Category Archives: Technical Stuff

Graceful, but bent and toothless . . .

Bent valve stems after cambelt failure. Belt, good teeth and stripped teeth. Back in 2005 we were making our annual pilgrimage to the Lake Artists’ exhibition at Grasmere Village Hall. A short distance past the King’s Head Inn at Thirlspot … Continue reading

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Thirteen Years Ago . . .

Thirteen years ago, 23 February 2005, a new adventure begins. Experiments with a Panasonic DMC FZ3, a camera I still have but seldom use these days. Here is what Steves Digicams said, “ The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ3 is an affordable … Continue reading

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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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