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I wasted some time this weekend trying to get my scanner working on Ubuntu+VirtualBox again. ‘Again’ because it was working okay...

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What a great idea.

I am quite careful about backups because I use my laptop for work and if something goes wrong with it then...

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Sometimes you get lucky.

It has been very dry here lately. Further north it is much worse but we average about 1500mm of rain...

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I’ve just uploaded a collection of short stories and poems to Smashwords.

It is called Where Sheep May Safely Graze because...

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We live in two places, one is a rural area with no broadband service available (I did ask) and the other is right in the city wh...

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I got all the firewood for next winter cut yesterday. I find this very satisfying and go all smug about how ‘green’ we are in th...

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The new monitor arrived today from Dell. I expected it on Thursday but it turned up two days early. I won’t complain.

It is an...

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I run Thunderbird as my email client and some days it refuses to start.
I’ve found that reinstalling it and then rebooting help...

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When I first heard about twitter I mostly ignored it like I ignored Instant Message. I have better things to do with my time tha...

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