What features do I want? Right now I think I need the following. Continue reading
To allow for the door to open and close automatically, I thought of the simplest solution…no microprocessors or automation at all.
I toyed with the idea of chickens using a chicken flap. Like a cat flap, but for chickens.
I love my chickens, but I don’t love them so much that I am out at sunrise and sunset opening and closing their coop.
I’ve tried to replicate the setup on a new Pi B+ for accessing through vnc, and I ran into authentication problems.
The access was through the default user, pi, account. After a frustrating day of fresh build of the os and then install of tightvnc and all that gubbins, I was locked out from logging in directly. Continue reading
I’ve been frustrated and squinting angrily at the Raspberry Pi Model B several times in the last few weeks for its awkwardness-to-size ratio.
Yes it is delightfully tiny, low cost and lovely, but this tiny ornate filigree of metal and plastic offers plenty of cable chaos. Continue reading
…not as easy as you might think. Continue reading
I am volunteering as programming/ICT support in both primary and secondary schools in Cambridge. I had an idea that I would most certainly, definitely go in to primary teaching as I adore little kids. and their unjaded enthusiasm.
I did not want to be in secondary school, perhaps because my own experience was pretty horrible.
However, I may have changed my mind. I continue to waver between preferring one age group and another, am considering a “third way”. Perhaps I don’t need to decide. Perhaps I can get my QTS for secondary school and work on consulting for primary too, or create afterschool clubs for both.
It’s taken a really long time to come through, but finally there is word that I am cleared to work with children (that are not my own)!
This makes me quite happy.
I’m trying to edge my way into the classroom, and this seems a good path. Volunteer, run code clubs, support learning in the classroom, make horrendous and embarrassing Newly Qualified Teacher mistakes. When I am a professional and get paid I should be a little more assured and skillful.
One of my (many) email addresses gets massive amounts of spam. From HOT RUSIAN GIRL to bogus Insurance policies to phishing bank security scams, just. So, Much. Spam. Continue reading
These are the rules for all Mummies living in Mister G’s house. If you cannot adhere to the rules, there will be much complaining, rolling around, crying, and other behaviours that get in the way of Getting Things Done. So be warned.