Choqok on ubuntu 14.10

dead simple get a terminal and type the following:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:adilson/experimental
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install choqok

After installation has completed launch Choqok (look for a little green bird icon) from your app launcher and follow the account sign-in prompt that appears to get things set up.

works a treat the problems i have

  • be better if you could choose gtk version
  • image missing of tray icon
  • only mobypicture picture plugin would work
  • could do with direct quick tweet on taskbar

cant grumble notifications show up and it works well :)

lifeograph 1.2.1 ubuntu install from source

here is a quick demo of how i get lifeograph 1.2.1 installed on ubuntu 14.10

here is the android app

and the app for android to sync

here is the app i use on ubuntu to sync with google

its available for android id use it but cant get my head round it but hey its still in beta !! so i  can wait till it makes sense :)


clef plugin

clefdo you own a blog or looking for a password manager ? take a look at clef, i plugged the clef worpress plugin into my blog as i was sick of people trying to access it, the clef plugin removes password authentication and you just login holding your mobile phone onto your laptop screen which matches a pattern which then you can assign the length of time you will be logged in or hit a log out button which logs all your pages out which is handy if you go for lunch and leave you facebook logged in!

you have to have a plugin on cherome called waltz to make it work on your web browser available here

clef for android is available here clef


also be available for mac, windows, iphone etc :)

darktable linux photo editor

I remember on the mac when i found aperture i loved it so now im back on linux, well ubuntu 14.10 i thought id see if i could find something similar..Selection_032

well darktable  is the one – full editing of pictures and exports to flickr /facebook etc or local files.

add this to your apt sources

deb utopic main 
deb-src utopic main


update and apt-get install darktable and your away amazing bit of kit. 1_031

artisteer on ubuntu

great app artisteer for making wordpress / joomla templates, you can get windows and mac versions but unfortunate not to have a linux installer, but thats like most software i guess! as there is no alternative you can either run windows! buy a mac!!!!!! ( the more sensible decision of the two!) or pay £38 for crossover for linux or finally folow my guide to get it running for free! well apart from paying for artisteer licence of course!Artisteer_logo_icon

from the terminal do this

1) echo 0 | sudo tee /proc/sys/kernel/yama/ptrace_scope


sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install playonlinux

3) create configuration Artisteer with :
a) wine (version 1.5xx) = windows xp or 7 in 32 bits  (i just got it running using 1.7.32) 9/12/2014
b) install components dotnetfx35
c) install components dotnetfx35sp1
4) install manually in your virtual environnement Artisteer4 in PlayonLinux your Artisteer4.exe (in win32bits)
5) Enter your licence number

gotta love it

paul heaton in glasgow – yes amazing!

Had the most amazing weekend in glasgow watching paul heaton & jacqui abbott – plus a wii bit of shopping and maybe a few fine cask ales. If your looking for good few or good watering holes id recommend just pay £10 and help yourself to a variety  of indian, chineese thai english food! (try the green thai curry ouch!!)  also give this place a try if you fancy a nice range of cask / draught and of course no place is compete without a weatherspoons – ace selection of cask ales, the scottish own brewed cask is amazing –  stopped on the ibis forty quid for the night for two, great location and a great stay

any way the gig was at the O2 abc arena which was sold out and managed to get a nice little spot were we could see the band perfect! they played a blinder of a set, glasgow took a little longer to warm up than the last gig in liverpool and im certain the band layout was slightly different (the guitarist and bass player) but the song layout with a mix of new stuff and housemartins / beautiful south

if you get chance to buy tickets – DO IT!

technology, linux, life and music… what else is there?

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