Saturday, December 24, 2005

Happy Christmas

Hope that everyone is enjoying themselves and spending time with people they love at this time.
Whatever you believe.

I just wish I wasn't on dialup....

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Digg vs. Dot

I thought the following webcomic was excellent considering the whole digg-dot "war" at the moment. Digg WILL win!

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Constant Gardener

Went to see the movie Constant Gardener with Nigel and Prakash tonight. I liked it very much. The story was brilliant and very emotive. Love being a prevailing theme throughout. The movie showed, in essence, the defiance of a small few to the hugely negative actions of large careless corporations. A theme which is on my mind a lot of the time.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Computer Woes x 10,000

I thought things were bad before...
My PC today just switched off and would not power back on. After trying loads of things with the motherboard, It still wouldn't work.
Eventually however, it did start up again (not before me being convinced that I'd lost the processor). Once in windows, I notice that my hardware monitor tells me that the 3.3v rail is up at 3.9v! After a quick check with the multimeter, I verify that the power supply is indeed SCREWED.


Sunday, November 13, 2005

Ireland's First Vidcast

After 28 hours of video editing (and some sleep in-between), Ireland's first vidcast/vodcast has been produced by myself, Francis and Gareth.
Adobe premiere and VirtualDub are a pain to use. Especially exporting xvid.


Wednesday, November 09, 2005


Just reinstalled ubuntu on my laptop and I must say that 5.10 "Breezy Badger" is pretty nice. It's got proper power management support for my laptop now and I can use my wireless card in Ad-Hoc mode.
Ubuntu has to be the best desktop linux variant at the moment. I just hope their forays into enterprise systems doesn't mean that the home user loses out.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Computer Woes

My desktop is on the brink, I'm getting more memory for it, but looks like a Windows reinstall is inevitable. My laptop windows installation became unusable a long time ago, and I am just after breaking the Ubuntu installation on it. So more re-installs there.

All round, my luck is down with computers at the moment.