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Linux is #@&%ing Weird (Bryan Lunduke’s latest)

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

Spend 30 minutes and have a watch of this 30 minute video, many years ago I would notice BSOD (Blue Screen Of Deaths) on screens around the world, e.g. airports, railway stations that were using Windows to run Windows applications e.g. real time display information.

It seems we’ve entered a new era, and maybe one day, Microsoft Windows will not be the Desktop commonly used today.

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Time to test Google Chrome OS

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Okay, I’m going Geek now, you’ve been warned…..

and for some of you Microsoft haters, you’ll enjoy this, as I’m about to go over to the dark side, for a few hours….(I often do, just to refresh the soul!)

Time to test Chrome OS, as it’s possible Google will take over the desktop world, and in 40 years time, when I’m dribbling down my chin, wondering what ever happened to Microsoft and Microsoft Windows that were acquired by Google 10 years earlier, the youngsters will be using Chrome OS tablets! and I’ll be telling stories of once upon a time we use to use something called Windows on a desktop computer!

Impressions, well, a very small Linux distro, well put togther, fast, easy to install, nice touch installing updates on installation, and runs very well on 512MB!

Only time will tell how compatible the Chrome OS Office applications are with Microsoft Office! I suspect if you are using complicated macros in Word and Excel, and VBA these will not work, but not everyone is a Master of Excel or Word.

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Ice Cold Unbuntu

Monday, December 6th, 2010

I’m not talking about a flavour of Linux but the only Fairtrade cola called Unbuntu.

Unbuntu - The only Fairtrade Cola

Unbuntu - The only Fairtrade Cola

This Christmas why not swap your normal cola for an Unbuntu cola.

The cola is named after the African philosophy of Ubuntu, which means ‘humanity or fellow feeling; kindness‘.

Ubuntu Cola’s sugar is sourced from Fairtrade worker cooperatives in Kasinthula, Malawi and Kaleya, Zambia. Farmers who are members of the Fairtrade cooperative at Kasinthula receive an income of $4 a day, which is six times the national average income.

Want an Icecold Unbuntu - leave it in the snow!

Want an Icecold Unbuntu - leave it in the snow!

An Icecold Unbuntu

An Icecold Unbuntu

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R.I.P – BBC iPlayer Download Manager

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

I’ve seen the BBC have replaced BBC iPlayer Download Manager with BBC iPlayer Desktop which uses Adobe AIR and Flex technologies which will make use of Flash Media Rights Management Server (FMRMS) to DRM-protect content which is downloaded to the user’s desktop. I wonder if they’ve changed this because they were fed-up of people stripping out the DRM with Windows tools. I suppose Mac and Linux users will now be happy, that BBC iPlayer content is available to them, and folks that never liked the peer-to-peer Kontiki software can be removed – I think Sky and Channel 4 4oD service still need this technology.

The BBC still allow you to download Windows Media Player content at present, with DRM! (direct download from website only – not peer to peer)

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i broke it!

Monday, April 6th, 2009

okay, I’ll come clean, I broke it. In messing with the mysql tables, I must have removed the Page, that is used to display the “posts”. It took me a while to find the issue this evening. I thought it was performance related, and was going to pull wordpress, I only want to upgrade, because I thought it may be quicker, than the older blog software. I’ll carry on testing, but still have issues converting and importing the old data. I may have to export the data, hand convert on a wintel platform, convert all the data, because I think what I’m trying to do, is beyond the access controls I have over the hosted mysql database.

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