Archives July 2014

camra member

I recently joined camra as ive started using the cask ale instead of the bloaty old lager.. Must say i do so much look forward to a pint of the many amazinglogo casks available. Also enjoying news updates and discounts of ales in good public houses. For £25 quid a year i cant grumble. Take a look here http://camra.org.uk/

 

also try the following apps on you mobile device

  • Good beer guide
  • Cask finder
  • PerfectPint

 

 

a new lease of life to the iMac G5

I recently acquired a iMac G5 PPC

it had a broken screen which you can pick one up on ebay for around 40 quid, i fitted the new screen in about 15 minutes not a hard job at all, noticing how good the apple hardware really is built compared some of the crap sold on the market today!

Because the operating system is no longer supported for PPC then the way to go is linux, after trying various flavours of ubuntu and failing miserably i tested debian, now i havent used debian for a while but it went on no problem and run slick as you like. The only problem was the machine was getting hot as its having to work a bit hard that usual !! so i ordered a fan of ebay with speed control and got a local engineering firm to cut the hole and i fitted the fan – i have to say it works flawlessly and its not noisey at all!!

it runs a full blown cctv zoneminder server and runs as our home juke box nicely and looks amazing 🙂 if you get chance to grab one get debian on it but youll need that extra fan!!

 

A couple of casks

Tried a couple of blonde casks today which I couldn’t find on the good cask ale guide

Class of 66  (cant find any information on this one…)
Wild wheat  4.0% ABV   (york brewery)Wild_Wheat-1403604527

Both a blonde but because I can’t Rate them on any site I give them a two star rating (out of five)
On my own site

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