January, 2020

How to scan with a wifi networked Epson L355 on Ubuntu 14.04 (trusty)

How to scan with a wifi networked Epson L355 on Ubuntu 14.04 (trusty)

Long story short – possible, but no walk in the park. Beginning to think we linux users are masochists. The price of absolute power, I suppose. It’s a shame my ScanSnap 1500 broke down sometime ago. Not so much broke-down, rather some nasty looking goo started leaking out of it and I thought it a good idea not to power it up until I took a look under the hood and work out what’s going on. Like many things, this has been put on the back-burner. There’s really not much need to scan documents anymore, and with the amount of…

Merry Xmas 2019

Merry Xmas 2019

How was your Xmas day? We had a quiet one here, just the two of us if you don’t count the Canadian lobster. The wife had to work in the morning while I teed up some carols on YT. It was enjoyable to listen to them throughout the day. We started with some prawns on the BBQ. Note to self – shouldn’t have drowned them in olive oil, the flare-up blackened them somewhat. Still tasted good, though. Washed down with a nice NZ Sav Blanc. Then on to the lobster which we picked up from Villa Market. Hard to fit…

Getting the Ricoh SP230 DNw up and running on Ubuntu 14.04

Getting the Ricoh SP230 DNw up and running on Ubuntu 14.04

Let’s call it a Xmas present to myself – I purchased this printer as my old HP Laserjet had finally given up the ghost. It owed me nothing as I managed to squeeze about 8 years out of it! Remember kids – getting it out of the box is the easy part, it the setup where the rubber meets the road. First I tried to run the installation program on the CD which needed a Windoze box, enter my trusty Virtualbox VM with Win10 as a guest OS. Hit a roadblock when it couldn’t detect the SSID of my router…