Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid) on it’s way

I’m just sitting here sneazing my head off, Such a pretty sight 🙂 Not. I have been reading the Ubuntu Website & Forums I’m kind of excited about the upcoming release of Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid) You can view the Release Schedule I guess I’m interested to see how upgrading from Hardy goes on my laptop. …

Mid winter colds

I am now done with winter. I have managed to land myself a slight cold which is not pleasant. though I’m sure the tissue manufacturers are loving me for it. I’ve had it for a few days now and while, I think it’s getting better. It’s still not what a girl wants. We are having …

Lynksys WAG54g Ethernet ports

Well, After performing very well for the last few years, my Linksys WAG54g ADSL Router is now not much more than a brick.   Over the past few days we have been having intermittent outages of the wired network. (Eg: my servers kept dropping off the network) Wireless and ADSL connection were not effected.   …

Acer Aspire 4315 Laptop

I just bought a new Acer Aspire 4315 Laptop from Dick Smith which came with Ubuntu Hardy Heron. I have to admit I am very impressed with it. I had a little issue with the wireless drivers but it was easily fixed. The only bit that isn’t supported is the 56k modem, as it is …

Stupid people

Well, We’re in Auckland at the moment. We did however arrive a day early. We were suppose to have been booked into the Lake Front Motor Lodge in Taupo for Tuesday night. Yeah Right. Even after confirming the booking when we got there the moron owner had no record of us and didn’t really seem …

100% Not Yours

I had to laugh when I saw the two mock ads that came out of a couple of Australian advertising agencies trying to win a TV show competition trying to convince the Australian public as to why they should invade New Zealand. Personally I liked the one from 303 as it had some nice shots …

Wireless with NDISWrapper

Even if your Wireless lan adapter isn’t supported natively by the kernel drivers, there is another method to get drivers installed. For this you simply need the Windows 9x/XP drivers for your specific adapter. On my system I was installing for the Acer (??) WarpLink 802.11b Adapter. you can use lsusb or lspci to find …

Weblog Extension

Just testing Sun’s Weblog Publisher. Yep, I just shelled out $9.95USD ($13.23NZD) for an OpenOffice extension. Actually it seems to be pretty good so far. I guess even if it was not as good as it looks I can justify supporting Sun considering they give us a free Office Suite.  

Banshee or Amarok

When I first installed Fedora 9 I discovered Banshee which I felt was a pretty good media player which had good library facility however I could not get Banshee to see my Ipod shuffle. I happened to be browsing through the Add/Remove software Multimedia section when I found Amarok.

Lazy Sunday

Well. It’s too cold to do anything outside, though the sun was shining. What else is there to do. Well me and the kids made some Ginger Bread Men. Well at least that was the plan. They look more like over fed teddy bears but they don’t taste too bad so I guess that’s a …