Tuesday, 31 December 2013

News: Full Circle #80 is released into the Wild


Full Circle #80 is released into the Wild
That’s right folks. The last issue (of 2013) is OUT!


This month:
* Command & Conquer
* How-To : Python, LibreOffice, and Use VLM.
* Graphics : JPG to PDF with ImageMagick, and Inkscape.
* Review: USB Microscope
plus: Q&A, Linux Labs, Software Showdown, Ask The New Guy, My Story, and soooo much more!

Get it while it’s hot!

http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-80/

Friday, 27 December 2013

How-to: Guest Additions for VirtualBox 4.3 - Debian 7


Back to installing the Guest Additions for VirtualBox on Debian 7.0 ("Wheezy"). We've moved up some versions and the Debian 7.2 guest inside VirtualBox 4.3 once again requires Guest Additions for more than just mouse integration.

I'm running the Oracle VirtualBox, not the OSE version that's in the repos, just to add some spice.

Debian will run, but you have to run the guest VM under Gnome Classic since the 3D Acceleration or, more importantly, screen resizing, doesn't work natively. It's Gnome Shell - what did we expect?

Thursday, 26 December 2013

News: 1972 Look Ahead with 'The Sketch'


Our thanks to Brenda Beaumont for this press cutting from UK tabloid paper The Daily Sketch. This article, which, in the absence of a print date, we believe to originate between 1964 and 1969, is a perfect time-capsule of predictions from 60's Britain, a far-off foreign land from today.

As usual with any kind of 'futurology' many innovations took far longer than predicted to enter the mainstream in conservative Britain; indeed, some are only just with us. Some of the new fads simply co-exist with the old ways; patio or garden? It's your choice. Some haven't made it yet, more than thirty years on; glasses-free 3-D cinema?

Thursday, 19 December 2013

A New Page


It was an offer that was too good to refuse, and so from the end of November, yours truly has once more taken a proper job.

It's week four here at the Social Justice unit at Dartington Trust , where I am now Web Systems Co-ordinator for Research in Practice and Research in Practice for Adults.

As soon as I work out what that job description means I'll let everyone know. Meanwhile...

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Full Circle #79 – The HDDisaster Issue is out NOW


Full Circle #79 – The HDDisaster Issue is out NOW! 

This month:
  • Command & Conquer 
  • How-To : Python, LibreOffice, and Use BOINC. 
  • Graphics : Blender, and Inkscape. 
  • Book Review: Mind Mapping With Freemind 
plus:
Q&A, Linux Labs, Ask The New Guy, My Story, and so much more!