Daily Archives: February 29, 2012

Former Monkee Davy Jones dies at age 66

Yet another piece of my childhood is gone, Davy Jones has died at age 66 in Florida.

It’s hard to describe how big the Monkees were to my age group. My green Monkees shirt was one of my most prized possessions. I liked them even though we all knew they didn’t play their instruments (at first, that changed over time) or write their songs. We all moved onto other artists, but even today I still enjoy their music and so do a lot of other people.

The Raspberry Pi Launch

What is The Raspberry Pi ? It’s a $35 SoC (System on a Chip) computer than can run Linux. It’s intended to encourage kids to learn programming but the price along with the capabilities make it a great low-power server platform for all sort of things.

It’s so compelling that they sold out immediately (and their site crashed). Just give them time to recover and you should be fine.