Hüüt hemmr d’ erst August, ond zur Fiir des Tags hemr es neus Chläberli uf d’ Räddli:
My Telco Invaded My Privacy
Today my cell phone company sent me an unsolicited offer for free French lessons timed to coincide precisely with the period when my French tutor will be out of town.
Egypt-Sudan crossing update 2: official opening
The new land border crossing between Egypt and Sudan, which I first wrote about just over a year ago, has now been officially opened.
This means the Wadi-Halfa to Abu Simbel route should finally be drivable, with only a short hop on a boat across the lake from Qustul. Continue reading “Egypt-Sudan crossing update 2: official opening”
Propagating lemon grass from side shoots
Our lemon grass plant isn’t getting enough sun where it is so I decided to try to split it up and move some of its babies to sunnier parts of the yard. This was the original plant, after I already ripped off about a third of it on the left part:
I think this is rooted too shallow. It’s kind of falling over and has a lot of young-looking roots. The clumps come apart easily. After the photo above I pulled off the clump on the right side. Here it is after separating it: Continue reading “Propagating lemon grass from side shoots”
Sage, do you even IPV6?
While installing Sage 50 Accounting, a $450-per-seat finance software developed by one of the world’s largest enterprise software vendors, I couldn’t believe my eyes when it threw this warning that it is incompatible with IPV6:
What a disgrace. I guess I should be grateful that it knows euros?
Eat your heart out, inbox zero.
It only took eight months, but I finally got my own email address. I feel so grown-up now.
Sub-Saharan Parts Washer
Sometimes the necessary is necessary. We’d all love to have OSHA-approved, explosion-proof, self-filtering stainless steel parts washers. The rest of time we use half of a plastic jerry can with a liter of kerosene.
The 100k Cherry
I’m not so sure about this electrical connection in the meter box at my new house: