I’ve had a couple of minor issues with my new Dell Inspiron Laptop. These have been resolved now, but I must say that I was a bit uncertain about how well the help desk would handle my request after my previous bad experience with the Dell helpdesk. The issues: missing anti-virus software license and invalid […]
Archive for October, 2010
I’ve already provided details on how to get O2 Mobile Broadband Pay As You go on Ubuntu Linux with Huawei E160. I have now got a new dongle created by the ZTE Corporation known as the ZTE MF100 HSDPA USB Stick. The process to get this new dongle working is just as easy as with […]
What does a steam powered pumping station and a hi-tech space centre have in common? They are both at the site of the former sewage works in Leicester. Perhaps a rather unusual thing to have in common, but there’s more as the Abbey Pumping Station which was responsible for pumping Leicester’s sewage is now Leicester’s […]
The National Space Centre is near Leicester sign-posted from the M1. This is the second time that I’ve visited. The first was with a toddler, but this time I visited with two 5 to 6 year olds. We visited on a wet day during the autumn half-term holiday which was predictably very busy. There was […]
Evesham Vale Light Railway is a small (15 inch gauge) railway in Evesham Country Park Worcestershire. The trains run most weekends, bank holidays and during school holidays, but if going to visit the railway then check the Evesham Vale Light Railway website before travelling. There are two stations. The main station is by the main […]
It’s been a while since I last bought music online, but I wanted a new Album for my daughter so that she can practice a song for a pantomime she’s dancing in. I thought I’d give the Ubuntu One music store a try.
Unfortunately my website watkissonline.co.uk went offline for a few hours on Sunday due to a bandwidth exceeded issue. I’ve already created a post about the problem I’ve had with low cost hosting issues with bandwidth exceeded. Whilst I still think it’s wrong to block a website in these circumstances I believe I’ve found the reason […]
We visited the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway and Windermere cruises whilst on holiday at Heysham and the Lakedistrict. We have visited the Lakeside and Haverthwaite previously when our child was a toddler, but this was our first time on the Windermere Cruise to Bowness. Based on our previous visit to the cafe at Lakeside we […]
This is our latest craft picture with the kids. This is a giant wall picture that is mounted on the wall in our hallway. The hedgehog was made on A3 sized coloured paper marked with a permanent marker. Coloured tissue paper was cut into small pieces and glued onto the paper. The hedgehog was then […]
One of the reasons I’ve been using Ubuntu is that it is so easy to install and use. In the past Linux had a reputation for being difficult to use, but in the last few years that has been completely turned around so that Linux is in many ways easier to use than much of the competition.
Ubuntu is completely free, usually obtained as a free download, although also available via post or on computer magazines (eg. Linux Format).