im looking for a electronic kit for recording my own songs and just to practice drums
needs to have a sound unit with midi
im up for a swap here is a listing
otherwise good price local pickup contact me
info @ wayneward.co.uk
looking for a window cleaner in lancaster or morecambe for commercial or domestic purposes?
give paul waterhouse a call or drop him a email on his website for great job and prices
paul is very effecient and just comes in and does whats required.
ive just installed spotify on my ubuntu 13.04 laptop, spotify isnt in the ubuntu software centre but its simple to install it.
First get a terminal and type the following commands.
- sudo apt-key adv –keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com –recv-keys 94558F59
- sudo sh -c ‘echo “deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free” >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list’
- apt-get update
- apt-get install spotify-client
and the spotify icon will be ready in your launcher
Enjoy, i am
its been a while since a good old LLUG meeting so i deceided to organise a meet in lancaster on the 16th of may on a thursday night at the yorkshire house which i thiught would be good for a change for scenery for the LLUG. have to say a great turn out nice to seek rik boland again and finally to meet ken walker and my good friend liam hughes, so not bad for a off the cuff meeting. We had a quick chat about linux and what we use etc and then got fired into a android demo.
I installed android from a iso on my virtual box under ubuntu and created a emulated SD card so we could try and install some apk files as recent tests showed the market place not to be working. I then uploaded a apk file to my server and downloaded it to the android VM using wget in a terminal when then had to change shell to get the apk to install and we got a program installed and loading. We talked about different distros including red hat, ubuntu, gentto, bsd, mac osx and ubuntu touch and suse. We also talked about different package formats including rpm, deb and portage. I also showed of the new dell xps dell ubuntu developer edition for the group to enjoy and showed off the boot up and sleep speeds with SSD drive.
we will return to the meeting next month and we are looking at the 1st thursday of the month from 8pm at the yorkshire house agin which is very good position for meetings and we got free wifi so ideal!
darren poulson has mentioned a rapberry pi demo which sounds interesting ill drag one of my raspberrys aslong!
please watch the mailing list for more details on meetings, if you have joined yet please join here
we are looking for new members to make our meetings more interesting also please can you let us know about any demos you might be interested in showing or seeing.
may 2013 LLUG meeting.
dont settle for second best
we are nearly ready to celebrate our 20th anniversary!
check us out here hard hitting rock / indie with a touch of funk
well im a week into the XPS dell ubuntu developer edition this new lighweight dell laptop with carbon fi
bre bottom and alaminium top. The machine sports a 256 solid state hard disk and a 13.3 screen that runs at a high resolution 1920×1080 the intel HD 4000 series and sports the new Intel® Ivybridge Mobile , a big 8 gig of ram and a Intel® Core™ i7-3537U CPU @ 2.00GHz × 4 !! and a lovely back lit keyboard and a specially crafted track pad, two usb 3.0 ports and a external vga socket and webcam and a headphone socket. The laptop being a developer laptop doesnt have a cdrom and is missing the sd card slot im used to as i had a mac book pro before. I have to say ive never owned a computer as fast as this before after the post boot dell screen you are ready to log on in less than ten seconds! the machine is noticably fast compared to the mac book pro i was using before but i guess that the solid state drive! The battery is very good aswell and seem to be getting around 4 hours out of it. It doesnt appear to get very hot i heard the fan a couple of times but rarely, i guess the only time it gets warm is when i run second life on it. When i came it had 12.04 lts ubuntu edition, it asked me a few questions when i tuned it on and i was ready to go!! i couldt wait for it to prompt me for a distro upgrade so i forced it to 13.04 which took 30 mins over the internet and then i updated that with all the latest updates and now its running with no faults absolute perfectly! took me a few hours to get all the software i required all installed and setup. Ive been using it a week now and its been great over the wifi and its been sleeping great. Im using the ubuntu one cloud and all my documents are syncing nicely. I have to say the laptop is a great size, the presenation is amazing the build is good its weighted and sits well and is silent! the keyboard and trackpad look and feel amazing. Nice little light on the end of the charging lead as well as a nice long charging cable! I think for dell investing in a new linux laptop is a great move for the comapnay and good for linux. I have been recording music, editing video, running games from steam and native and wine!! this laptop does it all with no strain whats so ever my advice is buy one im really amazed. Check it out here http://www.dell.com/uk/business/p/xps-13-linux/pd
big changes in rubber soul, the band is going through a big change we have been running three piece most of the time and now we have a total change to the band we have a new bass player who will be starting with the band next month! couldnt have timed it better while our drummer is away for the month! rich is a full on great bass player lovely technique fires a few tidy solos if when required anyway hopefully have all the songs under his belt for franks return, we will be gearing the music towards the 60′s and who knows change the name of the band now were not just playing beatles most of the time, so there you have it a fresh new young look to rubber soul or is it rubber soul!!
well it seems i just moved away from the iphone / ipad macbook setup at the right time. ubuntu today said they will have ubuntu touch ready for daily use for the nexus 4 for the end of may! obviously it wont have all the apps but the standard phone setup. well i got bored of the ipad and it didnt do whati required so got myself a nexus 7 and that was that good i got the nexus 4 phone to match which leaded me to trying ubuntu back on the macbook which to be honest i was so impressed i sold the macbook and am replacing it with a dell xps 13 develoiper edition code named sputnik! so i get this ordered in the mean time i find out they are releasing ubuntu touch mobile application which guess which hardware it installs on nexus 4 and 7 which i own plus the 10! sonot only have i a ubuntu shuttle workstion a dell xps but the mobile and the tablet to match! now thats a result!!! now im certain if they release the mobile app for may then the apps i require will be ready for around xmas time. Im blown away with ubuntu 13.04 and im so lucky to be getting the proper developer laptop next week im sure mobile phone experience is going to be amazing, now the domination ive been talking about for over 15 years now is finally coming true. The question is will linux dominate in my life time or is this just the raise and doorway to what should of hapend a long longtime ago.watch this space for my xps review and then the unbuntu touch on nexus 4 review im so excited its like all my xmas’s have come at once!!
the xps has a aliminium top and sports a graphite base and a 13.3 inch screen 8 gig of ram and a 256 solid state hard disk + i7 processor
I just tested android in a virtual box machine on ubuntu worked great
1) Download VirtualBox, I installed from the ubuntu app store
2) Grab the image from AndroVM. The one you need, pick the one you want.
3) Just import the image into VirtualBox.
4) Run the VM.
i downloaded the VM from here and unzippped the iso, i added it to a standard linux 2.6 VM and i did a install and i ran a live version. Both worked fine with sound and network. Only problem i had was the mouse so i disabled mouse integration and it worked fine!! give is a whirl i used all the stand options for the VM apart from i gate it 1024 ram and it worked fine!!!
Handy bit of kit i got the mountain lion install file on my desktop and a 8 gig USB stick in the socket of the mac, load up the app and click create a boot disk it see’s the image file on my desktop and asks if i want to use that then asks me if i want to write it to the USB key inserted. It takes 20/30 mins to create the boot usb key, then use just reboot keeping your finger on the alt key ready for the alternate boot. select the usb key from the icons and install a shiny new version of mountain lion! simples