World of Cheese

Fri 10 May 2019

RSS - Rage against the Machine

Posted by Andy in Computers   

The issues of people getting news/information based on a machine has been excellently dealt with here -- I wish that I had written the article. RSS is an excellent tool which enable me, not google/Facebook what I read.

The question is do I want to own what i put …

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Tue 23 April 2019

The end is near (for python2)

Posted by Andy in Computers   

I've been updating my plethra of RaspberryPis and I had an immenent message of doom! Python2 support is coming to an end in 7 months time! My world ended and the universe folded in on itself, not!

Thermosflask, my hacked/cobbled together house central heating system unfortunately runs on the …

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Sat 19 January 2019

The next texteditor

Posted by Andy in Computers   

I've always had itchy feet with text editors. There hasn't been one which has really stuck. Vim rulese in a terminal and I find it so much easier to use over nano/ed/emacs. However, Gvim sucks! This is a basically a terminal wrapped in a gui window. I've been …

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Wed 16 January 2019

Moving to Manjaro

Posted by Andy in Computers   

My lxle install was rapidly approaching the end of its shelf life and it looked like there wouldn't be a new version on the horizon. It seems that the developers of lxde/lubuntu seem to be moving away from being an uber lightweight distrubution and that is something my aged …

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Mon 13 August 2018

Psion of the times

Posted by Andy in Computers   

I've always been chaotically organised and loved technology so getting a personal digital assistant was a boom for me life. I had a Psion3 which amazing but rubbish if the battery ran out as everything was wiped. the Psion 5 was a major upgrade with an mazing keyboard and hardware …

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Sun 23 April 2017

OSMC

Posted by Andy in Computers   

Our rather nice TV has been powered by a RaspberryPi from day 1. The discover of Openelec enabled a relatively easy install of Kodi. These were the early Pi days and there were very little alternatives. The binary image JeOS blob just worked well. However, over time, the updates introduced …

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Sat 14 January 2017

puppy to dog

Posted by Andy in Computers   

Since the IT meltdown, I've been keeping a eye on puppylinux. I've been impressed by the speed, size and os fixing tools. However, there are a couple of problems which have really bugged me.

  1. Updating/installing non default software is a lottery - It could work really well or not at …

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Tue 13 December 2016

Death of Pebble

Posted by Andy in Computers   

Pebble, the company which made my excellent smart-watch, has ceased to exist.

The reason I liked pebble was three reasons: Long battery life, relatively cheap and hackability. The watch wasn't fancy, waterproof and didn't try to do too much, it did notifications, alarms and stopwatches, calendars, phone controls and I …

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Thu 18 August 2016

New URL time

Posted by Andy in Computers   

Today I received a lovely email from Google saying that drive's webhosting ability was about to stop at the end of the month. This was news for me and prompted a quick migration over to Amazon's web service to host the blog. The limited home bandwidth was a bit of …

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