This is a very sketchy idea. I actually had it a while back but @MacSparky talking about such things inspired me to raise it.
I have a spare Raspberry Pi and a spare 27" 1080p monitor.
The idea is to use the two of them to create a status board.
Ideally the board - in my case - would contain:
- OmniFocus Today perspective - and I have a sub which gets me the web client.
- Calendar. Difficult for me as only my iPad has access to my (work) calendar in any way that’s useful. (It’s in Calendar / Fantastical.)
- Drafts’ latest drafts (probably not possible right now).
As it’s a status board I don’t mind if it’s something I can update or not. It ought to update in near real time.
My candidate implementation would be Apache / PHP with probable iframes to hold each content type.
I’m not wedded to any of the above - other than the Pi/Monitor aspect. And I could abandon the idea.
Normally I’d prototype something and then blog about it. But
- What do you think of the idea?
- How would you implement it?
- What would you put in the status board?
I could throw this really wide open and say 'forget the restriction to Pi" but let’s not - for now. (For example, iPad could probably do this nicely if it were spare and if the windowing model were much better than it currently is.)