“The key to good navigation is accurate time.”
This got me thinking; what is “accurate” time and what is the modern equivalent of employing multiple marine chronometers. Here’s the result of some browsing.
GPS is obviously the modern means of establishing ones position and it’s reliant on synchronising the precise time on all components in [...]
For the last couple of weeks, I’ve seen that my broadband speed has been fluctuating between slow and appallingly shite. I pay for an “up to” 60Mb connection and the best I’ve ever had using Speedtest.net has been about 25Mbps down, with 3Mb up. This is usually more than enough for my simple browsing needs [...]
I’ve just taken delivery of my new kitchen gadget an Enpee blender for making smoothies, soups and ice creams. Well two out of three healthy things aren’t bad.
I decided to push the boat out and try both a soup and a smoothie for supper this evening.
First off I tried making a tomato [...]
I’ve been mucking about with my old Apple Mac G4 which is shockingly, now over 10 years old!
Since my conversion to Linux many years ago, the Mac has been sitting in my spare room with 10.4.11 Tiger installed, doing not very much, apart from being dragged out for an occasional blast of Ghost Recon. [...]
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.