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by colincoach
Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: For sale
Topic: 22" TV with HDMI new for £74.99
Replies: 20
Views: 9798

Re: 22" TV with HDMI new for £74.99

I suggest you check out the monitors at http://www.morgancomputers.co.uk. Morgan deal in second-user or remaindered kit, and I've always had at least decent value from them. (I have no connection with Morgan, except as a long-term user). There are various monitors with DVI in their lists at present...
by colincoach
Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:30 am
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Brighton Raspberry Pi User Group
Replies: 14
Views: 3142

Re: Brighton Raspberry Pi User Group

Yes Colin, plug it into your HD TV. It's meant to be! I am going to build a laptop thingie using a Motorola LapDock. There's a thread about it somewhere... But I also have a second Pi coming from RS (my current one is a Farnell order), so I can hack about with one safe in the knowledge that I have ...
by colincoach
Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:19 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: 250 PiHouses and counting!
Replies: 5
Views: 1832

Re: 250 PiHouses and counting!

Hi Mike,

Just ordered one - I assume as no colour option was offered that they are all transparent?

Looking forward to it arriving and housing my Pi!!!!

Cheers,

Colin
by colincoach
Wed May 30, 2012 8:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cheap powered USB Hub (UK)
Replies: 47
Views: 33596

Re: Cheap powered USB Hub (UK)

I have got the following powered hub to work with no problems:-

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/380417130275? ... 1423.l2649
by colincoach
Wed May 30, 2012 7:24 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Hello from a new 100% Beginner: Buying the bits
Replies: 15
Views: 4871

Re: Hello from a new 100% Beginner: Buying the bits

As an absolute beginner as far as, obviously, the Pi and less obviously Linux, and with my Pi arriving a couple of weeks ago, I set about getting all the bits I would need. The last piece of the puzzle arrived yesterday - the HDMI-DVI-D lead, so last night I connected it all up and powered up the Pi...
by colincoach
Mon May 28, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Sunday Brunch Show, UK Channel 4, Sunday May 27
Replies: 22
Views: 4816

Re: Sunday Brunch Show, UK Channel 4, Sunday May 27

I watched from my PVR. Just over a minute interview of Eben, the rest of the program was erm, daytime viewing fodder, to put it politely. "Can we get the Logo off now" was rather poor end to the very short interview. Like someone said, maybe liz would get more airtime on this type of program. Not t...
by colincoach
Mon May 14, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Brighton Raspberry Pi User Group
Replies: 14
Views: 3142

Re: Brighton Raspberry Pi User Group

I'm in - even though I'm from Worthing!!!!! Yes me too (Wur-vin'). Should have my first Pi in the next week or so... so if you want to come over and see it, you're welcome. Hi Jon, already got mine but haven't had a chance to get it working yet as I needed most peripherals as what I already had wer...
by colincoach
Thu May 10, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Waiting
Replies: 17
Views: 2845

Re: Waiting

My Pi, received from Farnell on Tuesday was in an unsealed bag, inside an unsealed box.
by colincoach
Tue May 08, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Powered USB Hub - anyone tried this one?
Replies: 5
Views: 1497

Re: Powered USB Hub - anyone tried this one?

<t>Montala said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I haven"t tried that particular one, but have purchased (in advance) a Pluscom hub for £6.70 from an eBay seller – for more details search on eBay UK for:<br/> <br/> 7 Port USB 2.0 HUB+External UK AC 3A Power Adapter PSU<br/> <br/> Has anyone used one of those with...
by colincoach
Tue May 08, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Powered USB Hub - anyone tried this one?
Replies: 5
Views: 1497

Re: Powered USB Hub - anyone tried this one?

<t>My Pi is here, and I'm starting to pull together the bits and pieces I need to get it up and running.<br/> <br/> Has anyone already got, intends to buy, or would avoid altogether, this Hub?:-<br/> <br/> http://www.newlinkproducts.co......prodID=364<br/> <br/> Currently available on Ebay for aroun...
by colincoach
Tue May 08, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Email from Farnell
Replies: 223
Views: 35039

Re: Email from Farnell

<t>Mine arrived at work today, 2nd class post.<br/> <br/> Jiffy bag is a bit big really for the size of the Pi!!!! It is so small!<br/> <br/> Now just need to get all the other bits: SD card; Power Supply (if the one old supply I have at home doesnt work); HDMI lead; USB Hub; keyboard + mouse (don't...
by colincoach
Thu May 03, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Email from Farnell
Replies: 223
Views: 35039

Re: Email from Farnell

<t>mebrew said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Colincoach said:<br/> <br/> Just received email.<br/> <br/> Order shipped – Order Number 29/02/12 11:55 16464706<br/> <br/> It appears that despite Farnell saying that orders are shipped in strict rotation, they are not. My order number is 3500 before yours and no e...
by colincoach
Thu May 03, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Email from Farnell
Replies: 223
Views: 35039

Re: Email from Farnell

<t>Just received email.<br/> <br/> Order shipped - Order Number 29/02/12 11:55 16464706<br/> <br/> Brilliant news - but now I need to get nearly all the supporting 'bits' and get up to speed with Linux, looks the the MagPi magazine will be my first port of call, plus finish watching Liam's videos, a...
by colincoach
Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: raspberry pi already failed ?
Replies: 222
Views: 36101

Re: raspberry pi already failed ?

<t>JamesH said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Chill out guys, no need for any rudeness whatsoever. Despite the OP's brash postings, the rest of this thread has been very well behaved. Please keep it that way.<br/> <br/> <br/> Hear hear...but I think you'll find only one person is being rude here, twice accusing...
by colincoach
Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: raspberry pi already failed ?
Replies: 222
Views: 36101

Re: raspberry pi already failed ?

<t><br/> lewmur said: <br/> <br/> Only people who are unfamiliar with Linux make the mistake that it is still a "geek only" OS.  Making that assumption only proves what little you know.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> A bit rude that!! Big assumption on your part that I know little.<br/> <br/> A bit like the...
by colincoach
Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: raspberry pi already failed ?
Replies: 222
Views: 36101

Re: raspberry pi already failed ?

<t>Tass said: <br/> <br/> <br/> JamesH said: <br/> <br/> <br/> It's all down to familiarity. If you use something every day, it becomes second nature. I have the same problem with Perl as I do with some command line Linux, I only have to use it once in a blue moon, and it's a struggle to get up to s...
by colincoach
Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: raspberry pi already failed ?
Replies: 222
Views: 36101

Re: raspberry pi already failed ?

<t>Further to Abishur's recent post - I'll not quote it in an effort to keep things brief(er).<br/> <br/> Having started out my working life as a programmer - IBM Mainframes using Cobol and initially hierarchical databases, eventually relational databases (SQL), there always was a definite distincti...
by colincoach
Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Commercially available RPI cases? Are there any yet?
Replies: 16
Views: 4479

Re: Commercially available RPI cases? Are there any yet?

<r>ally said: <br/> <br/> <br/> there are a few cases now available on ebay<br/> <br/> the nicest to date I think is this one: <URL url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rasp.....500wt_1129">http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rasp.....500wt_1129</URL><br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> That is a very nice case, might be ...
by colincoach
Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Farnell. Delivery week of 07/05/2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1885

Re: Farnell. Delivery week of 07/05/2012

Same here - due w/e 7th May 2012.

Yay!!!
by colincoach
Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Needed: a Nursery manual--
Replies: 40
Views: 8482

Re: Needed: a Nursery manual--

<t>Well said, I made a similar point that the Absolute Beginners section of this forum currently doesnt address many of the early receivers of Pis who cannot or do not want to have to become electronics engineers or Linux gurus to be able to start using the Pi to further the aims of the foundation. ...
by colincoach
Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Come and help us beta test the new forum
Replies: 26
Views: 4556

Re: Come and help us beta test the new forum

Looks great, same format and functionality as many other forums I use - can't wait for migration to happen!!!
by colincoach
Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Farnell Pi's being shipped after my order was placed?
Replies: 53
Views: 11347

Re: Farnell Pi's being shipped after my order was placed?

<t><br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Order Date:                              29 February, 2012<br/> <br/> Customer Order Name/Number: 29/02/2012 11:55 <br/> <br/> Amount:                                  £26.55<br/> <br/> Status:                                     Processing<br/> <br/> Order Confirmation Nu...
by colincoach
Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:10 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: MS SmallBASIC
Replies: 27
Views: 10000

Re: MS SmallBASIC

Cobol anyone??????

by colincoach
Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Symptom: Keyboard repeats characters multiple times
Replies: 6
Views: 2916

Re: Symptom: Keyboard repeats characters multiple times

<r>The symptom pointed to by this topc title is discussed in the following existing posts:-<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.raspberrypi.org/for.....z-keyboard">http://www.raspberrypi.org/for.....z-keyboard</URL><br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.raspberrypi.org/for.....ial-issues">http://www.raspberry...

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