Manjaro unable to lock database

I still use a desktop once in a while. I jumped to Manjaro some time ago (previously Linux Mint) but the ‘database is locked’ thing after running pacman updates (usually updates via AUR) was driving me nuts. I referenced this help page… But still was encountering the problem. Then I switched from Deepin desktop back…

Goodbye Dustbury & thanks for all the posts

Just heard that prolific blogger Charles G Hill has passed away dustbury.com). I spoke with him fairly regularly on Twitter and appreciated the sheer bulk of his blog posts that stretched back to the birth of online blogging. Life can be so random as to when our time is up. Thanks Charles, for your wit…

Remembering Southern

Those long lost ITV regions with idents that are now seen as classic designs. #OnThisDay in 1958: ITV's region for the South, Southern Television began it's first broadcast. The station for the South would serve its viewers until the end of 1981. pic.twitter.com/YlezEdNqf6 — Russty Russ (@russty_russ) August 30, 2019

Learn Something New FFS

I feel bad about something. A mutual friend asked me some months back if I would make an mp3 CD they could play in their car. I stupidly said yes because I’m a soft touch but you know the way it goes. Offer an inch and people invariably take a mile. So I suddenly got…