Tuesday, 20 May 2014

The Magic Bullet Solution

There is a popular small kitchen appliance called The Magic Bullet.  It is supposed to be a compact and powerful food processor, able to do wonderful things.

Friday, 9 May 2014

Krups 871 Espresso Bravo

I can't believe that people are actually reading this stuff.  Sure, a few friends get curious, but there are people actually finding my email because they have found my posts about these two types of coffee machines.  I find it strange that people go to the trouble of digging out my email address from my other web sites rather than leaving a message or comment here? 

Ok, the Krups Espresso Bravo 871 is my favourite coffee maker.  They have not been produced in a long time now, but I am sure some of the other cheap 'steam pressure' coffee makers like Breville, Sunbeam and others can make as nice a coffee too.  I believe Krups still make this type of coffee machine too.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Brekky Time Musings

Away from the subject of computers for a moment and back to day to day life.  I've written before about coffee and how I prefer my cheap boiler coffee machines to the expensive ones.  The little Krups 871 Espresso Bravo, even though it is old, makes espresso that tastes thick and sweet, even before milk is added and the espresso from that boiler type machine can always be drunk black with no sugar.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Left monitor shows Firefox almost transparent after scrolling mousewheel on title bar.
7 May 2014

Saturday, 3 May 2014

KDE Ghost Windows and Dialogs - Faster YouTube - Mint and Ubuntu

I had an annoying problem with Mint 16 KDE where using
Right click > Send to > Desktop # was leaving a ghost
of the window on my desktop, and the ghost window does not go away until I
change desktops. I also had a problem with some dialog boxes remaining after their program exited.