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Internetless

Posted 08-16-2014 at 08:46 AM by brianL

Due to a 'phone line fault, I (and others in this area) have been without internet and landline 'phone for about a week. Shut off from civilisation. Thrown back into the Dark Ages. Anyway, it's fixed now, just before the withdrawal symptoms were getting unbearable.
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Me and Debian

Posted 08-21-2013 at 11:42 AM by brianL

Every few months or so, I get the urge to dual-boot with Debian, and I've done it a few times. But I never keep it for long. Why? Can't say for sure, maybe it's something to do with the feeling of being constrained to do things "the Debian Way". Anyway, it's gone again, and I believe I've finally lost all interest in dual-booting and distrohopping (except, possibly, for LFS sometime). I'll stick solely to Slackware. I've never said any other distro was bad, only that they didn't suit me....
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Raspberry Pi camera

Posted 06-02-2013 at 07:37 AM by brianL

Been messing about with the RasPiCam, here's a test shot of my favourite subject:
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Aye, aye, My Pi!

Posted 01-28-2013 at 09:45 AM by brianL

Been having tons of fun with my recently acquired Raspberry Pi, and a few ounces of frustration. So far I've got three distros to play with: Raspbian (based on Debian "Wheezy"), that came ready installed on an SD card; Arch Linux Arm, and SlackwareArm, which I've installed on SD myself. It's a bit particular about SD cards, the Pi. Some work, some don't. That was a source of some of the frustration. Another was because Arch has changed to systemd, which made some online info obsolete....
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Ch...ch...ch...changes!

Posted 04-14-2012 at 05:04 PM by brianL

Over the past few months, I've made a few changes to my desktop hardware. Transplants really, though I might have been better off building a new computer from scratch. Boosted the RAM from 4 GB to 8 GB, more scope for virtualisation. Then a new graphics card to replace the integrated graphics. This is where I slipped up a bit. I got a NVidia 560Ti, but found it was too long, the drive cage got in the way. But since I can't recall seeing the physical dimensions of it anywhere, only the tech. specs,...
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