Thunderbird stuck / frozen at initializing

Submitted by jean-paul on Mon, 11/25/2013 - 16:15

Does your Thunderbird load some of your messages, only to get stuck with the "initializing..." message at the bottom right corner of the screen?

Timelapse Script - WIP

Submitted by jean-paul on Sat, 11/16/2013 - 17:33
#  Uses uvccapture
#  The ultimate destination for the shot.
last_file=$(ls -tr | tail -1 | cut -c 1-5)
str_last_file="$(echo $last_file | sed &

The Failure of Google Adsense

Submitted by jean-paul on Fri, 10/11/2013 - 09:05

Is this your first time here? If you're an average reader here, you either found this site through a link or a specific search, and are a new reader. For those who have been here before, you might notice that there are no longer any ads. I was using adsense, and while I certainly don't have a high volume of traffic (< 1,000 visits/month), I thought that I was earning about $1.00 a month. Barely worth even thinking about, but it was something measurable that helped to motivate me to continue writing and improving my site.

Theme Chromium's New Tab with CSS!

Submitted by jean-paul on Sun, 09/22/2013 - 01:10

I decided that I want to change Chromium's default "New Tab" page that is shown when you open a tab manually. I used Chromium's inspect element feature to check the styling on the page. I couldn't see where the styling was coming from, but I found the CSS selectors that I would be using.

Drupal Set up Checklist

Submitted by jean-paul on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 01:26

Here is my basic procedure for setting up a new Drupal site. I'm using Drupal 7.## and my server configuration may vary from yours, so these might not be appropriate instructions for everyone. Also, don't use the links. They're just examples!

Coming Soon - London Ontario Linux User's Group -

Submitted by jean-paul on Wed, 06/05/2013 - 11:28

I've just purchased! I will be setting up a community site, in the hopes that I can help to stir up interest in the community. When I first started using Linux, I had a free domain at, but it wasn't a good domain name.

Flowering Chinese Evergreen

Submitted by jean-paul on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 14:59

One of my Chinese Evergreen plants is flowering right now. The other one has a partially opened flower, and I hope that they overlap! I'd like to get them to fruit, as I have never seen them. I have had these plants (there was 1, there are now 3) for about 4 years, and I have only seen two flowers before this one.

Here is a photo of the opened flower:


No Bake Cookies

Submitted by jean-paul on Tue, 04/30/2013 - 02:26

I found this recipe for no bake cookies, then messed it up.

2 cups white sugar

1/2 cup milk

4 Tbsp Cocoa powder

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup peanut butter

2 Tbsp vanilla

2 pinches salt

3 1/2 cups oats

Summer Reading - April

Submitted by jean-paul on Sat, 04/27/2013 - 23:25

And, we're off! For the first summer in quite a while, my vision is good enough to read for pleasure. I just wish that I had realized earlier how much I need glasses.