Several years ago I had a dedicated page on for my favourite videos. Unfortunately, the old site had gone for good so I have decided to re-launch my videos in their own page.

DCU Dublin Summit1

I just arrived in DCU after a 94 minute drive in the fog. The journey should have taken 20 minutes. Unfortunately, I missed the keynote address but I am now listening to Gráinne Phelan on a Hangout from Google for Education. Her online presentation is entitled “Google in Education: the story so far”

I have reduced the image size of some of the earlier posts as readers complained of unmanageable sizes and disappearing text. Please accept my apologies. 😳


Please do not email me
regarding my old Raspberry Pi Models

I have received 22 emails and not one comment. They are not going anywhere as they are all still in use. That is the very nature of Raspberry Pi – they go on forever. Some applications do not require all the offerings of the new Model 2 B. I continue to use them for experimental and demo purposes.

I feel badly for the many schools who purchased quantities of the model B+ at the beginning of the school year ( September 2014 ). I suppose there is no good time to enter the Pi bake off. It must be disheartening to learn that the Model 2 B is far superior and costs the same money. Unfortunately, carriage and currency variation will determine the actual unit cost in Ireland so we might be better waiting for the €uro to rally. The most important factor to remember is the Model 2 B is actually a real computer and will, at a later date, run a version of Microsoft Windows 10. It is a marked improvement on the B+.

My only observation to date is that many schools on the east coast I have visited do not purchase a case or even mount the Pi on a board for safe handling. Regardless of how they are protected or stored the Model B+s will be used until they are broken, fail or are fried or should that be baked.