artisteer on ubuntu

great app artisteer for making wordpress / joomla templates, you can get windows and mac versions but unfortunate not to have a linux installer, but thats like most software i guess! as there is no alternative you can either run windows! buy a mac!!!!!! ( the more sensible decision of the two!) or pay £38 for crossover for linux or finally folow my guide to get it running for free! well apart from paying for artisteer licence of course!Artisteer_logo_icon

from the terminal do this

1) echo 0 | sudo tee /proc/sys/kernel/yama/ptrace_scope


sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install playonlinux

3) create configuration Artisteer with :
a) wine (version 1.5xx) = windows xp or 7 in 32 bits  (i just got it running using 1.7.32) 9/12/2014
b) install components dotnetfx35
c) install components dotnetfx35sp1
4) install manually in your virtual environnement Artisteer4 in PlayonLinux your Artisteer4.exe (in win32bits)
5) Enter your licence number

gotta love it


paul heaton in glasgow – yes amazing!

Had the most amazing weekend in glasgow watching paul heaton & jacqui abbott – plus a wii bit of shopping and maybe a few fine cask ales. If your looking for good few or good watering holes id recommend just pay £10 and help yourself to a variety  of indian, chineese thai english food! (try the green thai curry ouch!!)  also give this place a try if you fancy a nice range of cask / draught and of course no place is compete without a weatherspoons – ace selection of cask ales, the scottish own brewed cask is amazing –  stopped on the ibis forty quid for the night for two, great location and a great stay

any way the gig was at the O2 abc arena which was sold out and managed to get a nice little spot were we could see the band perfect! they played a blinder of a set, glasgow took a little longer to warm up than the last gig in liverpool and im certain the band layout was slightly different (the guitarist and bass player) but the song layout with a mix of new stuff and housemartins / beautiful south

if you get chance to buy tickets – DO IT!