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Archive for June, 2008

gnokii – Mobile Phone Nokia PC Communicator for Linux – Settings for Ubuntu, Mini USB and Nokia 6300

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

I have recently got a new mobile phone. A Nokia 6300. I decided to go for Nokia as they seam to be taking a practical approach towards Linux and OpenSource, which some of the other mobile phone manufacturers are not. Unfortunately they do not support Linux with their PC Communicator software. The good news is […]

Butlins Skegness holiday – Toddler diary 2008 (created with OpenSource software)

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

We have recently been on a holiday to Butlins in Skegness. I have not been to Butlins since I was a child and it’s certainly changed since then. I will post a more comprehensive review of the holiday, but in the meantime here is a holiday diary through the eyes of a toddler. Butlins Skegness […]

KFC – Anti Baby Policy – Will not warm a baby’s bottle

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

We needed to stop and feed our baby son last weekend. We stopped at a Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) fast food restaurant, in Newark Lincolnshire. I took the baby milk bottle out to be heated, only to find a sign saying that they will not heat baby bottles. This is the first time I’ve come […]

Book Review: Networking Complete

Friday, June 13th, 2008

Title: Networking Complete ISBN: 0-7821-4143-9 Author: Multiple Authors (Sybex) I bought this book as I wanted to refresh my networking knowledge. At the time I was aware that this book was not the most recent book, but the general networking principles haven’t changed too much. The book also states on the cover “Completely Updated for […]

Upgrade of Linux Server from Ubuntu 7.10 to Ubuntu 8.04

Friday, June 6th, 2008

In an earlier post I have already said that I have upgraded my Ubuntu version (in a VMware virtual machine) to Ubuntu 8.04. I have in the same post described my views on Ubuntu Linux 8.04 – the best Linux distribution so far. I have now taken the (somewhat brave) step of upgrading my home […]


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