Friday 27 November 2020

OnePlus 5: my [almost] de-Googled smart phone

I now have a smartphone with a non-Google operating system.

I'm not registered with the Google Play Store either.

So I'm almost Google-free.

Wednesday 18 November 2020

Olympus OM-D E-M5 mark 2

I've never been able to resist a good body.


Especially when the controls feel nice and are easy to access.

Yes, I'm talking cameras once again!

Monday 16 November 2020

Install Gimp 2.10.22 on Peppermint 10

You are just itching to get your hands on a new app release...


...but its not in your distro's repository.

There are a number of solutions, but these notes only cover one of them.

Friday 13 November 2020

PeppermintOS 10: hide desktop icons

Want to hide your untidy desktop icons?


It doesn't look great to have an untidy desktop if you are giving a presentation to customers or colleagues.

Its easy to temporarily hide desktop icons on Peppermint.

Friday 6 November 2020

Two Hogs Sharing Our Hedgehog Box

I'd suspected something funny was going on.


We knew we had two hedgehogs of similar size visiting the feeder.

But the camera monitoring the hog box entrance confirmed my suspicions.

Monday 2 November 2020

Trying to get some [software] privacy!

I'm really not sure how we got into this mess!


We seem happy to give away private information to anyone,

just as long as we are allowed to search the web or download trivial apps.