Something in the Air

Squashing Bugs For my sins I am an AmigaOS 4 beta tester, although I don’t have as much time these days to diligently test all the regular files and updates that the hardworking developers keep churning out. Obviously all of the kudos and plaudits go to the developers and rightly so, but spare a thought… Continue reading Something in the Air

Virtual Reality

Cyberspace I know the “Star Trek holosuite” will probably not be a reality in my lifetime (but hope springs eternal ;-)). It’s a pity because I’ve always wanted to explore strange new worlds, To seek out new life and new civilizations, To boldly go where no man has gone before……erm! Back on topic! As we… Continue reading Virtual Reality

Appreciating the Classics

Although most of my time is devoted to “Next-Generation Amiga” systems I still find time to power-up several of my Classic Amiga computers, particularly when I’m writing one of my Classic Reflections articles for Amiga Future magazine. Each article requires a lot of time consuming web-based research as I try to uncover the history and… Continue reading Appreciating the Classics

Just Browsing

A wolf in Sheep’s clothing? I normally write my blog on my AmigaONE X1000 using Firefox running under Ubuntu or MintPPC. However, with the release of Timberwolf RC1 I decided to write my blog using Timberwolf under AmigaOS4 for the very first time. I’ve always been a big fan of Firefox since I began using… Continue reading Just Browsing

Mixed Bag

Monday Blues I have to admit that some days I feel a bit like that “bloke” (man) in an old Derek and Clive comedy sketch. For younger and non British readers Derek and Clive were an irreverent comedy double act played by Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, based on their more sanitised mainstream “Pete and… Continue reading Mixed Bag

Interesting Times?

Minty Goodness Anyone who has been following my blog knows that recently I’ve been very busy writing the GNU/Linux installation guide for the AmigaOne X1000. Thanks to the dedication of several “A1-X1000 “First Contact” owners and in particular Irishman Pat Wall, the guide has had several re-writes to cope with the additional PowerPC Linux distributions… Continue reading Interesting Times?

eXciting times

Xena Warrior Princess correction,  AmigaOS Developer! This is the story of one developer’s quest for redemption of past sins as a Windows programmer by using his formidable coding skills to help the AmigaOS community! Lyle Hazlewood – Xena coder Ahem, back to reality……….. I’ve been playing around with “blinky” quite a lot recently. That does… Continue reading eXciting times

The Reluctant Penguin

Over the past few months I’ve been heavily involved in helping to port various GNU/Linux distributions to the AmigaONE X1000. My role has been to test each installation created by our Linux gurus and write the user installation guide. If I have to be honest, I’ve never been a big fan of Linux – there… Continue reading The Reluctant Penguin