God script writers are good !
From 2 year old self and 15 year old self !
Pi Programming progress is continuing, I’m currently using a thermometer probe, really a transistor, that outputs a serial signal which the pi converts into a value in Celsius, which it writes to a file and logs every hour what the temperature is. 30minutes work but a bit of fun.
Time to start working on the pi
Parts are arriving thick and fast for my raspberry pi going to be making some interesting projects soon…
The now infamous web site among my friends, was my first attempt at making a website. I had a hash in iWeb for a while, not wanting to sit there and go through and custom make it on dreamweaver which i neither had the skill or the patience, it looked ok and at that point had very little content. But I made a fatal flaw, because of not hosting this at a data centre, I was trying to run a high quality photography website, of my home NAS (network attached storage), that had a web sever bolted onto it.
This wasn’t the true bottle neck and neither was my home network, which is running some rather bee Netgear fy business routers and switches, however the bottleneck was my home internet which practically died from the stress of all my friends loading the webpages and therefore the pictures. This caused the load times of the website to be horrendous and very slow. And then someone tried to DDOS the website, which my firewall deflected, but this made my home internet almost unusable, bringing the google loading times to a couple of seconds and making it unbearable to do anything. Which lead me having to redirect the website to try and save my internet connection. And that was the end of that, it only lasted a couple weeks, and it was getting around a thousand views a week.
So what I have learned for this website-
1. Don’t host a website off a little web sever it will kill it.
2. Get someone else to host it !
3. Don’t allow any photos to be larger than a couple hundred Kb’s !
4. Simple is much better than complex!
And thats why i’m using WordPress
Thank you for every view, It keeps me Inspired to keep writing!
An idea I though of to talk about is Dyslexia. As a dyslexic myself I have been assessd several times and qualify for extra time in exams and I use a laptop for most work.
The typical response is to me saying that I get extra time is,
‘I wish I could have those things when I have exams !
To give a idea of how far i’ve come in the last 6-8 years i’ve come from being bottom in the year scrapping through exams, to be predicted nearly all top grades this year.
However i don’t think that people who don’t have dyslexia how much of a struggle it is. It’s a daily battle to get the simplest things right, for example just finding little things. Imagine that you have been on holiday for a week and you were trying to find your keys which you had left somewhere in your house, and you have to turn half the house upside down to find it. This is a typical day trying to find the simplest things which i new exactly where they were a mere couple seconds before.
Spelling’s seem like such a mundane thing to get wrong over and over again, for years on end of getting such simple spellings wrong. Its infuriating seeing red pen all over your work and realising such simple mistakes, the short fix of this is to use a laptop for as much as possible, which is one of the main things that has really helped me keep up with my peers.
Reading to a non-dsylexic person, may seem simple, and when i pull out my tinted glasses which are designed to allow reading without discomfort i get some very weird looks . Some but not all people with dyslexia read, it is very hard to read, with especially white paper causing large amounts of discomfort, which i think in the past is why i could not read for long without getting a head ache.
I think what i’ve been trying to describe about dyslexia is that for anyone who has just been confirmed with it, is its not something you can change, its the hand you got dealt and you’ve got to move on, and there’s always something you can do…