Google+ beware

I accidentally re-joined Google+ for a few hours today, so I left again! Google ask why you’re leaving; this is what I told them: I updated one piece of information in my Google profile, only to find I had been re-joined to Google+ against my wishes. Google+ (GooglePlus) makes me feel insecure as I don’t…

Linux Software substitutes for Windows Part 2

For years, in Windows, I used Stone’s WebWriter; http://www.webwriter.dk and then HTML-Kit; http://www.htmlkit.com to create and edit webpages – not the greatest software but both very usable… and free! Now I’m using Bluefish Editor; http://bluefish.openoffice.nl easily as good if not better than the Windows software. I’m also trialling the popular mind mapping tool XMind; www.xmind.net – having previously used the web based Text2MindMap; www.text2mindmap.com.

Clementine Media Player

Clementine Media Player I’ve tried several media players on Linux Mint Cinnamon, Banshee works well as a player, but randomly crashes when manually changing tracks, so I’ve un-installed it. Clementine comes well recommended and appears to be available for many platforms, and most importantly has only the features I need. In the Windows environment I…

Linux Mint rules

It was a week before Xmas when my laptop’s OS boot sector failed; I’ve been plodding on with MSVista on it for over 5 years so it was time for a change. I’d happily just backed it up (pause for SMUG moment 😉 ) so I decided to take the plunge and convert it to…

New Year – New Site

For some time now I’ve felt that I’m too reliant on Google, and with the recent advent of Google Plus I’ve decided it’s time to move to WordPress. Google Plus; the google “reply” to Facebook, takes all your Blogger posts and Picasa pictures and slaps them into your Google plus page without asking – very…