ubuntu touch pebble app, rockwork

 

ubuntu touch pebble app, rockwork is the way to connect you watch to you device.

I did a previous blog on connecting ubuntu touch to your pebble watch but a few things changed since then.

The name was changed from uPebble to rockwork so nobody got sued! and the app was added to the open store, which to me is Aladdins cave of apps and makes it easier to upgrade the app. Plus the other apps inside open store are unconfined versions on great apps such as dekko,  owncloud client.

To get open store you download the ipk from here

https://open.uappexplorer.com/

and then open the terminal

cd Downoads

and then

pkcon install-local --allow-untrusted openstore.openstore-team_0.103_armhf.click

if you go to applications you will get open store app. Inside there select rocrockwork-openstorekwork and install. Once installed open the app and this will ask you to open system devices and pair.

Pair the device and go back to rockwork and you will see the phone is connected and see options to manage watch , install watch faces and install applications. You will also see options to install new firmware upgrades which is handy for keeping up with the latest updates on the phone. Here is some images i took inside the application.

* Currently supported features
– Incoming notifications
– Voice call control
– Music control
– Sync calendar to timeline
– App management
– Watchface management
– Pebble app store integration
– Taking screenshots of the watch
– Watch firmware upgrades
– Configuring health and distance units
– Sideloading watchapps/watchfaces

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Ubuntu M10 Printer Setup

 

Looking at getting your Ubuntu M10 Printer Setup?

well before i start then i have to warn you that to do so you have to make your device RW now i wont tell you how to do that as if you dont then im sure you wont be able to do the rest !

Now there is printing support on the way ive been told and also its working for me but not fully, i have installed a sharp printer which can use generic driver and printed perfect but with the brother mfc7400n this requires a cupswrapper which is only available for 32/64 bit systems and the ubuntu tablet is arm, although ive taken a look at the source code which brother supply will look at rolling some debs for my tablet.

So once you have made the tablet RW you open the terminal and use the command sudo apt-get install cupsd      this installs the main cups server in the tablet and should automatically start the service if it doesnt then sudo service cupsd start  this should get the service up  and running. The next part i installed the gnome print manager in a libertine container as there is no front end yet for printers on UT, so i run this command: libertine-container-manager install-package -i vivid -p system-config-printer-gnome
now this is only assuming you have setup a extra container called vivid if the container is called something else just change the word vivid in the command to your container, if you havent setup a container then do this:

cd ~/.local/share/libertine
rm ContainersConfig.json
cp /custom/click/.click/users/@all/com.ubuntu.puritine/libertine-config/libertine/ContainersConfig.json .
libertine-container-manager create -i vivid -n “vivid” -t chroot -d vivid –force

once you have the cups server and the client in the libertine container setup you should see thisubuntu m10 cups

I then went to add printer and selected network printer were it search and found the sharp printer and selected generic driver and printer a test page !!

Im looking at these next:

  • DVD Writing support
  • MAME Game Emulator

mfc-7440n scanner ubuntu16.04 fix

 

mfc-7440n scanner ubuntu16.04 fix

Ever since upgrading my ubuntu on my main computer to 16.04 the scanner hasnt worked, i used the brother install tool and added the scanner using this command

sudo brsaneconfig3 -a name=MFC-7440N model=MFC-7440N ip=192.168.0.67

but still nothing. a bit of poking around i found this and im back in business!!brother mfc 7440n

 

 

 

sudo mkdir /usr/lib/sane
sudo cp * /usr/lib64/sane/* /usr/lib/sane/

and

sudo cp /usr/lib64/libbrscandec3.so.1.0.0 /usr/lib
sudo cp /usr/lib64/sane/libsane-brother3.so.1.0.7 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/sane
sudo cp /usr/lib64/sane/libsane-brother3.so.1 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/sane
sudo cp /usr/lib64/sane/libsane-brother3.so /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/sane
sudo cp /usr/lib64/libbrscandec3.so /usr/lib
sudo cp /usr/lib64/libbrscandec3.so.1 /usr/lib

and its fixed!! thanks to klaus15 on ubuntu forums!!

emby media server last.fm plugin

 

emby media server last.fm plugin

Finally fixed! When i first started using emby media server a few years ago i loved it because it had music scrobbling which ive been doing for years and also film scrobbling which id never done before which was amazing! but last year last.fm changed there api code which broke the last.fm plugin for emby 🙁 we did have mrsmoke looking at the plugin but the man is busy and after months of asking people who could look at this from out of nowhere Symphony came in and fixed it up just out of the blue! I tested it this morning its working great!! so the emby guys are back scrobbling!! great work – i can now write my full review on emby server on ubuntu – here is the plugin zip file. On ububtu you extract it to here /var/lib/emby-server/plugins   and the restart the emby-server service or reboot.

emby server last.fmplugin

here is the main forum thread if you would like to follow it http://emby.media/community/index.php?/topic/30066-lastfm-addon-gone/page-4

HelioGraph – Social photo app for ubuntu touch

 

HelioGraph – photo sharing app with filters on ubuntu touch? look no further HelioGraph.

This is a brand new app for ubuntu touch and to be honest thank god somebody has made it, we have lacked the filter function on pictures since the word go!! The app currently has around five filters but with discussions with Benjamin Flanagin (the developer) he tells me he will be adding more amongst another load of features which sound great. Here are some highlights
Standard Camera functions work,
Syncing from server to device and back again work,
Social Stream (20 pictures at a time)
Captions can now be added to the pictures
Rating system now works,
Set Pictures to private to keep them synced but out of public view.
Add comments to images on the “back” of the image.
Search comments and Usernames to find pictures in your collection.

here are some screen shots on the phone (BQHDE5)

Here are some screenies on the ubuntu m10 tablet

lots of other additions coming like social sharing etc. I think this app has tons of potential. And have to say nice work.

this is the main website for more info http://vagueentertainment.com/series/AaW/?page_id=86

this is the app on uApp explorer https://uappexplorer.com/app/heliograph.vagueentertainment

this is the patreon to help fund the app http://vagueentertainment.com/series/AaW/?page_id=86

craft ale malaga

 

Craft ale in malaga is quiet surprisingly getting trendy….

and up and coming, now not everybody is into the standard carlsberg and the run of the mill lagers so they are springing up micro breweries all over the place, now here some ive tried and some of the places i get it!

If your in malaga try

http://www.laboticadelacerveza.com/

http://centralbeers.com/

In torremolinos

http://www.cervezateca.com/

and look for bar jerrez they do the karma 😉

unity 8, convergence and things to come..

 

Ive been following unity 8 for a while but now i can say its nearly ready…

i would blog more but i think micheal hall got it all covered here!

http://mhall119.com/2016/05/dogfooding-unity-8/

im just looking into not using libertine and just running apps like so from a terminal

  • ubuntu-app-launch firefox

I found it quite fast, quite solid and just a tad rough round the edges, bit cant see no reason why unity 8 wont be available soon on the desktop. I find this great bearing in mind ive been using the phone for around 2 years and now the tablet, I can use the same OS im familiar with on my laptop as well! Check out a quick update video.

unable to upload pictures to wordpress

 

unable to upload images to your wordpress?

Either since a wordpress update or a hosting update, this could be a quick fix for you. I was getting this error

unable to upload to wordpress

 

 

 

 

 

 

I downloaded the plugin deafult to gd, which is a zip file and you just upload and enable and thats it! If your uploads are failing and your stuck then take a look here

https://github.com/getsource/default-to-gd

poulton pubs, the good the bad and the ugly

 

Poulton, the good, the bad and the ugly…

Poulton is a small part of morecambe, what i believe to stretch out so far as the york hotel and the bull hotel, people might beg to differ, i dont care this is what i see to be poulton.  In the small area is some great little watering holes on offer to the sangarians or what ever the name is!?! in the main town of morecambe we have the palentine and the royal / pier which are well worth a look but lets look what little poulton area has to offer. Bearing in mind all this boozers have the same low end carlsberg /fosters low end lager but some stretch past that and offer the quality we deserve….

The Morecambe Hotelmorecambe hotel

 

 

 

This is the one and only place that has it all, you name it – the best thing i can do it bullet point it and then hit the facts.

  • Restaurant
  • Craft ales
  • Beer garden
  • Smoking area
  • Disabled access
  • Function / meeting room
  • Cocktails
  • Bar snacks
  • Hotel rooms
  • Childrens play area
  • Parking area (coming soon)
  • Camra Discount
  • Pay by card
  • Website
  • Online bookings
  • Social interaction

This place was taken from the old run down scruffy old morecambe hotel and made into as what i can only describe as the best boozer in the whole town! It has craft ales and craft lagers and even cocktails! The beer is kept at its best and has the best variation ive seen. The food is another thing, the food here is perfect from the steaks, fish and chips right to the sunday lunches and the great sharing platters are out of this world. The facility to book group meals in the private room upstairs is a great idea. If you fancy a meal out on the sunday and want to take the kids its kitted outside with a kids play area. The refurb really created a fine establishment here and hopefully will start to make people realise running other badly run pubs near by whats required, something to higher the standards to. The staff have come together quite nicely here and work well as a team. Congratulations we have a winner. The good, the best. On a final note if you liked to be looked after by the owners and the staff this is the place to be looked after. Take a look at the website here or twitter https://twitter.com/Morecambe_Hotel or facebook https://www.facebook.com/theMorecambeHotel

The Bull Hotel

bull hotel

 

 

Cracking little boozer, always busy, plenty of regulars. Andy is doing a good job of running it although liked it when bryn had it as he chucked me a few gigs here and there but hey ho that has no bearing on the pub review as i still drink in the pub regular.

  • Craft ales
  • Karaoke
  • Bingo
  • Beer garden
  • Darts
  • Pool
  • Slot machines
  • Sometimes live music
  • Bar snacks
  • No card payment
  • No Camra

Doesnt really need anything the pub, ive always said it needs a card payment, ive never really understand why it doesnt? and a camra discount is a no goer because the beer is sooo cheap as it is. Be nice to see the live music back at least once a week instead of the idiots on the karaoke, but again of thats what the regulars want then go for it! Im personally not one for morecambe town in the evening because of the type of idiots that populate it! and although this pub is on the edge id give it a go for sure 🙂

The York

york hotel

 

You’ll find this pub as you are just entering morecambe, ideal place to stop before you enter the town and have some refreshments.

  • Craft ales
  • Beer garden
  • Function / meeting rooms
  • Bar snacks
  • Hotel room
  • Tea time food
  • Pay by card
  • Occasional live music
  • Car park

Well what can i say, This place has so much potential, Its been taken over from mick, which was a great landlord and a great guy i just feel his partner let the place down, not being able to take her drink and get nasty, i know this because it happened to me! So we did stop visiting until recently it was taken over. Now we enjoy a beer around the york specially if we can get a nice day and its a sun trap on the back and we have the crack with the regulars which is fun! The craft ales can be a bonus in this pub as it seems to be on a different brewery from the rest of all the other pubs and gets some cask ales in you would never see which gives it a edge. All the staff and locals are friendly enough and hardly a clicky joint! The downside of the pub is that the brewery wont shell to update the place and with out slating the place it does need it! Ok the beers cheap so put it up a bit and make the investment. lets have the york decorated and looking good, lets have a bit of live entertainment on a friday or saturday. Do it up and get the function room advertised for use – get some bands on in the back room. This has the potential to be a great boozer but not the backing from the brewery, which hopefully doesnt run the place into the ground like other pubs run by greedy brewerys – im for one a local and would not mind paying a slight more ontop of the cheap good craft ale i get to see this place be brought up to better standards. Give the york a go its a cracking boozer its one i go for one and have six usually!…

https://www.facebook.com/Yorkhotelmorecambe/?fref=ts

The Smugglers Den

smugglers den

 

 

The oldest pub in morecambe, with tails of tunnels running through morecambe for the pirates, and hauntings in the pub!..

Unfortunately the smugglers den has now been closed for a year but soon to be open again im told by some new people from out of town. I was lucky to have this pub for a year and thats when the pub came back to its former glory, shortly to be taken by some pot smokers who ran her into the ground. The brewery managers were on the take and blaming including me the past 3 managers before of the beer being down which was a load of nonsense. When this pub was running in all its glory this was what i made available.

  • Craft ales
  • Bar snacks
  • Tea time food
  • Sandwiches
  • Live music
  • Karaoke
  • Beer garden
  • Bar snacks
  • Darts
  • Poker
  • Bar Games
  • Sky sports
  • Pub background music
  • Open wood fire
  • Ukulele nighs
  • Neighborhood watch meetings
  • Camra discount
  • No card payment

This i hope gets taken over by the right people and looked after as its a proper british little boozer with so much potential. Here is some tips. Do not get mixed up with the brewery or managers it was tied into 100% and dont let it turn into the clicky little place for the few guys who drink at the end of the bar and think its there pub! and last but not least dont let the scruffy people who have there dogs on the seats, behind the bar and all that carry on happen. Its disgusting. Please run this pub properly!! 🙂

UPDATE!!!

The pub is now open!! Ive visited and met the new landlord and lady and they are lovely people! the pub has been cleaned and lots of work carried out and im glad to say they have a great range of craft ales available. Im so glad to see this pub open again ill be popping by for a pint or two for sure 🙂

The New Inn

the new inn

 

 

 

Ahhh the ugly. I cant comment much on this pub as im barred for something i really am not sure about. I was told i was not going to be served for nicking a bin? so i asked about and i was told it was a fag bin outside the door? im really not sure, some drunken idiot must have said i nicked a bin or something im not sure its the kind of mentality of the client-el that drink in here. I did used to drink in the new inn and the beer was always flat, low amounts of beer in the fridges, no craft ale just the bitter for the old lot. Dirty dated old toilets and always fag butts outside. I know the bar is used for a friday night karaoke and the way to generate money is to lock people in and take the money of the drunk people as im sure it would not survive on its local trade. I did try to come to some arrangement when i had the smugglers with jan (the current land lady) to work together but she didnt like the fact i was busy, like far to busy and making money in my normal times compared to her having to stay in the pub all night to late, out of licence hours. She made passing comments when i walking home at 11.00pm calling me a lightweight, which a few times i told her i was sticking in the licenced hours and was making enough, this went on for a while till i have to admit i told her to go and fuck off after a few times of hearing it, probably the reason for fabricating the reason for me being barred. So cant comment on this one, i just remember it being scruffy and not much to it. So i would suggest to give a go but thats your choice!……. Ill try it when it gets a new decent landlord and review the pub properly to give it a chance.  The only way to correct this would be to have a proper apology from jan, to be un barred and to be bought a pint on the house, but this wont happen im sure its not in her nature. When i say this is the ugly its not just the pub thats ugly you know what i mean?!….

There you go thats the good, the bad and the ugly

UPDATE!!

I seen the land lady in town the other day and for a grown woman she is common and disguting mouth on it. She shouts knob head across the pub, im so glad this isnt my mother id be disgusted with her. Now she has taught her scruffy cusotomers to shout knob head to me when i walk past after visiting the better pubs just up the road. I dont know disgusting people. I wouldnt drink in here if you paid me.

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