Long Time Since Last Post

It’s been a long time since my last post so I need to fill you in onwhat’s been happening. I wiped my hard drive and made it dual boot – win98 and Ubuntu Linux.My daughter (12yrs) did the same to her computer a few weeks ago.Personally I like the Gnome desktop which is the default … [Read more…]

Open Office Probs continued & Kubuntu

When I reinstalled Open Office, Writer would work but not Draw. Now I’m having other more major problems with the computer so I think the hard drive is on the way out. It’s all backed up so I haven’t lost anything. If I can get another hard drive for it I’ll try Kubuntu I want … [Read more…]

Open Office Probs

I found that when I removed everything (a file called sversionrc was in a couple of places) to do with Open Office and then reinstalled it worked!   I will be upgrading these machines when the current word processing class has finished.  It wouldn’t be nice to do it to them in the middle of … [Read more…]

Open Office Probs

I’m running Open Office 1.0.2 on Mandrake 9.1 (at work on one of my student boxes) and having the following error message come up when trying to save a document- Error saving document. Wrong parameter. The operation was started under an invalid parameter. After this message OO closes and the document is lost.  OO has … [Read more…]

Mother’s Day

I’m very happy my son has come to stay with us for the weekend for Mother’s Day!! He bought me Ferrero Rocher chocolates and a voucher to Target! Shopping and chocolate hmmmm nice 🙂 I’m glad he could come and visit as he’s working now and doesn’t get many chances I don’t care about the … [Read more…]

Tuxracer Courses

We’ve been creating great Tuxracer courses!! and will be uploading them to Tuxracer websites soon. If I do eventually get around to making my own website again I’ll probably put them there too. If you haven’t done it before it is easy and a great way for kids to learn. Good motivation for them too. … [Read more…]