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Creating 2D Animations using Blender 2.8 and Blender 2.9

Monday, October 5th, 2020

Blender is well known as a 3D modelling tool, but it is also good for creating 2D animations. It includes the ability to create timeline based animations using Keyframes with automatic tweening and fine control over all the objects. If you don’t know what that means then hopefully this video for beginners will provide a […]

Changing from RaspBMC to OSMC – static IP address and remote connection

Monday, January 5th, 2015

I’ve been running XBMC using RaspBMC on a Raspberry Pi for some time. I’ve digitised my music and videos and this allows me to watch them on various TVs around the home accessing from a central server PC. Recently the XBMC project has now renamed itself as Kodi to reflect that it has changed from […]

Humble Bundle – DRM free games for Linux and Android and eBooks

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

I have bought many games and Ebooks through Humble Bundle. I don’t blog about them very often as the bundles are usually available for about a week and by the time I get around to writing the blog then that time is nearly over. I wanted to blog about this bundle though because it includes […]

Android 4 – Ice Cream Sandwich for Asus EeePad Transformer TF101 – ICS

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

I have already written a review of the Asus EeePad Tranformer tablets with Android which can installed with Android 3.2. It’s been a little frustrating waiting for the upgrade to the latest Android operating system 4.0 – known as Ice Cream Sandwich. It’s taken a little over two months to get the update, which isn’t […]

Extended review of Asus Transformer Eee Pad

Monday, January 30th, 2012

I have already written a initial review of the Asus Eee pad transformer TF101. The first review was written when I had just received it. I’ve now had time to put it through it’s paces and find it’s good and bad points. Android tablet Android is a Linux based operating system specifically designed for use […]

Review of the Android mobile phone operating system (HTC Wildfire)

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

It’s Free! It’s not about the cost, it’s about being free! Not another mobile phone review This isn’t a review about a mobile phone handset – Google shows that there are already about 2 million of those for this model1, and it’s not just a review about the Android operating system – there are about […]

MP3 downloads from Ubuntu One – Linux

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

It’s been a while since I last bought music online, but I wanted a new Album for my daughter so that she can practice a song for a pantomime she’s dancing in. I thought I’d give the Ubuntu One music store a try.

Ubuntu 10.10 – Linux operating system review

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

One of the reasons I’ve been using Ubuntu is that it is so easy to install and use. In the past Linux had a reputation for being difficult to use, but in the last few years that has been completely turned around so that Linux is in many ways easier to use than much of the competition.

Ubuntu is completely free, usually obtained as a free download, although also available via post or on computer magazines (eg. Linux Format).

Install and upgrading to Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04 Linux operating system

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

The latest version of Ubuntu Linux version 10.04, codenamed Lucid Lynx was released at the end of April. As usual I upgraded my computers to the latest version, but took a phased and cautious approach just in case. At home I have three computers (plus one that my daughter uses) all of which run Ubuntu. […]

Ubuntu Unity interface for netbooks on 10.04

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

I’ve recently being trying out the new Unity interface for Ubuntu. It’s in development at the moment so it’s not really ready for mainstream use yet, but it’s going to be the main interface to Ubuntu Netbook Remix (UNR) in the next few months, so I thought I’d take a look. First – here is […]

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