I have had another look at the Ubuntu Unity desktop, I am aware that this desktop environment is not everybody’s favourite user interface, but it deserves another look. I have recorded a Youtube video of the latest Unity desktop and with the MyUnity desktop configuration tool that allows even more configuration of the Unity interface …

To playback video in mplayer in different sizes, just use this command: mplayer -vf scale=960:720 my.avimplayer -vf scale=960:720 my.avi This will scale up a small frame size video to a higher size. This is good if you are playing video on the framebuffer console with mplayer and you want to be able to see the …

http://www.networkworld.com/slideshows/2011/052611-windows-1.html [http://www.networkworld.com] This is an interesting article where someone has gotten Windows 1.0 installed in a Virtual Machine on a modern Windows machine and taken a look at the applications that were shipped with the release of this ancient operating system. Now this is a blast from the past, Windows 1.0 would run fine on …

The Radio Shack TRS-80 computer shown here is the first computer I ever used. It has a massive 4K of RAM, upgradeable to 16K, a cassette tape drive using standard audio cassettes with programs on them such as games and utilities as well as a monochrome monitor and of course a very good keyboard. Radio …