Ok I was running Windows 8 (from here on called W8) for about 4 days…..and that was enough of that. I didn’t get my week that I said I was going to, as someone who has been using Linux for years pretty much all of the tools that I use regularly are Linux native and a very few of them run well under WINE. Continue reading →
I just got back from a packed theatre, Iron Man 3 was always going to be full. It was good, in a way it was quite predictable if you were paying attention during the first few minutes of the movie. Continue reading →
Ok so when I first saw the name for this movie I instantly thought of the game Oblivion by Bathesda…..unfortunately that disappointment carried through to the actual movie also. This is one of the few movies I have been to where I checked my watch four times during the movie. Continue reading →
Why haven’t I heard about before…..it was really funny. On the surface it a story about bumbling gangsters; they are chasing after a couple of dog-kidnappers who stole the dog of the big boss. There is also a screen writer mixed up in all this who is trying to finish his movie called Seven Psychopaths.
I was asked to fix a computer yesterday, it was quite a nice HP running Windows7. The basic problem was all the icons on the desktop had internet explorer as the icon. Double clicking on anything would cause IE to open and try to display the “file”.
What this person had done (or her son) was tried to open a .lnk (link file) with IE, from then all .lnk files were stuffed. What you need to do is un-assoicate the .lnk with the file that it is now associated with, in this case IE. And to make matters worse, the start menu is all just links to other places like desktop shortcuts. So essentially for most users the computer is unusable in this state.
There is a great little application that I found at WinHelpOnline for removing file type assotians in Win7, just download it from there. I didn’t want to link to the file directly as that isn’t very polite!
2012 was a long year; I was very busy and didn’t get too much time to mess around with my phone. I was stuck on CM10 20120815 for a long time, this is because I didn’t take the time to read the forums. I always just grabbed the latest nightly and tried to install it.
So I have finally had a chance to get my RaspberryPi up and running, I have had it for quite a while but haven’t had a chance to really sit down and play around with it.
I installed the basic Raspbian image, I am fairly confident with Debian based distros mainly because I have been using Ubuntu since 9.04 and have some history with it.
My initial project with my RaspberryPi has been a media front end for my main TV. Initially I was going to use Raspbmc and run the client directly on the RPi and access the media on my file server. Currently that is just my desktop running Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome Shell. But I had planned to use FreeNAS once I had gotten around to getting all the parts.
My plans now have changed, getting all the media codecs and everything to work correctly on the RPi could be difficult and time consuming. So I was thinking of another way to achieve the same thing, obviously all the media stuff works on my desktop computer where all the media is stored but it is too big loud to put it beside the TV. Running a VNC session on the RPi which is small and silent seems like the best way to do this.
I then installed X11VNCServer on my Ubuntu 12.04 computer using the Software Centre. The setup is pretty basic using the GUI. I left the password blank so that the VNC session would connect without needing a password. This has worked quite well but the graphics performance isn’t the best and the VNC viewer is still windowed.
I tried to install the RaspberryPi Thin Client which I think is a really interesting project, it didn’t startup for me. Maybe you will have better luck, so I am back to Raspbian for now.
This is the first real attempt I have had at using Unity since my failed attempt on 10.10….it was shocking then, really slowed down the system and truly felt like it was going out of its way to make you feel like it was the centre of attention. As an operating system I felt that it really should get out of my way and let me get on with my work, so I switched back to my much loved Ubuntu 10.04 which I was able to setup “just so” I was used to it and it was by far a better system then the more recent version. Continue reading →