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Back to Ubuntu

I have left Elementary and returned to Ubuntu, which is on v20 now. I am tired of having Linux stuff just not work. Elementary’s distro upgrade path is a menace, there’s no RDP, cloud disks are a pain in the butt, and now I found problems with bluetooth. Here are my notes on starting up on Ubuntu again.¬† …

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A persistent world

Can I make and use an NWN virtual world a.k.a. persitant world as a conference feature on one of the cloud providers? It’d be fun. I probably should check client licencing to see if it’s worth it because the client software isn’t small; maybe I could RDP onto it. Anywhere, here are my notes.¬†

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FOI

I need to write an FOI request, I have Heather Brooke’s book and checked the ICO FOI page.¬†Heather is probably best known in this country as the journalist who used the FOI Act to break the MPs expenses story. She later wrote a book about how to use the Act, called “Your Right to Know, A Citizen’s Guide to the Freedom of Information Act”, available from Pluto here, otherwise google it! The book contains some template letters which I propose to use. See below/overleaf …

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Hitler rant from Downfall

As you know, a number of people have set alternative words to the scene in Downfall where his Generals tell him that there are no more soldiers between the Red Army and Berlin. I am particularly taken with this one which explores the funding of the UK Police and has clearly been written by someone who knows a lot about it and feels very strongly. There’s also some swearing. It seems now that there is a web service/site that will build one for you from text. I must give it a go.

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Raspberry Pi

I bought a Raspberry Pi to act as a Media Server in the home. I bought a PI, case, SD card and power source. As ever here are my notes. Currently, getting started (or 1st boot), 1st customisations, and early days with the media browsers and XBMC/Kodi. I have BBC, ITV and YouTube working, Channel 4 is going to be very hard and so is Sky, since among other things since Silverlight is deprecated.
I have given up, and bought a Roku stick. In addition to the challenges of getting all the channels I want, even v3 of the Pi struggles with iplayer HD; it might be the CPU, it might be the BT broadband plus speed but it’s too hard. I shall reconstruct the page and use comments, as one of the purposes of making a notes page was collecting the various web pages that helped me get to wherever I got.

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Docker

About Docker, looks awesome. Easy to create bootable, runnable images, easy to deploy because the global hub site is a crucial part of the proposition. The free usage of the hub, encourages the publication and sharing of images which are then imported over the internet. Originally written the summer of 2015, and revised in the Summer of 2016

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