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Sunday, August 24, 2014

1998 Ford Escort ZX2

Here is the latest problem on the 1998 Ford Escort ZX2, the little rubber stopper that pushes the break light switch off is broken in 3 pieces. A quick and dirty fix is pretty easy and was done
Again the little rubber stopper on the break pedal broke off, the tape from the credit card lasted months, but than the rubber stupper broke in 3 pieces, it may be time for a more permanent solution, some googling shows other Ford ZX2 owners with this issue.
Above I found the part that I think replaces this issue. There are also some creative solutions involving a rubber cork that I rather like. On the right is his finished product.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

no car niehgborhood

I live on a noisy street, kids on scooters, but mostly cars that incessantly drive by at all hours of the day and night. I would love it if after work when I drive home I could just stay parked at the grocery store and carry home what I need that day in order for the cars to be off my street, at least at night when I want to sleep, but if they daytime could be without cars, we could let our children play on the street.  However since I live on the main street to the school, I guess I am stuck with the traffic of all the parents taking the kids to school, strange thing is that no one in my city is even eligible to go to the school down the street from me, instead of us walking 2 blocks to school, we have to drive our daughter 2 miles to a school in the right district, I really want to be able to send our daughter to the school down the street.

However back to the idea of no cars, if we had to walk to our homes, we might entirely abandon the car in favor of maybe a bicycle and buses, which are easier to send to a central collection point anyhow and wouldn't we all breathe easier if we achieved this?

Don't get me wrong, I used to love to drive and sometimes the car is a real convenience, but I wish that as a society we could get out of it more and do other things to get from here to there. Telecommuting is a big one, one-line shopping can really help, but I think there is a economy of scale in that last mile if we all simply park at our neighborhood store and walked home.  In order to realize this we probably also have to be less individual about owning our car, and share cars more, otherwise the parking might not be enough.  The point though is we can probably get this done with the current infrastructure.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Conferences

Feb 21 SCALE12X LAX
March 10 CeBIT Hanover 
April 7-11 Hannover Messe Hanover
May8 LInuxTag Berlin
May 24 Bremen

Almost bricked Samsung Galaxy SII TMO

I had been running CyanogenMOD 10.2, Android 4.3.1, and was encouraged to go to 4.4 KitCat so I tried installing an unstable nightly for my phone. I have so much to learn about Android, but it now works great on a nightly build.

Sleepless in Berlin

I found a lovely AirBnB very close to LinuxTag.org and will actually get time off from work, although I don't know how I will fill the financial hit :(  I sat in on some Droid talks
Lots of configuration management talks, I had no idea there were 3 more that i hadn't heard about.
I know I need one, but which to choose isn't easy, so since they don't really seem to care at work we use bash and not really doing the right thing yet. 


Friday, February 7, 2014

App

Years ago people use install dragon on the computer to be able to talk to it today can do this to my cell phone to my blog and pretty much with everything perfect this is actually pretty amazing what will tomorrow bring question I should leave some corrected we accept it  can shooting

OK so maybe speaking tho my phone kissing poshest but typing makes mistakes tho

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New year coverage for 24 hours

on http://live.twit.tv I am seeing Leo up already doing the Australian new year. TWiT.tv has many good tech programs, there is a large archive of them there.