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Martin Trueman
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The Porteus Alternative
I wrote a few months back on using Puppy Linux on a USB stick in the classroom . This post will follow in the same vein though instead of Puppy, I will be using the Porteus distribution . Puppy seems a little out-dated and I never had any luck installing th...

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Bypassing the UEFI
I'd like to outline the procedure to install dual booting Windows/Linux on computers with the UEFI security system This abominable bit of malware can be found on recent models produced by HP and Acer etc. It seems to be associated with Windows 8. The requir...

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I am the Game of Life. Play me.
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## Windows X86 MSI Python 2.7.9 installer from the www.python.org ## website. I...

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Clone That Puppy
If you read my previous post on the Live USB Puppy for Python education, you may have noticed at least two problems with it. I will address them here. The first is that the Python graphics package Tkinter is not designed to deal with animation. I tried anyw...

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A safe and convenient way to teach computer programming in a resource challenged environment

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A Puppy in the Classroom
I've been quite busy over the past few months working with my computer. Something I'd like to present here is an arrangement (dare I say an invention) for teaching computer programming to young students. The classroom I have in mind has only one computer, t...

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Time for smut
This morning I woke up to discover that during the night the clocks had been set back an hour back to standard time. This gave me an extra hour. Why not share my latest adventures in cuisine? I bought some huitlcoche yesterday. At 20 peso an ear it's not ch...

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