I’ve been playing quite a bit of Settlers of Catan on the Xbox 360 recently. It is a great board game brought onto Xbox Arcade, which as far as I can tell keeps all the board game elements, and then provides you with either decent opponents or the ability to play online. I picked it… Continue reading Settlers of Catan
On Monday I set out to try and track down a Nintendo Wii. I’ve been pondering it for a while, and having just been paid this weekend, I felt the urge to own one overwhelm me. Could I find one? Not for lack of trying. I hit every possible store in town, to no avail.… Continue reading I want a Wii and I want one now (or at least I think I do)
Bank Holidays rock. 3 days off to relax, achieve little, and think of what I could be doing were I bothered. Great. Hopefully we’ll get a wander down by the river in sunshine tomorrow. Weather is supposed to last for us until then. We also have the return of Mrsfb’s brother from the states, our… Continue reading Yet another long weekend to come
Well, I’ve just been tagged by Emily who writes one of my favourite blogs, Doing it all again. So this means I have to give you all 8 random facts about me: I’m a distant relation of the godfather of English Football, Sir Stanley Matthews I have a fascination with the diabolo, and intend that… Continue reading Tagged
If you’re the sort of person who likes to squint at small type at the bottom of blogs, you will have noticed that I’m now running WordPress version 2.2. It is running nicely on here, no issues with it so far. My ultra simple upgrade process is: Backup your blog Deactivate all plugins Switch to… Continue reading WordPress 2.2 available for download and installed
So I guess that’s one way of saying I have a new laptop! Anyway, I was going to write a detailed blog posting of the process for setting up and installing Kubuntu Feisty Fawn on my new Toshiba Tecra M5. However there really isn’t a lot to say. I reinstalled Windows using the supplied recovery… Continue reading Installing Kubuntu on the Toshiba Tecra M5 laptop
Well it seems the weather gods do read my blog, lovely day outside at the moment. It may get wet later, but it’s been nice thus far. I got slightly drenched on the way home last night, despite having a brolly and “the way home” being a two minute walk from the bus stop. Mrsfb… Continue reading More like it.
All cold and wet outside, this is no fun at all. A few weeks ago it seemed like we were in for the longest and hottest of all summers, now those thoughts are relegated to thoughts of should I have waterproofs or an umbrella in my bag (it has been so grotty I’ve gone for… Continue reading Rubbish weather, where is my global warming now?
So I did some further investigation tonight into getting my Nokia 6300 working under Ubuntu, with very positive results. What I tracked down was a program called Gnokii. It is a project to provide connectivity to Nokia phones that has been going since at least 2001, so they’ve got quite a bit of collective experience.… Continue reading Linking your Nokia 6300 mobile phone to Ubuntu
I’ve just received my almost annual upgrade mobile phone, a Nokia 6300. Now with my previous phone (Nokia 6230), one of the last things that has had me booting back into Windows has been doing anything with the phone. The Nokia Windows software is quite nice, you can edit contacts, backup data, browse files, and… Continue reading Ubuntu and the Nokia 6300 mobile phone