The Dog Jumps

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SPROG, ESU & JMRI

On this page, I will outline what I have figured out as I try to set up my DCC system.

Equipment:

  • ESU Cab Control
  • JMRI
  • SPROG
    • Cannot be changed from programmer to command without cycling power on the USB
    • Rasp Pi script (need to find it)
  • Z scale voltage limiter

Raspberry Pi Commands

The now famous Raspberry Pi

Commands I use often to setup or manage my pi’s

Setup a new device:

sudo apt-get -y install netatalk; sudo apt-get -y remove purge wolfram-engine bluej Greenfoot nodered nuscratch scratch sonic-pi libreoffice* claws* minecraft* python-pygame ; sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge ; sudo apt-get -y update; sudo apt-get -y upgrade; sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade; sudo apt-get autoremove; sudo rpi-update; sudo apt-get clean; sudo reboot

And the very basics:

sudo apt-get -y update; sudo apt-get -y upgrade; sudo apt-get -y autoremove; sudo rpi-update; sudo apt-get -y clean; sudo reboot;f

The Passing of Ellie

You might know well, after looking at this blog, that Ellie is my Husky, or more to the point of this post, was. She had a series of strokes today and as a result the compassionate thing was to euthanize her. The need to make this decision for an animal that depends upon you is heavy and it was the concern of everyone involved that she not suffer. I am deeply appreciative of my mother, who tended to Ellie in old age. My mom was a trooper in helping Ellie up and down the steps, nearly weekly vet runs, and all the various chores involved in taking care of such an old dog. I do not know what else to say, except two important concepts to what it means to be me:

  1. Dogs give us this micro view of our own lives – reminding us always of the joy in the world, and the limit of our time here, which remind us how important it is to love as much as we can. This is why I love this article: The last word: Why old dogs are the best dogs
  2. In order to take on love you need to embrace the totality of the experience, which can, in this case, end in sadness. I wish there were a word for this sense I have, but I think of it like ying and yang makes a the whole.

I suppose if you read this or see my annoucements of her passing, and you want to do something, hug a dog, child, person or otherwise that you love.