Touch Screen GUI for Raspberry Pi

Making progress with the temperature sensor project, this is a simple application I’ve developed so the Raspberry Pi can be configured when deployed.

Source Code:

A Poem About Car Brakes

Twas the day before math test,
And all through out the city,
Ben’s car brakes were screeching,
What a great pity.

He labored and toiled,
And at last found what was missing,
“Twas a bold that fell out!”
And thus he began searching.

He went up and down main street,
Showing the part as he pleaded,
At last one store had it,
The part that he needed!

After assembling it together,
Feeling tired and worn,
Ben needed to do homework,
And complete it before morn.

The Body family and You. (A short story)

The Body family and You.
By Ben DeCamp.

Somebody asked You if they would come along to a family reunion. You was happy to come along because You would finally meet Everybody who Somebody was always talking about. When Somebody opened the door to the party, Nobody greeted you. It turned out that Nobody had heard You was coming and Nobody wanted to make You feel welcomed.

As You walked over to where Everybody was, Somebody pulled You to the side and said “Everybody has been talking been talking about you…” Some of the comments were rather hurtful and that made You sad, but You was willing to give Everybody a chance to see who You really was. You gave an awkward smile as Somebody introduced You to Everybody. Everybody gave You an odd look, as if Everybody was trying to appraise if You was worth Anybody’s time. Everybody gave a brief hello, and went back to talking to Anybody, You felt even more hurt that Everybody would rather to Anybody than You. You now felt embarrassed and depressed, You then asked Somebody if they could go back home. Somebody opened the car door and drove You back home, there You and Somebody watched a movie on the couch.

After a while Somebody decided now would be a good time to ask You how the party went. You replied to Somebody crying “It was terrible! Everybody hated me, I couldn’t even get Anybody to give me the time of day…”

“Well…” Somebody replied, “at least Nobody was honest about liking You…”

“That… Is true I guess.” You said, “I guess I should be thankful to Nobody for being so nice to me.”

“Tell ya what,” Somebody said, “how about tomorrow we get a large pizza and share it with Nobody?”

“Mmmm, I like the sound of that!” You said.

The End.

New Integrated Library System for my Public Library

After 2 years of slow yet diligent, enduring effort of our volunteers, I am pleased to announce that the Castle Rock Public Library website and catalog are officially online!

The website is pretty barebones right now. I hope to improve it a bit during my school break.

Thanks to our volunteers, we now have over 11,000 books and items cataloged in the new system. (I set up Koha, an open source ILS.) Which can be accessed at It too is pretty barebones right now, theme wise anyway. But like I said I hope to improve that during my next break.

You may recall that we use to be at, sadly the original technician who set up the OPACs for Kelso, Caslte Rock, and Kalama never gave the libraries administration access to these domain names. (So when Castle Rock Library changed ISP, we couldn’t point the old domain to our new IP Address.) We had tried to contact the domain registrar about the situation. But the technician put Kalama Public Library as the owner of So, it was just easier to get a new domain name. 😛

There’s still a few kinks to work out in the Koha system, so bare with us as we try to maintain and improve our system.