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Upgrades and New PC’s

Raspberry Pi – GPS

I recently wanted to set up a Stratum 1 time source using a Raspberry Pi (running Arch Linux).  I bought the excellent Adafruit Ultimate GPS Hat and dutifully soldered on the connector.  So far so good.  Unfortunately, from that point … Continue reading

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Elite Dangerous – Is this love?

The announcement that Frontier Developments were going to produce a new version of Elite caused a stirring in my, long inactive, game-related synapses.  Since original Elite I’ve been a dormant gamer, other than brief interests in long-ago versions of Doom and … Continue reading

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Facebook for Android – Video Autoplay

The answer to Facebook Android and Video Autoplay is, downgrade your Facebook app to an earlier version that doesn’t support Autoplay.  Here’s how to do it. You can’t get old versions of the Facebook app through Play Store so the … Continue reading

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It’s an ex port

For the most part I don’t need a powerful desktop PC. I mostly use it as a terminal interface to other machines or to produce the occasional spreadsheet or document in Open Office. Not exactly demanding tasks by today’s standards. … Continue reading

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BitDefender Bricks Systems

Saturday afternoon I was sat here burning some Debian Testing disks on a Windows 7 PC when all of a sudden I got a virus alert. I run BitDefender on the PC in question and it’s always been a reliable … Continue reading

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Why Windows 7?

A few days ago I pre-ordered Microsoft Windows v7. This was quite a milestone event for me as I’d decided that after the flop of Vista, my next desktop upgrade from XP would be to Debian Linux. Not only is … Continue reading

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GameCopyPro Scam

Woe is me! I thought I was too experienced to get caught in a simple Internet scam but I fell for this one, hook, line and sinker. Kyle (my stepson) reported this morning that his Xbox360 was scratching disks. As … Continue reading

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