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by iDaemon
Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)
Replies: 443
Views: 132801

Re: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)

Abiword word processor (sudo apt-get install abiword) works a treat on wheezy, as does Claws-mail email programme (sudo apt-get install claws-mail). Both programmes are designed/described as being deliberately 'light and small' programmes. The installs take a handful of MB extra space, but on the Sa...
by iDaemon
Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)
Replies: 443
Views: 132801

Re: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)

Just wanted to give some positive feedback. As a linux /Debian noob i've been learning things the hard way with Squeeze -and this Wheezy distro is much better. I've been struggling to get an IDLE for Python3, and the whole first impression is much better for kids/noobs. Making a point of having desk...
by iDaemon
Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Science Fiction
Replies: 82
Views: 13909

Re: Science Fiction

<t>I heartily recommend:<br/> <br/> Accelerando - Charles Stross.<br/> <br/> Perdido Street Station - China Mieville.<br/> <br/> Marrow - Robert Reed.<br/> <br/> Light - John M Harrison.<br/> <br/> The Chrysalids - John Wyndham.<br/> <br/> Helix - Eric Brown.<br/> <br/> The Stars My Destination - Al...
by iDaemon
Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What was your first computer?
Replies: 430
Views: 158397

Re: What was your first computer?

<t><br/> <br/> Commodore 64, aged about 12 or 13.<br/> <br/> I never managed to work out to create a fecking sprite which was the holy grail. Talk about arcane. Unsurprisingly I ended up playing games: Falcon Patrol, Uridium, Mission Impossible... Hours and hours playing Elite, sometimes with my dad...
by iDaemon
Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cases for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 866
Views: 395217

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

marXmit said:


Open case for an open system...




Now THAT's good. Love that.
by iDaemon
Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Pygame
Replies: 29
Views: 6945

Re: Pygame

<t>Just had to share with the forum:<br/> <br/> - I just created my first (admittedly very simple) programme in Python !!!<br/> <br/> 15mins to create, 30 to debug, but I learned tons. Even my kids thought it was a bit cool and they're pretty hard to impress. Variation on Hello World, but generated ...
by iDaemon
Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:39 am
Forum: Python
Topic: learning python?
Replies: 13
Views: 5156

Re: learning python?

<r>A complete beginner, I'm learning Python from scratch in preparation for basic R-Pi programming fun with my kids.<br/> <br/> Found an excellent free resource online by Al Sweigart called "Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python". Deliberately taking a functional, learn through fun programming ...
by iDaemon
Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Best first language choice
Replies: 140
Views: 31872

Re: Best first language choice

<r>Researching as a complete noob, I've decided to begin by learning Python.<br/> <br/> If I start now I might even be a few steps ahead of the kids for six months 'till they overtake me.<br/> <br/> For any of you who are similarly interested in the help-kids-understand&appreciate-what-happens-u...

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