I love having a duplexing color laser printer at home, and thanks to my friend John for the recommendation on the Brother HL-4150. However, in the last few months I found that print quality was way out of whack from Linux, last night I found the fix.
What was most curious was that if I printed from Adobe Acrobat, everything was good, but any other program in the system, and the output was jaggy, and the colors were faded. The fix was simple, but took a little while to find.
Make the print url: lpd://(Your printer’s IP address)/binary_p1
Life is good again, output looks great, and I don’t have to jump through Adobe hoops. And if you are looking for an affordable color home laser printer, I’d definitely recommend this one.
An amazing look at our planet earth from the ISS, as a timelapse video. Make sure to run it full screen to get the full mind blowing effect.
The vimeo page has the details on what’s being shown.
These cedar benches were built by my father a number of years ago, after we took down a bunch of trees on the property, including some 100 year old cedar trees. After 3 years of weathering their original finish had worn through. Based on the success I had with our the cherry bench in the spring, I went to town on these this week.
The one on the right is the state of the benches before being touched. The one on the left was after an hour with a belt sander. The cedar red color really jumped back out in the process.
This is a look at the benches after the final coat of poly was put on. They are still drying, so there is some artifacting that won’t be there once it hardens. I’m very curious how long the deep red heart wood is going to stay that color, or if it will orange like cedar does when exposed to air.
This print was bought at least 2 years ago, finally got around to building the frame for it.
I’m pretty happy with how it came out, just need to sort out some hangers and it will be the new art up over my home office desk.
You people, and your quest for evidence, where has that ever gotten us.
When I was wandering around the DC Zoo this summer, I was thinking how cool it would be to have a “you are here” map of speciation for each critter you were looking at. So I find it very cool that in the latest issue of Science they tried to build just that for Mammals, based on the latest genetic information we’ve got. A more complete writeup can be found here.