Don’t Upgrade to Oneiric Ocelot!

The Ubuntu developers have outdone themselves this time. If beacons of disaster shone in the sky, their’s would be the brightest. I tried Kubuntu 11.10 on a virtual system and I loved it so much so I opted – against the advice of the little nagging voice in my head – to dive in and … Read more

Kubuntu 11.10 – A Very Early Review

Is Ocelot ready to pounce? Or is it all oneiric? In the twilight hours of this morning, I thought I’d take a look at the new Kubuntu 11.10, codenamed “Oneiric Ocelot”. Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time, in my half-awake non-caffeinated state. Knowing how much you all dislike Ubuntu Unity and … Read more

Ubuntu 11.04 – What Have They Done?!

My imagination has been racing with ideas about how great Ubuntu 11.04 will be when finally released. Unable to contain my enthusiasm any longer I decided to download Ubuntu 11.04 Beta 1 and give it a whirl on my newly built AMD quad core PC. I am absolutely flabbergasted at how shit the new Natty … Read more

WordPress 3.0 – A First Look Review

Two things conspired together to great effect today – one, I have a spare domain name to mess around with and, two, WordPress 3.0 is due for release within the next few weeks and I read it has multi site functionality. so, as WordPress 3.0 RC 1 is already available to download ,I chose to … Read more

The Most Impressive WordPress Theme Bar None

We Wordpress bloggers are a funny lot. We style our sites with a theme, we edit it to get it how we want it, we think it’s perfect and then we see another theme that’s even more perfect so we start over again. Some of us even go so far as to learn to create our own “perfect” themes only to decide that the next pre-made one we see is even better. I suppose we just get bored very quickly. Well I know I do; and I get very annoyed with myself because each time I use a new theme I have to set it up to work with my plugins, ad server, widgets and content styling. So it was an absolute pleasure to find a very customizable theme that keeps my settings even after it’s been updated by the theme’s creator. It’s called Suffusion and has more options than a Jumbo Jet’s cockpit has buttons. Thankfully, its front cover comes with those immortal words from The Guide, “Don’t Panic”, written on it in big red letters.

Alien Hand Syndrome – Book Review

Over 90 stories of the strangest and damn-right oddest events to occur in human history and to happen to the Earth throughout its existence. I ordered the book from Amazon and took delivery of it within 3 days. I was surprised when it arrived because I didn’t expect it to be nearly an inch thick and so heavy for a paperback.