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    Posted by on in En Vacances

    After the first part of the show, followed by refreshments, we were back for the second half and it would be in this half of the show that drama, which even Shakespeare could not have scripted, would begin to unfold.

    It would be in this half of the show that we would witness a dance that Scott would hope would be his enlightenment  on the road to Damascus. Instead, he would completely  lose his way and end up with a dance that would not be fit to be performed on the deserted, desolated, rubble-strewn and war torn streets of downtown Aleppo.

     It would be in this half of the show that we would receive the results from a voting system that would have left even the most self-respecting, pot-bellied, oversize sunglasses wearing, third world dictator loosening his collar, while looking nervously over his shoulder. This was SCD, this was show business and it would turn out to be show business at its best.

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    Posted by on in First Impressions

    Previously, we gave our first impression of the crowd funded iSketchNote, which although showed great promise appeared not to be quite ready for market release. Well, since then the guys at ISKN appear to be working very hard  and have produced updates for both the iPad app and the iSketchNote's firmware. So we decided to offer our second, humble, opinion. Here is what we think. 

    Being the richest man in the cemetry doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we have done something wonderful, that's what matters to me - Steve Jobs
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    Posted by on in En Vacances

    I'm a huge dance fan, both ballroom and modern dance, even though my dancing efforts lack, should we say, technicality, LOL! Hence, I jumped at the opportunity of watching the Strictly Come Dancing (SCD) Live Tour at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday, 7th February. Well, we all did really and jumped into the car to make the one hour and fourty-five minutes pilgrimage up to the Greenwich Peninsula, where the O2 is located. Here is the first part of my narrative of the matinee event.

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    Posted by on in News

    FTDI are set to release a series of USB3.0 devices to complement their renowned USB endpoint-to-FIFO bridge USB 2.0 (FT232H) and USB 1.1 (FT245) ones, which have been available for a few years.  Available with optional 16-bit and 32-bit FIFO interfaces, the FT600 will be the first device released in the series. This is splendid news and music to the ears of the FPGA community, as the device could be used to  provide FPGA enhanced applications with simplified connectivity to host computers, with data transfer rates of up to 5 Gpbs.

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    Without much fanfare the new Raspberry Pi 2 (B Model) has arrived on our doorsteps, well ours  did! This is the first major upgrade the world's most popular single-board computer has received, since its first release in 2012. This is a much needed upgrade that allows the Pi to compete against its faster contemporaries, including the Beagle Bone and the Banana Pi.

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