Fedora 13 (“Goddard”) was released today. I wouldn’t normally go upgrading my OS to the latest on the day of release, but frankly anyone who runs Fedora is an early adopter by definition. I started by upgrading two unimportant Fedora 12 virtual machines at work using preupgrade. One went smoothly but the other failed because […]Read more "Yay for Fedora 13"
I was just burning a data DVD in Brasero, and the following dialogue popped up. Ah, I get it. It’s negative because the data is going out of the computer and onto the DVD. Still not sure why it thinks I’ve got 2 billion megabytes though… 😛Read more "How many megabytes?!"
On Saturday 15th May (tomorrow) this blog and the Photo Challenge will be going down for a while in the afternoon and evening. I host with Ridgeon Network, owned by my mate Chris. Tomorrow some of the servers are being relocated to a new rack and so will be temporarily offline. I’ll post again when we’re […]Read more "A little bit of downtime"
As posted on my photo blog yesterday, I faked a tilt-shift miniature model of the A4 in the Avon Gorge. I’d never tried it before, so I followed this guide on how to do it. It was pretty straight forward, but I’ve recreated the steps here, with my own modifications. Step 0: Take a photo […]Read more "Tilt-shift miniature fakes in GIMP"
Recently I upgraded to a 1080p screen and a 5.1 speaker set to compelent my Windows Media Center home theatre PC. Suddenly those low-quality 700MB DVD rips with stereo sound and about as many pixels as a Nokia phone from the last millennium don’t seem so great. It was time to go high-definition. I downloaded […]Read more "BluRay playback on Windows 7"
You know when you’re a geek when, as I did, you see a lady in church wearing a pale jacket with blue, green and grey rings, and you think “Oooh, OpenSolaris!”Read more "You know when you’re a geek when…"
A while back, my younger brother Edmund wanted a photo blog, just like his big brother’s 🙂 I set him up with a free subdomain from No-IP. The address used to be edmund.servepics.com. I couldn’t fault the service from No-IP, but unfortunately free domains don’t only attract impoverished teenage photographers. They attract spammers and phishers, […]Read more "servepics.com"