So I've got this graphics tablet. A Genius WP-8060U. I got it at an electronics clearinghouse for I think $30 a number of years ago, which because I was using Linux at the time, the purchase was a bit of a gamble.
Every time I read a story about breached or stolen accounts, like the one linked to below, I am reminded that not having a good solution for passwords can be devastating.
Here's a list of my favourite resources for learning German. I open them as needed, but I figured I'd put some of them together here too. I'd eventually like to create a django site for my translation needs, because each site has just a bit of what I need, and a lot of what I don't, plus ads.
Maybe I need a new section for my pics of insects. This little monster landed in front of me while sitting in Victoria Park. Not sure what it is yet, and I'm reading The Forever War right now, and don't want to look for it. Bonus points to anyone who finds it before I update this post.
Are you familiar with insects in Ontario, Canada? I've found, and photographed a few recently, and can't seem to find any images that lead to a positive identification except for the spider.
Here's a nice pic of a beetle found near my tomato plants. It looks similar to a leaf-footed bug, but I'm not sure what it is. Squash bug?
Next is another unknown beetle. Looks similar to pics of a Soldier Beetle, or possibly Pennsylvania Leatherwing. What do you think?
I hate annoying advertisements. I understand that site owners get paid using ads, and I'm all for that, which is why I don't use a browser plugin to block them. The ads I do hate are pop-ups, pop-unders, and anything that makes noise without being enabled manually.
Here's a pic from when I was in 4RCR. I believe this was taken shortly after the Paardeberg Ball.
I got a new system, and in trying to get the Radeon HD 5450 to output to 3 monitors at once, I booted to an old install of Linux Mint. After updating, and far too much fiddling with drivers and kernels, and rebooting, I got it to work, albeit not consistently.
I found a great script that removes the margins from PDF books. It is for linux, and requires a few different tools to make it work. The script is not mine, but was found at the following link. I'm preserving it here for later use. And posterity, or whatever.