Rants

Aug 10, 2008

Live Olympics Coverage via Sopcast, on Ubuntu Hardy/Debian 32 & 64 Bit

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Note 1: I got somewhat sidetracked and into a rather lengthy rant while writing this. If you want, you can skip it and get straight to installing Sopcast, otherwise, read on. Note 2: The method (eventually) described below is legal, since the Chinese TV stations are themselves streaming the coverage online. I despise TV, but […]


Mar 22, 2008

Are the BBC Selling out?

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The BBC has always been a commercial-free television channel – and indeed, radio, and every other form of media the BBC uses have also been free of advertisements. The BBC is paid for by the British Public – we pay an annual license fee, to ensure the BBC remains commercial free – whatever the media. […]


Feb 28, 2008

I Wouldn’t Steal

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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 22, 2008

Marriage and Birth bureaucracy

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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 […]