Ubuntu MATE on Raspberry Pi

I’ve been wanting to try out a Linux desktop for a while now. Mainly out of curiosity – I like to try new devices, operating systems, etc. I didn’t really want to invest in a computer just to try out a new OS, however. I had a couple older MacBooks lying around but I also had a Raspberry Pi 3 that I hadn’t quite decided what to do with. After poking around a bit on the internet, I found desktop variant Ubuntu MATE had been optimized for the use with the Raspberry Pi 2 & 3. The installation process looked pretty straightforward and I had an extra monitor, keyboard, and mouse so I figured I’d give it a try!

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The Heidelberg Project

The Heidelberg Project is an outdoor art project in Detroit, Michigan, in the McDougall-Hunt neighborhood on the city’s east side. It was created in 1986 by the artist Tyree Guyton after he returned to Heidelberg (the street where he grew up) after serving in the Army and found it in shambles. Guyton was assisted by his wife, Karen, and grandfather Sam Mackey.

Resources:

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heidelberg_Project
  • http://www.heidelberg.org/research_resources/history.html

For The Future

The world isn’t fair – but moral standards apply to us all. The ruler isn’t always a superior person. And those ruled aren’t always inferior. The world doesn’t belong to the rich, or even the powerful – but to those of pure heart. Have you thought of the children? All of the things we do, they see us. We need to be good role models. All these things we do, aren’t for today – but for tomorrow.

— Master Ip, Ip Man 3. 2015. Film.

 

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Grumman Greenhouse

Grumman Greenhouse is a sculpture by artist Jordan Griska, in Philadelphia. It is located right outside of the Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts in the Lenfest Plaza.

Grumman Tracker II was a 45-foot-long cold war era Naval plane with a 73’ wingspan, used to bomb submarines. Griska obtained the decommissioned plane and folded the metal of the nose and body of the plane so that it appears to be crumpling into the platform. In addition, he turned the existing sections of the plane into working greenhouses, leading to the name of the piece – Grumman Greenhouse.

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Dot Blog

To ring in the new year (and thanks to some wonderful colleagues of mine), I just activated dan.robert.blog, replacing my previous site address. Initially, I had set this domain up as a separate photo blog but I changed my mind. I think it will be much more sensible to combine and maintain one site, instead of two.

I’m really proud of the work the .blog folks have done on the new TLD and I’m excited to see where it goes from here.

Head on over to: get.blog if you would like your very own .blog domain!