Do nothing Saturday

By , April 5, 2008 9:12 pm

After a rainy start the day got better but I stayed in a very do nothing mode.

Finally got up the energy to get a shower so decided to try out the olive oil for shaving. It worked (I guess) but with my year and a half old razer blade it took a while. Not much razer burn even though the stubble was a quarter inch long so guess it did it’s job. Will have to try it again Monday and see how it works with less hair. πŸ™„

Also decided to try out the baking soda instead of shampoo. That I like. Kinda strange not having the suds but it cleaned the hair and took very little to rinse out. Fewer tangles when combing afterwards too so am gonna use this rather than the store bought smelly stuff. I think that was what I liked best, no stink in the hair afterwards.

Not that late but am gonna read for a bit then call it an early night. Till tomorrow… 😎

Home built (DIY) small electric buggies and go kart plans – plans for simple single motor trike.

By , April 5, 2008 7:55 pm

Home built (DIY) small electric buggies and go kart plans – plans for simple single motor trike.

Interesting site with a number of plans for small electric vehicles. Several quite good ideas and much info.

Linus versus GNOME

By , April 5, 2008 5:14 pm

Linus versus GNOME

Now I understand why I don’t like GNOME. God knows I’ve tried MANY times to use it, on several different distros, and never been able to get past the fact that I couldn’t get there from here. There were always things I COULD do in KDE, EASILY that were seemingly impossible in GNOME. Now after reading the article I understand that one of the underlying principle of GNOME is to make things EASY by REMOVING options. HUH??? Sorry folks but that AIN’T the way I work and now that I understand that is the way GNOME is MEANT to be I won’t try waste my time with it again. IMHO Linus is right and GNOME is wrong. Options SHOULD be easy to both find and change. Taking away the users ability to change things is one of the big mistakes I’ve seen MicroSloth making more and more with each new version of their OS and one of the reasons I moved to Linux. I really hate to see any Linux distro and/or desktop being dumbed down like this! But now that I know what the problem is I will make sure to point out that if you want to be able to make your own decision’s just use KDE. Simple enough. Thanks again Linus!

OLPC computers on their way to Birmingham, Ala.

By , April 5, 2008 4:50 pm

OLPC computers on their way to Birmingham, Ala.
Anyone who has thought that, as nice as the Linux-powered One Laptop Per Child computers are for the target market of third-world children, they’d also make a lot of sense for U.S. kids too, is in good company. The mayor of Birmingham, Ala., Larry Langford, had the same thought and the result is that the city will be deploying 15,000 OLPCs to its school system.

So cool that an Alabama city is the first in the US to do this! This news is a month or more old but I just found this post on it and had to share. Hope it works out for them.

Microsoft Threatens to Go Hostile on Yahoo | Epicenter from Wired.com

By , April 5, 2008 4:12 pm

Microsoft Threatens to Go Hostile on Yahoo | Epicenter from Wired.com

It’s this type of bullying that keeps getting them into trouble in the courts. You’d think they’d have learned by now to at least give the appearance of playing nice. Yet another reason I will never purchase another Micro$oft product and promote Linux every chance I get.

Streetsblog » On Potato Omelets and Winter Cycling

By , April 5, 2008 11:44 am

Streetsblog » On Potato Omelets and Winter Cycling
A Spanish tortilla, unlike the Mexican version, is essentially a potato omelet. You fry some diced-up onions and potatoes in oil, and then pour in some beaten egg. Flip it over, and voila, you have a tasty, round golden thing to cut into slices and eat.

Interesting take on why folks cycle (and do other things) in one place and not another. Makes a WHOLE lot of sense.

Posted the bit above to assist my memory cause I want to try them. Sounds quite yummy! πŸ˜‰

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