More Google and Privacy problems

If you are still using google for e-mail, then you should read the recent article disclosing that 3rd parties may be able to read PRIVATE e-mail,   the fact that this is NOT against their policies is rather worrying. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44699263 If you want real privacy, then perhaps it is time to dump Google,  if you need…

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ToriOS Manual Update 4

ToriOS Manual Update 4   ToriOS manual is stored on my Github repository, as always the team are looking for LaTeX \ LyX hackers to help. Please see the ToriOS website for information on contacting the team. Minor update made today : 30/1/2018.   Mainly in the Install /download section. ToriOS Manual on Github Git clone…

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Decentralized social media

  Further to a recently created page regarding the programming languages behind the various decentralized social media networks.  I was provided (via Diaspora discussion) with a far more comprehensive list on Wikipedia.  This list can be found  here.  This list also includes the language and licensing for each of the social media networks listed.

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January 2018 Tech Jam

January 2018 Tech Jam   The next tech jam is on Saturday 13th January 2018.  12:30 to 15:00 This month we have the usual physical computing activities set up We also have Shelley from Encounters Arts dropping in to do a workshop on the Chrysalis mobile hackspace being developed so a good chance to find…

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Adventures with Arduino Part 27

I have recently replaced my broken Arduino UNO R3 with a new one. I am now experimenting with a HC5883L 3 axis magnetic compass module. Details here With the official page here. (recommended) You will also need to download libraries.rar from http://www.ardumotive.com/digital-compass.html and extract it in to your libraries folder, then restart the Arduino IDE….

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ToriOS Daily Build 1

Anyone following this blog will know that I am involved with ToriOS.  ToriOS is a GNU / Linux based system designed for low power and low memory systems, hence support for non-PAE hardware. ToriOS is currently in the late stages of development, and we would like more testers for the daily build iso files. More…

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