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I'd not had the update until now, quite a while after most other people that were affected. Rumour was it was because they knew it was broken for the energy monitor and were not updating systems that used this. But now. Gah.
☠ lightwaverf: the light switches etc that I use to give me remote control of everything in the house
Also I found the camera! I lost it a couple of weeks ago, I assumed it was at work somewhere. I was just looking for a phone charger in my back and found the camera in a little hidden pocket... Good timing because Tommy keeps being super cute at the moment he's just really started to talk and we want to capture some of it before he goes from "oops train... kiss daddy" etc to "I HATE YOU GET OUT OF MY ROOM!". Slightly bad timing in that today is the last day of Harry's gymnastics, and I've seen none of it and Clare is there without the camera. I hope she can capture some on her phone for me.
Surprising number of people have no idea what a falafel is. So much so that Neil the caterer had a tonne left over and has given me a big bag to take home. So it's falafel for tea too!
Maybe they are lying and they have heard about Harry, just pretending it is fully booked...
An actual hoverboard like from back to the future? It's on BBC Click this week apparently.
Also I just won £2 on my free scratchcard from work. It's wellbeing week. This £2 has greatly increased my personal wellbeing, I might well put it towards a pint in the potting shed on my way home today.
Someone is selling a car seat Adam Ant has sat on. A bargain at £8.50. And it's in Portmsmouth.
I gave Adam Ant a lift in my car on 3/5/10 here is the seat he used on the journey. Selling this as my car is off to scrapyard next week. Happy bidding on a rare item. Message me for details, it's collection only though.
This is posted from the new / old laptop. Everything looks alright to me, should work a lot faster than it did. It looks a bit utilitarian I'll have to experiment with display resolutions. Then the question is do I give it back to Mum and Dad? Do they really need this laptop?
It's been a good test, I'm going to install the same OS on the PC downstairs too, that has been struggling for a while. I have another wifi dongle that I will need to use on the old PC, it should hopefully be as easy as:
Add a "non-free" component to /etc/apt/sources.list, for example:
deb http://http.debian.net/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free
Update the list of available packages and install the firmware-ralink package:
apt-get update && apt-get install firmware-ralink
though trying that on the laptop (so I have two wifi connections) just caused some sort of issue. Also, as this extra package (containing the drivers) is not part of the official Debain distribution it means I have to get it onto the old PC somehow, before it has an wireless connection... so either drag the PC upstairs or run a long network cable down the stairs to the study...
Then when I get used to using whatever-this-comes-with-instead-of-itunes it'll be nice and easy to rsync my music and things between each computer and the NAS. I've been using music monkey on the old PC for ages rather than itunes, but I still think of it as itunes... good branding apple. I will also need another photo editor / organiser too. Picasa has been good for me for years, but it's clear google are phasing it out. They want you to use google plus for everything but the offline syncing is not so good with that. I want my home copy of everything to be the master and online is just a backup, google etc want things the other way round...
☠ xbmc: my media centre, runs on a raspberry pi connected to the tv, plays all my music and that
Swimming yesterday was OK, not a raging success. I'm not very impressed with the lessons we have now, they don't seem to notice what Harry is even doing. There is one instructor who is good the others seem to be going through the motions and chatting with the other instructors. We don't have any choice right now though can't get him into any other lessons, so I suppose it's better than nothing.
I'm going to spend the rest of my lunch reading about the five find outers, I didn't know there were adaptations...
Aargh, forgot to bring some coffee into work today, not sure I can go back to the machine coffee now I've got used to having nespresso every day...
I have to have a network lead trailing from the router across to the table (at neck height) while I work on this, nice and safe! Also my rf butler is offline while I do this as I have a limited number of network ports.
☠ raspberry pi: cheap low powered computer
Flying visit for Nan's birthday, she was eighty-four yesterday and doing well. Lovely to see everyone, shame it has to be such a short trip each time.
Or better shiny black trousers that Justin says are most likely the ones he wore at the Carling Homecoming gig at London Astoria. I was at that one!
Hmm, I was at quite a lot of them to be fair.
I remembered I have one of these, I stopped using it when the main menu button broke off the back. Trying to get it working again, it does not seem to want to play. I have put two different formatted sd cards in but I'm getting "Image database file error. Cannot record contents" each time. So I might not be taking any pictures this weekend.