Makerbot and Printing From Minecraft Part 1

We’ve just got a MakerBot Replicator and the boys naturally wanted to print their Minecraft creations. To start, we installed minecraft.print. I actually installed this on their Ubuntu-based Minecraft server (Josh doesn’t have root access). Cloning it from GitHub was pretty simple and I installed the dependencies using apt-get and pip. Josh did put marker blocks in the main Minecraft … Read More

No Sound with iPlayer and a Humax YouView box

I’m exploring “Cutting the cord” at home (cancelling Cable). So I got a Human YouTube box. See link below. The idea is I want something which can give us Live TV but without a subscription. I’ll need a DTT ariel in time. But for the moment, I’m just using it as a streaming box… the Samsung “Smart TV” apps are … Read More

Google Nexus 7 Brief Review

I’ve killed my iPad Mini (dropped it in a car park) so I’m back to using my Nexus 7 around the house. This is an interesting exercise because I’d stopped using it once I got the iPad Mini and mostly forgotten about it. Here’s some brief thoughts…   What I like about it It is cheap – £159. As a … Read More

Series: Tablet computer reviews

For various work reasons, I tend to buy one of each of the viable tablets. I don’t have time to post full reviews of each of them, but people keep asking me. So over the next few weeks I’ll briefly jot some thoughts down on: Apple iPad Apple iPad Mini Google Nexus 7 BlackBerry PlayBook Samsung Galaxy Note Kindle Fire … Read More

Brilliant,

If you use Facebook you should do this (possibly without any Children about) http://www.takethislollipop.com/ It’ll probably freak you out, but that’s all the more reason to watch it and then be conscious of what you share on line.