Shade State Park in west central Indiana is simply beautiful. Its often overlooked as many Hoosiers choose Turkey Run, a nearby state park, but Shades has a lot to offer. Its usually less crowded the views as still amazing. There is plenty of hiking between canyons and cliffs.
Its fun revving up the saw and felling a tree. Its relaxing to rhythmically swing a maul. Its delightful to hear the wood crack and pop as it splits. The neatly stacked rows of seasoning wood are a proud accomplishment. Kindling is the one wood heat chore no one seems to like. Its time consuming. … Read more
Linux rarely needs a reboot. With more recent kernels, it doesn’t really need to reboot at all. Since I’ve been studying for my CompTIA A+ exam, I’ve left a lot of material open and handy. I lost track of how long my desktop had been running so I ran a simple terminal command “uptime” to … Read more
Since I’ve used this stove a few times, I just wanted to show how you could load the wood in a North-South orientation. This wasn’t even full but it still burned all night and kept the house warm. Lighting the stove has been very easy with a little kindling on top of the wood. It … Read more
When your 450 isn’t big enough, get the 460. Its the biggest non commercial saw that Husqvarna sells. I’m still really happy with my 450 but I added the 460 to the fleet when the 450 needed repairs. The 450 was quite literally pouring oil out the bottom. The 460 has a few advantages though. … Read more
Drolet HT-2000 Since our old Blaze King bit the dust, we replaced it with the Drolet HT-2000. It was a special order from Menards for $1099. Wait and watch carefully, you can grab it with the 11% rebate. Its free shipping to the store. Otherwise, you’re looking at a couple hundred in shipping fees to … Read more
I have been cutting with the 450 Rancher for a couple years now. This winter I started cutting significantly more as I’m cutting firewood to heat with. I’m generally happy with the saw with a couple caveats. The saw does start easily. Follow the guidelines on the saw and it will start in a couple … Read more
This is my compiled list of commands to get a new Fedora installation working to my requirements. This list will get you going with a some useful applications and the necessary codecs for watching and listening to media. This guide is made for Fedora 20 aka Heisenbug 64 bit. Most of these instructions will carry … Read more