Things I Wish I’d Known When I Started Programming

I’ve been programming for more than a few years now, but sometimes I like to look back at things I wrote when I was much younger, and reflect on how much I’ve learned since then. Of course, no one expects you to start out knowing everything, but there are a few things I wish I’d… Continue reading Things I Wish I’d Known When I Started Programming

The Quest for the Perfect Media Player – or, Why I Love my Apple TV

I’ve long struggled to find the perfect media device for my home – something that can bring together the vast collection of digital media that I have saved mainly on my desktop computer. For a while, I thought Microsoft’s Windows Media Center Extender idea was going to be the answer. So I bought one (made… Continue reading The Quest for the Perfect Media Player – or, Why I Love my Apple TV

Windows 8 – When Worlds Collide

I got my hands on the release version of Windows 8 the other day, and gave it a spin. What is this new version of Windows really like? Let’s find out!

Bringing back the classic “netbook remix” in Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)

How to bring back the old-style “netbook remix” user interface in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot.

Bringing back the classic “netbook remix” interface in Ubuntu 11.04 “Natty Narwhal”

How to bring back the classic netbook interface of the old “Ubuntu Netbook Remix” (UNR) in the latest version of Ubuntu.