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 on, I found lots of conflicting information. Not, I hasten to add, because the sources… Continue reading Raspberry Pi – GPS
The announcement that Frontier DevelopmentsÂ were going to produce a new version of Elite caused a stirring in my, long inactive, game-related synapses.Â Since original Elite I’ve been a dormant gamer, other than brief interests in long-ago versions of Doom and Quake.Â The stirring was sufficient to justify a crowd-sourcing contribution and some researching of GPU’s… Continue reading Elite Dangerous – Is this love?
The answer to Facebook Android and Video Autoplay is, downgrade your Facebook app to an earlier version that doesn’t support Autoplay. Â Here’s how to do it. You can’t get old versions of the Facebook app through Play Store so the first step is to disable the security feature that prevents getting apps from anywhere else.… Continue reading Facebook for Android – Video Autoplay
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. Just once in a while though I want to watch a DVD or a snippet… Continue reading It’s an ex port
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 scanner. The feature I like best about it is that it’s not overly intrusive. I… Continue reading BitDefender Bricks Systems
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 Linux free, I’m also very familiar with it. All my machines except the desktop already… Continue reading Why Windows 7?
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 the games he plays cost around Â£45 each, this seemed a serious issue and so… Continue reading GameCopyPro Scam