2010 is not a good year to be a plant

At least not in my vegetable garden. Maybe I’m exaggerating, but it wasn’t the best year. Luckily, if that’s the correct word, it is not  only the case here. I’ve heard from several people that it’s been a terrible summer, everything started out  too late, and when it started it was immediately struck by the … Continue reading


Empty out your trashcan, baby

A screenshot of my desktop

I am one of those guys who likes to have the trash icon on the desktop. When I installed Lucid Lynx, I discovered it didn’t have such an icon on the desktop. 😦 OK, there’s an icon in the lower right corner of the screen, but I want a giant icon on the desktop. Mostly … Continue reading


Dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu

Ubuntu logo and Windows logo

I finally bought a new laptop. I usually postpone these kind of things to the point that even a dinosaur would refer to me as grandfather. Now, I mostly get by with a ‘light’ system. I’m no gamer and when I’ve got a difficult calculating task I have computers enough at work that can do … Continue reading


PhD Comics at work

PhD Comic

A picture says more than a thousand words… and a link is also quite meaningful: PhD Comics Advertisements