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May 10, 2014 - 2 minute read - Assembler Cisco Hardware http://schemas.google.com/blogger/2008/kind#post Linux Mint Makerspace Network Hardware Software Tutorials

May 10th LUG & Makerspace Meeting

We had a somewhat quieter more chilled LUG after last week, present Mike (off course), Les, Tony, Arran, Elizabeth, her friend Susan, Keiron and me (Olly). Tony took Elizabeth through a step by step tutorial for downloading and installing Linux Mint on a laptop she had rescued, they experienced a few difficulties with the machine as it had come to Elizabeth in quite a poor condition. Tony showed her how to download the “iso” image from Linux Mint’s website and how to “burn” or extract the image onto a USB stick so they could boot and install from it.

May 5, 2014 - 2 minute read

Wiki Vs Github for collaboration - a virtual space?

During a recent discussion about on line collaboration for projects, Simon from Preston Makerspace mentioned using Github instead of a wiki. I had always thought of Github as a place for coders, but a quick search proved otherwise. Article - collaborative writing on Github: http://archive.timmmmyboy.com/2013/11/writing-collaborative-documentation-with-dokuwiki-and-github/ Article - Who needs wikis when you have github: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/11/who-needs-wikis-when-you-have-github/281121/ Here is a link to a Taco recipe project on Github: https://github.com/sinker/tacofancy This is the index to all the recipes.

May 3, 2014 - 4 minute read - books Hardware http://schemas.google.com/blogger/2008/kind#post LUG podcasts Reference

May 3rd LUG & Makerspace Meeting

So we had a bit of a discussion on the Mailing List following on from our debate on the way we should take the LUG/Makerspace forward, about what we should do at the May 3rd Meet at Ripon Road. Since we had been talking about Ubuntu 14.04 LTS pretty much since it’s release, that Les came up with the idea of testing it on several different types/ages of hardware. Using the Recommended Minimum Specification as a starting point and then selecting various bits of hardware from Mike’s stores to trial.

Apr 27, 2014 - 6 minute read

More on moving forward

I still can’t shake the feeling that we are going ‘downhill’ as a group, so I dredged up some stuff from the archives. Quite old now, but probably still relevant. “Many communities don’t take a particularly organised approach to projects, which can kill motivation. If there’s one thing that can cause a community to struggle, it’s a sense that nothing happens or gets done.” The above quote struck a chord at the time, and still does.

Apr 26, 2014 - 1 minute read

Tour of European hackspaces

Hackerspacing in Europe By James Hobson Hackaday.com tour of Hackspaces We have a long way to go judging by what other hackspaces are doing. Chaosdorf (Dusseldorf, Germany) 2. Garage Lab (Dusseldorf, Germany) 3. ACKspace (Heerlen, The Netherlands) 4. HSBXL (Brussels, Belgium) 5. Whitespace (Gent, Belgium) 6. Void Warranties (Antwerp, Belgium) 7. Open Garage (Antwerp, Belgium) 8. MadSpace (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) 9. De Ontdekfabriek (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) 10. Revelation Space (The Hague, The Netherlands) 11.

Apr 24, 2014 - 3 minute read - http://schemas.google.com/blogger/2008/kind#post LUG

Moving Forward - Plans For The Future

Although we weren’t scheduled to meet at Ripon Road for a couple of weeks due to various commitments we had an impromptu meeting at Ripon Road as Mike was able to open this week so we had an impromptu meeting this week, present were Arran, Les, Mike (off course) and me (Olly). First we discussed the release of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr, one of the reasons Mike opened up was to download Lubuntu 14.04 to try it out.