I’m experimenting with using Empathy for all forms on online communication. The following instructions show how to set up Empathy to access the #camuk channel on DarkMyst’s servers. Firstly, you’ll need to download and install Empathy and the relevant libraries for irc connection: sudo apt-get install empathy telepathy-idle Start Empathy (it should be in the […]
I wrote a blog post a couple of years ago (maybe longer) on how I sometimes really like to listen to songs sung in languages I don’t understand. I think I’d rather not know what the lyrics mean than to hear them and be disappointed that they don’t do the music justice. I’ve been listening […]
http://teknostatik.co.uk/jamendo.php I’ll update this as and when I find new things. It’s a very quickly thrown together MySQL database with a PHP front end.
My much loved Belkin keyboard croaked it yesterday (or at least several of the keys now refuse to work). Today I bought an Advent ADE-KBW100, largely because it is slimline, quiet to type on, and didn’t break the bank. It claims to only be compatible with various versions of Windows, but not only does it […]
After taking my Eeepc away on a trip to Italy, I’m now starting to work out what applications I need and don’t need. The following is what I’m actually using (or am keeping because I think I might need them): Gedit and Terminal (with which I can do most things) Firefox Evolution (yes, I use […]
Tuesday 19th August, 8:00 PM The start of the road trip. We checked into the Premier Inn earlier this evening. It’s a really nice hotel, is close to the airport, and does a really nice steak and ale pie. They have reasonably priced internet access too, but as we have to go to sleep soon […]
Due to weddings and holidays, I’ve got a 10 album + backlog of things to write about. But as I’m off on my travels tomorrow I thought I’d mention a couple of the albums I’ll be taking with me to keep me occupied at the airport and on the plane to Verona. Midnight Snow by […]
We have decided that trying to get to Birmingham airport for 4:30am from our house is non-viable, so we’re staying in a hotel near the airport tomorrow night. We then fly to Italy in the early hours of Wednesday morning, and will be largely uncontactable until the evening of Wednesday 27th (or more reasonably some […]
Not as hard as it sounds. Mandriva’s version of Gnome is heavily themed, but the theme can be made to go away in the usual ways. This now feels right, and looks like I expect a laptop of mine to look.
As I did last week, I’ve written a few notes on things I’ve downloaded this week. All are rated on the Sound Opinions “Buy it/Burn it/Trash it” scale. Dirty Wings by Josh Woodward – I downloaded this on the back of listening to his most recent album last week. “Dirty Wings” is less acoustic, rockier, […]