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Jun 16, 2013 - 1 minute read

Meeting Saturday 15th June 2013

Attending this week: Mike, Tony, Les, Elizabeth, Kieran, and Crawford. Les has several Raspberry Pi projects on the go which he intends to write up as articles for submission to computer magazines. Following his installation of the latest Linux Mint last week, Tony discussed the changes and improvements available. Elizabeth dual boots XP and Linux mint, and spent the morning updating both systems and talking about the differences in the two update processes.

Jun 10, 2013 - 1 minute read

Meeting Saturday 8th June 2013

The Raspberry jam was on in York, so Just me and Tony this week. Tony upgraded his laptop to the latest version of Linux mint, while I sorted out an Windows XP laptop for a customer. I spent most of the morning tracking down and installing drivers for it. When you spend most of your time on more modern stuff, you start to forget what it used to be like in the ‘old days’!

May 12, 2013 - 25 minute read

LED wall display revisited

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May 11, 2013 - 1 minute read

Preston Hackspace

Email from Simon at Preston Hackpace :- “I have had an email today from Kimball Johnson. He wants to pick up the batton for the Preston Hackspace. I have given him manager permissons for the Facebook and Google Group He has already held one meeting at the Continental and they will continue on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. Next being the 21st May. Would there be any chance you could spread the word around your many contacts who may be interested.

May 4, 2013 - 1 minute read

Podcasts, command line and computer museum

Attending this week: Mike, Les, Tony, Ollie, James, Elizabeth and Keiran. Les, Tony and Ollie produce a Linux podcast, and had a brief discussion about how to raise the profile of the podcast and attract more followers. Jonathan Archer at East Lancs LUG is organizing a trip to the computer museum at on Sunday 26th May 2013. Entry to the park on the day will be £13 Entry to the National museum of Computing is £5, with entry to the Colossus and Tunny galleries being £2.

Apr 2, 2013 - 1 minute read

LUG meeting 16th March 2013

A depleted group of myself, Mike, Elizabeth and Kieran were at the meeting at Rippon Road this morning. Mike helped Elizabeth fix the problem she was having with updates in her install of Mint 14, with the help of some advice from a member of the community forum. I helped Kieran install Ubuntu 12.10 as a dual boot on his windows 7 laptop. After the install we completed the 301 updates then did a little extra by adding the medibuntu repository and getting flash and DVD playback working.