Packing tips for efficient packing
“There is an ugliness in being paid for work one does not like,” ~ Anaïs Nin
Alcalá is well known for its tapas, since pretty much every bar has its own specialty -sometimes many.
Local guide to tapas in Alcala de Henares, Spain
I fixed choppy audio in my GMA500-based Peppermint OS 4 powered netbook using these guidelines for removing PulseAudio and then installing ALSA mixer. As a last step, I installed QasMixer (http://www.hecticgeek.com/2012/09/qasmixer-adds-a-system-tray-icon-and-a-mixer-for-alsa-ubuntu/) without removing the previous one and now everything’s fine!
Moving a profile from Thunderbird portable (Windows) to Linux
I am using Windows 8.1 in my laptop and Peppermint OS 4 in my netbook (which I usually take with me during my trips). In order to sync the inbox and other settings from the external HD in which the Thunderbird Portable is stored, I follow the next steps:
- Install Thunderbird in Peppermint
- Run it once and go into Offline mode
- Shut down Thunderbird
- Copy the Profile folder from the external HD to the /home/[username]/.thunderbird/
- Some files will need to be overwritten.
- Start Thunderbird in PM4; everything should be set up properly!
Ideally I should be able to use the existing inbox from both OSs (e.g. use the inbox location in the external HD for the Peppermint Thunderbird installation so that all changes are stored in the same location for both OSs) but I have not figured out how to do so by now…
Google is slowly but surely improving Google+ and trying to bring the social network to the masses. Yet some of Google+’s best features are less than obvious for both avid Google Plussers and those who are still wondering what the point of it is. Here are some of the more interesting or at least useful tips for getting the most out of Google+.
Climate change downscaled data portal provided by CIAT and CCAFS.
The data distributed here are in ARC GRID, and ARC ASCII format, in decimal degrees and datum WGS84. CCAFS and its partners have processed this data to provide seamless continuous future climate surfaces.
- Define the problem and solutions space: Basically, create boundaries and rules for your solutions so you don’t waste time thinking of solutions that aren’t feasible.
- Break the problem down: Make the problem easier to tackle by breaking it into smaller parts using diagrams or mind maps.
- Make the problem personal: Think about how the problem effects you personally.
- Seek the perspectives of outsiders: Try and find as many people as possible who might have input and see what they have to say.
- Diverge before you converge: Breed a little conflict into the discussion when you can. One way to do this is to have everyone write down their ideas before the meeting starts so everyone doesn’t rally around the first idea just to get out of the meeting quickly.
- Create “idea resumes”: An “idea resume” is a one-page document that breaks down the basics of a solution.
- Create a plan to learn: Start designing a way to test your ideas and write out what you hope to learn from those tests.