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Archive for September, 2014

Kids education day at PyconUK 2014

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

PyCon UK is the UK conference for the Python programming language, held annually at Coventry. PyconUK is attended by many professional developers, but has recently added an education day to the line up. Last year was the first day that kids were specifically invited through the PyCon UK Raspberry Jam. For 2014 this evolved into […]

HDMI Pi – 9 inch screen for the Raspberry Pi

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

The HDMI Pi screen for the Raspberry Pi has now been made and is shipping to the kickstart supporters. It’s been a long wait, although much of that is due to changes and improvements in the design and we’ve been kept informed about the progress. So was it worth it ? … Yes! The final […]

Adding thumbnail images to MP3 tags for Citroen C4 Picasso USB MP3 player

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

I have recently got a new car with a full graphical entertainment system. It’s a new Citroen C4 Grand Picasso with a built in Touch Drive system which includes a USB MP3 player. The system includes a 7″ touch screen which can display MP3 thumbnails. My CD collection is already digitized and includes JPEG cover […]

SPAM pretending to come from watkissonline.co.uk

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

I have received reports that a spammer is sending emails requesting payment for an invoice from watkissonline. I can assure you that these are SPAM emails that are not from watkissonline, but appear to be originating from a server in Africa. If you receive an invoice email please delete it. I have added SPF authentication […]

Bletchley Park and The National Museum of Computing

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

During the second world war Bletchley Park was home to the Government Code and Cypher School and played a critical role deciphering encrypted messages. I first visited a several years ago before it was opened to the public, it seamed a shame then that such an important part of British history wasn’t more accessible. Since […]


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