29 Jun 2014 @ 8:49 AM 

I have been playing with our Raspberry Pi for a few weeks using it for a media centre utilising Raspbmc.

It’s is a bit slow loading (even with a Class 10 SD card) it, and its rather flaky free Android remote control actually do the job for pennies.

It does work out of the box, but some elements just don’t want to play nice, like importing media info or connection to the Synology NAS using credential or via NFS.

In the longer term I will either re-purpose some old PC hardware or more likely build a fan-less SFF PC based system and stream to the entire house from there, but for now it’s quicker than playing my laptop in…

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Last Edit: 12 Jul 2014 @ 02:47 PM

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 23 Oct 2013 @ 7:32 PM 

Things are beginning to be added to the game it seems…

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Last Edit: 23 Oct 2013 @ 07:37 PM

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 18 Jul 2012 @ 3:57 PM 

How would mummy Porn sound if Duke nuke Read it…

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Last Edit: 18 Jul 2012 @ 03:57 PM

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 24 May 2012 @ 8:17 AM 

I’ve been playing for a few weeks and the levellign has begun to be a bit of a grid, I’m a level 12 engineer (15 is max).  Looks like that is about to change…

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Last Edit: 24 May 2012 @ 08:17 AM

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 24 May 2012 @ 7:55 AM 

Well, I’m one of the 600,000 applicants to the World of Warplanes Alpha and I was a Beta tester for World of Tanks, so perhaps i need to be buying a joystick after all…

Wargaming.net is proud to announce that the Closed Beta Test of the company’s highly anticipated game World of Warplanes will take off on May 31 this year.

Since its Global Alpha launch on February 23, World of Warplanes has secured more than 600,000 applications, with 100,000 received within the first 24 hours. Thousands of players have been granted access to World of Warplanes alpha version, and the army of test pilots will be increased drastically once the game enters Closed Beta.

We would like to stress that all those players who have applied but have not been yet accepted to Global Alpha will have a priority for Closed Beta.

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Last Edit: 24 May 2012 @ 08:10 AM

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 11 Dec 2011 @ 11:22 AM 

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the game and have had no problems with DX11 as my ancient GForce only supports DirectX 10.1.  That said, I have experienced the crashing when hitting the start button which they have just patched and fixed.  I’m still suffering sound glitches in cutscenes as they are being rendered by my equally ancient CPU, instead of the GPU.

Still, the game is a blast, the puzzles are cool and figuring out how to tackle them is still taking some head scratching…

If you have something shiny and new, you might want to see if the new patch makes your DX11 card work as intended now (they don’t)…

Would you like to know more?

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Last Edit: 11 Dec 2011 @ 12:09 PM

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 12 Nov 2011 @ 10:11 AM 

I pushed a new version of Cobolt out last week and then World of Tanks changed all their web pages & URLs with their portal launch, I had to re-write that skin too.

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Last Edit: 13 Nov 2011 @ 10:16 AM

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 24 May 2011 @ 11:19 AM 

I have moved on to making minor changes to other people’s skins to creating my own.

You need to install Rainmeter’s current beta which can be found here and then grab the rmskin files as approriate, my main theme is called Cobalt shown on the left and you can download from here.

To launch the various elements Right click on the Rainmeter Icon in the tray bar and select Configs > Cobalt > [Name of element i.e. Digital clock] > Clock.ini

The 5 elements you can use are digital clock, analogue clock, Weather, system monitor, media player (remote control) that supports WMP, Winamp, iTunes, Foobar, Spotify and AIMP, If you don’t use Winamp, then you will need to edit the skin – instructions are in the ini file.  All of them can be altered by right clicking and selecting edit skin.

 

The BarClock is a separate download, again you need the current Rainmeter beta and then simply download & it will install this clock and as you can see, hovering the mouse gives a easy to read numeric value…

Download: Clock.rmskin

 

They are also up over at DeviantArt, somewhere I have lurked for years, and can be  a source of some really nifty stuff.

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Last Edit: 29 May 2011 @ 09:15 PM

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 23 Mar 2011 @ 8:03 PM 

I haven’t been able to locate an English version of this which is kind of sad as it’s the very first piece of software all of my kids learned to use as toddlers…

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Last Edit: 23 Mar 2011 @ 08:03 PM

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 12 Mar 2011 @ 9:54 AM 

Whilst Reuters & the BBC do their thing, I kind of enjoy some of the darker and/or humorous takes on events unfolding in Japan…

 

 

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Last Edit: 13 Mar 2011 @ 09:13 AM

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