Free Raspberry Pi classes at Loma Colorado Public Library in Rio Rancho, New Mexico – #RaspberryPiNM

January 14, 2017 Leave a comment

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After some back and forth with the local library, I will now be teaching some free Raspberry Pi computer classes at the Loma Colorado Public Library in Rio Rancho, NM starting at the end of February 2017 (#RaspberryPiNM).  Space is limited because this is a hands on event, so keep a eye out for the signup links on the Rio Rancho Public Libraries Calendar of Events page.

The planned dates are as follows:

  • February 25, 2017 (start with 8 students)
  • March 18, 2017
  • April 8, 2017
  • April 29, 2017
  • May 20, 2017

The content of the class will be based on some previous teachings on the Raspberry Pi which I have included here:

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https://dompruitt.com/2016/10/01/raspberry-pi-101-presentation-and-hands-on-station-at-rrps-napac-meeting/

– Dominic

 

Oysters in Albuquerque New Mexico 8

December 29, 2016 Leave a comment

A last taste of the sea for the year 2016, and the kids are loving it.  NSSM brought in some great ones to end the year, Malpeque Oysters from PEI Canada (I’ve had these before and they are awesome), and Bluepoint Oysters from Assateague, VA.  Enjoy the pics.




Oysters in Albuquerque New Mexico 7

December 16, 2016 Leave a comment

One selection this week from Nantucket Shoals Seafood Market and the kids asked for oysters … Kumiai Oysters from Baja Mexico.  I love the colors and stripes on these shells.

Oysters in Albuquerque New Mexico 6

November 23, 2016 Leave a comment

Short and sweet before turkey day, NSSM got some Bluepoint Oysters from Nassawadox, VA this week (Chincoteaque Shellfish Farms).  Kids loved them, slight brine with a buttery taste, more ocean yummyness in NM.




Oysters in Albuquerque New Mexico 5

November 11, 2016 Leave a comment

Nantucket Shoals Seafood Market got some new oysters this week.  Since the family vacation trip in Seattle this summer, the family has taken to really liking northwest oysters.  Now we get to try some Hollie Wood Oysters from British Columbia Canada.  Kids love them!



Raspberry Pi 3 Chromium Browser with Adobe Flash Player Plugin

October 30, 2016 Leave a comment

Ok, the Raspberry Pi 3 just keeps getting better … especially for kids.

One of the latest updates along with the PIXEL user interface is the new update that added the Chromium browser AND an Adobe Flash Player plugin!  This is better than using Iceweasel which was changed to Firefox recently.  The resulting change drives the processor to a bit above 50% when playing videos, but the bang you get out of these new features is awesome.  Also notice you can easily switch from HDMI or Analog Audio output with the right mouse click on the speaker icon in the system tray.

I tried out the new combinations with YouTube and Starfall (my kids loved this site growing up).

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If you want the flash components to automatically start you need to check this box on the browser plugins setting page, otherwise you have to right mouse click on the flash puzzle icon and say run every time flash is used.

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Starfall.com interface below … I’m thinking about how our local Montessori school can use some Raspberry Pi 3 computers to start teaching keyboarding and mousing skills earlier since almost all standardized school testing requires computer proficiency now.

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Oysters in Albuquerque New Mexico 4

October 30, 2016 Leave a comment

Not traveling for work for a couple weeks, so it was off to the local fishmonger Nantucket Shoals Seafood Market in Albuquerque this week.  Ryan had some Diamond Point Oysters from Washington State to try.  I bought a couple dozen because my 3 kids love oysters now and Dad has to settle for less.  Enjoy some pictures of the ocean goodness we had.  Kids gave these ones a thumbs up.

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