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Retiring my Raspberry Pi (again)

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And again I changed something in my setup. Now I have turned off the Raspberry Pi 4 again and handed over the tasks to my EliteDesk 800 G1 USDT. But why? Here is my explanation.

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An SSD for the Pi

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So far I have been running my Raspberry Pi with an SD card. But since I don’t quite trust SD cards (I’ve heard that they wear out quickly when a lot is written to them), I’ve now equipped the Pi with an SSD.

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AdGuard Home

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Recently I wrote about finding new uses for my Raspberry Pi 4. Besides Tailscale I also installed Pi-Hole to filter advertising DNS requests.

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New purposes for my Raspberry Pi 4

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Last year I was wondering what I could do with my Raspberry Pi 4 (with 4 GB of RAM) that I got for Christmas the year before. I think I have now found a use for it.

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Reply to: A reply by Jan Boddez

I’m just a casual gamer (if at all), so RetroPie seems like a cool idea! Will try that out…

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What should I do with my Raspberry Pi 4?

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Last year for Christmas I got a Raspberry Pi 4 (4 GB) as a kit with case etc. From the beginning I had no special application, if I had one I could have used my third generation Pi or one of several very old Pis from my father. Admittedly, I just wanted to see what such a small and inexpensive tinkering computer could do.

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Raspberry Pi 400

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The Raspberry Pi Foundation launched a new product: the Raspberry Pi 400. It’s basically a keyboard with a modified Raspberry Pi 4 board included. It kind of reminds me of the Commodore 64. I’m from after this era of “home computers”, but in the basement there’s still one from my father. Maybe I should take a closer look at it, it’s certainly exciting to see a computer from a time when the subject of computers was just coming up and people would have thought you were crazy if they knew what technical specifications smartphones have today.

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Mobile personal web server

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Aral Balkan is doing some cool things with his Small Technology Foundation. Recently he built a personal mobile web server using a Raspberry Pi Zero (+ an LTE modem) and his web server project Site.js. What really fascinates me, is that it just needs a 14500 Lithium-ion battery, but then it is able to operate from basically everywhere with an LTE connection. Imagine all the use cases.

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