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Stream movies to iPad…

All my movies are stored on my telly-computer, in the front room, and sometimes I just want to watch them in bed on the iPad, or even download them to the iPad for watching while out and about. The proper… Continue Reading →

ownCloud Failed to create lock file in Linux…

ownCloud is an amazing piece of code! – but that’s a post for another time However, when using the Linux local sync client, you may come accross an error along the lines of “Failed to create a lock file”, there… Continue Reading →

Netflix on Ubuntu or XBMCbuntu…

Currently (2013-02) Netflix cannot run on Linux. Due to its reliance on Micro$haft Silverlight and DRM (digital rights management a.k.a the chains restricting human development). Silverlight is just Microsoft’s version of Adobe Flash. Linux does have its own version of… Continue Reading →

The Linux Family…

When I came across this, I just loved it. Pretty much the family tree for all Linux distros… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Linux_Distribution_Timeline.svg

Linux Tar and Symbolic Links…

Some of our programs use symbolic links but some of our new systems don’t support them. Time to tar (archive) and place on a dev server for re-thinking. Ziping or simply downloading will not work (usually) as the symbolic links… Continue Reading →

Arch Linux Art…

Some of my favourite wallpapers for Arch Linux. See below for thumbnails and links to the originals. 

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