I’ve been trying out Suse Studio over the last couple of days. It’s a build service for livecds and software appliances, and it really is so easy to use that I think most non-technical users could get to grips with it. It’s invite only at present, but I got an invite just by asking (and […]
This guide has all the required info, and worked like a charm on my netbook running 8.04 and my laptop running 9.04 (although it was simpler than the guide suggests in both cases). I’ll hopefully write a more comprehensive guide at some point soon, because I think 3.1 is something that people should consider upgrading […]
James Blackshaw is a London based guitarist who creates 12 string guitar and piano based instrumental soundscapes. I’d been meaning to check out his work for a while, but only got round to downloading this album yesterday (another case of needing to burn a few emusic credits quickly). Each of the five tracks is different, […]
The nominations for this year’s Mercury Music Prize have been announced. Usually I have a fairly clear idea of who I think should win, but this year I’m torn between Florence & the Machine, Bat for Lashes and The Horrors. I’ve played all three to death this year, and I think all three artists really […]
Something else I’ve stumbled upon today is an extension that allows me to post straight to my blog from OpenOffice.org. This post is largely an attempt to get it to work, so I’ll not say anything more than that for now.
This week I’ve been looking at a few OpenOffice.org extensions that might make my life easier. One that certainly will is the Sun Wiki Publisher. Basically it takes a document, logs in to a particular instance of Mediawiki, and converts that document into a wiki page (including table of contents, headings etc.). I’ve tried it […]
Albums of the last 3 months (as a follow on from the first three months of the year): 1 Maxïmo Park – Quicken The Heart 2 Manic Street Preachers – Journal For Plague Lovers 3 The Horrors – Primary Colours 4 Jarvis Cocker – Further Complications 5 The Wind Whistles – Animals Are People Too […]