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Escape to Freedom – latest FSF video

The Free Software Foundation have released their latest video to promote software freedom.

This can be found here.

I need to watch on a better, but it looks good.

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#FreeSoftwareFroundation,#FSF.#Video,#EscapeToFreedom

Code Club & STEM Group updates 4

Identify different video out connectors. I am making this post, as I may need to ask people what type of video connectors they have on their hardware, this will help them, help me. I can then turn up at a school or other venue with the correct cables.

A few pictures below, from OpenClipArt

VGA

VGA Connector

HDMI

HDMI Connector, this should give a rough idea of the size, shape

DVI

DVI Connector Links

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#STEMGroup,#CodeClub,#VGA,#HDMI,#DVI,#Video,#Connectors,#LookingForWork,#OpenToOffers,#Torbay,#Devon,#LookingForEmployment,#Schools,#STEM

How to Generate References with LaTeX (BibTeX)

How to Generate References with LaTeX (BibTeX)

Another LaTeX video, this time relating to creating a bibliography. This isn't using Overleaf, however the principle is similar. The Overleaf example file has a built in Bibliography example. I have found a video that covers this, so please see the second video below.

There are adverts every so often, but you can just skip these.

Video 1 LaTeX and BibTeX

Video 2 Overleaf and BibTeX

Writing

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#Writing,#Laboratory,#Lab,#Reports,#Overleaf,#LaTeX,#Video,#Youtube

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Improve your academic writing with Writefull.

Improve your academic writing with Writefull.

Writefull, is a really useful extension to overleaf, that helps you improve your writing. It is designed to be integrated in to Overleaf, so complements really well. From experience, this works in Chrome but I am not sure if there is a specific plug-in for Firefox.

The narrator does seem to be talking rather fast, which makes it harder to follow. I did use the Youtube settings to slow down the speed to 0.75, which sort of improved this. To be fair, I am not sure if the narrators first language is English, so that may account for the speed he is talking. But it is not a barrier to watching the video, once slowed down, or even at normal speed.

There are adverts every so often, but you can just skip these.

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Writing

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#Writing,#Laboratory,#Lab,#Reports,#Overleaf,#LaTeX,#Video,#Youtube

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Tutorial for writing lab reports in LaTeX and Overleaf

So further to my previous overleaf post. This is a tutorial to show you how to make a simple lab report. It is about an hour long. But seems to cover quite a lot of ground. I am happy to help people with LaTeX, I would recommend using the forum (see links below), you should be able to tag me in with @PaulSutton.

There are adverts every so often, but you can just skip these.

Video

Writing

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#Writing,#Laboratory,#Lab,#Reports,#Overleaf,#LaTeX,#Video,#Youtube

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Writing scientific academic Articles

How to Write a Scientific Journal Article Using Overleaf – Academic Writing Tutorial

This is an excellent short video on the advantages of using Overleaf for Academic writing.

There are several abrupt stops for adverts, but the video is well worth watching.

Writing

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#Writing,#Academic,#Articles,#Overleaf,#LaTeX,#Video,#Youtube

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Big Blue Button 2.4 testing

I am in the process of helping to test Big Blue Button 2.4

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This is going well and the improvements from 2.3 are welcome.

The faircam server will soon be running 2.4 once it is out of beta / testing and the test server will move to run the 2.5 beta / testing software.

It is quite nice when you find a problem and are able to report it, gives you a good feeling you have made a contribution to a wider project that is used all over the world.

I have actually made a suggestion on the developer forum for a feature that would be useful. So as with finding problems, making feature requests is also really good.

In most cases one of the the BEST thing you can do, is to let the developers know that the software works. I think this often gets overlooked, developers are human after all.

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#BigBlueButton,#OpenSource,#Education,#Video,#Conference

FSFE Video on Free Software

I just received an e-mail with this, so am sharing here. It is avialble in both English and German from the FSFE peertube instance.

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#FSFE,#FreeSoftware,#Europe,#Video,#English,#PeerTube

From Venice to the edge of the Universe

Interesting video from the European space agency. This was posted to Mastodon so I am sharing here.

A video produced for the Hubble traveling exhibition Our Place in Space in 2017, zooms from Venice out through the Solar System, the Milky Way, the Local Group and into the cosmic web

4 minute video

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#Video, #Space, #ESA,

Goodbye Youtube, Hello Peertube

This is a really nice, informative video as to why Gentle Living Shop has left Youtube and embraced Peertube and the Fediverse.

Lots of excellent reasoning here, along with an explanation of what the Fediverse is.

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#Peertube,#Video,#Sharing