After having been an emacs user for a long time, I was starting to grow disenchanted with it around version 24. My main problem is that it was starting to get really slow. Not just in starting up, but also in daily use, specially it you kept an instance open ...
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This is a variation on a recipe that I found in a cookbook, because some of the ingredients in that cookbook aren't in season right now.
The ingredients I used were:
- one can of chickpeas (400 g)
- one can of diced tomatoes (400 g)
- 250 grams of French beans ...
Now that I got an EPUB reader, I started looking for a way to make EPUB documents.
In principle, an EPUB file is a zipfile with a certain layout, as can be seen on the wikipedia page linked above.
The actual contents are just XHTML, while the metadata files are ...
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.