Husqvarna 450 Rancher

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

Getting Started With Fedora 20

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

Broken Ax Handles

This would be the second handle I’ve broken this year.  It was a hickory handle and didn’t show any signs of wear or damage.  And for that matter, I have good aim.  I didn’t hit the handle on anything.  Yet today whilst I was split some seasoned maple, the maul head broke clean off. So … Read more

Cast Iron Seasoning

Cast iron works best when its well seasoned.  That means obtaining a beautiful black finish.  Cooking in it helps the most.  A few pounds of bacon and your skillet should look great.  That doesn’t work as well if you need a quicker seasoning.  Many people recommend coating the cast iron and placing it upside down … Read more

Linux Sync Services

I love syncing data.  I really do.  Its simplified life from copying files to a flash drive to move from one computer to another.  And then when I adopted my first smartphones (Palm Centro, Palm Pre) it was a hassle carrying data with me.  I would take a picture and then need a data cable … Read more

Quote of the Week

Two very good quotes from George Orwell this time.  Orwell is most notably the author of “1984” and also “Animal Farm.”  When you hear people talk about Big Brother, you can thank Orwell.  Or think of an Orwellian society, a controlling totalitarian society. Journalism is printing what someone else does not wanted printed.  Everything is … Read more

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