Helvellyn – Lake District
Jun07

Helvellyn – Lake District

Leaving from work on Friday afternoon we drove north and finally made Patterdale in the Lake district at about 10:30pm. The next day was a scorcher (the last we were to see of the sun for some time) and we made the most of it with a walk up 3100 feet of Helvellyn. We chose the more interesting route up, along a sharp narrow ridge known as Striding Edge which requires good balance, a head for heights, and a little bit of scrambling....

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Global Conflict
May03

Global Conflict

Global conflict (and you can look anywhere on the globe today and find conflict and strife – the Middle East is rife with it, India, Pakistan, Korea, China, the Balkans, Russia, much of Africa, the list goes on…) is not ‘inevitable’. It is not ‘human nature’. It is a product of ignorance, the willful manipulation of ignorant people by a tiny minority of power hungry tyrants. And, as with any ignorance, it can be cured by education and the blinding light of truth.

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Introduction to Object Oriented Programming Pt II
Apr16

Introduction to Object Oriented Programming Pt II

Encapsulation In the first part of this tutorial we introduced a class as a definition of a structure containing both its own data and its own functionality. Well designed classes are pretty much self contained and should not rely on data external to the class to work. Our Rectangle class held all the data it needed (position, height, width, color) in its properties stored within the class. All the methods that operate on that data...

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Introduction to Object Oriented Programming Pt I
Apr15

Introduction to Object Oriented Programming Pt I

Object Orientation is a concept that many beginners find challenging at first. This tutorial gives a basic introduction with simple examples.

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Electronics: The Very Basics
Apr14

Electronics: The Very Basics

Electronics: at its most basic level, electronics is simply the study of electrons and how they move, why they move, how we can control their movement, and what strange and wonderful effects they cause when they do move…

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