The Excellent Kadence Theme

Let’s Try Another Theme This site was using Elementor Pro up until April 2020 when I became dissatisfied with the layout and thought I’d redo it from scratch. In the meantime, I heard of a new theme called Kadence that looks very promising. I would normally use and suggest Astra with Elementor…

Gutenberg and Elementor

Today we got an update to WordPress 4.9.8 along with a promotional widget to try out the new Gutenberg editor interface and so this is just that, my first post using the Gutenberg interface. So far so good and as much as it’s annoying to have to get used to a new…

Cloudflare and DNSSEC

This website is now on Cloudflare as of 2018-08-02 so we will get some idea of any performance gains and whether there are any limitations compared to using a single origin web server. The free plan does not offer any local (to me) Australian edge servers which freaked me out the first…

Kubuntu Cosmic & Kubuntu-CI/stable

I’ve been using the Kubuntu-CI/stable repositories for about a year now and I’ve had no more problems or niggles than using a regular stable LTS (Long Term Support) system such as Kubuntu Bionic 18.04. Occasionally, after an update, there might be a graphic glitch or some flickering (especially in late 2017) but…

Remuxing the Kube Fosdem video

Christian Mollekopf did a great presentation about the Kube mail program back in early February 2017 at the Fosdem conference in Brussels. Unfortunately the audio was seriously flawed and really hard for me to listen to. The stereo audio track had the voice on the left hand side with annoying room noise…

Bionic plus Kubuntu-CI/unstable

This is just a temporary hiccup towards the end of November 2017 but for the last week, I have not been willing to reboot because the kwin-x11 packages in Kubuntu-CI/stable were in an inconsistent state. Trying to update or reinstall this package would result in the below error… The following packages have…

Manage A Bridge Using NetworkManager

I like to create a lxdbr0 bridge on my laptop so I can easily deploy LXD containers and, as I treat my laptop like a workstation, I hardly ever move it so I can use an ethernet connection instead of wifi for full gigabit local area network speeds. Setting up a bridge…

Ubuntu Bionic plus Kubuntu-CI

It’s been two weeks since I updated my stock Ubuntu install from artful (17.10) to bionic (alpha 18.04) and so far there have not been any serious problems. I think kded (a startup daemon) was failing a few days ago and my network was dropping out when I closed my laptop lid…

Adding Plasma To Ubuntu 17.10

I would like to use the Neon Plasma packages but they are stuck with an old 16.04 xenial foundation which may be stable but the surrounding OS is far too stale for my liking. I will gladly swap so-called stability for the latest new and shiny features any day and if *buntu…

Adding KDE Neon To Ubuntu Zesty

If you have to do a fresh install and want to start from the standard Ubuntu Desktop (using Unity on zesty) as a base and then add KDE Neon (user, dev/stable or dev/unstable) then this hint may help. Assuming you have a /etc/apt/sources.list something like this below, where “zesty” could be artful…