Dropbox "Authentication is needed to run /usr/bin/dropbox as the super user" error fix
Published: 24/02/2014
I use dropbox on Ubuntu 13.10 and recently after some system updates, I started receiving the following error 'Authentication is needed to run /usr/bin/dropbox as the super user'. This article is how to fix such an error.

Netbeans and Symbolic Links
Published: 10/07/2013
Well I finally found out the solution to a minor irritant that I have been struggling with while using NetBeans. With one of my recent projects I set up, I have been getting the following error when trying to Download files from the server: Some parent of file dir/to/file is a symbolic link I have now worked out the cause and a fix

Sharing a mouse and keyboard across multiple computers
Published: 28/06/2013
After years of working simultaneously working on multiple computers at once, I felt I had to investigate to see if there was a better solution that KVM's, remote desktops and the like. The result has somewhat left me amazed and wondering why I did not investigate this sooner.

Paypal Account Hacked
Published: 14/05/2013
I woke up this morning to find 2 Paypal receipts sitting in my Inbox. Receipts for purchases I had not made! After questioning the missus to see if she knew anything about them, I realised that my Paypal account had been hacked. So sleeves rolled up, I set about getting my money back, all £3.63 of it!

Bad drivers in snow
Published: 05/02/2013
It's very rare that I have a public rant, but I am growing weary of the moaning about how bad the roads become in snow in this country (UK). Frankly, I am sick of hearing about the following: 1) How bad the snow is 2) That the roads are not gritted enough 3) How car manufacturers are to blame with their low profile tyres and how expensive snow tyres are

Rebooting into Windows from Linux
Published: 18/01/2013
After wiping my scripts directory, I set about rewriting them. One of the most useful was the one that allowed me to reboot into my Windows partition without having to wait around and select it from the grub menu. There are a few solutions out there, but none seemed to work for some reason?

Happy New Year
Published: 01/01/2013
Just a quick update to welcome in the new year in...

Motorola RAZR i Review
Published: 13/11/2012
I don't tend to write reviews, but on the arrival of my new phone, the Motorola RAZRi, I thoughht I'd give it a try and compare it against my old HTC Desire.

Dell Woes
Published: 02/11/2012
My daughter brought her laptop up this holiday complaining that the screen would not turn on or would go funny colours. I though she may have damaged the motnitor, but really it was a dodgy NVidia onboard graphics card. Enter, a furstrated dealings with Dell...

Cooking up a Raspberry Pi Music Player (MK-II)
Published: 15/10/2012
This is my 2nd attempt at a jukebox / music player using a Raspberry Pi, Music Player Daemon (MPD) and Client175. This time using ArchLinux instead of Raspbian. It was a painful experience, but it's now done and I feel better for it. This was prompted by myself unwittingly destroying the server :-S

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