February, 2019

Happy Anniversary Babe!

Happy Anniversary Babe!

Image credit: 123greetings.com Nothing says Happy Anniversary like an animated gif within a blog post, right! That’s how the cool kids do it these days, and we need to get with the times’ kiddo! I know I’m a difficult bastard to live with – I hope I bring some small amount of joy into your world. Five years! And they said it wouldn’t last (no-they didn’t say that, did they?) As you know, wood is the traditional gift for this anniversary. Thanks for the lovely table and chair you got me for my office – used every day! When I…

Printing woes – a wise warning on inkjet printers

Printing woes – a wise warning on inkjet printers

I should have listened to the sales guy when he told me you need to use this printer regularly. I didn’t and now my Epson L355 (link to manual) only ‘prints’ blank pages – the print head(s) are well and truly blocked. Just getting the PC talking to the printer was an ordeal. I had previously built a Win 10 VM on Oracle’s Virtualbox and since there are no Linux admin apps for the Epson, I was forced to connect it to a Windows PC to test it out. One thing about Virtualbox – USB don’t work ‘out of the…