Monthly Archives: December 2011

XFCE 4 Weather Plugin

& an update renders the XFCE weather plugin working again.  Majorly cool.  I can now see how chilly it is without venturing outside.

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Bing RSS Aerial Themes for Windows 7

What’s so great about a PC? One word.  Customization.  These two themes are so good I just had to share them with you: New wallpapers are pulled in all the time from an RSS feed so your theme is … Continue reading

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Having played VVVVVV & got stuck on an infuriatingly difficult level (must check You Tube.)  I bought The Humble Indie Bundles 3 & 4, which should give me something to dip into now & then to pass the time. Sadly BIT.TRIP … Continue reading

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New Edimax 32-bit EW-7722In Wireless PCI NIC ~ Ubuntu 11.10

Note ~ The very latest Linux kernel now supports this card as standard.  The following is purely for my own reference… Installed this non standard driver: Code: sudo apt-get install –reinstall linux-headers-$(uname -r) build-essential linux-firmware wget tar xvf DPO_RT3562_3592_3062_LinuxSTA_V2.4.1.1_20101217_prepared.tar.gz … Continue reading

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Bloke Quote

Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume it is beyond the powers of man; but if anything is within the powers and province of man, believe that it is within your own compass as well. … Continue reading

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Gear Hanger

Managed to source one from Betd, a bike specific engineering company my LBS put me onto.  Unfortunately they do not spec said drop out for a 12mmm axle, only for QR.  Sooooo…Time to get filing.

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You have just got to try VVVVVV!!! The demo can be played in your browser here: If like me, you become totally addicted to the sheer simplicity of the game’s dynamics, then it can be purchased from: Don’t have Linux? … Continue reading

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