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Archive for January, 2010

Software review – Thunderbird email client version 3

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

Version 3 of the Thunderbird email client was released at the end of 2009. I’ve recently upgraded some of my computers to the new client. Thunderbird is a email client available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. It can be used as a replacement Windows Mail (formally known as Outlook Express) and can also […]

FotoInsight – Linux friendly online photo processing and photo gifts

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

Photo gifts are a popular way of creating personalised presents for relatives. Although some photo gifts can be ordered through the Java based online applications these are normally limited compared to the dedicated download photo applications. Unfortunately the dedicated software required to create some photo gifts is not available for Linux and sometimes not even […]

Upgrading Thunderbird email client to version 3 on Linux (Ubuntu 9.10)

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

There is a new version of the Thunderbird email client released last year. There are some good new features in the new version. If you can’t wait until your distribution provides an upgrade to version 3 you can download the latest version from the Thunderbird website. There does not appear to be any instructions on […]

Adding search capability to WordPress web site

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

I’ve converted WatkissOnline web site to be completely generated by wordpress. One of the benefits of this is that it means that the WordPress built in search function can be used to search the entire site and not just the blog as it was before. There are a few things that needed to be done […]

Thomas Land including Christmas at Thomasland 2009

Monday, January 4th, 2010

We visited Thomas land again this Christmas. The show was not as good as 2008, but once again we had a great time. I have now been on several days-out at Thomas land as both our children are fans of Thomas the Tank Engine and love the park. I’ve already reviewed Thomas land from the […]

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