Apr
22
2017

I think my Pi has reached its sell-by date

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Maybe it's because it's not quite designed to run the type of graphics current versions of Raspbian demands but boy is this Raspberry Pi slow.

I got this guy maybe 5 years ago now and it's been sitting in my shelf unused most of this time so I thought I'd give it a dusting, plug it in and see if I can do something fun with it. Given that it took me a good 2h just to get the resolution for my monitor right, and that now it's stuck on trying to launch Sonic Pi, that running Chromium is an exercise in Patient Endurance (and even vi is weird). I think I might just put it back on the shelf and think about whether to get a newer one (they're quite cheap after all) or wait until I actually have a project in mind to use it for.

I have Sonic Pi on +Ubuntu but it doesn't play well with my sound settings, which defeats the purpose.

Maybe keeping it as a Command-Line only system might work for something or other but again I would need to find a practical use for it.

I think my Pi has reached its sell-by date

Maybe it’s because it’s not quite designed to run the type of graphics current versions of Raspbian demands but boy is this Raspberry Pi slow.

I got this guy maybe 5 years ago now and it’s been sitting in my shelf unused most of this time so I thought I’d give it a dusting, plug it in and see if I can do something fun with it. Given that it took me a good 2h just to get the resolution for my monitor

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Apr
21
2017

Late petal

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I don't know if any of you follow +Blindspot but they've been doing something with their episode titles I've never seen anyone do before. They started doing anagrams which would give you some clue about the ongoing plot for a start but since about Christmas time they've switched to doing palindromes, which is really cool but also quite hard to come up with. My own attempt above is simple but at least it's somewhat on topic 🙂

Hope you all enjoy the weekend.

For +FloralFriday curated by +Eustace James +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson and +Tamara Pruessner

#floralfriday #floralphotography #flowers #flowerphotography

Late petal

I don’t know if any of you follow +Blindspot but they’ve been doing something with their episode titles I’ve never seen anyone do before. They started doind anagrams which would give you some clue about the ongoing plot for a start but since about christmas time they’ve switched to doing palindromes, which is really cool but also quite hard to come up with. My own attempt above is simple but at least it’s somewhat on topic 🙂

Hope

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Apr
21
2017

This is the artwork used to announce the new season of +The X-Files

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This is the artwork used to announce the new season of +The X-Files

It took quite a bit longer than I expected for us to get the announcement for this new season but now both David and Gillian have confirmed it
https://twitter.com/GillianA/status/855220818820943877
https://twitter.com/davidduchovny/status/855230238418247683

All we need now is details on when they start filming and when we can expect the season to air. Since we've been told it will be ready for the 2017/2018 season that means in less than 12 months we should have new episodes. 

This is the artwork used to announce the new season of +The X-Files

It took quite a bit longer than I expected for us to get the announcement for this new season but now both David and Gillian have confirmed it
https://twitter.com/GillianA/status/855220818820943877

All we need now is details on when they start filming and when we can expect the season to air. Since we’ve been told it

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Apr
21
2017

Japanese coming to +Duolingo next month

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Japanese coming to +Duolingo next month

I know many many people were asking for a Japanese for English speakers course on Duolingo and I'm glad to see them deliver.

Now get on with the Scottish Gaelic class you guys 😉

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Surprise…we’re finally building a Japanese course!

It’ll be ready in one month. Click here to get notified:
duolingo.com/course/ja/en/Learn-Japanese-Online

Surprise…we’re finally building a Japanese course!

It’ll be ready in one month. Click here to get notified:
duolingo.com/course/ja/en/Learn-Japanese-Online

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Apr
21
2017

BREAKING NEWS: +The X-Files are officially returning on Fox for the 2017-2018 se…

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BREAKING NEWS: +The X-Files are officially returning on Fox for the 2017-2018 season

After waiting for so long we finally have an official announcement that +The X-Files are returning to follow on the events of season 10. And this time we don't have just 6 episodes to look forward to but 10.

The article does not call it season 11, though it'll be hard to call it anything else nor does it give an exact date of its return but we can perhaps speculate that a return for January 2018 is not unlikely depending on when shooting starts up again.

I'm so glad to be able to share some exciting news :D

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‘The X-Files’ Revived Again for 10 New Episodes at Fox
A continuation of the 2016 event series, the run will air during the 2017-18 season.

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