Further Steps in Computer Science

First Steps in Computer Science; the SynergyNet app (discussed previously here), has been employed as part of a trial taking place in various schools to evaluate its effectiveness in supporting teachers with the new computer science curriculum for Key Stage 1 in the UK.

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Stop xscreensaver Interrupting Full Screen Videos

One of the reasons that Xubuntu is great is that it comes with xscreensaver enabled by default. However, there’s a problem; xscreensaver will kick in when you’ve been idle long enough no matter what – even if you’re watching a video. This post details a script which stops xscreensaver starting when a full-screen window has focus.

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Simple Slideshow Screensaver Script for Ubuntu

Those of you on recent versions of Ubuntu may find the default screensaver slightly lacking. Gnome-screensaver’s blank screen can be a bit of a bore, luckily there are alternatives such as xscreensaver. However, the alternatives may be overkill if you just want a simple slideshow screensaver, so here’s bash script that does just that.

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SynergyNet at Bede’s World

The SynergyNet project may be over but it legacy lives on as the SynergyNet framework is still finding uses.   One such use is as the centre of an interactive exhibit at Bede’s World, a museum in the North East of England where the framework is now being used to provide an app used at the centre of an interactive exhibit.

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