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Pop!_OS has made it to the Raspberry Pi. This Linux distribution has become quite popular over the last few years – so how does it perform on the tiny single board computer? Read on to find out. Pop!_OS is a relatively new distribution which aims to provide an out-of-the-box Linux experience appropriate for STEM, creativity, gaming, and general use. It largely succeeds at all of these (and I’ve used it for various projects), so I am interested to see how it performs on a Raspberry … Read more
Travel is back. Do you have a plan for what happens if your laptop, with your passwords and banking details and secret projects gets stolen? Read on for a nifty way to mitigate the inconvenience of a lost laptop. Taking Your Laptop on Holiday I often take my laptop on holiday. I really shouldn’t, but sometimes you want to take a break from trekking through cobblestone streets or sitting by the pool. For me, this usually means tinkering away on some kind of code project, … Read more
Here are some handy tips to keep in mind when writing your shell scripts in Linux. Shell scripts are a versatile way to automate your workflows in Linux (and MacOS, and now Windows, with the Windows Subsystem for Linux). Shell scripting syntax and behaviour does have its quirks, and there are useful shortcuts you can take as well to simplify your scripts. Bash Scripting Tips These tips are collected from around the internet, with a few of my own thrown in. Bash scripts will keep … Read more
This quick tutorial will show you how to generate the Fibonacci sequence of numbers in Python. This is a useful example for new coders and those just learning Python as it shows how variables, loops, and arithmetic are used in Python. What is the Fibonacci Sequence The Fibonacci sequence is a procession of numbers in which each number is the sum of the preceding two numbers. 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144… Above, the first 13 numbers in the Fibonacci … Read more