Apple, Schmapple…

There is always the fear that this will become yet another one of those blogs that just links to other blogs. If so I’ll at least try to make it interesting by making comments or taking my own spin on whatever I’m linking to. Anyway, I’ll begin with this: – The Apple Mysterion from … Read more

Why I still run Windows

I’m distinctly unemployable. I’ve been unable to stay in a career for any length of time, usually getting bored and leaving or sticking it out and eventually going mental and killing my co-workers with items of furniture. Because of this I am regularly looking for work. Adobe Acrobat, being a fairly standard format, was once … Read more

Infocom Goldmine

Milliways: Infocom’s Unreleased Sequel to Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Andy Baio got his hands on an old Infocom HD backup and published selections of the findings on his blog over at Specifically the above page about the proposed sequel to their best-selling Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy game. It features inside emails discussing … Read more

BBS: The Documentary

This brings me waves of nostalgia. It’s an independent eight-part documentary series, BBS: The documentary that was made a few years back. US centric, but I doubt anyone else would have bothered with it. Of interest to anyone who used to be part of the BBS scene back in the day or anyone interested in … Read more

How-to: Re-encode mp3 on the console keeping id3v2 tags

I dunno. To elaborate: As many of you will be aware if you’ve been paying attention, I’m currently living in Finland. Due to my geekish nature I’m using a computer that’s 1500+ miles away. Due to BT‘s nature I’m getting a mere fraction of my possible broadband capability. This has meant I’ve been forced to … Read more

PRAEst76’s big linux FAQ v0.6c

This is my big linux FAQ. Being somewhat of a linux numpty most of these are issues I’ve had and sorted to some degree. If anyone has helpful improvements to suggest then please don’t hesitate to comment. Well, at least hesitate long enough to make sense…

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The continuing tediousness of support forums wabs

If there is one thing more tedious than people who cluelessy fuck up their software/hardware and then go and ask inane questions looking help on support forums etc without doing even basic google searching or RTFM’ing beforehand… it’s people on said forums who respond to aforementioned inane questions with variations on “Now I do not … Read more

For Fsck sake…

fsck: /dev/hdc7 contains a file system with errors, check forced”… fsck: /dev/hdc7: UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY; RUN fsck MANUALLY. failed to check filesytem. Do you want to repair the errors? Y/N (beware, you can lose data) I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe.Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.I’ve watched C-beams glitter in the dark … Read more