Paul Sutton

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Code Club Saturday 6th November part 2

I spent about ½ an hour on Friday setting up and preparing for Code Club, here are a few photos of the room all set up and ready to go.

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Code Club Saturday 6th November

The next Paignton Library Code Club is Saturday 6th November 2021. Usual time.

We will just carry on from where we left off last time, catch up on what has been undertaken since the last code club.

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Barnstaple Raspberry Pi jam

The Raspberry Pi Jam is this week, Saturday 2nd October, 10-12 pm. This is half an hour earlier than it used to be back in pre-Covid times.

Just to remind you what happens:

It is a drop-in session as always so you can stay as long or short as you wish. Children over 8 years old can be left but parents are welcome to stay. There will be refreshments for which there is a voluntary contribution. Please bring your Raspberry Pi if you have one or any other tech/code project you are working on. If you don't have a Pi, don't worry, we have some to share.

We are still encouraging people to be Covid safe by wearing a mask.

Hope to see some of you there.

Best wishes

Matt Chamings

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CoderDojo Training

As we come out of lock down in the United Kingdom, thoughts are turning to the restart of events. This includes Code Club. We are thinking it may be better to restart this as a CoderDojo as that allows more flexibility and creativity in activities and for attendees to focus on their own projects and self directed learning.

I have therefore, undertaken the training linked to running a CoderDojo.

Ethos Mentoring Safeguarding

Update: FutureLearn course completed.

Update : 17/5/2021 I am also undertaking the FutureLearn course on starting a CoderDojo.

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Malware discovered on Computers given to children

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The BBC has reported Malware found on laptops given out by government this report asks several important question as to why these laptops have not been wiped before giving away.

"Ideally users should reboot into safe mode and run a full scan with an anti-virus product," he said.

"However with this type of malware, it is advisable to seek professional assistance in order to ensure it has been correctly removed."

Is even more hilarious, to get a professional in to fix this issue will COST MONEY which is the one thing these families don't have.

Once again a scheme by our government has gone wrong.

First thing people should do when getting any device such as this is to wipe it and install a OS such as Debian, Mint or Ubuntu.

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Small Tech Episode 1

Episode 1

Small is Beautiful – “It’s elementary, dear Watson!”

Discussion on elementary OS

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LaTeX and Overleaf – Changing the compiler

A question came up on IRC earlier about Overleaf, LaTeX and compiling to use the \usepackage{arabluatex} package.

I suggested that it is possible to change the compiler to use LuaTeX and made the following video to help others with this

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