Recently I had a flirtation with removing all the non-free software from my Debian installs. This didn’t last very long: I got annoyed that I couldn’t watch iplayer with gnash, and blodgett reminded me that I had a copy of Vista running in VirtualBox. Ooops. However, upon reinstating the non-free repository I installed the vrms [...]
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Back at my parent’s home in Hastings at the moment. Went out the this afternoon to visit some local museums and go to the beach. Weather was a bit foul but managed to take a few photos. They all look a bit miserable: not sure I’m doing Hastings tourist board any favours…
I’ve just uploaded a minor update to xcowsay: xcowsay-1.1.1. This version removes the debian/ package directory as I will no longer be distributed Debian/Ubuntu packages for future versions. This is because xcowsay will hopefully soon be packaged in Debian, and therefore Ubuntu, and they don’t like the debian/ directory in upstream packages. I don’t distribute [...]
Somewhere in the Norwegian interior there is actually a place called Grue. Don’t go there in the dark!
The company I work for are Norwegian in origin, therefore I was dispatched to Norway for their “new hire” training/brainwashing. After three days of learning corporate mantras I was feeling slightly frazzled to say the least. Some of us stayed in Oslo for the weekend to do some sightseeing which was rather enjoyable. I’ve collected [...]
Continuing the Nick-attempts-sunset-photos series, here are a few pictures I took from the plane back from Oslo this evening. (More blogging of this to follow.) This is a cropped but otherwise unmodified picture from the window. The glass was a bit dirty unfortunately. This was taken slightly later, but I’ve used the “auto levels” tool [...]
For a while I have been quite dissatisfied with my keyboard – one of the MS split-in-half ones. While the typing angle is nice, I don’t like the feel of the keys. Actually, I’m not so keen on the feel of the keys of any keyboard I’ve had or ever tried. However, when I was [...]
An eleven year old girl from Slough has written a new poem to replace the old miserable one! It begins like this: Horrible bombs don’t fall on Slough, Because it’s fit for humans now, To celebrate here are a few photos I took in wonderful Slough yesterday. As you can see, it is fit for [...]
Today I made my best mashed potato yet, so I thought I should document it here. Unfortunately, for the first time I think I made too little. Maybe this had something to do with it. Anyway, I used Tesco organic white potatoes (on offer at 75p per kg). I used vast quantities of butter: a [...]
Tried again to take photo of sunset. Found a low-light mode on the camera and fiddle with some settings. Much better this time! Admittedly I cheated a bit and used the GIMP to remove a few artefacts from the foreground.