Backyard Work

The full works, still a bit more to do on the veggie boxes, but we're getting there...

Backyard Panorama

... the natives are going ballistic, they were only planted at the end of last summer, so one winters growth so far ...

Backyard 1

Backyard 2

Backyard 3

Backyard 4

Citrix Receiver on Ubuntu 14.04

Citrix support for Linux is currently (and has been for some time) completely attrocious, I have a previous post about this same issue. They do provide a deb and rpm version of Citrix reciever. The deb certainly has issues, and the rpm apparently does as well. Apart from the 32 bit and 64 bit packages being basically the same (ie the 64 bit version has 32 bit dependencies) the 64 bit package also lists requirements that no longer exist in most 64 bit distributions.

There are a number of how to's around on how to fix up the packages, they follow a similar set of steps as the ones I have listed here previously, so rather than oging through it again, here is a link to one of the better guides I have seen on how to set up : Citrix Receiver 13.0.0 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty

These steps work for me, apart from needing to link the browser plugin. ie. the citrix reciever package installed ok, but I had to then find my firefox plugins directory and link the citrix plugin manually ... ie

cd /usr/lib/firefox/browser/plugins
sudo ln -s /opt/Citrix/ICAClient/

After that I still had no luck, but changing the plugin to 'Always Activate' in firefox seemed to do the trick.

Updating Owncloud to Version 7

I decided to update my owncloud instance to version 7 and came across a problem where the database update errored out due to an issue with primary key conflicts in the ocu_lucene_status. lucene is the full text search engine by apache. I was able to get around it by truncating the table and redoing the update.

Owncloud updated ok after that, and everything appears to be working apart from apps, which I had to clear my browser cache to get to appear. This is apparently a known issue. There appears to be something else going on as well, as not all the apps are appearing in the list. This might be an unrelated problem, as there are other people with the same issue.

Easter at Dover

Easter in Dover ... the outlook from the house was straight onto the bay ...

Boats at Sunrise

... and over the wharf at night ...

Night Lights

We spent most days reading and walking the dogs around the local beaches ...

Dover Beach

... usually followed by sitting overlooking the bay and having a wine or 3 ...

Boats at Sunset

The Flickr album is here

New Family Member

We have a new family member, a harp! It's made by Camac. It is pretty awesome, and I get to listen to harp music all day :)

New Harp

I'll try to get a recording up soon.