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Linux: The year of the desktop?

I have been using Linux on and off since I was at college (10 or so years ago now) with a guy called Adam. We used to debate the merits of Mandrake (which has since become Mandriva) and Red Hat. This was back in the day when you had to compile your own graphics drivers […]

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Passwords In Emergencies

I received a call at 6:20 this morning telling me that one of the websites I work on was down and had been since 01:49. As irritating as this was, it doesn’t happen very often (this is the first time I’ve been woken by a work call) and was down to Windows Update automatically rebooting the server, and the SQL Server service failing to reboot. This is all by-the-by as this post is not really about that.

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Want to stream TV? Good luck!

I have been mulling over writing a post on this topic for most of this year, only now whilst I’m sat in my car waiting for a parking space to become available do I seem angry enough to make a start. Like most of the western world, I watch a lot of television. Only the […]

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Raspbmc Restoration Woes

When my second Raspberry Pi turned up, I decided that I could set them up based on the one I already had working and running the excellent raspbmc. To do this, I would install raspbmc, then copy the settings files from the old SD card to the new one. Since I wanted to run the […]

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XBMC Issues With XFCE/Compositing

I have just come across an issue that I struggled to diagnose, I couldn’t find this anywhere online, so if only for myself in the future I thought I would write this up here, so hopefully when I google the problem in a year’s time, I’ll find myself writing about it 🙂 I have recently […]

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Chrome vs Firefox

I have been using Firefox since version 0.9 alpha… it’s been a long and mostly enjoyable journey. However I have been unable to resist the ever-growing hype surrounding Google Chrome. So, a couple of weeks ago, I switched. To try to see if I could cope with Chrome as my everyday browser. I thought I’d […]

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Google Wave

I just finished watching the Google Wave video on YouTube, here. Google have come along with a new technology called Wave. Watch the video to find out more about it (be warned, its a video from the Google I/O developer conference, so its a little techy). Basically they have stepped back from the way we […]

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