Posts about "computers"


Published on 8 January 2006 in , , ,

Every now and then, you come across a computer programme that really makes a difference to your life - that really makes life easier and is worthy of being hailed. So stand up and say hello to abcde - a better CD encoder.

Tours in BASIC and Python

Published on 5 December 2005 in ,

The other week we went out for a walk with two friends, Jane and Jacko (who aren't a couple - it's just impossible to write two names without making it sound like they are) in Kent, and happened to pass by Lullingstone Roman Villa. Now looked after by English Heritage, the villa itself is inside a quite horrible green corrugated iron building. We didn't go in, but I couldn't help but spot the sign outside...

Ubuntu Upgrade

Published on 30 October 2005 in , , ,

I can see it now. In forty years time, little children will be running up to us saying "Daddy, daddy! Tell us again about the old days when to upgrade your computer operating system, you had to wipe the whole thing and start everything all over again". And I'll laugh and go, "Well little ones, sit down and I'll tell you all about it...".

Your Leave Request

Published on 15 October 2005 in , ,

Wow. Either someone has decided I can take 17 months off work, and only decided to tell me 10 months in, or someone was testing a new system.

Etc Etc

Published on 18 August 2005 in , ,

This post will only mean something if you know anything about *nix operating systems. If you're not that person, this will be meaningless.

Grr Mandriva 2

Published on 11 July 2005 in , , ,

I gave up on Red Hat some time after because I'd updated my copy and everything went wrong. Nothing worked properly - it was a mess. I went onto Mandrake. And it was great.