19-Mar-2013: New Webcomics!
I think I have a new addiction: http://www.dumbingofage.com. Spent 4 hours recently catching up with this from panel #1 back in 2010 to date.. need more sleep!
12-Mar-2013: Toy Update
I loaned my droid phone to Joe (who broke it!), so I have another one PhilsDroid..
14-Aug-2012: Phils Got a New Toy
Phil's just acquired (for nothing!) an Android Phone. So he's breaking it of course!
8-Apr-2012: Stark Raving Genius
I guess a few folks read XKCD? Well I only just found out about the April 1st comic, "Umwelt". Like a lot of readers, I thought, it's a bit odd, then went on my way. However - did you know that almost everyone sees a different comic? It varies according to a whole range of variables, browser size & type, time of day, IP address, location, language settings... it turns the whole Umwelt idea into reality, at least as far as browsing the web goes, and readers are still finding new versions a week later! how much work went into this comic? - stark raving genius Randell
13-Mar-2012: Picasa hacking :)
Driven by the need to use Picasa's face recognition ability, but not wanting to reboot the PC into Windows (again), I decided to hack at Picasa3 until it worked on Linux..
27-Feb-2012: Bah. Malware :(
I popped my USB drive into the printer earlier and grabbed a scanned image, then put it into the home PC while it was running Windows.. got a pop up saying that malware had been detected on my USB drive. Bah. Now scanning the home PC from Linux. Either my own PC is infected, or possibly worse, the last machine I put my USB drive in - at the radio station (which might explain a few things!). Another scanning job for me. Oh joy.
27-Dec-2011: Upgraded :)
Much to my surprise the upgrade to this server operating system (as prompted by the failure back in August) went swimmingly Welcome to Debian stable (squeeze), and hopefully no surprises for hosted sites.. if anything isn't working as before, do please hassle Phlash..
29-Aug-2011: Weekend trouble
Apologies to everyone for the absence of ashbysoft.com for the last couple of days - and thanks to Scott at Atomwide for getting us back running again. We are considering the failure as a hint that it's time to upgrade the server again.. some planning required!
29-Apr-2011: ISP switchover, mostly
Yesterday our hosting company (http://atomwide.com) changed their ISP, so everything in their data centre had to change IP address, including us. It all went well, apart from me forgetting to save the new DNS zone file for ashbysoft.com at my DNS provider (http://gandi.net) until about 8pm -doh! Thanks for the smooth service Scott
17-Apr-2011: Digital recording at last!
Whilst playing with Ubuntu on the PC in TheShed studio I finally discovered a way to get digital audio input to work reliably using our impressively cheap CMI-8738 based Trust sound card (£15). This has been bugging me for years.
12-Feb-2011: ZTE-G X930 Insides
08-Apr-11 Update: I finally soldered a new connector back on - there aren't many distributors of micro-USB surface mount sockets in the uk - just Farnell it seems.
30-Jan-2011: Rivendell Hackery
Yeah I know, you all thought the site was dead and stuff... anyhow, as part of my role looking after the tech at Felixstowe Radio, I maintain the installation of Rivendell, one of our play-out software packages, which needed some attention on Windows.. gory details here.