Category Archives: Technical Stuff

Why are we waiting . . . ?

An autumn day.Laurieston Road, between Gatehouse of Fleet and Laurieston. Some time ago, I forget when, we were told to “Brace !” prior to the imminent arrival of a new version of WordPress which would incorporate the fully fledged version … Continue reading

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Here we go again . . . :-(

Yesterday I dug out a laptop that has been little used for most of the last year and totally unused since the fiasco of the Windows 1803 update.  The update failed completely on said machine, so having had enough trouble … Continue reading

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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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