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About deafdave

DeafDave is a Deaf person who uses Auslan (Australian Sign Language). He is from Australia.

Family Tree Research – Taree December 2016

I took my mighty black corolla up to Taree for two nights from 11th December to 13th December (Sunday to Tuesday) 2016. Three goals; research my family history, secondly visit the Ellenborough Falls and finally see my parents and my … Continue reading

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Simon Monk

Simon Monk has written some great Arduino based books. I like his Programing Arduino, Next Steps. Going Further with Sketches book. TAB the publisher. I have this book. http://simonmonk.org/?page_id=370 I plan to buy this Fritzing for Inventors book again by … Continue reading

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Regular Expressions and Python

Python is a great scripting language. www.python.org Al Sweigart wrote great Python books; Automate the boring tasks with Python https://automatetheboringstuff.com/ Read his books online or buy his books. I have all of his books! http://inventwithpython.com/ Regular expressions allow you to … Continue reading

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Expectancy effect

People have reported seeing a face on Mars, or Elvis in the form of a tree, or even seeing the Virgin Mary in a toasted cheese sandwich. This sort of expectancy effect is really common throughout cognition, and psychology, more … Continue reading

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The method used to fall asleep in just one minute

Simply breathe in for four seconds, hold the breath for seven seconds and exhale completely to a count of eight. It only takes a few seconds and Weil suggests repeating the technique up to four times. “This exercise is a … Continue reading

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DesignSpark PCB

DesignSpark PCB is a free of charge PCB design tool! “DesignSpark PCB is the world’s most accessible electronics design software. Easy to easy to learn and easy to use, DesignSpark PCB is designed to significantly reduce your concept-to-production time. At … Continue reading

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Becoming minimalist: “Happiness is not a destination, it’s a way of life.”

9 Common Pursuits That Rob Us of Happiness “Happiness is not a destination, it’s a way of life.” Happiness. We look for it in different places. Some of us hope to buy it. Some think we can earn it. Others … Continue reading

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Speccy

Speccy is an advanced System Information tool for your PC. Speccy a freebie will give you all the PC information you need. Its a great little program. http://www.piriform.com/speccy

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OS: Windows 8 64 Bit Issues

I own a PC that runs Windows 8.1 64 bit OS on a AMD based computer . While I am very happy with this OS, but I am experiencing a few annoying issues. 1. I own a CanoScan LiDE 20 … Continue reading

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Interactive Data Analysis and Visualization

Data Analysis – Big Data and computer tools Our information age more often feels like an era of information overload. Excess amounts of information are overwhelming; raw data becomes useful only when we apply methods of deriving insight from it. … Continue reading

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