ubuntu - tips & tricks

Install skype on ubuntu 14.04 LTS

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Energy , the environment & information technology

Our societies in the developed world are built on the assumption that energy is both freely available and relatively cheap.  Our homes,  offices and even recreational areas are often littered with a plethora of energy consuming devices i.e. Televisions, Computers, air conditioners, heating etc.  Our lives and livelihoods have become increasingly dependent and inter-twinned with energy derived mostly from the burning of fossil fuels.

The use of fossil fuels to generate energy, and the volume of fossil fuels required to generate energy has rapidly been on the increase for the past 250 years, since the start of the industrial revolution.

ubuntu - tips & tricks

Install MongoDB on Ubuntu desktop

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The MEAN stack (MongoDB, Express.js, Angular.js & Node.js) is pretty cool if you're looking to do some real quick smart web development, however there...

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What are HomePlug Adaptors?

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); HomePlug adaptors, or Powerline adaptors as they are also referred too, have been around since 2001, radically simplify home networking. HomePlug adaptors are a computer networking technology...

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10 things to install ubuntu 14.04 LTS for business use




Ubuntu 14.04 – Trusty Tahr – is the latest Long Term Support release of ubuntu from Canonical, this means that this release has 5 years of support and security updates.  This makes it a great release to use for business purposes.

In this post we’ve provide some advice on what to do to configure your desktop for optimum use within a small business environment, to ensure you’ve got everything you need when you need it.

proxmox ubuntu firefox plugin error

Proxmox VE is a complete open source virtualization management solution for servers.  The enterprise-class features and the intuitive web interface are designed to help you increase the use of your...

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What is a smart home?

For most people the home is sanctuary, a place they are able to disconnect from the world outside. It is also the biggest asset most people will purchase in their life times.  However, maintaining a home can be a burden for time starved busy families.

Once considered to be an ideal only the future generations would acheive, a smart home is pretty much a possibility today. The reason for this are partly because over the last 30 years computer technology has changed the way we work, changed the way we communicate, it’s even changed the way we socialise.

Technology is everywhere, it stands to reason that technology will now really start to change our homes. The key objective of any technology is minimize or eliminate time wasted on repetitive and boring household chores.

ubuntu - tips & tricks

install python pip and django on ubuntu





Django is a free and open source web application framework, written in Python, which follows the Model–View–Controller (MVC) architectural pattern.  In this article I will provide you instructions to install python pip and django on ubuntu linux to create a development site .

Watch netflix on ubuntu desktop

In a previous blog post we provided a some instructions on how to watch netflix on ubuntu desktop by installing netflix desktop, although that solution worked pretty well it is a little clunky in that it enables you to use Silverlight inside a Windows version of Firefox.  It also isn’t entirely user friendly and the application has some little quirks, which could get annoying, for instance the account details links was periodically covered by the exit button!

Introduction to home networking

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PHPMyAdmin mcrypt extension is missing

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); mcrypt extension is missing. Please check your PHP configuration. This is the error message that was displayed with setting installing phpMyAdmin a new ubuntu 14.04 server. The error...

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How to upgrade Ubuntu using command line

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A new release of Ubuntu operating system has been released, Ubuntu 14.04 codenamed Trusty Tahr. This is the 5th Long Term Support (LTS) for Desktop, Server,...

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What is a HomePlug Network

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); HomePlug networking technologies (sometimes referred to as Powerline networks or Ethernet over Powerline) is a technology that enables high-speed networking over domestic powerlines. It allows home...

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