Category Archives: Technical Stuff

Moving Moments . . .

This blog is on the move, and its continuation can be found at : Lengthening Shades where I hope we shall continue our acquaintance for some time yet . . . WordPress updated to v. 4.9.5. and themes, plugins and … Continue reading

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Is email of any use now ?

I have just deleted 50 spam emails – 24 hours worth – and received about 5 that were genuine.  Will the spammers eventually kill off email as any sort of useful tool ?  For the spammers a bit like sawing off … Continue reading

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Updating the easy way . . .

I noticed en passant today on the tweeting channel that Linux Mint was mentioned and “17.3” was advertised as being available.  So, I followed the updating drill – which is virtually the same drill as for all routine updates – … Continue reading

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Trying out a new operating system . . . part the second

In my post of 1 November I said I was trying out Linux Mint with the KDE desktop.  What I did not say was that prior to that I was getting on very well with Linux Mint Cinnamon, but in … Continue reading

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Trying out a new Operating System . . .

So, here we go trying out a new distro of Linux – Linux Mint 17.2  with the KDE desktop.  A bit of a tussle compare with Cinnamon, but it should be “interesting” finding out how it works.

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Pay up, or the Imageshack gets it . . .

Imageshack has announced that as of 1 November 2015, if you want to use it for image hosting and the ability to insert images in websites, forums etc you will have to upgrade to a paid version. Being a mean … Continue reading

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FocusWriter on Linux Mint . . .

“Focuswriter is a fullscreen writing program designed to be distraction free. You can customize your environment by changing the font, colours, and background image to add ambiance. FocusWriter features an on-the-fly updating wordcount, optional auto-save, optional daily goals, and toolbars … Continue reading

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iGoogle no more . . .

Some time ago I was a bit of a fan of iGoogle.  I got my home page all set up and found it jolly useful.  Then, shock horror, the Googlies announced that they were doing away with it. Of customer … Continue reading

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Did you notice . . . ?

No, I don’t expect that you did, because you wouldn’t think about it.  But last evening something quite notable and unusual happened on TV.  After the BBC National News at 10.00 pm we went as usual to BBC Look North … Continue reading

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The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men Gang aft agley . . .

Earlier I posted about my efforts to upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10.  Thinking that the world was eager for my perceptive comments I posted on a forum that deals with Windows affairs and said those interested in my … Continue reading

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