In every release cycle we have a number of events organized that brings our community together to create things, share ideas and knowledge, and more. I just wanted to share the latest raft of planned events:
If you are interesting in helping with these events, be sure to let me know in the comments!
Arbitrary tweets made by TheGingerDog (i.e. David Goodwin) up to 02 December 2013
Arbitrary tweets made by TheGingerDog (i.e. David Goodwin) up to 01 December 2013
1. See http://github.com/palepurple/policyd-weight - I’m trying to make some changes to policyd-weight (something I’ve been using for ages) to make it more configurable and add in a GeoIP patch which I’ve seen floating around.
2. See https://twitter.com/excommunicado and http://blog.hinterlands.org/2013/11/an-update-on-communicado/ - for a DNS Blacklist you might want to use – using excommunicado.co.uk as a RHSBL has stopped about 700 spammy emails for me already
Five years ago I noted that sometimes I get sent PDF contracts where I need to add a little bit of text, or maybe add my signature (which I have as a PNG), and I suggested a long-winded approach of converting to PS and editing in OpenOffice. Fortunately, this is a lot easier now: install Xournal (Dash > Applications > Xournal > install), and that has “add text” and “add image” tools. Add the text you want; add the image(s) you want; save as PDF. And Robert’s your mother’s brother. Much easier. Well done.
Update: actually, Libreoffice Draw, as recommended by a couple of people, is even better. It can happily open multi-page PDFs, it can edit the actual text in them rather than just overlaying, and Xournal did seem to create a PDF where my annotations weren’t readable on some devices, presumably owing to Font Issues. So, I rescind my above advice and change it to this: use Libreoffice Draw. Well done Libreoffice people.
Niamh’s in the local paper! She is the best at drama in the whole of Leicestershire, yes she is. The Coalville Times published an article summarising the 2013 Leicester Competitive Festival of Music and Dramatic Arts, with Niamh’s picture in it. Fame, oh yes!NIAMH TAKES FIRST PLACE AT FESTIVAL School received fantastic results By LAURA EDGAR
STUDENTS at a Coalville dance school have achieved outstanding results at a recent festival.
Elle’s School of Dance and Drama, based at Coalville’s Marlene Reid Centre, competed in the Leicester Competitive Festival of Music and Dramatic Arts.
The school received fantastic results from everyone [who] competed at the festival, which took place on Saturday, November 9 .
In the class Verse Speaking from Memory, age nine years and under, second place went to Harriet Worth, with Tamzin Johnson achieving third place.
Placed first in the Solo Acting class, age 12 to 14 years, alongside winning the Sydney Hickling Memorial Cup, was Niamh Langridge. Niamh, who has been attending drama classes every Tuesday since June, took on the role of Miss Hanigan, performing an extract taken from the musical Annie.
Chantelle Ridout, the principal of the school said: “I am very proud of all the students that competed in the festival. It was the school’s first year competing and we achieved first, second and third place from two of the classes.
“All the students had worked extremely hard to achieve the results they got and they should all be very proud of themselves.
“The students are now looking forward to their LAMDA Drama exams that take place at the end of November.”
For more information regarding the classes that are available in Coalville and Swadlincote, call: 07940999500.
In our third episode, your hosts Jeremy Garcia, Stuart Langridge, and myself (our compadre Bryan Lunduke is away cavorting around Europe) bring you discussion, argument, and amusement on: