# Welcome

## Five most recent articles:

### Home cider fermentation : posted in Miscellany

We recently moved into a house with apple trees in the garden so decided to have a go at making cider. The process is relatively simple and is described excellently by Andrew Lea at The Wittenham Hill Cider Pages. As such, these pages just give details on our particular product and includes some of our tips.

#### The Apples

The first step was the apples. I'm not sure of the variety but they look similar to a Worcester. The trees were planted around 50 years ago so are more likely to be a traditional English variety. We used a mixture of salvageable wind-falls and picked fruit and used a total of around 47kg of apples.

Some of our collected apples in a barrow

Read more... Published on 27th December 2013.

### No network on resume in OpenSuse : posted in Computing

I noticed that my network connection was not active after a resume from sleep mode in OpenSuse 12.2

The symptom was that when I resumed, the network connection would not be active and ifconfig showed only the lo connection, not eth0. I could manually solve this each time by running the following commands but this was a pain and hardly a seamless user experience.

$sudo dhclient eth0$ sudo mount -all