This guide steps you through the process of installing all the necessary CentOS packages, compiles necessary libraries, and installs Back-in-time on CentOS7
Everyone Loves an Old Fox, Right?
Everyone loves an old Fox, right? Well, actually no. Unlike the Michael J. variety, Mozilla Firefox has slipped into almost complete obscurity as a desktop browser. Depending on your source of data, Firefox's marketshare has slumped from a peak in 2009 of just over 30%, to a lowly 7.69% in August, 2016. Although, it has... Continue Reading →
Docear on macOS: Navigating the Apple Java Nightmare
So this blog post will be brief, as I suppress my disdain for Apple's attitude towards Java, now that they no longer need it to survive due to their App Store ecosystem. This blog post documents how I was able to get the Docear Mindmapping software working on OSX El Capitan (10.11). Sadly, many Java... Continue Reading →
How to Install Backintime Backup Software on CentOS/RHEL/Scientific Linux 7
Introduction Hopefully the title of this post is explanation enough. Backintime is a neat backup solution that mimics in some ways, the abilities of OSX' Timemachine backup system. At predetermined time intervals, Backintime will sweep configured directories on your computer, and only backup the differences since the last sweep. It results in an efficient use... Continue Reading →
OERs: Publishing Software – Open source or Open API
This blog post relates to my study of Open Educational Resources as part of my Emerging Technologies for Learning Program of study at the University of Manitoba. I have been asked to comment on the use of “free” open source applications in the context of OERs. I blogged about this just recently. My classmate, Stu... Continue Reading →
Week 4: OER Content Creation
This blog post relates to my study of Open Educational Resources as part of my Emerging Technologies for Learning Program of study at the University of Manitoba. Questions for this week in my course are: How familiar are you with these [Audacity, GIMP, Joomla, Drupal, WordPress, Blogger, Open Office, Google Docs, Blender, and so on]... Continue Reading →
Google’s terms of service for Picasa just stink!
I am looking for an option for sharing my photos with family and friends. I like the licence agreement afforded by flickr, but sadly I would also like a client interface that provides simple and efficient synchronisation of my photo albums. I want to be able to add my tags, captions, titles, descriptions and photo... Continue Reading →