Monthly Archives: November 2011

Rebuild

So cheapo LBS chain sheared the other night while dashing for train.  Ripped the rear mech from the hanger & wrapped itself round my cassette.  Thankfully had some tools on me to get wheel free & my loving mother made … Continue reading

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Servicing Bicycle Jockey Wheels

Replacing the rear mech & needed a refresher.  This was Google’s second hit , after caravan Jockey wheels: http://www.londoncyclist.co.uk/maintenance/replacing-jockey-wheels/ Not really worthy of a blog post, but does the trick…

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Gnome Shell

So I was gushing about Unity, but thought I’d give Gnome Shell a spin.  & you know what?  I like it!  So Unity or Gnome Shell? Only one way to find out… FIGHT!!!

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Slow Flash

Old hardware?  Slow video performance?  Flash on Linux is known to be inferior to Flash on Windows.  Cannot stream at 360p? Somethings to try: Use Lubuntu or Xubuntu distros Opt in to HTML5 You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/html5 Use Firefox?  Try Flash-Aid. If … Continue reading

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I’m in LuuuuRve With Linux!!!

What with Windows increasingly becoming an alien environment, I love Linux!  I love how when things go wrong, there is always a viable explanation. Weather app kaput?  Weather.com changed their business model to paid subscription.  There.  Nasty weather.com!  Have they not … Continue reading

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gtk-recordMyDesktop

This is a handy utility, useful for say, recording exactly what file avast! Antivirus Linux Home Edition crashes at.  Available in you distro of choice repositories: http://recordmydesktop.sourceforge.net/about.php  

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Xubuntu Corrupted Profile After Delayed Shutdown

I reinstalled Xubuntu 11.10 thinking the above was caused by one hack too far. However it happened again. The system takes an age to shut down then when rebooted the desktop icons are positioned too high under top bar & … Continue reading

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