Full Circle Podcast Episode 31: The Difficult Third Episode!!

Full Circle Podcast Episode 31: The Difficult Third Episode!!


Full Circle Podcast Episode 31, The Difficult Third Episode!!

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In this episode Olly & Tony bring everyone up-to-date with what´s been going on in the ¨Summer Break¨, Olly talks about his new gnomebuntu install, Codeacadamy and Tony talks about his new toy, the Nexus 7


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01:15 | WELCOME and INTRO:

01:55 | Since Last Time

15:05 | NEWS

26:12 | Jon Joins The Recording

26:35 | REVIEW of ASUS Google NEXUS 7

  • Tony recently purchase a Asus Google Nexus 7 and shares his first thoughts of living with the device with us.
  • Cons:

    No option for removable storage

    WiFi only, No 3G or HSPA+

    PC Tethering/Data Transfer doesn’t work out of the box and requires a little tweaking.

  • Pros:

    Apps for Google Drive and Dropbox available through Google Play make syncing files through WiFi easy

    BBC Iplayer works out of the box using the App in the Play Store.

    Makes a really good E book reader using the Kindle App.

  • A better alternative to the Amazon Kindle Fire as it´s not locked into the Amazon Eco System.


  •  Code Year was a New Year’s Resolution to learn to code in a year, set up by Codeacademy (a New York City-based startup launched a year ago by two young tech gurus, Zach Sims and Ryan Bubinski)
  • Olly joined 281,000 (and counting)others signed up to the pledge to learn to code in year using the Code Academy site
  • Takes you through the very basics of Object Oriented Programming using Java Script as a learning tool.
  • Site uses a module based learning system for different programming languages
  • Library of languages is being added to all the time, Ruby added last week.


  • Jon – Has been reading the Humble Indie Bundle V review in the Ubuntu Games section on page 54 of the magazine. He also discusses the news of Steam coming to Linux
  • Olly – Is considering getting back into producing videos for Youtube and looked with interest at the second part of the Kdenlive Series written by Ronnie on page 16. Considering his woes with ecrypfs back in August he decided to check out the Encyption How-To on page 13 to see if he could pick up any pointers.
  • Tony – Unfortunately this month Tony has been rather busy with University and placement work he´s not had as much time to read the magazine as he’d like.

50:50 | EVENTS

  • HACK Manchester – One of the largest coding competitions in the country is taking place this weekend Saturday 27th to Sunday 28th October at the MOSI, Liverpool Road, Castlefield Manchester. https://hackmanchester.com/
  • FLOSS UK Unconference – 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London on Saturday 27th October. http://www.flossuk.org/Events/Unconference2012
  • Internet of Things Howduino – an Arduino hack day being held at DoES Liverpool, Gostins Building, Hanover Street, Liverpool on the 3rd and 4th November. http://www.howduino.com/
  • Mozilla Festival 2012 – An open web festival which is annually organised by the Morzilla Foundation takes place from 9th to 11th November 2012 at Ravensbourne, 6 Penrose Way, Greenwich Peninsula, London. http://mozillafestival.org/
  • If you are aware of any Geek or Tech events happening in your area and you would like to publicise them please email them to use at podcast@fullcirclemagazine.org

53:00 | FEEDBACK

  • We had some feedback from Grant Paton-Simpson via the website he suggested Tony should check out his statistics application called SOFA which is Python based and is licensed under the Affero GPL. Grant is one of the developers of SOFA, it´s always nice to here about new software projects, if you are a developer and you would like to publicise your project please get in touch.
  • We also had some feedback from Mike Stewart, again via the website who was suggesting that we seemed abit sleepy in Episode 30, Olly explained that due to a number of technical difficulties the record time had been quite lengthy and we were feeling the effects. We will endeavour to make the show a lot pacey-er in future!!


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  1. You talked about he Nexus and the Kindle Fire and talked about the limit of no SD slot. I have been turned onto the NOOK primarily the Nook Color. I have the original OS untouched in my nook and I boot to a full install of cyanogen mod 7 (android 2.3) of the SD card. I have the CPU overclocked to 1.2 GHz and I still have great battery life. I plan to move to cyanogen mod 10 (android 4) this weekend time permitted.

  2. An improvement in general audio quality would be appreciated. I listen in the car and had to put the volume right up to hear you. Jon’s audio was very muffled.

    • Steve, Apologies for the audio quality, we had problems with Jon’s audio and unfortunately it also impacted on mine and Tony’s audio aswell. We are working on addressing this for the next episode, we took the decision to release it despite this as it has been a while since we recorded. Thanks for the feedback and bearing with us.

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