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Live from my sofa

Twelve months ago, I installed Linux (Kubuntu) on my laptop. Twelve minutes ago, I got the wireless card working with my WPA-PSK home network. A combination ...

Cambridge and back

Musings on public transport, and a look round The Other University So, full term ended yesterday, and I had to get over to Cambridge for a dinner. The X5 bus...

Asirra, and the end of another term

Spam. It's not going away, and nor is my increasing annoyance at some of the things we need to do to avoid it. Like making a separate email forwarder for eve...

Linux Vs. Windows slides

Last week, I gave a Lightning talk to CompSoc on the subject "Linux vs. Windows- which is better?". It seemed to go down fairly well (I wasn't lynched outsid...

Greetings from Gutsy

Last week, the beta version of Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon was released, so I decided to blow away the slightly messy installation of Feisty on my laptop, and make a...

Of screen and Solaris

I'd been a regular user of SSH for several months before I discovered screen. For the uninitiated, it allows you to create multiple 'windows', each containin...

Undiscovered planets

I needed to set up a Planet recently, and there appears to be very little online documentation about the process. To be fair, if you install it on Debian usi...