Friday 25 November 2016

Scheme-ing with The Gimp: batch photo resizing

Gimp (a.k.a. The Gimp) is an image editor, very popular with Linux users and possibly a handful of Windows users.

It includes support for scripting tasks via Python (which most young programmers think is the bees-knees) and Scheme (which most Computer Science students think is the work of the devil).

Caught between the devil and the deep blue sea, this post focuses on Scheme.

Sunday 20 November 2016

Checking your internet connection: a simple Gambas project

A few weeks ago I noticed my internet radio was dropping out for a few moments at a time.

Further investigation showed I was sometimes losing the internet altogether.

So I decided to create a simple program to monitor internet availability.

Thursday 10 November 2016

Phone/broadband filter: using the BT Openreach MK3

I have just ditched my old broadband filter module for an ADSL filtered faceplate, as part of recent building work at home.

It was not delivered with any instructions, so I had to incorporate it into my new wiring scheme using (I dare say) non-standard wiring.

But hey! seems to work, and here are some notes.