Archive for the ‘Subjective’ Category

Books – Non-fiction – Text Books

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Serious, technical books I recommend.

These are listed in no particular order

The Continuity of Life
Daniel J. Fairbanks, W. Ralph Andersen

Lectures on Physics
Richard Feynman

Concrete Mathematics
Ronald L. Graham, Donald E. Knuth and Oren Patashnik

Books – Non-fiction

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Here are some non-fiction books that I recommend.


Books – Fiction – Recent Modern

Sunday, 29 September 2013

A list of contemporary books that I’m particularly fond of.


Books – Fiction – Modern Classics

Sunday, 29 September 2013

A list of books that I’m particularly fond of.
I didn’t discover the modern classics until relatively late in life.


Disabling Ubuntu Unity’s Global Menu Bar

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

It’s goodbye Windoze, hello Linux.

Well, nearly. I have now started using Ubuntu in anger for commercial development, and have started to find going back to Windows 7 on my home machine relatively painful.

However, there are a couple of things in Ubuntu Unity that I can’t get on with. The main one is the Global Menu Bar; that is, the menu for an application appearing only in the top title bar for the desktop, rather than at the top of the application’s window.

Solutions to this problem are described elsewhere on the web, but instructions vary. I wanted to make as minor a change as possible.



What to Look for in a (Free, Open-source) Software Download

Sunday, 13 February 2011

There is a huge amount of free software available. But you need to take care.


Why Free Open-source Software is Better than Commerical Software

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Well, that’s a slightly unfair title. Here are some reasons why free, open-source software can be, and often is, better than commercial software.


Stack Exchange

Saturday, 12 February 2011

The is now a plethora of incredibly useful question-and-answer sites available. Here are a few that I like.


Non-free Software

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Previously, I posted about free software.

There are just a couple of not-too-expensive commercial offerings that I think are excellent.


Free Software

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

For most pieces of commercial software for common tasks there is an excellent free althernative; sometimes even open source. Here are a few of my favourites.

This post extends and complements several previous ones on open source software, firefox extensions and system tools.