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Alan Stainer
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Tech head through and through.
Tech head through and through.

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This should be in my light hearted collection Cool and Strange, but...

It's too good an opportunity to raise the topic of suitability. As this example shows quite clearly, Windows is not suitable in a professional or a commercial environment.

Wake up big business and use something appropriate.
Looks like my City's bus station are now using Windows 10 lol

#windowsfail #ITfail
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Tesla Model 3

You have probably heard a lot about the Tesla Model already, but what do the owners say?

Overall, they're really happy.
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Sometimes I feel like I am being watched

It's always fun and games when client's take their pets into work.
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The glop monster

After a little break my son has rediscovered his Lego animation craving.
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Hyundai NEXO

Whether you believe in hydrogen fuel cells being the future of vehicle power or not, you can't deny the technology is impressive. Personally I think we'll see it more frequently in larger vehicles, like the coach towards the end.
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When good software turns bad

In this issue of +Sussex Local I am calling out a well known security software company that has really gone downhill and in my opinion should be avoided like the plague.

https://issuu.com/sussexlocalmagazine/docs/storrington_sep_18/46
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Electric Bikes

Another trip to the other Fully Charged. There are lots of nice electric bikes available these days and apparently there are lots on the roads as well.
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An Apology & Corrections

Basically we're all human and the +fullychargedshow team got a few things wrong. The good thing is they have issued this correction, which is what grown ups do.

It's a shame I can't say the same about our politicians...
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Updating firmware on Ubuntu 18.04

This isn't something you normally think about, because the Software Center does it all for you. However when something goes wrong you update the firmware using the command line.
How to Update Firmware on Ubuntu 18.04 using fwupd

To update a BIOS or device firmware in Linux traditionally meant rebooting into Microsoft Windows, or preparing a MS-DOS floppy disk (!) and hoping that everything would work after the update. Periodically searching a vendor website for updates is a manual and error-prone task and not something we should ask users to do.

The fwupd daemon allows session software to update device firmware on the local machine. Designed for desktops, it is also usable on phones, tablets and on servers.

The Linux Vendor Firmware Service is a secure portal which allows hardware vendors to upload firmware updates. This site is used by all major Linux distributions to provide metadata for clients such as fwupdmgr and GNOME Software. There is no charge to vendors for the hosting or distribution of content. The LVFS only provides firmware once the original OEM vendor has joined the project and uploaded files themselves. The OEM vendor is in full control over what models are supported and is the only entity that can add support for new hardware.

Instructions for Ubuntu are at https://itsfoss.com/update-firmware-ubuntu/ and for Manjaro and Arch Linux at https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fwupd

#fwupd
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