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by alecthegeek
Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:02 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: mount a cloud storage to the pi?
Replies: 11
Views: 7852

Re: mount a cloud storage to the pi?

I use the cloud storage service Copy (copy.com) working on my Pi with their native client. I wrote an installer script https://copy.com/YJYNOLByOoYpmgRy you can install from the command line with wget --no-check-certificate https://copy.com/YJYNOLByOoYpmgRy -O - | bash If you use my referral code to...
by alecthegeek
Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Sage Math on the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 36
Views: 12866

Re: Sage Math on the Raspberry Pi

ArchimedesPi wrote: It was not easy to compile, and took a lot of time, so I am distributing a binary tarball so people do not have to build it themselves.

I have not run the doctests yet, but plan to, and will post the results when done.
Do you have any updates on your progress please?
by alecthegeek
Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Melbourne Australia
Replies: 1
Views: 1082

Re: Melbourne Australia

The local Jam now has a 100 members and meets twice a month. See

http://www.meetup.com/Melbourne-Raspberry-Jam/

for details

Next meeting is this Thus at RMIT
by alecthegeek
Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Melbourne Australia
Replies: 1
Views: 1082

Melbourne Australia

The Melbourne Raspberry Jam group has a meetup group at http://www.meetup.com/Melbourne-Raspberry-Jam/

First meeting 28-29/July during the Barcamp Melbourne weekend.

Second meeting being planned for a Saturday in August
by alecthegeek
Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:52 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: X windows session over ssh on Mac/Linux
Replies: 29
Views: 97138

Re: X windows session over ssh on Mac/Linux

I'm running OS X as my X server so it does not quite work as Linux.

I have tried the X server in both full screen and windowed mode. No difference
by alecthegeek
Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:33 am
Forum: Debian
Topic: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)
Replies: 443
Views: 131852

Re: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)

Looks good so far. Couple of snags when using a remote X display

1) The LXDE task panel along the bottom no longer displays.
2) Scratch will not display. X Application window comes up bit is empty and unresponsive.

This worked in squeeze.

I'm using OS X as my X server.
by alecthegeek
Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:31 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: X windows session over ssh on Mac/Linux
Replies: 29
Views: 97138

Re: X windows session over ssh on Mac/Linux

I'm using the new wheezy testing image and I've hit a couple of snags.

1) The LXDE task panel along the bottom no longer displays.
2) Scratch will not display. X Application window comes up bit is empty and unresponsive.
by alecthegeek
Sat May 12, 2012 6:53 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: The Official Raspberry Filling : Call for Contributions
Replies: 61
Views: 14013

Re: The Official Raspberry Filling : Call for Contributions

<r>alecthegeek said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I've started writing course notes on Version Control at <URL url="http://elinux.org/Version_Control">http://elinux.org/Version_Control</URL><br/> <br/> Please pitch in<br/> <br/> <br/> This work has now moved to <URL url="https://github.com/alecthegeek/version-...
by alecthegeek
Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: The Official Raspberry Filling : Call for Contributions
Replies: 61
Views: 14013

Re: The Official Raspberry Filling : Call for Contributions

daviewales said:


In response to your request for feedback, here are my opinions:

....

(I've done a few minor edits fixing spelling and rearranging sentences to make more sense. =D)


Thanks -- much appreciated.
by alecthegeek
Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: The Official Raspberry Filling : Call for Contributions
Replies: 61
Views: 14013

Re: The Official Raspberry Filling : Call for Contributions

<r>My tutorial on Version Control is starting to take shape at <URL url="http://elinux.org/Version_Control">http://elinux.org/Version_Control</URL><br/> <br/> I need some feedback please:<br/> <br/> 1) Is this a useful topic for RasPi students? Will teachers use this material?<br/> <br/> 2) Is the b...
by alecthegeek
Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: The Official Raspberry Filling : Call for Contributions
Replies: 61
Views: 14013

Re: The Official Raspberry Filling : Call for Contributions

I"ve seen a suggestion elsewhere, based on Eben's video, that the proposed "demo default" editor is Joe?

Any thoughts?
by alecthegeek
Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: The Official Raspberry Filling : Call for Contributions
Replies: 61
Views: 14013

Re: The Official Raspberry Filling : Call for Contributions

Is there a canonical projet that can be used as a base to develop from? e.g. some version of Python Snakes
by alecthegeek
Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:20 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: The Official Raspberry Filling : Call for Contributions
Replies: 61
Views: 14013

Re: The Official Raspberry Filling : Call for Contributions

I've started writing course notes on Version Control at http://elinux.org/Version_Control

Please pitch in
by alecthegeek
Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: The Official Raspberry Filling : Call for Contributions
Replies: 61
Views: 14013

Re: The Official Raspberry Filling : Call for Contributions

Raspberry Filling said:



I've had a few request to know more about the manual's structure so I'll make a posting on our Facebook page.


Not all of us facebook....
by alecthegeek
Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: The Official Raspberry Filling : Call for Contributions
Replies: 61
Views: 14013

Re: The Official Raspberry Filling : Call for Contributions

What assumptions can we make when writing a tutorial? e.g. will X be started, what text editor,.....
by alecthegeek
Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Looking for a RasPi facebook admin
Replies: 0
Views: 667

Re: Looking for a RasPi facebook admin

<r>I'm currently the admin for the active RasPi page at facebook. I'm looking for someone to share the load and eventually take over.<br/> <br/> The facebook page is not part of the foundation, but I have put some effort into making it serve the interests of the foundation and the community as I see...
by alecthegeek
Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Java VM
Replies: 35
Views: 17786

Re: Java VM

I've contacted Liz about Oracle, however I'm guessing she is kinda busy at the moment.
by alecthegeek
Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Order placed, Very Excited!
Replies: 52
Views: 18123

Re: Order placed, Very Excited!

<t>He won't be able to create his own clones.<br/> <br/> 1) It will be hard to resource components. Broadcomm did a special deal for the Foundation<br/> <br/> 2) It requires experience in electronics manufacturing. The foundation has some very clever and experienced people -- look how long it's take...
by alecthegeek
Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Order placed, Very Excited!
Replies: 52
Views: 18123

Re: Order placed, Very Excited!

I think you've been ripped off.

RasPi will only be on sale from the foundation website. These guys are just passing on a markup
by alecthegeek
Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: openADK
Replies: 2
Views: 937

Re: openADK

<t>Ah -- Just found this on Ohloh<br/> <br/> "OpenADK is a meta GNU/Linux distribution for embedded systems. In this context "meta" means, you can build the complete distribution from source. OpenADK is meant to be an appliance development kit (ADK) especially designed for embedded system developers...
by alecthegeek
Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: openADK
Replies: 2
Views: 937

Re: openADK

<r>I've just stumbled across openADK.<br/> <br/> "Open Source Appliance Development Kit. A free construction kit for Embedded Linux 2.6. Development"<br/> <br/> It looks like it might be relevant and it supports ARM. However the website is less than helpful. Anyone have a view?<br/> <br/> <URL url="...
by alecthegeek
Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:19 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Lego case project
Replies: 68
Views: 81278

Re: Lego case project

You may also want space to accomodate a Gertboard etc
by alecthegeek
Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:02 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Lego case project
Replies: 68
Views: 81278

Re: Lego case project

We need an upvote button
by alecthegeek
Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Java VM
Replies: 35
Views: 17786

Re: Java VM

<r>If Oracle Java Embedded SE is the best technology then I this link is relevant to the licensing issue.<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.oracle.com/technetw.....html#faq10">http://www.oracle.com/technetw.....html#faq10</URL><br/> <br/> As I interpret this, as RasPi is an educational and general pur...
by alecthegeek
Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi or Arduino?
Replies: 29
Views: 9885

Re: Raspberry Pi or Arduino?

<t>I think RasPi will be a better bet as it will be much easier to teach programming in Python than C. Also the Arduino needs a host PC to program etc. However it's also important to note that the RasPi will require a TV for display -- the VGA screens lying around the school won't work (plus keyboar...

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