Raspberry Pi has arrived

It's been almost one month since I received my Raspberry Pi. I actually received two of them, both on day 18th of July, one from Farnell/Element14 via Royal Mail and the other one from RS Components via DHL, which I got for my friend Giuseppe. So far so good, the little RasPi is behaving very well, and I'm testing its stability keeping it up and running, checking cpu and memory usage.
I installed the system on a Sony 8GB SDHC Class 4 card, which I got along with my Sony HX9V camera, bought in Hong Kong a couple of years ago. I'm surprised by the speed of this sd card, achieving 17.4MB/s in read speed and 11.8MB/s in write speed, checked on the RasPi itself with a dd test.
As PSU I'm using my HTC Legend phone charger, rated 5V/1A, which is flawlessly powering it up, by now, for one good week already.
I plan to write some posts as I go developing stuff with it, hopefully and time permitting, so if you are interested, stay tuned : )


Growing a Durian tree

Back from my second round in Hong Kong and I brought back some nice Durian seeds to try to plant. After about two months in the soil, a little plant has come out and in three weeks since then it has grown up to 14 cm already!
Here some more pics of my little growing Durian tree.

 

 

 


HDR Faithful Doves

Faithful Doves

HDR Faithful Doves.
Subtle Orton effect applied.

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HDR Tea set

HDR Tea set

HDR Tea set.
Subtle Orton effect applied.

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HDR Ferry ship

HDR Ferry ship

HDR Ferry ship.

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