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Code Club 17/9/2022

The next Paignton Library code club is on 17th September. There will be the usual mix of coding, troubleshooting and discussions. I

We now have some of the Vodafone resources so will be sharing them if anyone is interested.

We still have a few printed resources, which will be binned if no one wants them. Simple fact is, we are running out of space.

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#CodeClub,#Information,#RaspberryPi,#Troubleshooting, #esafety,#misinformation,#SenseAboutScience,#Vodafone, #DigitalParenting,#StudySkills

Next session

  • Next Week is the STEM Group meeting 10/9/2022
  • Next Code Club is Saturday 17th September 2022.

Please contact Paignton Library for details and booking.

Code Club 3/9/2022

The next Paignton Library code club is on 3rd September. There will be the usual mix of coding, troubleshooting and discussions. I should have some e-safety resources too.

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#CodeClub,#Information,#RaspberryPi,#Troubleshooting, #esafety,#misinformation,#SenseAboutScience,#Vodafone, #DigitalParenting

Next session

  • Next Week is the STEM Group meeting 10/9/2022
  • Next Code Club is Saturday 17th September 2022.

Please contact Paignton Library for details and booking.

Code Club 20/8/2022 Write up

So we had another quiet session today, with 4 young people, plus a parent, nevertheless it was productive. Time was initially split between looking for an iphone cable (could not find one), and also troubleshooting a Raspberry Pi, which seemed more successful.

There was also a discussion on e-safety, in terms of posting online and how this can have consequences later on, employers can do searches on applicants for example and also what to post, also a brief discussion on asking for evidence and finding proper, credible information on the internet, I did give peer review a brief mentiobn

It seems really beneficial to have conversations.

This has prompted me to dig out a few resources I have here at home. These are set to one side for the next session. I have also asked the library if they can send off for some copies of the Vodafone digital parenting resource.

We also have access to a tablet with the Lego WeDo software installed so if anyone is interested they can have a go at code club without having to bring along own devices. However attendees can, it really helps as you can store projects on your own device.

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#CodeClub,#Information,#RaspberryPi,#Troubleshooting, #esafety,#misinformation,#SenseAboutScience,#Vodafone, #DigitalParenting

Next session

  • Next Code Club is Saturday 3th September 2022.

Please contact Paignton Library for details and booking.

Reverse Image Search

Latest resource in the Data Detox kit from Tactical Tech is reverse image searching. This helps you identify the source of an image, which in turn helps you differentiate between accurate and misinformation.

These resources are well worth checking out. I am still planning on trying to do a talk on privacy at a future STEM group event.

Could be something to discuss at the STEM group meeting or via Discourse or on Mastodon.

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#Data,#Misinformation,#DataDetox,#STEM,#Information,#esafety,

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How to Find and Apply to Industry Roles

So I recently attended the Scismic [1] webinar on How to Find and Apply to Industry Roles This follows on from last months webinar.

Some really useful tips here on what to look for, how to match skills to roles, how to emphasise your skills / experience / expertise to the job description. Different skills and types of roles between academic and industry experience and how you add these to your CV to gain the attention of the Hiring manager.

A really good webinar. I am adapting my notes as I am not looking at working in Biotech, nevertheless the idea of the informational interview could be really useful going forward.

If you are looking for a job in Biotech. I would recommend reaching out to Erin at Scismic and seeing how they can help. They are a job matching service, so they can take your skills etc and match to possible vacancies.

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1 Scismic

Update

I can now download the video of the webinar, so will add to the videos of the previous two webinars.

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#Jobs,#Interview,#Information,#Networking,#Applications, #Scismic,#Webinar,#BioTechnology,

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Informational Interviews

So I recently attended the Scismic webinar on Informational Interviews. This follows on from the 'A summary of you' webinar from 7th May.

The webinar included an explanation on what an informational interview is, the purpose. preparation and how to go about setting on up. The difference between this and a formal interview process and the fact these interviews are about finding out about roles and not about asking for a job.

Some excellent tips were on the sort of questions to ask, the type of questions can be put in to four categories.

A really good webinar. I am adapting my notes as I am not looking at working in Biotech, nevertheless the idea of the informational interview could be really useful going forward.

If you are looking for a job in Biotech I would recommend reaching out to Erin at Scismic and seeing how they can help.

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1 Scismic

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Ansi Weather 2

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Further to my previous post on ansi weather

I wrote this, which asks for your location, and displays the weather.

echo "where do you live ?"
read location
ansiweather -l $location

In my previous post I was trying to use sed to clean up the output, this isn't needed as the -a option removes the colour coding from the output

ansiweather -a false -l Plymouth, UK >> weatherinfo.txt

Produces

Weather in Plymouth => -10 °C – Wind => 1.72 m/s NNW – Humidity => 62 % – Pressure => 1028 hPa

Which is far better.

so our new shell script is

1 #send weather info to Mastodon
  2 # current date
  3 date > weatherinfo.txt
  4 # current weather
  5 # use -a false to remove colour from output, set location, output to a file
  6 ansiweather -a false -l Plymouth, UK >> weatherinfo.txt
  7 # output to console too
  8 ansiweather -a false -l Plymouth, UK
  9 #send to Mastodon
 10 toot post < weatherinfo.txt
 11 # done
 12 echo done

So the final output to Mastodon is

Final Output

There are more options in the READ.me file

Thank you to Noisytoot for helping with this.

If you now combine the 2nd script with the one I have at the top of this page you should be able to input your location, then get the local weather.

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#YearOfTheFediverse,#ansiweather,#weather,#mastodon,#bash,#console,#terminal #information

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Duck Duck Go Search

Duck Duck Go is a privacy friendly and aware search engine that does not track you or your activities online.

https://www.duckduckgo.com displays:

ddg1

Enter your search terms in the box and you can either click the go button or select one of the suggestions.

ddg4

Search results page

ddg5

Website we were looking for

ddg6

Clicking back to the search results we can click in the corner (as shown) and add duck duck go to our browser and make it the default search engine (recommended).

ddg8

The video below shows searching, themes and how to add the extension to google chromem, plus how to make ddg the default search engine.

#search,#chrome,#duckduckgo,#privacy#internet,#information,#privacy,#notracking

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PodCast Search

I found this on the Fediverse last year, so am sharing again as it was originally shared on the Devon & Cornwall Linux user group website. 

As the name suggests this allows you to search for a pod cast in a good range of topics.

Libre Lounge is another podcast that has covered different aspects of the Fediverse, this includes some of the more technical aspects including a multipart discussion on Activity Pub.   Activity pub is one of the protocols that allows posts to be federated across the network.

#podcast,#search,#music,#streaming,#media,#ogg,#mp3, #format,#creativecommons,#files,#activitypub,#protocol, #copyleft,#copyright,#sharing,#information,#chat,#talk

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