Archive for July, 2006

HOWTO: Hoary ClearType-like fonts – Ubuntu Support Forums

Saturday, July 8th, 2006

HOWTO: Hoary ClearType-like fonts – Ubuntu Support Forums If you are an Ubuntu user this guide (specifically targetted towards users of “Hoary”) will provide a useful starting point in making your font’s seem less jarring when you boot into your linux machine coming from Windows (or MacOS).

Raging Menace – MenuMeters (MacOS X)

Saturday, July 8th, 2006

Raging Menace – MenuMeters Handy little system bar menu meters that help you see how your mac is performing at any given moment. Useful to watch and see if you have an app that is thrashing any of the common IO subsystems, or if you’re just obsessive compulsive and like to know what’s going on […]

Apple – iLife – Tutorials – iLife ?06 Multimedia Tutorials

Saturday, July 8th, 2006

Apple – iLife – Tutorials – iLife ?06 Multimedia Tutorials Apple have on their website some useful guides to help make the most of their software. If you like me don’t have the time to learn every intricate detail of the ever useful iLife suite I highly reccomend giving them a quick read, to help […]

Little Creatures – Pilsner

Saturday, July 8th, 2006

This beer hailing from Western Australia is an excellent example of a Pilsner. It has a similar ‘what is that’ aftertaste that the Pale Ale (from the same Brewery. Definatly reccomended drinking – this would however due to its aftertaste (which is pleasent in small quantites) definatly not be a beer on which to binge […]

Hardy’s Show Port “Cellar Reserve”

Saturday, July 8th, 2006

This port from Hardy’s is rather nice, it has all the right flavours – massive quantities of fruit and ooodles of wood. This is very pleasent after a meal on a cold evening.

Currency Creek Estate – Shiraz (2003)

Saturday, July 8th, 2006

“The Creek Station” as it is branded from Currency Creek in South Australia have this Shiraz out which is good for drinking now, there is no over all amazingness to it that would make it my staple, but it is definatly not unpleasent with few of the harsher flavours associated with young bulk wine.

Young Maid – Cherry Port (NV)

Saturday, July 8th, 2006

Whilst visiting Young in NSW I picked up a bottle of “Cherry Port” from “The Jam Factory” (Young is a big cherry growing region). This port is sickly sweet with a hint of toffee/caramelisation. It was not entirely displeasing, but definatly way too sweet. I’d not reccomend it for people looking for a different style/type […]

PuTTY – Registry Location for its settings

Thursday, July 6th, 2006

PuTTY is a handy little program, sometimes however you might like to change the background colours for multiple saved sessions, it can often be easier doing this in the registry, rather than via the GUI. The path you’ll need is “My Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SimonTatham\PuTTY\Sessions\” Colour2 is the “Default Background”.