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Install Android Studio on Ubuntu

Android Studio is a great development environment and is available on Ubuntu. I’m using Ubuntu Mate 16.10 “Yakkety Yak”.   First install a Java Development Kit (JDK). OpenJDK is pre-installed or you can use Oracle Java 8 (there is a … Continue reading

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Deauthorise old computers from iTunes

This took me a while to work out, on iTunes 12.2.1.16 (64-bit). Open iTunes then from the menu iTunes Store→View Account. Once you’ve entered your password your details appear and you can click the “Deauthorise all” button. Note you can … Continue reading

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Samsung RV511 backlight and Fedora 20

Put Fedora 20 on my Samsung RV511 yesterday, everything worked out of the box except the backlight. Using the keys or the slider moved the animation but didn’t change the brightness – which was set to nuclear eye ball toasting … Continue reading

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Problems updating Nexus 7 (grouper) to Android 4.4.2

Latest update failed (4.3 to 4.4.2 I think) – just a forever spinning Nexus logo. Overwrote the tablet with a stock Nexus 7 (nakasi) image and all is well, besides needing to reconfigure everything and put my files back on … Continue reading

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Word 2013 stopped saving

Wasted a good chunk of last night and today farting around with Microsoft Office 2013 after it decided to crash every time I saved. No idea what caused it, other than that it started after I had pasted some Python code … Continue reading

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Nexus 7 screen not coming on

My Google Nexus 7 had a weird fault earlier, its screen wouldn’t come on – just what you need before a nine hour flight. I tried a reset – it appeared to be caught in a loop with some static displayed … Continue reading

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Repair Samsung NC10 MBR

Repair the Samsung NC10’s MBR – returning the F4 recovery option. Continue reading

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Compaq CQ10 failed BIOS update

A friend brought me a Compaq CQ10 over earlier. It seems it lost power during a Softpaq BIOS update. Initially the screen was booting to the HP BIOS recovery screen, attempting to rewrite and failing around 10%. I tried a … Continue reading

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Bash

Two things that improve my bash productivity – stopping the cursor keys inserting characters in vim and history search in bash. Edit ~/.vimrc or /etc/vim/vimrc (for system wide) and add turn off vi compatibility: set nocompatible The latter can be … Continue reading

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Watch TV with VLC and a Freecom DVB-T Stick

One of the things I need my Aspire One to do is watch TV.  When you’re away, it’s nice to be able to watch a little TV.  I bought a Freecom DVB-T USB stick years ago and have always had … Continue reading

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