I like to rock out

I had posted a version of this song years ago, but I see the link is down. Here is a new one, a live version, of Ralf and Florian, AKA, Kraftwerk, doing ‘Tanzmusik’.

The very fact that you are using an overlay to ask for my email address is probably a good sign that you won’t be a good steward of my email address.

First try on jalapeno poppers

The peppers are too thick, probably should have been blanched or something, since they didn’t cook and were pretty raw tasting. Next time.

First try on jalapeno poppers

The peppers are too thick, probably should have been blanched or something, since they didn’t cook and were pretty raw tasting. Next time.

Perpetual Tone Amplifier

If I play thru the Vibrato channel of my Fender Twin, and then mic it, running thru the Clean channel, theoretically, a single note should play until eternity is over, given enough power. This is SCIENCE, and SCIENCE does not lie!

I will tell people this is the secret of my tone.

UBUNTU: Schedule your printer to run a test page every few weeks

Keep your printer cartridges from drying out. Just use Ubuntu’s built-in scheduling tool, cron, to send a test page to the printer every few weeks. The Ubuntu test page is very colorful unlike the Windows test page, so it will keep both your black and color cartridges fresh until you refill them again.

OTOH, you will use more ink. But ink, if you are refilling from a kit, is much cheaper than buying even a refurbished cartridge, so, I think over all this will surely save money.

 lpstat -p     # to get the name of the printer
 crontab -e  # select your editor if you have not done so already 
 0 7 */25 * * lpr -P PRINTERNAME /usr/share/system-config-printer/testpage-letter.ps # paste this line into your crontab editor and save. 

I just tested this command in Natty 11.04 and it works, even on a network printer on a Windows machine accessed via samba.

It should run a test page every 25 days at 7 AM. If you wish to change the frequency, notice the */25 part of the command.