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Every now and then I make backups of my FreeBSD system's filesystems with the venerable dump program. This is the only program that can capture all features of the UFS filesystem. The filesystems to be backed up are:
- The root filesystem.
- The /usr filesystem.
- The /var filesystem.
The Shimano Deore XT disk brakes on my HP Velotechnik Scorpion trike have always been very noisy when dry. Oddly enough they were much quieter when wet. Over the years I've tried sanding the pads and different detergents and cleaners including strong industrial solvents.
But only recently I solved ...
For the bus rear floor we initially made a prototype mould. This was done because of time constraints and because we weren't sure that there wouldn't be changes to the design.
Now that the design is frozen it is time to make a fiberglass mould. This is done ...
On the 15th of January we had a couple of centimeters of snow. It wasn't that much (even for us), but it did look beautiful.
I took a small detour over the unpaved path through the Triangular Wood to take the picture below.
It is not often that I ...
For listening to music and watching movies on a PC, I prefer headphones. Years ago, I bought a Sennheiser HD 280 PRO, which I like very much. It sounds good and really attenuates external noise well (32 dB).
Sadly though, the earpieces were disintegrating after years of service. As soon ...
These are delicious, easy and fast to make. No need to cook the potatoes beforehand.
- Peel the potatoes and and cut them into wedges.
- Put the wedges in a container and pour some oil over them. Olive oil is nice. But any edible oil that can withstand oven temperatures will ...
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