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Logitech K780 and M720 mini review

I rather like the K780 keyboard and M720 mouse from Logitech (alas, not sold as combo). Just picked it up a week ago, so I can’t say about longevity yet, but they feel solid. The key shape on the keyboard is odd, but I’m already used to it from a K380 elsewhere.

I had 2 wireless keyboards and mice. One of each plugged into my KVM and one of each plugged into my windows PC on a separate monitor. Both of the K780 and M720 support connecting to 3 machines. Those three connections can be via Logitech’s unifying receiver (what you get in all cheap Logitech wireless mice) or bluetooth. Each device came with one receiver, and their software will let you re-pair their devices (unlike other brands of cheap USB wireless, I’m looking at you Anker). Thus, I stuck one receiver into the KVM, one into the windows PC, and re-paired both devices to talk to both receivers so now I have one keyboard and one mouse and I can easily toggle them between 3 computers (while still having an open slot on both devices for a tablet, Raspberry Pi, or something else).

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We had a guest today.

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Probably her most serious picture face every.

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I think that recipes should replace phrases like medium high heat or simmer with temperatures. I interpret medium high heat to mean about 350-370 degrees Fahrenheit (175-190 C). Likewise, I call a simmer about 200 degrees (about 95 C).

For measuring pan tempuratures, I use a point and shoot infrared thermometer like this model on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DMI632G/.

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Recipes

For several years I’ve kept a WordPress instance running in my basement for storing my recipes. I recently uploaded the data to wordpress.com. I may move to a custom domain, but for now it is on a free WordPress sub-domain. Visit it at: https://boydrecipes.wordpress.com/.

When it was in the basement, I didn’t add pictures or worry much about nicely formatting the recipes, sold old entries will likely to revised as I make them again.

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postgres dump query to file

\copy (select fields from table where something=otherthing) to '/tmp/test.csv' with HEADER CSV;

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Swift 3 on Ubuntu 16.10

On swift.org’s downloads page Swift 3 comes with builds for Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 16.04, but not 16.10. It is a reasonable guess that the 16.04 build will still work on 16.10, but once downloaded and extracted, it complained about missing libicuuc.so.55. 16.10 only offers the ICU version 57.

There was a build of icu 55 made early during the development of 16.10. This shouldn’t be scary since it is just a new build a stable library that I think was only dropped because they decided to ship only 57. The .deb file can still be downloaded here: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/yakkety/amd64/libicu55/55.1-7. Once downloaded, just install with
dpkg -i libicu55_55.1-7_amd64.deb
.

Now problem solved, swift3 works on Ubuntu 16.10.

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