» Spurred by a recent photo on Flickr - Blue Canyon - I decided to look up Blue Canyon Arizona. I'd love to go but it looks like one hell of drive (when Moab is only half-way I know it's quite a distance...) #
» MetalWorks. Very cool assembly-required metal models. I received the Chrysler Building for Christmas (it's my favorite building) and just put it together the other day. Looks great and was a fun little project. #
» Expedit standing desk. Using things available from Ikea, and it came out great (with storage space to boot). #
» HOWTO: Linux and MTP. Since new Android phones use MTP for filesystem access (instead of the old generic USB hard drive...) #
In fact, it won't be truly free to the American public until January 1, 2021 — and even then only if copyright terms aren't extended again. Thanks to the 1998 Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act, no published US works will enter the public domain until 2019.1 Some countries have slightly saner copyright terms, but the U.S. Trade Rep is working diligently to use international agreements like the TPP to ratchet up terms around the world.
» Migrate Print Servers. Used this to copy a printer driver from one computer to another. I'd managed to get a really stripped down driver for an HP printer many years ago on my desktop and really really didn't want to get stuck with their shitty huge driver. This let me migrate just what I needed between computers. #
» How to install jcsullins CM10 Unofficial Preview Builds. Did this on my Touchpad the other day (overwriting an old Miui install that seemed to have issues). Plus the flash of the A6 firmware got my wireless working again (and improved the battery life) so I'm back to happy with the Touchpad as a tablet... #
» Disk Management - How to Mount and Unmount VHD Images. That's awesome you can do that. I bought a new laptop and in the process of moving things around there are invariably some files that get missed. This way I can just mount the snapshot I took with Disk2VHD and get at it all (and if I need to - fire it up in VirtualBox to get at registry keys and such.) #
» qdbus broke desktop on upgrade to 13.04. I had this happen to me on my Kubuntu upgrade, after logging in X would just display an error about dbus and never bring me the desktop. The fix was to install the right package: apt-get install qdbus:amd64. (And let it uninstall the qdbus:x86 version of the package.) #
» Netflix to Charge $12 to Make Sharing Your Password a Better Experience. Four dollars more to get double the number of allowed streams? Easy decision. What I'd REALLY like to see (and I know I'm not the only one) is user profiles. Sharing a streaming queue with a 12-year old girl (and having her play decisions affect suggestions) is less than optimal. I'd happily pay a couple more bucks for multiple profiles and I can't imagine it's more than just an extra table in the Netflix database... #
The French lunch hour has collapsed from 80 minutes back in 1975 to , according to a 2011 study by insurer Malakoff Mederic. That, in turn, has hurt business at traditional cafes, where offerings — like the typical 13 euro ($15) multicourse lunch — are still geared toward leisurely eating habits that are, increasingly, a relic of the past.
The last time I went to McDonalds was in Zurich, Switzerland. We were playing tourist on one of the few days I had off and really didn't have time for the leisurely 2 hour lunch in a cafe, so I know where the French are coming from at least. #
"If it were designed as an opt-in system only, then we wouldn't be able to help the retailer really understand what was going on inside the store, because it would be a very, very small percentage of the people actually visiting the store," Fu said.
Isn't that pretty much an admission nobody likes to be tracked like that? #
In studies at Cornell University, scientists looked at the effects of cooking on water-soluble vitamins in vegetables and found that spinach retained nearly all its folate when cooked in a microwave, but lost about 77 percent when cooked on a stove. They also found that bacon cooked by microwave has significantly lower levels of cancer-causing nitrosamines than conventionally cooked bacon.
» 3 Generations Tree Service. Good guys, have had them do multiple trees at both of my houses and they are honest, do a great job, and cost a fraction of other companies. If you're in the Denver area and care about the health of your trees give them a call. I have no affiliation except being a very satisfied customer. #
» Kdenlive Part 1: Introduction to Kdenlive. I found this series incredibly helpful (and will again in the very near future since one of my helmet cams decided to record with a strong red cast in Moab, I'll be using section 4 on color corrections extensively.) #
» I've been thinking about a better way to haul my new (to me) Yeti mountain bike. The complication is that it has a thru-axle, which doesn't work with the old fork-mount bike racks. So far I've come up with these options (the first two are expensive, the last one doesn't look great...):