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Archive for May, 2008

Linux Format Awards (my vote for Devolo hardware support)

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

It’s that time of year again for the Linux Format Reader Awards. Awards that are based on reader voting. I’ve cast my vote with the usual array of big name applications – with a little bit of bias towards the Wine project and Codeweavers. By running the Windows applications where Linux hasn’t quite caught up […]

HP Support Centre – Lost laptop

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

In December I had to send my HP Laptop for repair: HP Warranty Support for Pavilion Entertainment Laptop dv6285eu. My laptop was fixed promptly and then returned to me but that was not the case for someone else. Shortly after receiving my laptop back I had another delivered to me. I accepted the delivery, but […]

Hands only CPR – American Heart Association vs. UK Resuscitation Council

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

There has been some publicity recently about the American Heart Associations campaign for hands only CPR. This is a technique for performing CPR that does not involve performing artificial ventilations (better known as mouth-to-mouth). This is also known as compression-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation. This is a technique that was adopted as a alternative form of CPR […]

New game for – under construction

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

I’m working on a new game for the First Aid Quiz website. This game will be an interactive game written in Flash. I’m not disclosing details of the game yet, other than to say it’s a traditional paper based game, with a new First Aid focus and created as an interactive flash game. There is […]

Ubuntu 8.04 – What makes it so good

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

In an earlier post I wrote Ubuntu 8.04 / Xubuntu 8.04 – Probably the best Linux distribution yet. At the time, it was recently after the distro was released and I’ve now had a bit of an opportunity to try it some more. Here is a bit more explaining why the latest version of Ubuntu […]

Running Dreamweaver 8, Fireworks 8 and Flash Professional 8 on Linux using Crossover Office (cxoffice)

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

I have now got Flash Professional 8, Fireworks 8 and Dreamweaver 8 on Linux. Note that I although these are the main components of Studio 8, I have not been able to fully install the Studio 8 suite. Although Studio is now developed by Adobe, when version 8 was released it was still under the […]

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