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Free code camp offer more than just courses, you have access to lots of other useful sources of learning too

You can work on this independently or perhaps join the study support group and learn with others.

The next South Devon Tech Jam is 8th may so an ideal platform to discuss further. The next Devon and Cornwall Linux user group meeting is on Saturday 15th May on Jitsi.

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South Devon Tech Jam May 2021

South Devon Tech Jam

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Date Saturday 8th May 2021 Time 11am –> 14:00

Free signup via meetup

Or if you prefer not to use meetup then you can e-mail info AT sdtj DOT org DOT uk for more information.

This is a virtual event, and will be hosted on a EU/UK based instance of Big Blue Button. Link and information will be sent out to attendees.

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CONNECTING TO THE SOUTH DEVON TECH JAM MEETING

I have made a new blog post with instructions to help people connect. This can be found here

TEST LOGIN

There is a TEST LOGIN here which may be useful to help test your set up works ok. THIS IS NOT THE MEETING LINK

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April Tech Jam Summary

At the South Devon Virtual tech jam, on Saturday, we had discussions on quite a wide range of topics., these included:

Computer hardware such as Chromebooks and PC's not offering a choice of Operating System (OS) and the ease of which we can install what we want (e.g. a GNU/Linux) based system on shop bou ght hardware. This can be challenging with the use of non-free firmware, for example wifi firmware. The resultant collective opinion was that it would be nice to be able to go to a shop and just buy hardware with Linux pre-installed, or not have an OS at all giving us the option to install our own OS. While we are able to do this, the barriers are higher for the average user who is non technical.

We also discussed cloud computing, one drive and what happens if you lose access to your data, MS office now being a subscription model. We then looked at Nextcloud and the technical barriers for people to set that up securely. Eventually this moved on to a discussion on running software such as zoom as snaps (container packages), as I currently run Nextcloud in a Docker instance.

A discussion on using LaTeX, the advantages and if it is better to use Overleaf, a local install or have both available. This was also related to a discussion on distance learning and studying at University level generally.

After a short break the topic turned to what happens, when there is a disaster, causing lines of communication to be damaged, so no phones, mobile signals, electrical systems damaged. One suggestion was Morse code, so we discussed that, which led on to a discussion about hardware running forth, which then led in to a discussion on moon bases and certainly long term space missions needing computer hardware which will need to last 100's of years. This could be a long, multiple generation, journey to a star system for example Proxima Centauri. It could take 100's of years to go just 4+ light years in distance, given how fast current space craft can travel.

So in all, a very varied set of topics, Really interesting.

Next jam is 8th May where there will be more of the same. See Meetup. If you sign up and follow we will send you a notification closer to the time.

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South Devon Tech Jam

South Devon Tech Jam

Date Saturday 10th April 2021 Time 11am –> 14:00

Free Signup via meet up

Or if you prefer not to use meetup then you can e-mail info AT sdtj DOT org DOT uk for more information.

This is a virtual event, and will be hosted on a EU/UK based instance of Big Blue Button. Link and information will be sent out to attendees.

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#SouthDevonTechJam,#Event,#Virtual, #TechJam,#STEM,#Computing,#Engineering,#BigBlueButton,#YearOfTheFediverse,

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South Devon Tech Jam

South Devon Tech Jam

Date Saturday 13th March 2021 Time 11am –> 14:00

Free Signup via meetup

More info : info @ sdtj . org .uk

This is a virtual event, and will be hosted on a EU/UK based instance of Big Blue Button. Link and information will be sent out to attendees.

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#SouthDevonTechJam,#Event,#Virtual, #TechJam,#STEM,#Computing,#Engineering,#BigBlueButton,#YearOfTheFediverse,

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CEEFAX on the Pi

CEEFAX was a text based TV information service provided by the BBC back in the 80 to 90's. It may have started earlier, not sure.

Fast forward to 2020 and we have working version on the Raspberry Pi computer.

You can read more here.

I am in the process of testing this out. My Raspberry Pi is running Raspbian 9.4 so I am in the process of updating this. It seems the latest update to Raspbian is 9.9.

raspbian update

This may be a long process, so I will have to post an update to this tomorrow. But in the meantime you can read up more.

If I get it working, I will see if I can bring it to the next South Devon Tech Jam on the 14th March. It may be something to have along side the Retro Computing area we are going to be setting up.

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ZX SPECTRUM GAMES IN THE BROWSER

The ZX Spectrum was a computer released by Sinclair Research back in 1982. It was built around the Zilog Z80 8 bit CPU.

Along with the Commodore 64, The ZX Spectrum was a very popular computer back in the 80's and early 90's and there were many classic games made during this period. Some modern games can trace their roots back to the 80's. Thanks to projects such as RetroPie, retro games can be played on modern hardware.

You can now play classic games such as Jet Set Willy in emulators, for operating systems such as Linux, MacOS and Windows. You can also play games, in a web browser, which is great for going back to your childhood memories of 8 bit gaming without having to set up an emulator.

One such site is http://www.onsite-computers.co.uk, which offers over 200 classic games. Some games have been written as recently as the 2000's so the developer community is still out there.

You can have a go here

Spectrum Screen This is the main spectrum screen, from here you could for example load games and type in Sinclair Basic programs, also called Speccy BASIC.

manic miner Manic Miner in a browser

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Pippo (Puzzle game)

We have Retro Pie set up at the South Devon Tech Jam for anyone who wants to have a go.

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