fendersan | 1 Feb 06:32 2009
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yesterday's meeting

Hello,

I really enjoyed yesterday's meeting. The talks were a bit too advanced 
for me but I picked up on a few invaluable tips. A big thank you to the 
speakers and the organisers. Gllug's sharing spirit is something I 
value greatly.

I wrote a basic C++ GUI app last year that had to run on Linux, Windows 
and Mac OS X. I thought learning GTK or Qt was a bit overkill and ended 
up using the Fast Light Toolkit (FLTK) for the job. If anyone's 
interested the site is http://www.fltk.org/, the manual is at 
http://www.fltk.org/doc-2.0/html/ and there are some video tutorials at 
http://seriss.com/people/erco/fltk-videos/

Someone was asking about educational material to get kids interested in 
computing careers. I've digged around for some links and found Alice 
http://www.alice.org which seems to teach programming concepts in a 
visual manner. Also there was a thread about Logo programming: 
http://lists.gllug.org.uk/pipermail/gllug/2005-March/thread.html#50788

Cheers
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Stephen Nelson-Smith | 1 Feb 06:41 2009
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Free: HP StorageWorks DAT72 SCSI Tape Drive

Anyone want it?

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Stephen Nelson-Smith | 1 Feb 07:11 2009
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Re: yesterday's meeting

Hi,

On Sun, Feb 1, 2009 at 5:32 AM,  <fendersan <at> aol.com> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I really enjoyed yesterday's meeting. The talks were a bit too advanced
> for me but I picked up on a few invaluable tips. A big thank you to the
> speakers and the organisers. Gllug's sharing spirit is something I
> value greatly.

Delighted you enjoyed it.  Please do let us know what we could do to
improve.  Also, if  there are any specific talks you would be
interested in hearing, let us know, and we'll see what we can do.

S.
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Stephen Nelson-Smith | 1 Feb 08:30 2009
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Purchasing music online

Having recently been introduced to last.fm, I'm now finding music
online that I might like to have 'offline' copies of.  Is it possible
to purchase tracks from somewhere like iTunes, if one doesn't have the
iTunes application?  Or do I need a Windows VM?

I did find that Amazon had a linux app for downloading mp3 but then I
discovered the service is only available in the USA :(

Are there any other ways?

Thanks,

S.
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Benjamin Donnachie | 1 Feb 11:43 2009
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Re: yesterday's meeting

2009/2/1  <fendersan <at> aol.com>:
> I wrote a basic C++ GUI app last year that had to run on Linux, Windows
> and Mac OS X. I thought learning GTK or Qt was a bit overkill and ended
> up using the Fast Light Toolkit (FLTK) for the job. If anyone's
> interested the site is http://www.fltk.org/, the manual is at
> http://www.fltk.org/doc-2.0/html/ and there are some video tutorials at
> http://seriss.com/people/erco/fltk-videos/

Just what I've been looking for! :-)  Many thanks for these links!

Ben
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Simon Wilcox | 1 Feb 11:32 2009

Re: Purchasing music online

Stephen Nelson-Smith wrote:
> Having recently been introduced to last.fm, I'm now finding music
> online that I might like to have 'offline' copies of.  Is it possible
> to purchase tracks from somewhere like iTunes, if one doesn't have the
> iTunes application?  Or do I need a Windows VM?

Nope, you need to have iTunes to buy from the iTunes store.

Depending on the genre of music you're looking for you might try 
www.beatport.com or www.7digital.com

Warning - beatport is very, very flash-tastic. It may seriously offend 
some people on this list :-)

S.
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Juergen Schinker | 1 Feb 13:34 2009
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Re: yesterday's meeting

fendersan <at> aol.com wrote:
> Hello,

i was disappointed the Carolin didn't talk about Moodle
i was really interested in that talk...

*sigh*

Juergen
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Caroline Ford | 1 Feb 13:53 2009

Re: Purchasing music online

Amazon's mp3 service has been available in the uk for a couple of  
months now.

They provide Linux packages of their installer for several distros.

Caroline

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On 1 Feb 2009, at 07:30, Stephen Nelson-Smith <sanelson <at> gmail.com>  
wrote:

> Having recently been introduced to last.fm, I'm now finding music
> online that I might like to have 'offline' copies of.  Is it possible
> to purchase tracks from somewhere like iTunes, if one doesn't have the
> iTunes application?  Or do I need a Windows VM?
>
> I did find that Amazon had a linux app for downloading mp3 but then I
> discovered the service is only available in the USA :(
>
> Are there any other ways?
>
> Thanks,
>
> S.
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> Technical Director
> Atalanta Systems Ltd
> www.atalanta-systems.com
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Caroline Ford | 1 Feb 14:06 2009

Re: yesterday's meeting

I was overloaded with College work. It wasn't going to be about moodle  
anyway - it was going to be about tuxpaint, tuxmath, gcompris,  
childsplay and kdeede. Desktop apps.

Caroline

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On 1 Feb 2009, at 12:34, Juergen Schinker <ba1020 <at> homie.homelinux.net>  
wrote:

> fendersan <at> aol.com wrote:
>> Hello,
>
> i was disappointed the Carolin didn't talk about Moodle
> i was really interested in that talk...
>
> *sigh*
>
> Juergen
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Rob Crowther | 1 Feb 15:50 2009

Re: Purchasing music online

Stephen Nelson-Smith wrote:
> Are there any other ways?
> 
For less mainstream stuff, try eMusic:

http://www.emusic.com/

It's all DRM free (and always has been).  There is a linux client, but 
you can also just click and download individual tracks.

Rob
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