I just finished installing "Elementary OS" on the old desktop computer at home - the one in the junk room that I tend to sit at while writing blog posts. On the off-chance that anybody else needs to use it, they can still re-start it and boot into Windows 7 - the hard-drive is partitioned,… Continue reading Elementary



The day began at 7am when the radio alarm clock burst into life, filling the bedroom with the local radio station. Nobody actually staffs the radio station at the weekend, so a playlist continues throughout the day, interspersed with national news stories. Our youngest daughter was supposed to be taking part in a football (soccer)… Continue reading Saturday

Memories of MS-DOS 5, Windows 3.0, and GNU-Linux

In early 1992 I saw Windows 3.0 for the first time. I had asked to use the laser printer of the IT department at West Oxfordshire College to print out a poem by Marilyn Monroe for an art project I was working on (yes, I studied art at college as well as computer science). The… Continue reading Memories of MS-DOS 5, Windows 3.0, and GNU-Linux