makernurse minimakerfaire

Last week, the 28th, there was a minimakerfaire sponsored by MakerNurse.org at a hospital not far from me and as I had to be in the general area anyway and have several doctor & nurse friends who use technology & computers in interesting ways in their jobs I decided to walk over to check it […]

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The sound of sorting

I’m a little bit of a sorts geek, I like all types of sorting algorithm and in the dim and distant past I actually had a few of the sorts I wrote In BASIC published in some Computer magazines & newsletters. So when I stumbled across http://panthema.net/2013/sound-of-sorting/ earlier today while doing some research into something else I […]

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1st impressions of the SimPie

[Update: I originally wrote this at just gone midnight and probably shouldn’t have pushed publish but should have waited until this morning after a quick read but I didn’t so didn’t realise that I didn’t actually say what the SimPie is 🙂 The SimPie is a handheld device that plugs directly onto the Raspberry Pi’s […]

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Two weeks of Pibrella

Since my Pibrella arrived a couple of weeks ago i’ve been driving SWMBO & my posse of cats nuts by making it blink & squawk at all hours of the day and night while trying to get reasonable sound quality out of the piezo buzzer a la Camputers Lynx. There have been lots of “WHAT! […]

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