South Devon Tech Jam – May 2019

South Devon Tech Jam – May 11th 2019 South Devon Tech Jam, is a small group of enthusiasts, who organise monthly informal and friendly sessions for anyone interested in technology, regardless of age or ability. We hope those who attend our sessions will enjoy learning new skills and sharing experiences about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts…

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Debian Promotion

Debian Promotion In an effort to help promote the Debian Operating system, I had a look for some suitable presentations.  It seems, that the last one produced was back in 2013, others are not in English. which is understandable as Debian has a world wide development community. I decided to create my own.  Started with…

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Code Club 6/4/2019 : Write up

Another successful tech jam.   We had about 3 children, probably due to it being the start of the Easter Holidays.   Progress has now been made with the platform game being worked on, as well as other projects.   It is all one big learning experience. We now have a parent joining us as a volunteer. We…

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ToriOS Testing 1.5 Released

  March 2019.  ToriOS 1.5 has been released. ToriOS 1.5 is based on Debian 8 – Jessie.  Can be downloaded from here.   I have updated the manual to include fresh instructions for how to get the new version. We could really do with more documentation for related software, for example virt-manager (Virtual machine Manager) as…

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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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People are waking up, finally.

  Given all the current media attention given to Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. This demonstrates real anger at how our personal data is potentially (mis)used and how people are using this. The consequences are now proving costly to those involved. If you want to #deletefacebook,  then please consider joining the free, decentralized, privacy aware and…

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Exeter Pi Jam Feb 2018

Exeter Pi Jam Feb 2018   This month was the usual mix of robots, raspberry Pi, arduino, etc About 12 – 15 workstations were set up with a range of activities to choose from: Scratch ScratchGPIO Python PythonGPIO Minecraft hacking with the Minecraft API software as well We also had various robots based on a…

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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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ToriOS Testing 2018.1

ToriOS Testing 2018.1   ToriOS is a GNU/Linux Operating System built for very old computers (NON PAE) and for those who are interested and brave enough to build their own system the way they like from a fully working base with GUI and minimal installed packages by default. http://torios.top/ Latest testing iso available. Taken from…

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Tech Jam – Jan 2018 write up.

January 2018 We set the room up as usual and implemented a new table layout for the Physical computing are, which myself and Matthew worked out in Early December 2017. This worked really wall as the horseshoe shape allowed 3 sides to get access to hardware while leaving a larger area, sectioned off with chairs…

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