Posts Tagged ‘Ubuntu’

One of the things that attracted me to buying a Chromebook was reports I’d read that it would run Ubuntu (and run it fast). Today my 32GB Transcend Class 10 SDHD card arrived, so I set to work installing ChrUbuntu – Ubuntu 12.04 packaged up for the Chromebook[1]. Like some others I hit an issue […]

I got my Chromebook a week ago, so it’s time to reflect on my experiences so far (beyond my initial first impressions). The good parts Blogging – it’s pretty much a perfect blogging tool, and I’ve managed to get a lot of posts done in the past week. The holiday may have had something to […]

The 90 day free trial of Azure that I started so that I could describe how to build OpenELEC in the cloud is coming to a close. As I sit here once again waiting for my machine to reboot I don’t think I’ll miss it much when it’s gone. I’ve already written about my issues […]

This should work for any service that only supports POP3S, not just gmail. You’ll need a Linux box/VM (I generally use Ubuntu). Background Since the mid 90s I’ve used Ameol to retrieve email. When I started using gmail I forwarded mail on to my ISP’s POP3 service and collected it with Ameol so that I’d […]



For some time I’ve used SSH tunnels as a means to pretend that I’m somewhere else to avoid geography filters, or to otherwise sneak past content filters. This is fine for regular HTTP(S) traffic from a browser, where it is easy to define a proxy server, but doesn’t work so well for other applications – […]

I run a bunch of Linux (mostly Ubuntu) VMs on my main machine at home, which happens to be a laptop. I use VirtualBox, but what I have to say here is probably applicable to most host based virtualisation environments. My requirements are pretty simple: The VMs need to be able to access the Internet […]