Settlers of Catan

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

Tagged

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

WordPress 2.2 available for download and installed

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

Installing Kubuntu on the Toshiba Tecra M5 laptop

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

More like it.

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.

Linking your Nokia 6300 mobile phone to Ubuntu

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

Ubuntu and the Nokia 6300 mobile phone

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