I’ve just converted the latest Ubuntu build of nautilus-dropbox into something that will work on Mandriva (download .rpm). Again, this was done more to solve a problem of my own than anything else, but others are welcome to it as always.
I’ve made an effort over the Christmas break to try as many new (or long-unused) software packages. This is party to ensure that I stay up to date (I can just about justify not knowing the inner workings of Vista, but not being able to configure Kmail is just embarrassing), but also because I will […]
I’ve just stumbled upon this net label, whilst trying to determine which year the Wind Whistles album was actually released in (the answer being 2007 and 2008 in different places). The label has so far only released three albums, but two of them happen to already be on my list of favourite freely available music […]
While I’m off for Christmas, I thought I’d spend a little time getting to know KDE4. To stop me cheating, I installed the latest KDE version of Mandriva One, which means I’m without a fair few other things I’m very reliant on. So far I’ve changed a few cosmetic things (desktop wallpaper and window decorations), […]
I’ve written about Death by Panda before (around the time I was listening to “House Made of Glass” on repeat). Since then there have been three further albums, all of which explore an area of music that can be disconcerting, but that does a damn fine job of sounding both computer-generated and very human. The […]
I wasn’t sure I needed to upgrade this website to WordPress 2.7 (the latest version of the blogging software which acts as a front-end for everything else here), but as I missed the last couple of releases I decided it might be a good idea. The upgrade went flawlessly (following the 3 step upgrade), and […]
Ubuntu Customisation Kit is a great bit of software that allows Ubuntu disc images to be customised and then rebuilt. Uses I’ve found so far include: Making a totally up to date installation disc that can be used on multiple computers without having to install a month of software updates afterwards. Making an installation disc […]
It’s taken a while, but I’ve finally finished the upgrade. Everything seems to work, and my desktop now looks slightly different as a result: