Mastodon Wordcloud

Since leaving Twitter behind and moving over to Fosstodon.org (A Mastodon service), one of the fun things I missed was creating Word Clouds of my most used words. I wanted to be able to do the same to my data on Mastodon. A few months...

29th January 2023

ChatGPT – Testing

I decided to give ChatGPT a test and asked it to write an article on installing Thony on a Windows 11 PC. Here is the result – everything below comes from ChatGPT directly Chat GPT Thonny is a Python Integrated Development Environment (IDE) designed specifically...

22nd December 2022

Talking about Single Board Computers

Due to the current shortage of Raspberry Pi’s around the globe, OKdo (https://www.okdo.com/) has started to invest in another Single Board Computer (SBC) called the Rock Pi. This SBC contains a very similar layout to the Raspberry Pi 3 but has the speed and power...

9th October 2022

Raspberry Pi – Stock Tracker

As has been the case with other technology the past year or so, the Raspberry Pi is now almost fully out of stock around the world. So those who are looking for one need to check each and every stockist several times a day to...

7th February 2022

Raspberry Pi Imager

The Raspberry Pi Foundation recently released a new version of the Raspberry Pi Imager. This tool, which works on Windows, Linux, and Apple, is a free and simple tool that creates Raspberry Pi Micro SD cards. When it was first released, it allowed you to...

6th February 2022

Inky Impression Weather Station

Pimoroni’s Inky Impression is a 5.7-inch 7 colour e-ink screen. As it is an e-ink screen, it is very low power. It is also capable of maintaining an image without power. It connects to any 40-pin Raspberry Pi microcomputer. I have used it with a...

28th August 2021

Still here!

It has been many months since I’ve updated this blog, and this is down to a number of reasons. The main and most pressing reason is lack of enthusiasm. Since lockdown started in early 2020, my day job switched from office-based to home-based. I have...

28th August 2021