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+Blackpool LUG+Les Pounder​ Well the elves in Hong Kong came up with the good's again. 5 x 1" oled screens arrived today while I was out at Blackpool CoderDojo and Raspberry Jam. More geek tech to use when the +Pimoroni​ Flotilla kits get here in May ;-)
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I'm sure they'll be just dandy. I buy most of my Arduino bits from China via Banggood.com. I have that screen, and one which is about 2" x 1" which is OK for displaying stuff, but has a slow refresh which kinda sucks. I used that one in my video on the ultrasonic distance sensor (also from China)  :D 
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Well just getting the Android 5.02 update for my 2012 3G N7 skipped the 5 & 5.01 let's see if its as bad as they say ;)
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+Gus Peckaitis​ yes I ended up doing a factory reset on mine too and it did make a difference so far so good although not used it much as I've just bought a Samsung 12" tablet as I'm visually challenged and it makes reading on line stuff and digital books a more pleasant experience.
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+Alan Pope now got a spare N4 kicking around I feel an Ubuntu for phone project coming on, any tips? :-)
 
Well I've been spending the afternoon setting up my new phone a oneplus 64Gig model. A bit of a learning curve after vanilla 4.4 on the N4 but I'm getting there with CM11 and for someone visually challenged the extra screen real estate gives a nicer user experience. I have big hands so it feels quite comfortable to use held in one hand and using other to type or swipe. I'm out at my dads and on mobile data and despite not being on 4G I'm getting better reception than the N4 as at this location I often had problems with a data connection. Just done speed test and got 1Mbit download which is at least usable. Will write a full review in the next week or so and post it on my blog. Oh BTW, ordered with express delivery (extra £5) and delivered in 6 days from China only got notification it had been dispatched last night and it arrived at 2pm via DHL :-)
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First boot of the new Raspberry Pi B+ using NOOBS to install Raspbian to the MicroSD card. and after a couple of problems with formatting and copying the NOOBS files to the card, we have LIFT OFF.
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Anyone had problems with avast security on their nexus device it started to tell me the play store app and twitter were malware today and would not let me run them. I've had to uninstall and replace with AVG
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Most of the play store is malware lol
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Well thanks to the raspberry pi 2 the price of these was less than £38 from amazon and free postage to boot. Box says includes SD card but sadly not, but wasn't sold as included any way. They will make good companions to the Flotilla sets I've got coming from +Pimoroni​ ;)
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Just made my Annual Donation to the +Linux Mint Project. If you use Linux Mint Please consider making a donation to them. Unlike some Large distributions they don’t have a wealthy philanthropist paying the bills and rely on the community and advertising to pay the bills and support 2-3 full-time developers.   

If you don't use Mint but rely on Libre software on a day to day basis, consider making a small donation to those projects you use the most, it does make a difference. We would all be the poorer (in more ways than cost) if Libre software did not exist.
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Just uploaded the remainder of my +OggCamp picks to Flicker  https://flic.kr/ps/Af5kZ. They are all Creative Commons, attribution licence so can be used as needed. 
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+OggCamp link to my pictures fromSaturday all CC atribute so use as you wish.  
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Well I've been spending the afternoon setting up my new phone a oneplus 64Gig model. A bit of a learning curve after vanilla 4.4 on the N4 but I'm getting there with CM11 and for someone visually challenged the extra screen real estate gives a nicer user experience. I have big hands so it feels quite comfortable to use held in one hand and using other to type or swipe. I'm out at my dads and on mobile data and despite not being on 4G I'm getting better reception than the N4 as at this location I often had problems with a data connection. Just done speed test and got 1Mbit download which is at least usable. Will write a full review in the next week or so and post it on my blog. Oh BTW, ordered with express delivery (extra £5) and delivered in 6 days from China only got notification it had been dispatched last night and it arrived at 2pm via DHL :-)
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+James Page Yes nice 5.5" screen even in portrait mode the on screen keyboard feels good to use. And I can see the keys even with my poor eyesight ;)
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Don't you just love Windows, NOT. I had a frustrating experience with a friends laptop yesterday and missing .dll files in Windows live. This is a problem that the community keep talking about yet Microsoft don't seem to want to do much about it.

Read what happened and what I did here:

http://tony-hughes.blogspot.co.uk/

As I said, I'm just glad I found Linux 6 years ago and managed to get away from all this.
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#nexus Just got the 4.4.3 update on my N4 phone, mainly bug fixes but some improvement to camera focus response and surposed improved video recording. I've not tested the video but definite improvement in the camera performance particularly in low light which I’ve had problems with previously. Also a new phone dialler and contact management interface which looks cool.

Obviously any battery life improvements will only come to light over the coming days, but as a light phone user this has never really been an issue for me.
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I'm a middle age bloke who enjoys using and talking about computers and open source software. I discovered Linux in 2006 and have been using it as my Operating System on all my PC's for the last 3 years. I'm a member of the Blackpool LUG and enjoy being part of the special projects group, supporting various events relating to Linux and open source software. I'm also an avid cook and enjoy creating new vegetarian recipes, as I have been a vegetarian for over 23 years.

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