Well the Raspberry pi arrived

linked it to tv initially for set up.  Using rasbian wheezy and installed this onto the SD card as described in various articles, no problems at all.

Well impressed with it up to now.

Tried to link an old webcam up to it, but spent hours trying to get it to work.  No good, going to get a cheap one that is on the list of recognised webcams soon.

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Pi Reads My tweets!

Loved this one, although as the author agrees it is work in progress.

This python program actually taps into your twitter stream and using google speach, reads out the tweets you receive.  Loved it.

this is the link to his speaking tweets program http://www.stuffaboutcode.com/2012/10/raspberry-pi-python-talking-twitter.html

A link to it working

In fact Martin O’Hanlons site http://www.stuffaboutcode.com, makes an excellent read and I hope he keeps it up!!