Coming 2015 - My Open Source World

The year was 2011. There had been many times I had threatened my home PC with a Linux disk. Yet I remember the circumstances that led to its installation perfectly. New computer, and I could not find the Windows XP installation disk. I had heard great things about Linux but wondered what it was actually like to use. In practice.


I have now been a (mostly) Ubuntu user for six years. I'll be honest i'm not terrible with a PC, but I am by no means a “programmer” or “advanced” user. One advantage of Ubuntu is it kind of encourages you to explore that. So I got to know my “tech” side a lot more than I had. But that's not to say there is not a nice easy desktop experience there for anybody to use. Sound contradictory? It sort of is.


So with this new blog I hope to share my journey of Linux exploration with you.

Why? Well because Why not.

Along the way I will explain to you the issues I came in contact with and how I resolved them with the help of the open source community (aka google).

Playing with Linux wet my techy appetite to such projects as the Raspberry Pi, to Puppy Linux on old machines.

Maybe you are thinking of playing with this OS?

Maybe you came here for advice?

Either way I aim to make this column as interesting and non techy as I can.

I like Linux but I am not going to lie to you. This is not a Linux Love letter more an account of my own experiences for better or for worse. 

Welcome to..

My Open Source World...

Coming to Beware the Spaceman 2015  

i3t Returns

i3t returns to the site with an article he's calling "Late Night Adventures" that details his adventure into a rather dubious party...
Read it at your own risk!

Recommended for mature audiences

The Forbidden Window - FreeGulls Weekend! June 14th and 15th

Hiding From Seagulls Book 2 - The Forbidden Window  will be FREE for both Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th of June. Anyone who read the earlier book Hiding from Seagulls  will know to expect an odd mix of old style adventure with tongue in cheek humour. 


Tommy, Simon, Madeline, Rob and the Man Bear are back for a second “old school” adventure. 

When Tommy loads a cassette tape into an old computer he is transported back to the world he accidentally destroyed. Reunited with his friends they must put aside their personal differences and problems as they head into battle against the brave Count Douglass. 

Nature spirit Yallery Brown tells them they can go home after the battle, but can he be trusted? And what is behind the forbidden window? 

The Forbidden window is the second book in the Hiding From Seagulls series. (Recommended for Children age 10 and up)


Join us for this "FreeGulls" event by heading over HERE on June 14th or 15th and Downloading The Forbidden Window to your Kindle (or other reading advice via the kindle app) The book is appropriate for anyone aged 10 or over.


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