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December 1st, 2014

11:38 am: Epson driver for linux
Note-to-self, needed this again after upgrade of Mint.
The driver you need for a BX305FW is ESCPR, available here:

Without it, the colours don't line up.

February 26th, 2014

04:00 pm: Tech junk freecycle
I'm putting stuff on Manchester freecycle this afternoon. Thought I would post here too, in case anyone was interested.

Pictures here:

September 23rd, 2013

06:17 pm: Smarty has the answer
I've been banging my head on a brick wall trying to puzzle why my website ignores changes I make to the html - Today I discovered that Smarty keeps a "compiled" webpage at /mdb/program/lib/Smarty/compiled/ (not Smarty/cached, or anything obvious like that). rm /mdb/program/lib/Smarty/compiled/* and all is well.

February 23rd, 2013

08:26 am: Wedding
I am getting married this afternoon, under a Dinosaur in Manchester Museum.

January 25th, 2013

10:13 am: Letter to my MP
Dear John Leech,

re: EDM944 Royal Institution building

I would like you to consider supporting Early Day Motion 944 which is calling for a parlimentary debate on the suggestion that the trustees of the Royal Institution of Great Britain are considering selling their building at 21 Albemarle Street, London.

I believe this building is of important national historical significance and should be kept as a scientific venue for research and lectures.

Yours sincerely,

Tim Crumpton, Chorlton

November 11th, 2012

11:47 am: Four-cookie problem
This is what happens when you stay with Mary's dad. I have dreamed up a maths problem to suit a 12-year old. Have a go:

I have cut three identical cookies from a circular piece of dough, such that each cookie touches the other two AND the circumference of the dough. Question: Is the remaining dough sufficient to make a fourth cookie?

Mathematical description of problem - solution in a different postCollapse )

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