African Gardens in the UK Ingenious TipsContol odours!Add some sawdust and woodash (in small quantities) on the top of your compost or liquid fertiliser to keep nasty fumes at bay.Wiggly waysFor a speedy and lively composting experience, start a wormery! Buy a worm bin and watch your organic waste wiggle into compost. Ingenious TipsButt outMinimise energy use by saving rain water in a water butt. 8 Toxic Beliefs Most People Think Are Normal It’s not the circumstances of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs about what those circumstances mean. When I was in my late teens and early twenties, I had tunnel vision and expected life to be a certain way. I studied my failures until I lost sight of my successes. I surrendered my dreams to feel a sense of comfort. I held tight to my fears and shielded myself from love and happiness by refusing to put myself out there. And as I did all of this, I sat back and wondered why life was so miserable.
How To Build A Vertical Garden Pyramid Tower For Your Next DIY Outdoor Project Having the correct planting space is usually a problem when trying to plan your new garden layout. If you don’t have enough room to plant this year try going vertical. This DIY Garden Tower Planter (strawberry planter) will give you the extra gardening and planting space you need. This is a great DIY Garden Project but because of the compound angles that need to be cut, it requires a compound miter saw which does take some skill to use correctly.
Foundation One of our main measures of success is participation, without participation there is no democracy. Following here is a short recap of our participation highlights as well as other worthy mentions. Since we started in 2008 we have had over 500.000 unique visitors to our e-democracy websites, over 250.000 visits were in 2013. 3 Ways to Display Your Raspberry Pi On a Monitor Or TV Back in the 1980s and 1990s, home computers didn’t rely on dedicated monitors to display operating systems, applications and games. In those days, things were far simpler. Instead of paying extra for a monitor, the majority of home computer and console owners were happy to use their televisions.
12 Toxic Beliefs You Need Out of Your Mind What we can or can’t do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our strengths or intelligence. It’s often a function of our beliefs about who we are. “The drummer in our band, Nick, is legally deaf, and has been since he was born.
XBMC - Raspbian Instructions for building XMBC from source are below, but they will take over 12 hours to compile on the Pi. If this doesn't interest you and you just want a working, binary XBMC package, one is being built and provided by Michael Gorven. It can be installed by following the instructions in his blog post. The following instructions were derived from instructions passed to me from Obsy on the #raspbian IRC channel. These instructions document the steps necessary to build XBMC in Raspbian. These steps are not optimal and need to be refined, but they do result in a working build of XBMC that seems to work well within Raspbian.
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[Solved] USB Interface (Android VNC) Hello, I'm trying to set up my nexus 7 tablet as a screen, keyboard and mouse for my raspberry pi using USB tethering. Initially the tablet didn't have usb tethering so I flashed a ROM from here: Then I installed this: The 5 Cs in Education: What If… Sketchnoting in the Process After my sketchnoting workshop at Miami Device, I was asked to record my process of CREATING the sketchnotes. I used Airserver to mirror my iPad display to my laptopUsed Screenflow to record myself sketching the main points of the presentationUsed Screenflow to speed up the recorded footage from 30+ minutes to 2.5 minutesExported, then imported into iMovie to add credtits and music This was the first time doing a screencast this way for me…there are a few kinks that I still need to work out (how to NOT record the screenflow toolbar).
RPi SD cards SD cards The SD card is a key part of the Raspberry Pi; it provides the initial storage for the Operating System and files. Storage can be extended through many types of USB connected peripherals. When the Raspberry Pi is 'switched on', i.e. connected to a power supply, a special piece of code called the bootloader is executed, which reads more special code from the SD card that is used to start up the Raspberry Pi. The Elephant and the Rider Every now and then I come across a metaphor that really sticks and helps me think differently about something I see every day. The metaphor helps me look at these situations with a new lens, and, as a result, think, feel, and act more effectively. I’ve heard of several ways to think about our thinking. I’ve heard of the left-brain and right-brain. I’ve heard of the emotional side and the rational side.
Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives By Maria Popova “If you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve,” Debbie Millman counseled in one of the best commencement speeches ever given, urging: “Do what you love, and don’t stop until you get what you love. Work as hard as you can, imagine immensities…” Far from Pollyanna platitude, this advice actually reflects what modern psychology knows about how belief systems about our own abilities and potential fuel our behavior and predict our success. Much of that understanding stems from the work of Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck, synthesized in her remarkably insightful Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (public library) — an inquiry into the power of our beliefs, both conscious and unconscious, and how changing even the simplest of them can have profound impact on nearly every aspect of our lives. One of the most basic beliefs we carry about ourselves, Dweck found in her research, has to do with how we view and inhabit what we consider to be our personality.
Imagining the Path to Success Can Help Make It a Reality - Management Tip of the Day - May 14, 2014 May 14, 2014 If you’re procrastinating, stuck, or struggling to meet a goal, try this (seemingly simple) technique: Write your goal down, then devise different possible ways of achieving it, and finally, close your eyes and imagine yourself carrying out each one. Evidence shows that imagining a movement will stimulate the movement areas in the brain; so by envisioning the steps you must take to reach a certain objective, you “jump start” the brain into action. And focusing on creating clear mental images can also help reduce anxiety and improve confidence.