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Discussion on: What's your use of Raspberry Pi?

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Tyler Smith

I use mine for a couple of things:

  1. I wrote a small Node app that records my Twitter followers vs my friend's Twitter followers daily. I launched it in May because I was gonna try to beat his follower count and I wanted to track my progress. Since then, he's gained something like 400 followers and I've gained 4.

  2. WordPress's WP-Cron doesn't run at an exact time because it'll only fire when WordPress actually receives a request, so any time I need one of my WordPress sites to run a regular job, I set up a cron job on my PI to curl the homepage of the WordPress site.

These need a persistent connection to the Internet to be sure they run everyday, but I'd feel silly throwing such trivial apps on a Digital Ocean droplet. The Pi is perfect for this.