Monthly Archives: May 2015

Packt Free Learning Library

Every day Packt Publishing is giving away books for free to help teach new tech skills From 30th April, 2015 Packt Publishing has thrown open the virtual doors of its new Free Learning Library and offering its customers a daily chance to grab a fresh free eBook from its website. The publisher is encouraging people to learn new skills and try out new technologies and so every day it will be offering a different eBook from its huge list of titles free for anyone to download.
The Free Learning Library will be open all year-round but each title will only be up for 24 hours, so make sure you keep checking back to get your hands on the latest book! Packt has well over 2000 titles published and the range of topics that could potentially feature is huge. From AngularJS to Zabbix, there’s going to be something to appeal to everyone – this is a great opportunity to try out a different technology or a new technique.

All you’ll have to do is simply click on the day’s free eBook and it will instantly be added to your account. New customers are also encouraged to take advantage, with the offer being a brilliant chance to try out Packt’s great range of books and products – all that’s required is a Packt account.
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Old Fart Geeks – Episode 009

This week we discuss:

  • The Metric System
  • International Bureau of Weights and Measures
  • Kinetoscope
  • The Antikythera mechanism
  • John Bardeen
  • Dvorak keyboard
  • IBM Model 701
  • Velcro
  • Bob Metcalfe’s Ethernet
  • Breakout
  • Skylab
  • West Coast Computer Faire – Apple II
  • Puck-Man – Pacman
  • Visicalc
  • Geocaching
  • Escom AG buy Commodore

Aussie Tech Heads – Episode 438 – 21/05/2015

035 – The Obsidian Loft Minecraft podcast (19-05-2015)

This week we discuss:

  • Minecraft by Notch
  • XBox Minecraft by Microsoft and 4J Studios
  • Pocket Edition Minecraft by Dinnerbone and tomcc
  • Camouflaged Armor
  • Jack in the Box by Seth Bling
  • New bows and Arrows coming?
  • Mojang prank
  • Minecraft dungeon update
  • Coding mods in Visual Studio
  • Mod: Davy Jones’ Locker

Aussie Tech Heads – Episode 435 – 30/04/2015