• If you break your legs, don’t come running to me.

  • What have you done with the soothing blue. I had to put my sunglasses on just to post this.

  • D-Dan replied to the topic Probably a silly question in the forum PC Talk 1 week, 2 days ago

    Probably predictable, but Clonezilla, both to get a working drop in replacement drive, a fully restorable image, or, certainly with Linux, a mountable image that you can get individual files off.

  • ebuyer are about 50% dearer for mine, and even with the paper they throw in (only 50 sheets) is still not great value. That said, I rarely need spot on colour reproduction for printing, so not as much as a problem for me to get re-manufactured (the carts are genuine Canon – and in fact they insist on only genuine for recycling) so after-market…[Read more]

  • I ordered some re-manufactured ink this week for my Pixma MG4250 from https://www.inkfactory.com/, which arrived yesterday. When I got home last night I tried them, and there’s no yellow working, so rather late last night, I emailed (politely – unusual for me) to ask for advice in getting it working, and not really expecting much.

    Nevertheless, a…[Read more]

  • D-Dan replied to the topic Bojo in the Dock in the forum UK 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Apparently, TBLiar has gone on record for patting himself on the back because he never mentioned WMDs and Iraq on the side of a bus.

  • I went for the $5 (£4) version. Apparently takes up to 6 hours to register, but the trial will last just fine for that.

  • So, after my recent visit to Leanne’s (and I’m back there this coming weekend), and seeing her Google Home dooberry in action, I did a bit of research and settled on an Echo Dot for myself (since it seems to have the edge). After some issues getting the WiFi set up, which seems to be a problem with the Google app and recent versions of Android, I…[Read more]

  • I haven’t tested 4K, but my GTX1060 6GB handles QHD (2560×1440) without a problem and benches pretty well. Maybe worth a look.

  • D-Dan replied to the topic Not having a good week in the forum PC Talk 2 months ago

    Just because your paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not.

    EDIT: Posted from my newly created portable installation – with full email and browser syncs in place 🙂

  • D-Dan replied to the topic Not having a good week in the forum PC Talk 2 months ago

    Thanks, Drezha. Fortunately, the warranty was good, so only without for one night, and no apparent collateral damage. The worry was, if my computer dies, so does my entire entertainment system. I have no HiFi, no TV etc. All those functions are served by the PC. I’d have been stuck with a book, a lamp and a small DAB radio.

    Anyhoo, currently…[Read more]

  • D-Dan replied to the topic Not having a good week in the forum PC Talk 2 months ago

    Well, turns out the gfx card was still under CeX warranty, and they had two in stock, so I have a replacement. The whole pulling apart and removing screwed up grub, but finally sorted out and I’m back up & running, so all is good again. Fingers crossed it stays that way.

    Ed has some sympathy from me now. At least I knew how to fix it all up again.

  • D-Dan replied to the topic Not having a good week in the forum PC Talk 2 months ago

    I’m starting to think someone, somewhere is having a real good laugh at me. At turned 10pm a neighbour knocked on my door. It turns out, the replacement monitor arrived today and left it with him. Now, that’s all well and good, and it works just fine, except the laptop is incapable of driving QHD, so I can only tell that the display works, but I…[Read more]

  • D-Dan started the topic Not having a good week in the forum PC Talk 2 months ago

    On Monday, my shiny new monitor developed a red line right down the display. Changes of input (RPi, laptop) and cables, and finally monitor proved it was the monitor, so replacement awaited.

    Tonight, PC just shuts down dead. Opened up, power on, and there’s a puff of smoke from my gfx card, then nothing. Removed, examined, and it looks like…[Read more]

  • D-Dan replied to the topic Battling with Amazon in the forum Amazon & Alexa 2 months ago

    It’s not the refund that’s the problem. It’s trying to get the damned broken one back to them. Day four, and no solution. I’m inclined to tell them, according to the CPA it’s now their problem. I’ve gone out of my way to help them. Now, it’s up to them.

  • My shiny new 32″ monitor purchased just 3 months ago from Amazon, last night decided to have a vertical red line down the middle of it. Tested on three machines (my main rig, a raspberry Pi and my laptop) using HDMI and DVI proved a fault, and backup monitor does not have this, so definitely a fault with the monitor. Reported last night, with a…[Read more]

  • D-Dan replied to the topic Mini Projectors in the forum Other Tech 2 months, 1 week ago

    Weird – I’ve been thinking about one just today, also. Could it be anything to do with the new FB ad pushing one of these?

  • D-Dan replied to the topic Mint missing again in the forum Linux Talk 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    chroot should be your first port of call here. There’s every chance that something is resting unconfigured.

    Arch wiki, but will work: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Chroot#Using_chroot (you’ll need to boot from your CD/DVD/USB)

    Once you are in, try:

    [code]sudo dpkg –configure -a[/code]

    Let it run through. Watch for errors or failures,…[Read more]

  • D-Dan started the topic Postfix in the forum Software Talk 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    I know there are probably few who do this. I have a VPS located in Germany, running an opensim server and my own email server. It’s been, by and large, trouble free for 4 – 5 years. However, it runs Debian, and has been surviving on Wheezy. Recently, mono (required for the opensim server) has become something of a mess on Wheezy, so time to…[Read more]

  • D-Dan replied to the topic Love in the forum Other Stuff 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Thank you. though it’s still a plan coming together. I have to convince her kids (a couple of whom I’ve stayed in touch with, but haven’t seen in maybe 16 years) that this time, it’s for good.

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