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Apple Universal Dock and Component AV Cable review

First things first. I’ve just got both these (expensive) products home, plugged them in and have come away with nothing more than a huge feeling of being ripped off. Some of this is due to limitations of the iPod but the rest is due to the limitations of the Universal Dock. (more…)

5 things I won’t miss about where I used to live

I’ve just moved from a modest sized unit to a modest sized house. Things are very different and these are some of the things I won’t miss: (more…)

10 things I’ve learned about painting*

I’ve recently bought an established home and have decided to “make it my own”. That was the first bad move. Here are some things I’ve learnt: (more…)

IBM ThinkCentre M50 vs CentOS

Installing Linux on an IBM ThinkCentre M50 requires the ACPI interface to be disabled or you could see the system slow to a crawl. Here’s how I found out and how to fix it. (more…)

Trying Windows Live Writer

So, I’ve taken the plunge and let Micro$oft install a bunch of Windows Live stuff on my PC. Include is Windows Live Writer which proposes to be able to write posts on my blog.

Let’s see if it works.

Hottest day of the year (part 2)

Whatever blew up in the flats next door on Friday wasn’t able to be properly repaired and died again early on Sunday morning. (more…)

Hottest day of the year (so far)

Of course the day that the power decides to go out in my neighborhood is also the hottest day of the year. (more…)

Matrix Online review

I’ve been a bit mis-leading with the title of this post as the truth is I haven’t actually been able to play this game yet. 3 days after signing up. (more…)

Installing VirtualBox Guest Additions in CentOS4

This one frustrated me enough that I have to post the solution.

At work we run RHEL4 on our production servers but with limited licences I decided to try CentOS4 for testing. I’d been mucking around with VirtualBox and as my test hardware had died I decided to try it.

When it came to installing the Guest Additions I hit a roadblock. I followed the instructions for installing the headers:

yum install kernel-devel

…but that wasn’t working. I was still getting:

Please install the build and header files for your current Linux kernel.

The trick is to create the default symbolic link to the header files:

ln -s /usr/src/kernels/2.6.18-92.1.18.el5-i686 /usr/src/linux

Problem solved by jeffreywt on the VirtualBox Forums.

SPORE™ Creature Creator isn’t available in Australia (but Aussies can buy it)

I’ve been having fun with the trial of SPORE™ Creature Creator over the last few days and decided to pay for the full version. However, when I tried to buy it, I found I couldn’t buy it from the Australian EA site. (more…)