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04 Jul, 2019

Software I use

Posted by: admin In: hints & tips|linux, open source & software

I found a list of software applications I recommended in 2007 and thought it would be fun to look at the list and see what I’d recommend now, in 2019, instead. Of course we call them apps now …

How can I find a broken/problem font on my Firefox newtab page and either replace or workaround that font? Well, follow along here and find out how I fixed the non-display of a font on Firefox 57.0 (Quantum) web browser.

Perfume might work but DEET or Lemon repellants work better. Overall, the results from this study confirm that DEET repellents are the most effective mosquito repellents in the market. Although, based on the results from this study, a lemon-eucalyptus oil containing p-menthane-3,8-diol has similar efficacy compared with DEET repellents.But DEET and Lemon based products are […]

iscan for linux can’t find my printer (originally published 2014-02-11, updated 2017-01-02) Epson’s iscan scanner app Fixing the config files It’s been a couple of years now that I’ve had iscan installed. Today I wanted to do some high-resolution scanning so I thought I’d try and get it to work as I imagine it might […]

Update on my posts on duplicati: fixed version for Google Drive won’t install on WinXP  but version 2.0.0.79 can be installed and works with OneDrive. Duplicati backup on Windows XP Google Docs fails in version 1 Duplicati is now updated to version 2.0-preview as linked from “latest” on their GitHub page. Meanwhile version 2.0.0.86 has […]

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The most likely maths behind the alleged petrol-pump price scam being reported on Facebook. I don’t normally share this kinda thing … Unless there’s bad maths involved!? On Facebook usually if a post starts “Ok so I’m not normally one to share things like this but…” then it’s down to some marketing genius trying to […]



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