Marcus Dawson

Helpful votes received on reviews: 98% (45 of 46)


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Kensington ClickSafe Keyed Twin Laptop Lock by Kensington
3.0 out of 5 stars Keeping my bits safe, 10 Oct 2013
This is a twin locking mechanism that fit standard laptop holes. I didn't get on with the lock at all because it requires you to fit the lock section to your device which leaves a small round 'head' protruding from your laptop. In some instances this would be fine, but as my laptop is in and out of a bag a couple of times a day it would only be a matter of time before the protuding part ripped the bag.

In the past I have used chains that just a have a small T piece that goes into the laptop hole to lock. But with this unit you inset the T piece and, using a supplied allen key, tighten it in with a round section permanently protruding. The lock section is then inserted into the… Read more
Raspberry Pi For Dummies by Sean McManus
Raspberry Pi For Dummies by Sean McManus
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pi time yum yum yum, 10 Oct 2013
Having had my Raspberry Pi since Christmas 2012 but never having opened the box it was probably time I worked out how to use it. So with the help of this book I unpacked the tiny computer and hooked everything up. I am a very technical person and I have an ancient background in computers from the 1990s but have not looked at lines of code, outside websites, for many many years since. So with that in mind I set about reading the book first.

It is the 'standard' dummies format with Tips, reminders and warnings to highlight those daft errors that can take ages to track down if you're not looking for the simple things like the difference between ( and {.

Never having… Read more
Web Design In Easy Steps 5th Edition by Sean McManus
36 of 37 people found the following review helpful
Being a seasoned web designer myself I picked up this book with the intent of flicking through and looking for anything new that I might not know. But on after a while I realised that I was reading through the pages and nodding and smiling as I took on a fresh perspective on something I have been doing for years now.

There is plenty for all abilities in the book. From the newbie to the accomplished designer. For the newbie it provides the basic grounding in how to make things work and get a website up and running. But within these pages is also a refreshing point of view for the experienced designer that helps you think about what your site actually needs to accomplish and how… Read more