Monthly Archives: March 2012

Raspberry Pi – but not till May

When the Raspberry Pi was announced, I went and registered with both Farnell & RS for one. Alas I wasn’t one of the first 10,000, so it was waiting list time.

On Thursday I got the mail saying Farnell would now take my order. Yay!

Order placed, I eagerly awaited the delivery notification. Would it be a week? Maybe two? Try nearer 8 – it’s due to arrive on the 30th April 2012. I hope it’s worth the wait.


Raspberry Pi ordered!

Have just placed my order for a Raspberry Pi. Haven’t been this excited about getting a new computer/gadget since Lego Mindstorms.

My current favourite hack for it is to port a BBC B emulator to it, then wire up in an old Beeb box and use it to play HD Elite on the big TV. So 1980’s.

Speaking at Cassandra Europe

I’ll be speaking at Cassandra Europe on March 28th 2012. I’m in the “Case Studies” track, sharing our experiences using Cassandra to power high-load applications like X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent.

It looks like this is going to be a great conference for anyone using Cassandra in Europe, and I look forward to hearing more about what people are doing, and meeting some others using Cassandra in weird and wonderful ways.