home economy manager> I know that #InCoWriMo is near, but you can't buy new stationery until you've used up the one you have. Not even if it's cheap, you no longer have space to keep it
some other less wholesome part of me> making doesn't count as buying, right?
home economy manager> well, since you're using things you already had in the stationery bag…
(I had a 2015 sponsored calendar together with stationery and other paper “in case I ever decide to do something with it”)
looks at the calendar.
I guess it's time to start to work on the list of people I want to write to for #InCoWriMo (and to see if I have enough stationery, but I probably do :D )
We didn't really have a need for it, the only part that was potentially interesting (touchscreen and tablet mode) didn't work with linux, nor did the sound card, and overall the process to install linux on it made us discover how low quality the thing was, but we ended up using it to watch movies with an usb sound card.
Then the last time we tried to turn it on (to show a countdown for the new year) it didn't. Opening it revealed a dead battery. Glued down to everything else. And it didn't start without a battery connected. And when trying to unglue the battery it started to break, so my SO stopped before burning down the house.
At this step, #repair mode ended and scavenging for parts started, but most components were covered by the glued-down battery, trying to dismantle the screen resulted in cracked glass and the only thing we could save are two magnets and a handful of screws.
We didn't buy the thing. We didn't need the thing. We knew it was bad, but still this is irritating. Extremely irritating.
OTOH, reading point 3 of the proposed solutions and comparing it with the place I'm getting my dependencies from (distributions):
For example, package discovery sites might work to find more ways to allow developers to share their findings.
check, there is room for improvement, but the principle is there and is being used
Build tools should, at the least, make it easy to run a package’s own tests.
More aggressively, build tools and package management systems could also work together to allow package authors to test new changes against all public clients of their APIs.
check, as long as those clients are also available from the same source
Languages should also provide easy ways to isolate a suspect package.
this one isn't done, but the idea is that suspect packages don't get there in the first place. YMMV on what counts as suspect, however.
does anybody know of instructions on how to light an oil lamp (the kind with vegetable oil) with flint and steel, and no matches (not even the old, non self-igniting, type with sulfur)?
I've found how to light fires (lots of resources), a couple of instructions on how to light candles that aren't going to work with a lamp, articles and videos about oil lamps in general, but nothing on the combination.
I can't believe that before the invention of sulfur matches people had to light a full fire (or ask some fire to the neighbors) in order to be able to light a simple lamp…
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The aim of the book is to present an overview of current (at the time it was written, in the 1970s, plus an appendix from the 1990s) modern math and it's pretty good at it (that's the reason why it was recommended to me when I was in high school and my math teacher found out I had plans to study math at the university).
Because of this, it is reasonable that it's skipping all math development from cultures that didn't have a direct influence on modern math: it claims so in the introduction, apparently recognizing that those developments were significant, just outside the scope.
But then, every. single. time. the author gives a judgement on something, it's cringeworthy. When the europeans in 1600 and 1700 developed calculus with no formal basis and without even recognizing the need for one it was liberating; when arabs did the same with algebra it was a lack of formal capabilities. No. just no. did you even *read* what you're writing???
Luckily, most of the book is maths and that part is enjoyable, I should just skip the end of most chapters…
I didn't exactly lit a #fire, but at least I got some embers from #FlintAndSteel (I was indoors, so I couldn't light kindling)
I watched the following two videos to get from "one spark every 100 strikes" to "one spark every 5-10 strikes, and sometimes they even get on the char cloth" (sorry for the youtube links)
The big hints from those videos were:
* keep the flint at 45° to the striker
* if you're missing the flint often, you are using the right movement :)
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I'd recommend following the link to read the full thread
--conversion-timeout 5(or any other suitable positive number) to the command line to enable the use of external programs.
results into various errors including
feh WARNING: 141140-img_5195.cr2 - No Imlib2 loader for that file format
feh9 --conversion-timeout 5 141140-img_5195.cr2
141140-img_5195.cr2 is a Canon EOS 1100D image.and shows you the preview you wanted :)
And this shaves the neck of the yak, now I can proceed with the original task...
Last week I suddenly realized that I “needed” a #fountainPen ink in a similar shade., asked for recommendations on a forum and ended up buying two (online, looking at pictures, because I don't have a shop that keeps a variety of inks nearby :( ): Noodler's Polar Blue and Herbin Bleu Myostosis.
The Herbin is more periwinkle, which is not really me, but I love it and it's very me-playing-old-lady (only missing some lavender scent…), and the bottle with a pen holder is very nice.
The Noodler's is a problematic ink, but the shade is just as I wanted (and I've managed to make it behave with #dipPens by adding some gum arabic: that's the sample in the middle of the picture).
Also, I've managed to open a Noodler's bottle without spilling ink everywhere, and I consider this a personal achievement :) (there is a reason why other producers leave some air in their bottles…)