Archive for December, 2007
Hope you all had a great Christmas!
Got my third year results from the Open University and they were good enough to keep me on target for my first class overall, so I’m very pleased with them.
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The BBC have finally released the iPlayer as a flash viewer (like youtube etc)
This means you can watch the last 7 days worth of bbc programs on linux for free at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/
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I preordered Assassin’s Creed a month before it came out and my expectations of the game were not disappointed.
The detail in the maps are incredible and the ability to climb pretty much everything will have you roaming the cities for hours on end.
However, if you try to get through the storyline fast (it’s very tempting as the plot is fascinating) you will find some of the info gathering missions repetitive. This won’t effect you too much as unless you try to do all of them they won’t take too long.
Overall it’s a well thought through game with amazing attention to detail and the graphics and locations are breathtaking. The rumors of freezes on the PS3 are not as bad as is made out (I had it freeze about 3 times total) and Ubisoft have released a patch for it which seems to have fixed the problem.
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UbuntuGeek have a nice guide on how to update Adobe Reader to version 8 in Gutsy.Continue Reading »
Came across a great alternative to Quicksilver on the Mac and Launchy for Windows for Ubuntu.
I had been using Katapult (which is for kde) a while back but this had been causing problems with the development code for compiz-fusion so I stopped using it and relied on the Alt+F2 shortcut.
However Gnome finally has it’s own version … Gnome-Do!
Also AWN is another mac-like panel for gnome (see the pic), take a look hereContinue Reading »
Had an interesting day paintballing just south of Manchester on Saturday.
It was very cold and very, very wet. A lot of the equipment freezed up and wouldn’t work and setting up the site took a long time. However we got a lot of paintball in once we got going.
Last night following a couple of guides (including this one) I installed Ubuntu Gutsy on my PS3. It’s working fine and loads ok, but the graphics mode and the wifi aren’t correct yet.Continue Reading »