Tag Archives: Linux

Distraction-free writing OS

Here’s an idea for a cheap alternative to expensive ‘distraction-free’ word processors like the Freewrite (much as I love the idea of the Freewrite – I just cannot afford one.) A Linux-based OS on a USB stick that boots straight … Continue reading

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Quick and dirty Raspberry Pi radio scheduling

Many thanks to James West for putting me onto this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/blog/2013/09/prototyping-radio-experiences-with-radiodan and http://radiodan.github.io/. A lot of this seems quite complex – I like really, really simple things – but it’s got me thinking about building my own simple radio schedule, … Continue reading

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Root my Nook!

With apologies to any Australian readers – although if I break it, that may be an appropriate usage of the word ‘root’. The Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch has been on sale for £29. £29! At that price, it … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi est arrivée!

I had joked that the Raspberry Pi was indeed taking me back to the glory days of 1980s computing – mainly by making me wait so long; it reminded me of the interminable delays waiting for Sinclair to ship my … Continue reading

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Triple-boot OS X, WindowsXP and Linux on a Lenovo Ideapad S10-2

The aim: to get my Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 netbook to allow me to boot into Mac OS X, Windows XP or Ubuntu Netbook Remix as and when I need each OS – and to get a nice clean Windows install … Continue reading

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