Squalid Heights http://squalidheights.nz Sat, 24 Jun 2017 07:28:19 +0000 en-NZ hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 http://squalidheights.nz/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/cropped-SHLogo_512-compressor-32x32.png Squalid Heights http://squalidheights.nz 32 32 Off The Grid Great Barrier Island http://squalidheights.nz/off-the-grid-great-barrier-island/ http://squalidheights.nz/off-the-grid-great-barrier-island/#respond Sat, 24 Jun 2017 07:13:44 +0000 http://squalidheights.nz/?p=5232 Off The Grid Great Barrier Island is a website run by the Aoteaora Trust to promote and inform people on the issues surrounding off the grid living on Great Barrier Island. There is a huge amount of information to process when deciding to go off the grid. Not only on Great Barrier Island but for …

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Convert and split APE into FLAC using a CUE file http://squalidheights.nz/convert-and-split-ape-into-flac-using-a-cue-file/ http://squalidheights.nz/convert-and-split-ape-into-flac-using-a-cue-file/#respond Thu, 22 Jun 2017 02:44:43 +0000 http://squalidheights.nz/?p=5217 If you need to convert an APE file into a FLAC file then that is easy. It also turns out it is easy to split the APE file into different FLAC tracks using a CUE file. Flacon Flacon is an audio file encoder that extracts individual tracks from one big audio file and separates them …

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Aotea FM Great Barrier Islands Solar Powered Radio Station http://squalidheights.nz/aotea-fm-great-barrier-islands-solar-powered-radio-station/ http://squalidheights.nz/aotea-fm-great-barrier-islands-solar-powered-radio-station/#respond Wed, 21 Jun 2017 02:51:13 +0000 http://squalidheights.nz/?p=5197 Aotea FM has come a long way in a relatively short time. From an initial small set of batteries and a couple of solar panels up a hill it now has three transmitting stations to cover as much of the Island as possible and a new broadcasting hut near the Claris shops. That’s not a …

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Democracy in the 21st Century http://squalidheights.nz/democracy-in-the-21st-century/ http://squalidheights.nz/democracy-in-the-21st-century/#respond Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:19:24 +0000 http://squalidheights.nz/?p=5170 If you think the way we are governed isn’t going to change then you’re going to get a surprise.  New communication technologies have always changed the way we have governed ourselves and the rise of the computers and the Internet will continue changing democracy in the 21st century. All over the world people are applying …

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A New Zealand Policy Party? http://squalidheights.nz/a-new-zealand-policy-party/ http://squalidheights.nz/a-new-zealand-policy-party/#respond Tue, 20 Jun 2017 05:44:58 +0000 http://squalidheights.nz/?p=5156 A Problem with Policy I believe there is a flaw in the New Zealand* political system with the slim range of policy that gets enacted. We end up with a dominant party in Parliament due to the major issues of the the electorate at election time and lose the input of the other parties. On …

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Install Discord on Fedora 25 http://squalidheights.nz/install-discord-on-fedora-25/ http://squalidheights.nz/install-discord-on-fedora-25/#respond Sun, 18 Jun 2017 09:32:42 +0000 http://squalidheights.nz/?p=5130 Discord is a voice and text chat application aimed at gamers but can be used by anyone. Is is currently available on Firefox, Opera, Chrome, Android, iPhone, Windows, OSX, and Linux….Basically everywhere. Installation on Fedora 25 is easy. Open a terminal and enable the copr repository. sudo dnf copr enable vishalv/discord-canary Then install with this …

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Gnome Online Accounts – Credentials have expired http://squalidheights.nz/gnome-online-accounts-credentials-have-expired/ http://squalidheights.nz/gnome-online-accounts-credentials-have-expired/#respond Sun, 18 Jun 2017 03:42:58 +0000 http://squalidheights.nz/?p=5123 If you are having trouble with Gnome Online Accounts not logging into Google make sure you are fully updated and try again. If that doesn’t work, then open a terminal and try, pgrep goa-daemon | xargs kill -9 This will kill the Gnome Online Accounts daemon which will then automatically re-spawn. Worked for me!  

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Fedora 25 Workstation – Simple Install http://squalidheights.nz/fedora-25-workstation-simple-install/ http://squalidheights.nz/fedora-25-workstation-simple-install/#respond Fri, 16 Jun 2017 11:24:52 +0000 http://squalidheights.nz/?p=5076 You can download the Fedora 25 Workstation image from https://getfedora.org/en/workstation/download/. If you use the Fedora Media Writer then it can download the image for you. In Windows I generally just download an image and then write it to a USB stick using the Linux Live USB Creator. In Linux distributions I usually write the image …

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Internet Party http://squalidheights.nz/internet-party/ http://squalidheights.nz/internet-party/#comments Wed, 14 Jun 2017 09:37:39 +0000 http://squalidheights.nz/?p=5057 So, the Internet Party is back again. Well, not really back. It never really left, but after the drubbing it got in the last election it appears to be making serious progress once more. And drubbing it was. Approaching the last election  the Internet party was the darling of the media but the shine started …

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Batch convert PDF to JPG http://squalidheights.nz/batch-convert-pdf-to-jpg/ http://squalidheights.nz/batch-convert-pdf-to-jpg/#respond Sun, 11 Jun 2017 08:02:03 +0000 http://squalidheights.nz/?p=4892 So, last night I had to batch convert a large PDF called v35_22_31_Auckland.pdf into JPG. Or to put it another way separate out the PDF’s pages and convert them into JPG images. I tried it a couple of ways including Converseen which did the job but renamed all the files badly and changed the image …

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