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Quick Start: Netcloud installation

After a couple of issues with the nextcloud snap on Ubuntu 18.04, what follows is a quick0start recipe I used to get nextcloud up and running.

Shared folder problems with Virtualbox guests

Are you having problems getting shared folders to work correctly between the guest and host with VirtualBox? Think you have it sorted and then you get that annoying "blah blah: Protocol error"? Take a step back and consider the following.

Quick Start: Kodi Set-up on Lubuntu

How to start up Kodi on system reboot without the whole rigramol of logging in, configuring resolutions, and running Kodi from a menu item, or command line.

Quick Start: Serviio Setup On Ubuntu 16.04

Serviio is a free media server. It allows you to stream your media files (music, video or images) to renderer devices (e.g. a TV set, Bluray player, games console or mobile phone) on your connected home network.

Chinese Input on XP

This probably isn't self-evident to most users but it really is quite simple to setup XP for Chinese display and input ... because with XP all you need is already there ... or so it seems .. as always your mileage may vary.

Move Office 2003 license

I needed to move my Microsoft Office 2003 license from my defunct laptop to my desktop (and will probably need to move it back to a new laptop in the future. Seems that I had used up my activation allotment. I had previously had to reinstall Office after replacing the laptop hard disk.

Gmail HTML Editing

The gmail Rich Formatting editor has a rather limited range of HTML options ... simple formatting ... colours etc ... Embedding html is actually trival ... just not ...obvious ...