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A trip to the zoo – after coronavirus Covid-19 lockdown

Monday, June 29th, 2020

In the UK the coronavirus / covid-19 lockdown is starting to ease. Most recently Zoos have been amongst the list of attractions that are now allowed to reopen. This is our first visit to a zoo since lockdown and our first experience of a post lockdown day-out, other than visiting a local park / woodland. […]

Raspberry Pi camera module part 2

Friday, July 12th, 2013

When the Raspberry Pi camera board was first released it sold out within a day or so. Farnell have now got the second batch and are back in stock. Raspberry Pi camera board from Farnell. I’ve previously posted some photos of our Bee Box Raspberry Pi project taken with the Raspberry Pi camera module. Since […]

Raspberry Pi camera module

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

The Raspberry Pi computer includes a connector designed for a camera module to connect to. The camera is now available, although due to popular demand there is limited availability at the moment. I was up early on the day the camera went on sale to ensure that I was able to get hold of one. […]

Choosing a bridge digital camera

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Looking to buy a bridge digital camera? Here are a few features that you may want to look for. A bridge digital camera is a popular choice for anyone that wants to achieve better results than a point and click camera, but doesn’t want the size and complexity of a D-SLR camera. I bought one […]

New version of First Aid and Emergency Services Photo Gallery

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

The First Aid and Emergency Services photo gallery on First Aid has been upgraded to a new alpha version of the PenguinGallery web photo gallery software. This now means that the photos have more meaningful titles. It also means that it is easier to add new photo galleries and mean that new features can […]

Linux – changing the case of a filename using the rename command

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Although knowledge of the command line is not required to use Linux sometimes it can come in very helpful. renaming files is one area where it is often quicker and easier to batch rename a number of files using a command line program or short script.

Software review – Mandriva Linux

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Back in the 1990’s I used to use Mandrake Linux as my preferred distribution. Back in the day it had great hardware support and looked good.Mandrake merged with Lycoris and Connectiva to form Mandriva Linux. Mandriva went through a stage where the distribution was not as stable as it should have been and about that […]

FotoInsight – Linux friendly online photo processing and photo gifts

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

Photo gifts are a popular way of creating personalised presents for relatives. Although some photo gifts can be ordered through the Java based online applications these are normally limited compared to the dedicated download photo applications. Unfortunately the dedicated software required to create some photo gifts is not available for Linux and sometimes not even […]

TestDisk – Free unformat / SD card recovery tools for Linux, Windows and Mac

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Ever had that sinking feeling when you format your SD card with all your precious holiday photos before suddenly realising that you hadn’t actually copied them anywhere? In this case it turned out I did have a copy after all, it just happened to be on a different computer. I thought it was a good […]

Emergency services photo gallery at First Aid Quiz

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Recently I’ve been working on an update to the First Aid Quiz website. I’ve already updated the questions in-line with the latest First Aid Manual and updated some of the info on various pages. I’ve now added a photo gallery to provide some photos of Emergency Service Vehicles and events in the UK. I’ve started […]

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