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Archive for August, 2007

The Cats Moew Aug 27

Just had another great weekend away at
Shimoda. This time however it was camping out in indoors at Di’s
new house in Sotoura. Or rather her new old house.

Okay this blog entry has just turned into let play with embedding great moosic into the site.   And what better than BT!

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Playiing with Linux Aug 14

I’m had my times where I’ve played with
Linux before and never quite go the urge to switch over. About 4
month ago I upgraded my main PC to Vista and its not been a lovely
relationship so I was well open to seeing what Linux could offer.

My main PC runs my home entertainment system so I wanted something
that could do the same. I stumbled across LinuxMCE and it looked
fanstasic. I cleared one of my drives so it could install with all
the space it needed and what a freaking nightmare I walked into.

Firstly the LinuxMCE need Kubuntu whcih is a version of Ubunto
which has been getting great raves. From whom I’m not entirely
sure.

Today of writing I’ve not even jot LinuxMCE running as Kubutuu
does not recogise my sound system, graphics adapter, or my blue
tooth keyboard.

Now you coudl say hmm, go standard. Well Windows recognises my ATI
X1600 display driver, my Dinovo Keyboard, and my ASUS motherboard
SPDIF output. What is even more appalling is that the hardware is
nothing new. After much searching I found how to update my display
driver to get use of my ATI card. My sound is non existant and just
read a little about Blue tooth and ubuntu and you will dispair.

This is seriously one sad distribution. I’m work with compueter
technolgy every day and this is just a nightmare to make work.

Standing in the Sunshine, watching the surf Aug 01

Isn’t it amazing how things change in
life so rapidly. The last week has brought really sad news and
today for me it all changed. For a lovely change to the positive.
My blood results were good today and for the first time since I had
chemo the tumor markers have gone down. One of them had been
steadly going up and causing alot of concern.

Todays results are thats its gone back down to about the same level
as about two months ago and is now totally within normal range. Its
such a big relief and mean life can resume. That may sound stupid
as life always go on, but when you have something like this hanging
over your head its hard to just carry on like nothing is wrong.

I’m just so happy to be back!!

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