m waiting until the 20th, Hogwatch Night to watch it.

3 Oldwhitelady { 12.05.20 at 6:02 pm }

Thank you! That is a great list!👍👍

4 Bryan { 12.05.20 at 7:15 pm }

I have a diverse collection of friends and family and they still send cards.

5 Kryten42 { 12.07.20 at 10:11 pm }

I haven’t seen a card in years. 🤔🤷‍♂️

Here Bryan, your perfect self-gift for any occasion/reason! I want one!


6 Bryan { 12.07.20 at 11:34 pm }

I’ve been looking at it for a couple of days. It’s out of stock in a number of places I prefer to do business with, but it can also support Ubuntu Mate and I have a 1 TB drive in a USB 3.0 box that would just plug in. This one only has the 4GB RAM module but that’s “good enough” for what I do most days.

7 Kryten42 { 12.08.20 at 12:15 am }

Hah! Why am I not surprised? 🤭😎

That video was a nice overview & what you’d need to do to get it working properly (like update the way out of date S/W). But with Ubuntu, you’d do that anyway.

If it was using Win10, 4GB would be an issue. It’s only a problem on any Linux based OS if you plan to use any heavy RAM usage app’s (mainly multimedia creation/editing). Apparently, it can support up to 8 GB (though I don’t know if it’s upgradeable. There is an 8GB version.)

I had been thinking for awhile now of using my Pi 3 B+ to design & build a NAS. But that all got put on hold since I broke my arm & other stuff. Probably a good thing as the 4 seems to have better support for things I’d need to make a decent NAS. I was even originally planning to design a GPIO NAS controller (there are a couple of basic ones available, but they are pretty much “NAS light”.) I even contacted a couple companies that specialize in prototype small quantity runs about getting a PCB made. I’m not sure if I’ll go ahead with that now though.

If you do get the 400, let me know what you think of it. And enjoy! 👍😊

8 Bryan { 12.09.20 at 8:59 pm }

You can get an RP-4 with 8GB, but not internal to the keyboard. I have to wait until after Xmas to avoid the possibility of ending up with two of them.

I’ll download and burn an SD card with the latest version. The RP-400 shipped with a 16GB SD and I have 64GB cards that are extra for my security cameras. I can load multiple operating systems and see what I like.