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Archive for February, 2012

Raspberry Pi – A new era in computer programming for school kids?

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

It seams like everyone is trying to get hold of a Raspberry Pi, but what exactly is it and what is all the fuss about?

Book review: Screw Buisness as Usual by Richard Branson

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

I’ve always admired Sir Richard Branson, both as an Entreprenour and for some of the challenges he has undertaken. I’ve already got his Autobiography Losing My Virginity. Despite this I never knew associated him as a philanthropist or as a environmentalist, which it seams is exactly what he is. In his latest book “Screw Business […]

Android 4 – Ice Cream Sandwich for Asus EeePad Transformer TF101 – ICS

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

I have already written a review of the Asus EeePad Tranformer tablets with Android which can installed with Android 3.2. It’s been a little frustrating waiting for the upgrade to the latest Android operating system 4.0 – known as Ice Cream Sandwich. It’s taken a little over two months to get the update, which isn’t […]

Day out during half-term at the Black Country Living Museum

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

I have already described an earlier visit to the Black Country Museum during 2010. This time I took my daughter during the February half-term holiday. The black country museum is an outdoor / indoor museum showing a sample of buildings from the Black Country. There are a few different time periods within the site including […] Download MP3 Music and support charity

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

I first came across some time ago, but dismissed it at the time as the downloads were all DRM Locked. DRM locks you into a specific player and can prevent you from using digital files that you purchase (why DRM in music, video and ebooks is bad for everyone). DRM has all but disappeared […]

Humble Bundle – Games for Linux Windows Mac OS X and Android – you name the price and help charity

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

The Humble Bundle is a new way to buy games. Firstly this is a bundle of games all work on Linux, Windows, Mac OS X and (for the first time) Android phones and tablets. Secondly there is no DRM or restrictions preventing you from getting on any playing the game. Thirdly you get to name […]

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