Archive for April, 2008

Broadcom 4318 Working Under Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04 (Ndiswrapper)

In my dad’s PC is a wireless card – a Linksys WRT54GS I think. Anyway it uses the Broadcom BCM 4318 chipset, as seen by a quick lspci: richard@hades:~$ lspci | grep roadc 00:0a.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02) Unfortunately the new b43 / b43-fwcutter package […]

Crime in Glasgow Worse Than New York City

I live in a city with a crime rate worse than the Big Apple. Of course, I already knew that. Actually, I don’t think Glasgow is as bad as some people like to make out. We’ve also long been considered a friendly city. Mind you, we’re also known as the “stabbing capital of Europe”, but […]

"Don't touch property with a bargepole for two or three years"

Recently, I’ve been thinking about buying a flat. I figure if I would struggle to afford renting a place, it would be easier to buy somewhere. Specious logic I’ll grant you, but I figure that with renting all you can really take away is memories, and as fun and good and useful as memories are, […]


Let me set the scene for you. It was a picture-skew spring’s day, one where you leave work and marvel at the way it’s still light outside. There I was on the bus, oblivious to the world, with Brandon Boyd singing in my ear. I was on my way to my girlfriend’s. A few stops […]

Cannabis Should Stay A 'Class C' Drug

The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs are expected to recommend that cannabis remain a class C drug. The BBC reported it this morning, but Drug Education News picked up some other sources that are carrying it. Steve Rolles, of the Transform Drugs Policy Foundation, said increasing jail sentences from two years to five […]