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Archive for March, 2008

Penguin Tutor moved to new hosting provider (from Compila to Streamline.net)

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

My PenguinTutor.com website has now moved to a new hosting provider. It didn’t go quite according to plan, with a few hours down time (perhaps more depending upon DNS caching), but it’s now moved over. The reason for me moving provider is detailed in blog entry: PenguinTutor.com – DOS due to attempt to break in […]

Ubuntu / XUbuntu – Enabling Broadcom Wireless driver on Dell Latitude C540/C640 with built in wireless

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

I’ve recently installed Ubuntu and Xubuntu onto a Dell Latitude C640 with a mini-PCI wireless card. I’ve been unable to get the wireless working on this before, but I’ve now tried using ndiswrapper and the Windows drivers. There were a few hurdles, but I’ve now got it working. This has been tested on Ubuntu 7.10 […]

Warwickshire St John Ambulance show – Flashback 2008

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Back in 2006 I wrote about “An event which made me extremely proud to be a member of St John Ambulance.” This event was the Warwickshire St John Ambulance show. It was great to see members young and old come together on stage to put on a memorable variety show. Tickets are now on sale […]

Techni-ice revisited – the modern solution to keeping things cold

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

This is a follow-up to my earlier review of Techni-Ice: Great for keeping baby bottles cold. We bought the techni-ice when I saw it on sale at National Boat Caravan and Outdoor Show at the NEC in 2005. We didn’t start using it until our first baby was born, but found it ideal for keeping […]

Circuit diagram published in Linux Format magazine

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

In an earlier post I created a circuit diagram to accompany the electronics project in LXF 103 (March 2008). I sent this with a email to the magazine. Arduino hardware hacking project, circuit diagram My email has been published in the latest edition of Linux Format (LXF 104), and my diagram has been included in […]


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