What You Said: What’s on Your Geeky Christmas List

Earlier this week we asked you to share what’s on your geeky Christmas list; you responded and we’re back to share your longed for tech goodies.

The most requested item was this year’s hot introduction to the project board market: the Raspberry Pi. Dave writes:

A Rapsberry Pi to tinker with, especially to see if I can get it up and running with OpenElec/Raspbmc and a torrent client for a low power media centre/htpc

We just finished setting up a batch of new 512MB Raspberry Pi systems running the newest release of Rasbmbc and can’t recommend it enough–new refinements in Raspbmc and the extra 256MB of RAM really improve the media center experience.

All John wants is a real keyboard so he can escape the torture of using a touch screen:

I want a wireless keyboard for my Blackberry Play Book ….

I’m not very good @ touch screens :(

We feel your pain John, we manage with touch screen keyboards OK but always find ourselves longing for a nice sturdy mechanical keyboard.

Finally, a geeky wish to finish the reader wishlist roundup: Urichhai wishes for:


There’s no finer way to indulge your love of Doctor Who and simultaneously declare your geekhood to your office mates.

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.