February 2008 Archives

Feb 29, 2008

Absolutely pointless leap year post

Posted by in Life 3 comments

A post with no absolutely substance, no information, no point, and here simply because it’ll be another 4 years until I can do this again 😀 Actually, I’ve already posted twice today. Bollocks.


Feb 29, 2008

Environmentally Friendly, Green Web Hosting Powered by Renewable Solar and Wind Energy!

Posted by in Environment, Life, Technology 3 comments

Living in the Jungle, I’m concerned about environmental issues, and try to live my life as Green as possible. Unfortunately, I witness deforestation, slash and burn, littering, and all sorts of non-green activities on an all too regular basis. So, I was incredibly impressed when a friend pointed out ThinkHost to me. Yes, they’re another […]


Feb 29, 2008

Eclipse PDT IDE for PHP MySQL 32 Bit install on 64 Bit Ubuntu

Posted by in Eclipse, Programming, Technology, Ubuntu 60 comments

Please Note: This article is now deprecated in favour of “Full 64 Bit (or 32 Bit) Web Development and PHP/MySQL IDE with Eclipse 3.4 Ganymede and PDT 2”. Thanks! Update 12/04/08: I have now successfully installed the x64 version of Eclipse – see 64 Bit Eclipse: Linux Installation, including PDT, WTP (WST), ATF, and MySQL […]


Feb 28, 2008

I Wouldn’t Steal

Posted by in Rants 1 comment

It’s nothing to do with Ubuntu Linux, or the Jungle, but it’s definitely worth a cheeky post on my blog! iwouldntsteal.net have produced a great video to replace the Multinationals’ propaganda which we’re forced to view almost every time we pop a DVD in to watch. The tossers who produce this propaganda, as most of […]


Feb 27, 2008

Oolite Addons with Ubuntu

Oolite Addons with Ubuntu Posted by in Games, Technology, Ubuntu 4 comments

I used to love playing Elite when I was younger – a fantastic intergalactic space simulator, so I was delighted when I stumbled across Oolite, which is based on the classic game, but implements modern graphics! It’s already available via the Synaptic Package Manager (System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager) – just search for […]


Feb 24, 2008

Ubuntu Readahead boot profiling, and Bootchart

Posted by in Technology, Ubuntu 4 comments

I’ve been messing around, tweaking and poking my system in an attempt to optimise, and speed things up a little. Installing 2Gb RAM has helped, but I’ve also been playing trying to speed up my laptop’s boot time. I stumbled across a cool little application, called bootchart: “boot sequence auditing and chart generator bootchart allows […]


Feb 23, 2008

Broadcom 43xx (4318) Wireless on 64 Bit Ubuntu

Posted by in Technology, Ubuntu 5 comments

There are some great posts in forums and other blogs about getting the Broadcom 43xx Wireless card working in Ubuntu, which really helped me get on the right road to setting mine up (see the end of this post). However, I’m running 64 Bit Ubuntu on my Acer Aspire 5052, so I had a little […]


Feb 22, 2008

Lisu Party

Posted by in Technology No comments

There’s a huge Lisu Partyin a village not far from where I live, starting today, and ending on the 24th. There are Lisu from pretty much every Lisu village in North Thailand, who will spend the next couple of days (and nights) dancing and singing. There were hundreds of people this afternoon, in a spectacular […]


Feb 22, 2008

Ubuntu Sound on Acer Aspire 5052

Posted by in Technology, Ubuntu 3 comments

When I first installed, I had no sound. So, I played around with the sound control panel (double click on the speaker in the top right), looked at the drivers (ALSA installed correctly), and eventually found that Ubuntu sees my laptop speakers as “Surround”, and not the default setting of “Front”. So, right clicking on […]


Feb 22, 2008

Marriage and Birth bureaucracy

Posted by in Life, Rants 1 comment

I recently got married, and my Wife is from the Lisu Hill Tribe (originally from Tibet, and have migrated – walked – to Northern Thailand in recent years). We had the ceremony in her village, the Shaman informed the Ancestral and Nature Spirits that we are married, and we’re happy, our families are happy, the […]