Dual Booting Ubuntu and Windows on Surface Pro 3

Posted on Sat 28 February 2015 in misc

As part of my PhD I was generously given a brand new Microsoft Surface Pro 3. Unfortunately, as I have been an Ubuntu user for the better part of a decade, using Windows again was a less than optimal experience. Having read many blog posts about the Surface 3 hardware not being supported by the current Ubuntu kernel I resolved to wait and battle on with Windows 8.1. However, after a sever bout of yak shaving I managed to get the latest 15.04 beta 2 working (mostly).


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Installing Microsoft Azure Command Line Tools on Ubuntu

Posted on Mon 01 December 2014 in misc

As part of my MRes I am using Microsoft's Azure cloud platform. I had a few issues getting the command line tools to work so I am posting the solution here to save other people the bother.


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EuroVision Sweepstakes Python Application

Posted on Sun 11 May 2014 in misc

Every year I use the great sonic festival that is EuroVision as an excuse to get


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Installing 64 bit Citrix Receiver on Ubuntu 13.10

Posted on Fri 04 April 2014 in misc

My university has a Remote Application Service (RAS) that uses the Citrix


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Installing Eclipse Kepler (4.3.2) on Ubuntu 13.10

Posted on Thu 03 April 2014 in misc

I recently posted about getting dropbox up and running on Ubuntu 13.10 which required a bit of gentle nudging to get it working. Well another program that needs a bit of nudging is the latest build of the Eclipse IDE.


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Fixing the shutdown = restart problem in Ubuntu 13.10 on Dell Inspiron 7537

Posted on Thu 03 April 2014 in misc

So another day and yet another adventure on my return journey


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Git Basics

Posted on Mon 31 March 2014 in misc

As part of my computer science masters I am working on a group project with other


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Installing Dropbox on Ubuntu 13.10

Posted on Wed 19 March 2014 in misc

I finally figured out how to make Dropbox work on Ubuntu 13.10 and thought I would share this knowledge with the world.


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