Stretch to Buster

I decided to upgrade a spare netbook from Debian 9 (Stretch) to Debian 10 (Buster).  This went really well,  just a case of editing /etc/apt/source.list then running apt update && apt upgrade apt dist-upgrade I didn’t see any messages during this process.  Not the process is not fully automated here, it will stop and ask…

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Public Keys and e-mail

  If you use tools such as GNU Privacy Guard to sign and or encrypt e-mail then you have the facility in Thunderbird, with the Enigmail extension to attach your public key (.asc file) to your e-mails.   This is found as an option within the e-mail compose window. Enigmail Menu — > attach My Public…

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Code Club 5/1/2019 write up

  First session of 2019.  So we are now up to 8 attendees with 3 three new attendees today, so a great start to 2019.    Using scratch 3 went without any major problems.   The children also like some of the new features such as Text to Speech. So positive start to the new year.  My…

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CodeClub Paignton – Update

  Just a quick update. I will hopefully running the Paignton Code Club from 15th September 2018. I am NOT taking over on a permanent basis,   but want to keep the club running until the group leader is able to take over and carry on.  I can then go back to just helping out…

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Updates May 2018

  The past week has seen a somewhat flurry of activity around a range of different issues. Firstly,  I was contacted with regard to CoderDojos starting up in Devon.   This is really exciting as it takes Code Club to the next level and extends participation to 7 – 17 year olds.   There should be a…

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Futurelearn course update May 2018

  I have decided to undertake my next future learn course ‘Teaching programming in Primary Schools‘.  This covers using scratch to create simple and more complex programs.  It is designed also cover the basic concepts in programming. Hopefully I can not only use what is taught to  help me as a Teaching Assistant in schools…

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December 2017 Tech Jam Writeup

## December 2017 write up. This month was another successful tech jam, with lots going on. The Physical computing section was set up early with Pi’s, monitors etc, along with some extra monitors for use by visitors. This area has become pretty much self sufficient. This month,  we again had our switch setup, so each…

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Adventures with Arduino Part 37

  Now that I have the DHT-11 module working, I am trying to integrate this with the RTC module,.  Initial attempts at this failed.  So taking a step back, I have got just the RTC module working the the LCD screen. Instructions are here: http://computers.tutsplus.com/tutorials/using-an-arduino-as-an-lcd-clock–cms-21696 Note you need to run 2 sketches here,  the first…

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