Getting Plan 9 running on the #RaspberryPi

“Plan 9 occupies an interesting niche in the open source operating system world. It is a full-fledged descendant of Unix, but not in the way that most systems out there are. It took the bones and beating heart of Unix and then built a brand-new cybernetic exoskeleton around it”

Getting Plan 9 running on the Raspberry Pi | The Bendyworks Blog | Bendyworks | Ruby on Rails, iOS, & Clojure Consultants | Madison, WI.

Free on Kindle this weekend : #RaspberryPi User Guide from Echo Bay Books

Just for this weekend, Echo Bay Books’ publication “The Quick and Easy Guide to Raspberry Pi” is free for Kindle from Amazon.

UK people click here to get it from the Kindle store on

International people click here to get it from the Kindle store on

I’ve not read it yet but from the first few pages on Look Inside, it looks to be a fairly standard text with obvious diagrams, but probably no worse for that. Interestingly, the contents page says that it covers the Pi Store, which means it’s bang up-to-date (for now).

I’ve now posted a review of this appalling book.

How Arduino is open-sourcing imagination

How Arduino is open-sourcing imagination |

This is a talk from a TED conference by Massimo Banzi, who helped invent the Arduino. You can read the original article on or just watch the video below.

Now, I’d never heard of TED, so here’s what Wikipedia says about it:

“TED is a global set of conferences owned by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation, formed to disseminate “ideas worth spreading.” TED was founded in 1984 as a one-off event. The annual conference began in 1990, in Monterey, California.”