Archive | February 2015

The Cyberpunk present

A Raspberry Pi connected to a USB batteryDollarama was selling $3 1850mAh Duracell USB power banks today, and they put out enough juice to run a Raspberry Pi.  The fact that a USB battery bank doesn’t cost 10 times what I paid astounds me, which probably means I’m getting old.  The cost of living keeps going up, we can barely feed our poorest citizens and nobody’s found a cure for HIV/AIDS yet, but if you want to run a rogue mobile server with a $50 Raspberry Pi, a $8 wifi dongle, a $10 SD card and a $3 USB power-bank, apparently that’s a thing you can do.