Setting the Date and Time for My Beaglebone Black

One of the things I noticed when I first powered-on my BBB and queried the command line for the date and time, was that both were nowhere near being the correct date and time. Using Google and some trial and error, I came to using the following commands: sudo locale-get en_US.UTF-8 sudo timedatectl set-time “YYYY-MM-DD … Continue reading "Setting the Date and Time for My Beaglebone Black"

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Configuring the Beaglebone Black GPIO Pins (Permanently)

The majority of the 46 GPIO pins on the Beaglebone Black have different modes of operation. For example, pin 24 on header P9 can operate as a simple GPIO, a Controller Area Network (CAN) port, among others. If one is using a Debian-based Linux OS image from elinux.org, the system comes with a helper script … Continue reading "Configuring the Beaglebone Black GPIO Pins (Permanently)"

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New External Storage for the New Laptop

Wanted: New External Storage “USB-C all the things!”, says the new MacBook pro. Last November, shortly after its announcement, I went online to Apple and purchased a Built-to-Order (BOT) late-2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar in the space gray color. That purchase instantly created a conundrum for my external storage strategy. At the time, … Continue reading "New External Storage for the New Laptop"

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