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Tim Street
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Teacher, programmer and geek.
Teacher, programmer and geek.

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Can you use a BBC Micro as your main computer?
Well, the short answer is no, (but I have been trying)... For a computer to be of any use, I figure that it must be able to do the following well: Connect to the Internet and have a fast, secure browser. Provide applications for work flow . Provide applicat...

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Can you use a BBC Micro as your main computer?
Well, the short answer is no, (but I have been trying)... For a computer to be of any use, I figure that it must be able to do the following well: Connect to the Internet and have a fast, secure browser. Provide applications for work flow . Provide applicat...

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Life hack 03
It is quite possible that this one doesn't count as a life hack because it is actually a little-known design featured added by many manufacturers, however this will make your life easier, and of the two people I asked, neither had heard of it before (scient...

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You're writing dates wrong, probably
I've been having this argument with people recently. We write dates wrong.  Here's why: Today is the 18th day of the second month of 2017 (unless of course, you are reading this in the future, in which case, how long did you have to wait for hover-skateboar...

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You're writing dates wrong, probably
I've been having this argument with people recently. We write dates wrong.  Here's why: Today is the 18th day of the second month of 2017 (unless of course, you are reading this in the future, in which case, how long did you have to wait for hover-skateboar...

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Life hack 002
I've just discovered this really effective  use for cardboard tubes.  No longer will your drawers be a tangle of loose wires. Simply post one or two loosely folded wires inside the tube and hey-presto! Tidy wires. You will also get a warm fuzzy feeling from...

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Quiz Magic
Quiz Magic is a program I wrote a few years ago for some teachers who wanted to be able to set custom-made starter and plenary activities in their lessons based on key-words.  Quiz Magic simply takes a keyword, or sentence and allows you to perform up to fo...

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How many floppy disks would it take to store all of Google Maps?
So, in a moment of boredom today I decided to do a back-of-the-envelope calculation. I wanted to know what size of floppy disk mountain it would take to store all of Google Maps. And by 'back of the envelope', I mean that I fired up my trusty BBC microcompu...

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How many floppy disks would it take to store all of Google Maps?
So, in a moment of boredom today I decided to do a back-of-the-envelope calculation. I wanted to know what size of floppy disk mountain it would take to store all of Google Maps. And by 'back of the envelope', I mean that I fired up my trusty BBC microcompu...

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Where's your petrol cap?
My car recently broke down leaving me stranded and awaiting recovery. Following a freezing cold wait by the side of the road (for two and a half hours) I was picked up and the car and I were taken to the nearest car dealership, which just happened to be whe...
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