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by alexeames
Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS Final Confirmations?
Replies: 64
Views: 12973

Re: RS Final Confirmations?

<t>Grumpyoldgit said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I think we have narrowed it down to the first 7 seconds.<br/> <br/> At 700 per second, if you believe the press, it would only have taken a few seconds for both companies to max out.<br/> <br/> Whether the servers melted before or after that is anyone's guess....
by alexeames
Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New logo?
Replies: 49
Views: 9485

Re: New logo?

<t>Lynbarn said: <br/> <br/> <br/> alexeames said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Would a moderator please edit my previous post to delete the attempted image attachment which doesn"t display properly? I"ve tried to do it, but it crashed my browser twice. <br/> <br/> Thanks <br/> <br/> <br/> Sorry, I tried - but...
by alexeames
Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New logo?
Replies: 49
Views: 9485

Re: New logo?

Would a moderator please edit my previous post to delete the attempted image attachment which doesn't display properly? I've tried to do it, but it crashed my browser twice.

Thanks
by alexeames
Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New logo?
Replies: 49
Views: 9485

Re: New logo?

Is it me or has the RPi logo changed colour (as well as acquiring a TM)? On my monitor it used to look a bit pinkish and now it looks a bit more reddish.

[edit by scep: it had pasted in the png binary as text for some reason )
by alexeames
Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Learning to Program - Tasks
Replies: 7
Views: 4070

Re: Learning to Program - Tasks

What about nightmare park?



Probably the first game I ever played on a programmable home computer (Pet 8k). Quite engaging
by alexeames
Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Best book to learn python?
Replies: 17
Views: 17048

Re: Best book to learn python?

<r>joohoo340 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I have found that for teens and high school students in the states respond nicely to this book I found online<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://learnpythonthehardway.org/">http://learnpythonthehardway.org/</URL><br/> <br/> <br/> I got to chapter 6 of the python tutoria...
by alexeames
Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Best book to learn python?
Replies: 17
Views: 17048

Re: Best book to learn python?

<t>dextrus said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Rather than relying on a book, wouldn't it be more prudent to choose a project (say, "space invaders" or "staff holiday system") and glean what you can from the various sources available to you (and I would say this source is a key starting point)? Otherwise you ri...
by alexeames
Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Setting expectations...
Replies: 37
Views: 7440

Re: Setting expectations...

I bet there"s loads of people who missed out on the first batch that would offer to take them off their hands.

See above (while I was typing LOL)
by alexeames
Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi's and small fuzzy animals. How will you keep them apart?
Replies: 18
Views: 4610

Re: Pi's and small fuzzy animals. How will you keep them apart?

Get a gert board and build a robocat. Then you won't need a real one.
by alexeames
Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Best book to learn python?
Replies: 17
Views: 17048

Re: Best book to learn python?

<t>Thanks all so far. Some good resources listed.<br/> <br/> Lots of stuff online, but most print books seem to be a bit dated, which I suppose they are by definition really.<br/> <br/> I've ordered the helloworld book from Amazon, which should be good for the teaching side of things, but I'm still ...
by alexeames
Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Using RPi in an "ICT Classroom"
Replies: 33
Views: 5382

Re: Using RPi in an "ICT Classroom"

<t>Same position with monitors in our IT suite. For those who are locked down, have you considered booting from a memory stick or CD with a bootable linux installation on instead of Windows? Or is that a sackable offence?<br/> <br/> I realise that sidesteps the Pi, but it would get the job done. I e...
by alexeames
Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Farnell - Rip Off Britain is alive and well!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2845

Re: Farnell - Rip Off Britain is alive and well!!!!

Are you sure you haven't tried to buy two by mistake?

I ordered one on Saturday from Farnell (as a back-order) and the sum stated (free UK delivery plus a free T-shirt) was £29.46

Do you live somewhere where delivery charges are abnormally high?
by alexeames
Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Confirmation Timestamps
Replies: 17
Views: 2954

Re: Confirmation Timestamps

<t>rurwin said: <br/> <br/> <br/> alexeames said: <br/> <br/> <br/> My son registered on Friday evening and got a confirmation email with the same time stamp. What's up with that?<br/> <br/> <br/> Grumpyoldgit and I got emails days apart, but registered within a few minutes of each other if not clos...
by alexeames
Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Request for reference photos
Replies: 5
Views: 1206

Re: Request for reference photos

I'll do it if I get one. Macro photography is a hobby of mine

(I may have got lucky on the RS batch)
by alexeames
Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Confirmation Timestamps
Replies: 17
Views: 2954

Re: Confirmation Timestamps

Registered @ RS 0601 on Weds 29th

Email confirmation sent 03/03/2012 23:29

My son registered on Friday evening and got a confirmation email with the same time stamp. What's up with that?

If a registration within 1 minute doesn't get one, I guess I give up LOL
by alexeames
Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Best book to learn python?
Replies: 17
Views: 17048

Re: Best book to learn python?

spurious said:


Just Google'd and found this:

http://docs.python.org/tutorial/



I'm working through that one already. I'm on chapter 5 and liking it so far.
by alexeames
Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: RS Components
Replies: 175
Views: 34242

Re: RS Components

<t>Yay. I just got an email from RS which was sent 03/03/2012 23:29<br/> <br/> I registered at 0601 on Weds<br/> <br/> This is looking hopeful again <br/> <br/> In an online chat help session with RS on Thursday the guy said that all people registering should have heard back by Monday. This probably...
by alexeames
Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Best book to learn python?
Replies: 17
Views: 17048

Re: Best book to learn python?

Thanks both. I'm interested in both angles actually. I want to get advanced myself but I also want to teach it to kids.
by alexeames
Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Best book to learn python?
Replies: 17
Views: 17048

Re: Best book to learn python?

<t>Since python is the language preferred/intended by the RasPi foundation, I thought I'd learn it. I've been going through the tutorial on the python site which is good, but in the past I have learnt programming languages from books. I like to get away from the screen as I stare at screens far too ...
by alexeames
Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No preorders in Poland
Replies: 4
Views: 1111

Re: No preorders in Poland

<t>Czesc Patryk<br/> <br/> Shipping to Poland is usually more expensive. Don't ask me why. Last summer while in Zgierz, I ordered something from Thomann in Germany and it cost me twice as much to ship there as it does to ship to the UK even further away. Trudno <br/> <br/> VAT is 20% in UK. I just p...
by alexeames
Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: RS Components
Replies: 175
Views: 34242

Re: RS Components

<t>I'm in the same RS boat as many others. I got on there and registered within a minute of launch. I think it went through OK. But no confirmation email or any other email from RS.<br/> <br/> Been checking spam folders religiously too.<br/> <br/> Later on in the day I registered on Farnell, and jus...

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