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Don’t Smash That SD Card!

Stop! Wait! I know what you’re thinking. This SD card has more the 50MB on it, but Windows won’t format it properly. Even Disk Management is failing.

For anyone who backs up their Raspberry Pi images or re-images their SD cards, this can be a huge hassle. Let alone if that unfortunate moment has come and your SD card or USB stick is showing no memory available at all. The formatting is just ruined. Breathe deep there are utilities out there to help.

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There are a lot of really exciting free online learning opportunities going on right now I want to share.

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One of the hardest things I experienced when I started programming is finding the direction that best suited me.There are so many choices in the programming world, from Java, C#, Ruby and Python. In trying to learn as much as possible I tried my hand at all of these and more, simply looking for the one that would speak to me and help me create the projects I needed to build. That’s when I finally came across C, the granddaddy of modern programming. This is where the rubber finally started to meet the road for me. And what is reassuring to know is that the time I invest here really opens the doors for me in the future to move into languages like C++ giving me a greater toolset for problems I may need to conquer.

Maybe it’s the fact that I’m not in a Computer Science program, but I wonder why we didn’t start with C from the beginning. It should be studied like Shakespeare is covered in high school English classes. Covering great lines of syntax like the most elegant of soliloquies. Or maybe a better analogy would be Haiku’s.  Like the magnificent paleotweets of great artists like Issa,
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