Thursday, 12 January 2017

Insert Twitter Widget on Blogger (fixed)

Some time ago Twitter decided to break the widgets on Blogger because it wanted to retain control over the dissemination of content (and probably because Twitter and Google fell out).

There's a bunch of new - compatible - Twitter widgets out there, variously chargeable or over-branded services and you know what - can't be bothered with 'em. I've gone back to the native Twitter API for my Twitter widget because it's easy...

Welcome to 2017

The money-pit continues to soak up time and money; time I now have, since I gave up trying to do three people's jobs; money I don't have since I gave up the job and voluntarily made myself one of the unemployed.

We also had visitors over Christmas. Two sets of visitors. My parents, so all work on the house closed down.

And the critters. My parents went home at New Year. The critters didn't.

Friday, 30 September 2016

Tea-crates and money-pits

March. My last post was in March. When the insanity started.

I bought a house.

It's not going well.

It'll be grand when it's finished. Nothing some TNT can't fix.

Keep checking in; you never know, I may write something this year. RC

Monday, 28 March 2016

Full Circle issue 107 is here

The team at Full Circle Magazine is pleased to announce the release of Full Circle Magazine issue 107.

This month:
  • Command & Conquer
  • How-To : Python, LibreOffice, Migrating From VAX, and The Pocket Server
  • Graphics : Inkscap
  • Chrome Cult: Apricity OS
  • Linux Labs: Building A 3D Printer
  • Ubuntu Devices
  • Review: Able2Extract 10, and Deepin O
  • Ubuntu Games: Saints Row IV, and The Kindred 
plus: News, Arduino, Q&A, and so much more.  

Get it while it’s hot!

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Full Circle Magazine Issue 105 out now

The team at Full Circle Magazine is proud to announce the release of Issue 105.

This month:
  • Command & Conquer
  • How-To : Python in the Real World, LibreOffice, Migrating From VAX and Using GnuCash
  • Graphics : Inkscape and Creating A Valentines Card In LaTeX.
  • Chrome Cult: Cloud Distros
  • Linux Labs: Building A 3D Printer
  • Ubuntu Phones: OTA-9
  • Review: MyGica ATV582 TV Box
  • Book Review: Python Playground
  • Ubuntu Games: DIRT Showdown

Friday, 29 January 2016

How-to: Get Free Web-Hosting [Guest Post]

Image credit: Maitre'd / cameraro carta by unknown, via Google ImagesIf you want a conventional website, you’ll need space on a web-server somewhere to run it. That usually costs money. The more space, better bandwidth, better facilities you want, the more it’s likely to cost you. But the Internet is also inundated with offers of free web hosting. And like ‘free lunches’, there are many definitions of ‘free hosting’. Someone has to pay for it in some way.

Monday, 25 January 2016

Opinion: Fair use, mate

The current client produces publications, webinars, videos and other resources for use by authorised members under a set of Terms and Conditions and mediated by the principles of fair use. Klaxon number one: fair use doesn't have a legislated definition in UK Law, although it does in other territories, certainly the US. So we have an issue here.

What does or doesn't qualify as "fair use" in the case of published materials supplied to a 'customer' or subscriber?