Amazon Echo and LaMetric Time   The Amazon Echo is a smart speaker system with digital assistant. She responds to the wake-up word 'Alexa' and her features include music streaming from Spotify internet radio shopping lists alarms timers reminders weather and news updates as well as one-sided conversations. The sound quality is really very good and I do love watching the glowing light spin as Alexa broods over my last response. It almost makes me forget that she is always listening to me…

Amazon Echo and LaMetric Time The Amazon Echo is a smart speaker system with digital assistant. She responds to the wake-up word 'Alexa' and her features include music streaming from Spotify internet radio shopping lists alarms timers reminders weather and news updates as well as one-sided conversations. The sound quality is really very good and I do love watching the glowing light spin as Alexa broods over my last response. It almost makes me forget that she is always listening to me…

More groovy patterns for Raspberry Pi  Following on from the last post about groovy patterns for Raspberry Pi I present my latest program another random walk.  It is a random walk similar to last time however with this one there are three degrees of freedom (rather than horizontal and vertical) and rather than a line the object displayed in a coloured 3D box.  This code is for BASIC V running under RISCOS on the Raspberry Pi. Copy the code or download directly. The code: 10 REM Blocks 20 REM…

Superdecade Games: More groovy patterns for Raspberry Pi

Groovy patterns for Raspberry Pi  In a spare moment whilst I was waiting for some food to cook I decided to play with the BASIC on the Raspberry Pi. I'm using the brilliant RISCOS for the Pi which comes with BASIC V and about a gigabyte of RAM. I decided to create a 'random walk' in an attempt to create something that would look like an abstract map of a city. I am quite pleased with the results. Pictures first and then the code.  It's supposed to look sort of 3D sort of.  It really pelts…

Superdecade Games: Groovy patterns for Raspberry Pi

Today we celebrate two years in space  On the first of May two years ago we launched Project Poximathe world's first internet based space mission. Project Proxima is a hypothetical light-speed space mission to the Proxima Centauri star system. The aim is to create a teaching tool that helps explain the vastness of interstellar space (it's big). Today Proxima has traveled nearly 19 trillion km - that's about 47% of the today distance.  A lot has happened in the time since launch: perhaps most…

Project Proxima - "From Leeds to Proxima Centauri" the World's first Web-based, light-speed space voyage.

Castle Defender is a brilliant new game for the BBC micro  Every now and then a new game is developed for vintage computers. Built by computing enthusiasts these games are often better than the original offerings from the time that the machines were first popular or include titles and ideas that come from the modern age.Castle Defender is the BBC micro's first ever tower defence game and it is really very good. Programmed by Chris Bradburne with graphics by John Blythe this game is superbly…

Superdecade Games: Castle Defender is a brilliant new game for the BBC micro

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