We found a few dead emails and two or three people have opted out of the news letter. I completely understand that. I am just happy that the UN-subscribe function works. I truly don’t want to spam anyone and lets be real, how interesting is a Solar powered Raspberry PI anyway, right?
It took a bit of work but i think we have it worked out!
I truly hope we are not bugging people with to much SPAM, I am going to do my best to keep it to once a month!
Guys I knew it was to good to be true, we where adding about 1 user an hr. but I noticed that no one was updating their password. I sent out a few emails to some of the new users and they informed me that there email had been hacked and that they were getting registered to thousands of word press sites. I thanked them and added a pug in that seems to have this under control now.
On a related note I have added an F.T.P. sever. And a very cool new case for the PI’s. I am also investigating up grading the solar plaint, so that I can run the switch, router & add an external hard drive. And truly be 100% solar powered. After all if the switch and router are not solar powered can we truly be a solar powered web site?
We also added a “Contact us tab” as requested and we are working on getting a news letter up and running.
Please if you Registrar with us send me a comment, I am thinking that the sudden increases in registration is just a fishing attempt for some bot. We where getting about one new user every 30 days, in the last two days we have picked up about 45 users.
Well, today we added a Block converter, as the USB port on the Harbor Fright box was not very good. Lose fitting and as such a point of concern to us. We also added a lighted power switch and a 2 amp buss fuse, why not, I tried to leave room in the case for a little amp / volt meter when I can locate one. Note the Pi is now in a case!
Hello Solar PI Fans!
Now if you register with us you will actually get a password sent to your email address. Only took 11 hrs to work this bug out! Seems you need to load a S.M.T.P. plugin and set that up, so WordPress will actually send the emails when you are running on a stand alone server. Who knew? (Or cared.)
Aug 19 2016
We have added a case for the PI & we have been able to set the O.S. so that the PI Boots from the SD card, (4Gb class 4) and runs off a 16 GB Kingston USB drive!! This should be much more stable and allow us to come up with a much quicker automated backup routine, greatly reducing down time.
It was a hard fought battle but it looks like we have everything running. Now understand 10 days ago I had never heard of word-press so there is going to be a big learning curve.
And we are a little light on content but all this will come in time.
We now have a stable system with a backup. Heck we even got a case for the Pi computer! That’s right no more Zip lock bag!
We are on our way!
Thank you everyone for your patience and understanding!