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Last weeks cycle rides

Welcome to my new blog at some point after each ride, I will update here with where we went & how long it took. I will try to include pretty pictures of maps showing where we went, but these may be in the future as I learn how to do them :-)

 

So in catch up, last week Tom & I cycle on Saturday, we cycled somewhere But I can't remember where, these write ups will have to happen more frequently.

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Becoming a non smoker again

Having finished Allen Carr's Easyway to stop smoking, this is day 1 & I now understand the brain washing that kept me a smoker for the last 15 years. Having this understanding means I can address the fact I have been an addict to the drug Nicotine for these years , knowing I am now free of this addiction meaning I am once again a non smoker.

 

Using your Amazon Web Services Summit 2011 card under Linux or MacOS #awssummit2011

For reason's best known to some brain dead marketing monkey, I got given a USB device that only works correctly on Windows. Have you ever seen a ghost in the machine open the run box, type in a web address and launch a browser with out asking ? Neither had I, and fortunately Linux and MacOS users don't have that problem. But how to get your free credit from the AWS Summit 2011 ?
I found a way.

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3D WINE games crash when KDE is using effects (solution)

Although some excellent older games are listed as working really well on Linux through the WINE system, there appears to be an issue when KDE desktop effects are enabled. WINE say this is Intel's fault.

The workaround is to disable these effects automatically when the game is run.

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