It’s been a while since I went to Howarth and onto the steam train on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, but I’ve just got around to writing a post about it. So when we visited our baby was still quite young, and very much dependent on warm food for lunch. We started the visit […]
Archive for June, 2006
I have already provided some computer animation and autocue for a couple of theatre productions, which was done using Macromedia Flash. Macromedia Flash MX based Autocue and Menu. I had developed the Flash based autocue further so that rather than creating the animation individually for each song, I could load the lyrics in from a […]
This is also provided as part of a Penguin Tutor, Tutorial Document, on Linux Distros One of the first questions for people starting out in Linux is which distro should they use, so this hopes to give some info to anyone wondering “Which Linux distro should I use?” What is a Distro (Linux Distribution) Unlike […]
Book Review: Title: Oliver Twist Author: Charles Dickens Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Date: Original Edition around 1839, Penguin Books 1994 ISBN: 014062046X This is the first time I’ve actually read any books by Charles Dickens. I read Oliver Twist, because I am familiar with the Musical productions, having a copy of the 1968 TV Musical […]
The Skegness Natureland Seal Sanctuary is on the North Parade near the SunCastle and bowling greens. There are a small number of on-road parking spaces directly opposite and we were fortunate enough to park there. It’s only a short walk from the rest of the attractions including the pier and funfair. Outside of the seal […]
There was a brief outage on my PenguinTutor Linux Web Site earlier today. I believe the outage was for less than 15 minutes. My hosting is provided by Compila, who haven’t said why there was an outage. I believe I have found the reason. Compila’s servers are in a London Data Centre in the London […]
Here is my latest update on the M42 motorway Advanced Traffic Management and speed control. I have already posted two articles: M42 Motorway, Active Traffic Management and Speed Cameras (from when ATM was first introduced) and M42 Motorway Speed Cameras and Registration Plate Cameras Driving near Birmingham (from when they allegedly activated the ATM speed […]
The Seal Sanctuary at Mablethorpe is located at North End, on Quebec Road opposite the Mablethorpe Haven Golden Sands Caravan Park. There is a public car park next to the sanctuary. I’m not sure if they make a charge, as I walked over from our caravan. The admission price is quite reasonable at £4.50 for […]
Installing Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake) with Nvidia Graphics Card – blank screen during install / Live CDMonday, June 19th, 2006
This post describes the process I went through to get Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake) to run on my desktop computer with Nvidia graphics card.
Before running this when I tried using the Ubuntu Desktop (Live CD) I was stuck at a blank screen.
Computer Hardware Review: Canon PIXMA iP4200 printer, including Windows and Linux Drivers, and includes CD/DVD print capabilitySaturday, June 17th, 2006
I have recently bought a new Canon PIXMA iP4200 bubble-jet (ink-jet) printer. The printer includes dual paper input (a cartridge and top paper loader), photograph quality printing, supports borderless printing (for photographs without edges) and includes the ability to print directly onto CDs and DVDs (requires suitable disks).
Best of all it includes drivers for linux (although in practice this may vary) …