University of East Anglia puts a stop to mortarboard throwing – BBC News

Sigh… Only in Norfolk could descending hats pose an “unacceptable risk”!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-36320123

Brilliant collection of disneyfied Game of Thrones scenes!

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See all of them on the original imgur post: Walt Disney presents: Game of Thrones

Install Plex Server in Ubuntu without a desktop

A quick guide on how to install Plex Server in Ubuntu without the Ubuntu Desktop for a dedicated media server. Don’t bog down your gaming rig any more!

Further to my post last year about installing Plex on Fedora; I have recently been asked on twitter by @mikestecker how to set up Plex without a gui (no desktop) for a separate NUC style server box. Well, after a bit of experimentation with VirtualBox (I don’t have another spare computer to setup as a server box sadly – donations welcome *wink*) I have streamlined the setup and present them to you here!

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Fix missing game icons in Steam for Linux

If there’s one thing that annoys me on my desktop it’s icons not showing up. Sadly this seems to be one thing that plagues a lot of games on Steam. Rather than write to Steam or the Game developers themselves I thought I would fix the game icons myself. Leave the devs developing!

It’s really quite easy to do and can easily be applied to any Steam game installed on your computer and it gives you the ability to “upgrade” any icons you’re not happy with. Remember this can be applied to almost any application installed on your computer – not just Steam games.

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Lester and The Bee Flyer Design

Just a quick post to show off a flyer I’ve designed this afternoon for the musical sensations that are Lester Norton and Antonia “The Bee” Barrett-Norton.

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New design in the works… Please stand by.

Despite what I wrote about in my previous post, I just can’t help but create a new design on the fly… on my live site.

Apologies if there are any outages while I tinker…

The theme is based on Baskerville by the very talented Anders Norén.

Let me know what you think!

Develop faster in Fedora with a local LAMP

Are you a web developer or designer? Do you want a local LAMP server for all your building and experimenting needs? Do you often use WordPress but up until now all your work has been done online, tying you down to the speed of your internet connection to get work done? Well no more!

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Setup Plex Media Server on Fedora

Plex is a great way to get access to your media files anywhere you want them. However, setting up Plex on Fedora can be a little bit tricky if you’re not sure what you’re doing. Save yourself the silent screams of rage and use my easy to follow guide to set up Plex securely and with the minimum of fuss.

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Tin your WP spam comments for good.

Spam comments are a nuisance. I’ve just spent about half an hour going through comments posted to this site in the last week or so, most of which it has to be said were rubbish! However, there are better ways of dealing with this build up of bot-posted baloney (or is it balogna – tangent) automatically. WordPress does it’s level best to cut out most but some always gets through. Here I will go through a variety of methods to stop spam comments for good.

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Surely a Google April Fools!

I got this pop up when Iogged into my gmail account this morning. Google Selfie/Shelfie theme? Is it awful that I almost like the idea?! Continue reading

Integrate CodePen with Ubuntu Unity Launcher

Like CodePen? Use Ubuntu? Would you like to combine the two in a far more integrated way? Then read on!

As I have written about in an earlier post I quite like Codepen. In many ways I find it easier to code with than just Gedit. I can see the changes I make in real-time without flicking between my editor and my browser. All I felt it was missing was a bit of desktop integration.

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Nvidia Prime just got handy for upcoming Ubuntu 14.04

Support for Nvidia Optimus is coming on in leaps and bounds in Ubuntu, I especially love how it’s shaping up in the next release of Ubuntu – 14.04 Trusty Tahr.

Having used Bumblebee up until now to enable my discrete card I can’t wait to try out Prime support.

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