Author: Ben Davis
Ben is a part-time web developer and full time Linux nut. He has used and worked with various linux distros for the better part of 12 years. Born in Kent and raised in Norwich, Ben now lives with his family in Derby.

Develop ideas and code with free online sandboxes

Today I had felt like tinkering with my blog design. Normally, when writing code, I hop between Code Writer (incidentally not a bad app for Windows 8 and a much more attractive looking alternative to Notepad++) and Firefox; alt-and-tabbing often enough to give epileptics cause for…

Windows 8.1 Sound Recorder: Why do you play games?

Recently I have needed to use Windows SoundRecorder to record a few snippets of sound for a project I am working on. What I didn’t realise however, after I had finished recording my samples and laboriously renaming them all, was that windows wanted to hide them…

Sea Anemone Wallpaper – Updated

Last week I was in Norfolk, catching up with my family. While we were down there we visited the Sea Life Centre in Great Yarmouth. I would thoroughly recommend the place – the kids loved it! Just be wary of over-excited penguins – so have a…

Brilliant Studio Ghibli collage of Hayao Miyazaki

Hayao Miyazaki has made some of my favourite anime films of all time. He is one of the greatest animators and directors in Japan. His films are compelling, inspiring entertaining and thrilling. Proof of this is this beautiful piece of work by a fan.

Handle apt urls better in Ubuntu Gnome 13.10

After using Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 for a few months now I’ve decided it’s the spin for me. Everything is succinct, in it’s place and accessible. Nothing surprises me, nothing gets lost and it looks good! Only a few niggles remain and I intend to iron them…

Made with girders and gumption

While randomly trawling the net today for an Iron Man wallpaper (yeah I am that cool) I stumbled across some old adverts for Irn Bru (bless you google).

Swear along with Firefly

Ok, so I’ve finally got around to watching Firefly and I must admit I am a total convert. It is a crying shame that only one series was ever made but the film was still fantastic. Quite a rare thing I think you’ll agree. Rather than…

Insert Phishing Pun Here

Evening all. Many apologies for the distinct lack of this site over the last few weeks. Sadly my host was targeted by a phishing scam and I was forced to clean out and backup all data and slowly build it back again. This process has taken…

New design on it’s way

For a while I’ve not been happy with the very basic theme I have on this blog. So last week I started work on a new one, something much more exciting to look at and much more me. I wanted something professional but personal, something slick…

Mobbler and Mobiles in mind

A while ago a wrote briefly in a post that I had acquired a new phone, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic. I’m still using it and it’s still a good phone. I can watch films, listen to music, play games and of course I get access to…