19th century Microsoft

Ok, so i am a big Xbox fanboy, but sometimes the company irritates me.

Issue 1) Why does Microsoft’s own game store not give you the same options as Amazon and Gamestop? In my case why do you not get into the Destiny Beta when buying from them but you do from the other major stores? (Gamestop almost immediately replied on twitter with a link to the gamestop sale that does include it lol)

Issue 2) Why is it so dang hard to contact the store about issues? No scratch that, WHY do i have to contact them at all? Unlike EVERYONE ELSE on the internet, you not only cannot edit your orders via a webpage, they don’t even give you a way to talk to someone on the website or give you an email address. You have to call them on the phone. Phone trees and on hold yay! Person who wont stop trying to read you a commercial before you hang up at the end even when you say “no thanks” yay! (Now they did have a nice call back feature and i did get my problem fixed within moments after talking to someone. But still…phone calls..seriously?!)

Issue 3) I turned to twitter to ask them about this and it seems they are more interested in how they look than answering questions that could effect sales. It took way too many tweets to finally get out of them that they are not participating in the beta.

I had really been looking forward to having all my games sales attached to my Live xbox account. Oh well, amazon prime you win again.

Still looking forward to the ONE though. The 22nd cant come soon enough

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Demo – PiMame on 3.5 screen

Just a quick little video showing Ms Pacman running on a Raspberry Pi. Used the great PiMame image found on Shea Silvermans Blog. Simply start it up, grab your IP, connect with WinScP and FTP the roms over.

I will do a more detailed tut later, but here is a list of the parts i am currently using in this video:

3.5 Inch TFT LCD Monitor for Car / Automobile
12V 2A DC Universal Regulated Switching Power Supply

Pibow Case

Raspberry Pi – Edimax EW-7811Un Install

This is my personal experience in getting the Edimax EW-7811Un running with my AT&T Uverse Router.


#Upgrade/Update

  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get upgrade

#Shutdown and insert Edimax wifi usb

  • sudo shutdown -h -P now

#Check for usb device connections

  • lsusb

#Configure interface

  • sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

allow-hotplug wlan0
auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet manual
wpa-roam /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

iface default inet dhcp

#Add SSID and Password

  • sudo nano /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=netdev
update_config=1

network={
ssid=”_SSID_”
proto=WPA2  

#or WPA or whatever security your router is using
key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
pairwise=CCMP TKIP
group=CCMP TKIP
psk=”_PASSWORD_”
}

#If you are not sure if your device can see the network or you want to confirm the spelling/case of the ssid, use the following command to scan local wifi networks

  • sudo iwlist wlan0 scan

#Raspberry’s included drivers should work. But to upgrade to latest:

  • sudo wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/80256631/install-rtl8188cus-latest.sh -O /boot/install-rtl8188cus-latest.sh
  • sudo /boot/install-rtl8188cus-latest.sh

#Do a final reboot and check for Ip address

  • ifconfig