Monthly Archives: March 2009

sshMenu installation

Hey, two posts in one day! Must be some kind of achievement (for me anyway).

I’ve recently installed this realy useful little Gnome panel applet called sshMenu. Once installed and set up it gives you direct access to all your ssh sessions from a menu on the Gnome panel. Here’s how to install it on Ubuntu 8.10 as that is my current distro:

sudo apt-get install sshmenu sshmenu-gnome

then just add the application to the Gnome panel by right-clicking the panel and choosing ‘Add to panel’ then select the sshMenu application from the list. I had to restart Gnome (CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE) after the installation before it showed up in the add to panel list.


Having switched from the Metro tram system to the trains I suddenly realised last week how much the 8 mile a day round trip to the station was costing me in fuel so I went out and bought a bicycle (an Apolo 10Gx I think…). I’ve not spent a huge amount of money, it only cost just over ¬£100. I’ve not owned or ridden a bike in about 10 years so I’m a bit sore this morning!