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Saturday, 28 May 2011

Switching Back To GNOME From Unity

So after a long enough delay I finally decided to switch to Natty Narwhale. The one problem I have with it is Unity, I think it looks nice but I just accomplish more with GNOME. If any of you are having the same problem try opening up terminal and entering this script:

 sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install unity-2d
Now you should be using GNOME again! Enjoy =)

Monday, 16 May 2011

Google SketchUp Review

SketchUp is a great 3D art tool for beginners, it's free, fun and really simple. I have only had it for about a week and I have done everything from messing around to designing simple houses for fun. I also love how easy it is to get started; simply open the app and get started! I would recommend this to anyone, it's free easy and fun!

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Desktop Customization Tools (WIN)

My current desktop
As you can see im a dork for customization, so lets get started. First of all I recommend setting the taskbar to auto-hide. Next find a nice wall paper.Now visit and download the one customized to dependant on wether you have a 32 or 64 bit copy of Windows. Now you can add skins to display the time, weather, date, notes youv made and a lot more! Now im mainly a Windows guy but one aspect I  love of Macs is the dock, thankfully there are windows alternatives. The one im using (it is hidden in the screenshot) is Object Dock though there are many alternatives!

Friday, 29 April 2011

Why Debating OS's Is Stupid

Today I was having a debate with two of my friends who are Mac fans, when I suddenly realized how dumb the argument was! For one thing any OS can be installed on any computer so debating them is useless. Another reason is that whatever OS you choose is based on what you intend to do. For instance, I'm a DJ; DJ's generally use Mac's for the "artsyness" but I also program so I find a PC or Gentoo was more fitted to me. Find the OS you like, and use it. Arguing its side is why the big companies have ad reps.

Saturday, 23 April 2011


So basically what we are going to do is create an icon that looks like iTunes but that will display a scary error message and the shutdown the computer.

Firstly, right click on the desktop and create a new shortcut, the shortcut wizard should pop up. Now copy paste this into the text box:
shutdown -s -t 10 -c "Your message goes here"
The number represents the amount of seconds before shutdown and you should change the message to something a little more menacing. Now hit next and name it "iTunes" and click finish. Now right click on the "iTunes" shortcut you just made, and select Properties->Shortcut->Change Icon and browse to your real iTunes app and select it. Now you can select from all available iTunes icons. Now click it and try it out, just make sure you have saved anything important!

Friday, 22 April 2011

Help For Japan

Just as a side note all ad revenue made from this site will be going to The Japanese Red Cross.  I suggest you also donate out of your own pocket with this link.  If tragedy struck near you you would want it done for you. Anyways, thats enough "you"s for now. Within I will upload a tutorial on how to design static web pages and then I will start working on a Javascript tutorial.

Thursday, 21 April 2011