Wednesday, 14 September 2011
SCP (Secure CoPy) can be used to copy files and folders from one host to another. I've mainly used it in this manner:
scp /path/to/file user@remotehost:/target/directory
This will copy the file from the system you are logged in on to the remote host where you want the file to go. I've used it in this way many, many times. In effect you are "pushing" the file to where you want it to go.
Another way that it can be used is to "pull" the file to your local machine. All you need to do is reverse the command:
scp user@remotehost:/path/to/file /local/target/directory
If you're moving directories around then you just add the -r option in order to instruct scp to copy recursively.
Monday, 11 July 2011
I'm aiming for a sub-2hr time for my first half-marathon. It's going to be tough so I'll be going out again tomorrow morning and just building up the length of time my legs are out running. I'm only used to running 5-10km distances so building up to longer distances isn't something my knees are thanking me for! I'll try to post something about my runs from time to time or link to my Micoach or Nike+ data.
Wednesday, 6 July 2011
Friday, 17 June 2011
Make sure you check out his guitar that he made from an old cigar box and get a load of the drummer, Dan Magnusson. And yes, that is John Paul Jones from Led Zeppelin playing bass.
Seasic Steve's new album "You Can't Teach An Old Dog New Tricks" is out now, this track is on there. Check it out if you can, it's worth getting.
Playing back the music is as easy as playing locally stored music. You can choose to have the player show you only locally stored music or you can also browse your online tracks. Locally stored music plays instantly, as you'd expect. Music stored in the cloud takes a few seconds to begin as you'd expect while it buffers but the music you are given for free seems to be of a high quality. The app downloads and caches the music on the micro SD card or streaming it, dependant on your choices made in the settings. Other than the slight pause before playing the cloud stored tracks, you wouldn't really notice any differences when playing back and the whole experience is really quite seamless.
The only minor complaint that I have with Google Music is that there isn't a Linux version of the desktop app that allows you to upload your music to the cloud. Windows and Mac versions are available though. Picasa runs using Wine, so I'm sure that along the way somebody will work out a way to got this running on Linux even if it's not doing so natively. I've used Spotify in the past and that runs very well under Wine so I've got hopes for this yet. Still, it would be nice to be able to simply point the browser at a folder and upload a few tracks. I suppose I'll have to use a virtual machine for my uploading of music because none of my computers runs Windows or OS X.
|The interface for Google Music on the web.|
Minor gripes about Linux friendliness aside, this is a great app and leaves me feeling that Apple's iCloud experience will have to be something great to beat the user-friendliness of the Google Music Beta.
Wednesday, 15 June 2011
Monday, 13 June 2011
Some time last year I spotted a vase at a car boot sale that I liked. I picked it up for around £5. It turned out to be German pottery from the 1970s, loosely known as "fat lava" pottery due to the finish of the rough, bubbled glaze. You can see the first piece that I bought in the picture, the orange vase.
This weekend I picked up the tall vase at the back for the meager sum of £3. I quite like it, it's nice to have something a little bit different from all of the identical things you see from places like IKEA. I've got seven fat lava pieces now. Not to everybody's taste but I really like them and like seeking them out in junk shops and boot sales.
The antique collectables of tomorrow? It's possible!
Friday, 10 June 2011
Wednesday, 8 June 2011
Although it sounds a bit of a strange topic for a book it has so far made for a very compelling read. I'm around halfway through it and I've used some of the methods covered in the book myself and can memorise and recall lists of items much better already! I'll certainly be reading on to the end of the book.
Check it out.