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by John Coleman
Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: ScotchPi
Replies: 36
Views: 10820

Re: ScotchPi

If this happened I guess I missed it. If it still might happen in the future I'd be interested to share experience. I'm based in Glasgow - check out my RPi hosted blog at http://dalriada84epa.plus.com/rpi.
by John Coleman
Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Teaching Youngsters Programming
Replies: 131
Views: 40918

Re: Teaching Youngsters Programming

For kids the python turtle module is great. http://docs.python.org/library/turtle.html It's pre-installed by default and you can start doing basic drawing with a few commands Thanks, that insipred me to check out python-turtle-graphics . See Python tracks on my (RPi hosted) blog. There are loads of...
by John Coleman
Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Teaching Youngsters Programming
Replies: 131
Views: 40918

Re: Teaching Youngsters Programming

See Turtle tracks on my (RPi hosted) blog. Oops I lost my static IP address. My ISP withdrew RPi's static IP and I can't afford an upgrade to replace it. So I have switched to Dynamic DNS via http://dalriada.hopto.org/rpi , thanks to no-ip.com and my Draytek router. Turtle tracks is now at http://d...
by John Coleman
Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Best Database
Replies: 34
Views: 114324

Re: Best Database

See java-gnome to the stars on my (RPi hosted) blog. Oops I lost my static IP address. My ISP withdrew RPi's static IP and I can't afford an upgrade to replace it. So I have switched to Dynamic DNS via http://dalriada.hopto.org/rpi , thanks to no-ip.com and my Draytek router. java-gnome to the star...
by John Coleman
Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:22 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: LAMPi – The Raspberry Pi LAMP Server Project
Replies: 7
Views: 16119

Re: LAMPi – The Raspberry Pi LAMP Server Project

John Coleman wrote: You can visit the result at http://dalriada84epa.plus.com/rpi .
Oops I lost my static IP address. My ISP withdrew RPi's static IP and I can't afford an upgrade to replace it. So I have switched to Dynamic DNS via http://dalriada.hopto.org/rpi , thanks to no-ip.com and my Draytek router.
by John Coleman
Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:16 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Best Database
Replies: 34
Views: 114324

Re: Best Database

Postgres for me, it's my favourite FOSS database and its spatial extension via PostGIS is brilliant. I'm not a python person (yet) but I have successfully installed PostGIS on RPi / Archlinux. I even managed to run a java-gnome client app against it, although I had to import the jar file for that -...
by John Coleman
Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:59 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Teaching Youngsters Programming
Replies: 131
Views: 40918

Re: Teaching Youngsters Programming

I've just got my RPi, with a view to checking out its capability. Once upon a time I was a physics teacher and later became a software engineer because programming is so much fun. So I'm disappointed, like others, that ICT in schools often seems to come down to using Word and Excel. I like the idea ...
by John Coleman
Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: LAMPi – The Raspberry Pi LAMP Server Project
Replies: 7
Views: 16119

Re: LAMPi – The Raspberry Pi LAMP Server Project

Hi Peter, thanks, very interesting. I'm pretty much a newbie to RPi, else pretty much an oldbie. I wanted to check if RPi could host LAMP too, so I followed a similar course to yours, but I went with Archlinux because I seemed to be struggling with Debian, although I use that as my regular desktop o...

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