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26 June 2014

Linux Voice Interview with Raspberry Pi Education Team

Back in February at the Raspberry Jamboree, my colleagues Carrie Anne,¬†Clive and I were interviewed by the Linux Voice team about Raspberry Pi‘s views on computing education. Linux Voice is a fantastic new free software magazine which was funded by a crowdfunding campaign on¬†Indiegogo at the end of last year. I backed it as soon […]

8 November 2013

Fix Ubuntu

Today I saw fixubuntu.com featured on Hacker News. I assumed it was to be yet another rant about why you should use distro X instead of Ubuntu, and how Canonical are ruining it. I was half-right. I clicked the link to see what it was about and found a large box containing a list of […]

Tags: linux, privacy, ubuntu
9 September 2012

Manchester Raspberry Jam Continued

I’ve now hosted four Raspberry Jams in Manchester. I posted about the first and second, here’s a summary of what went on at III & IV. The August Manchester Raspberry Jam kicked off when Kat opened up the Madlab and I gave an opening talk about what had been going on in the news in […]

31 August 2012

Unity Doesn’t Suck

Like a lot of other Ubuntu users, when I installed Ubuntu 10.10 I hated the new desktop environment Unity. I wanted to get back to the Gnome desktop with the ‘Applications | Places | System’ menu where I knew where things were, I didn’t feel comfortable with the silly oversized icons on the left, and […]

18 July 2012

Manchester Raspberry Jam

I’ve now run two Raspberry Pi events in Manchester, affectionately known as the Raspberry Jam. The first in June, which was the first Raspberry Jam in the UK, and which featured on the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s website where we gained recognition for getting people together to share ideas, demonstrate what we’ve been doing with the […]