Neither Thatcher, her party nor her policies were voted in or generally supported in Scotland. Geographical distinctions in reactions to the news of her death are noteworthy. Some may argue that we’re one UK and that in a general election the will of the majority counts. Of course.
But if you remember back, the resentment [...]
After many years of using and enjoying Ubuntu as my main desktop OS, I’ve reluctantly been forced to choose another Linux distribution for use at work and home.
My desktop of choice was Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS (Lucid Lynx) which has just passed beyond Canonical’s support point. This is a shame, as it’s a fast, stable, [...]
I’ve just updated my web server to the latest version of Ubuntu’s LTS 12.04.1, codename Precise Pangolin. LTS is an acronym for Long Term Support and will be the company’s main server OS until mid-2014 but fully supported through to 2017.
Previously when upgrading a server, I’ve generally preferred to install from scratch but having [...]
The continuing process of removing myself from Apple’s sphere of influence has achieved its ultimate fruition with my purchase of a SanDisk Clip Zip.
The catalyst was my increasing frustration with the inability of Ubuntu to connect with my iPhone. Some would see this as a failing of Linux and Ubuntu. I take the [...]
I don’t use Apple kit much these days… it’s not that reliable.
I’ve bought my second fountain pen in a month and I have only my friends on TZ-UK and limited will power to blame.
Following a thread on my favourite watch forum about what was the best value fountain pen, the name of TWSBI kept cropping up. More internet research was undertaken and it was clear [...]
This image was taken by the Hubble space telescope, using the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) and the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-object Spectrometer (NICMOS) and shows the oldest visible structures in the universe. In it are the first galaxies to form after the big bang, some 13 billion years ago. The image represents [...]
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this interview given to the BBC by Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux. He’s certainly one of the good guys!
Q. When you posted about the original system kernel on Usenet in 1991 what did you think would happen to it?
I think your question assumes a level [...]