Greg
animals food and drink
photography gardening
politics general
multimedia opinion
technology
Greg's diary
May 2018
Translate this page
Select day in May 2018:
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Select month:
2017 Sep Oct Nov Dec
2018 Jan Feb Mar Apr
2018 May Jun Jul Aug
Today's diary entry
Diary index
About this diary
Previous month
Greg's home page
Greg's photos
Network link stats
Greg's other links
Copyright information
    
Groogle

Tuesday, 1 May 2018 Dereel Images for 1 May 2018
Top of page
next day
last day

Cherries? Tomatoes?
Topic: food and drink, gardening, opinion Link here

Callum Gibson asked me if there was a typo in yesterday's article about the tomatoes. Clearly I meant to write “cherry tomato”, but only wrote “cherry”.

No, I meant to write “cherry”. I had really thought that they were cherries. I have never seen tomatoes that small before. Here they are in comparison with Roma tomatoes from ALDI and our own cherry tomatoes from the garden:


This should be Tomatoes-3.jpeg.  Is it missing?
Image title: Tomatoes 3          Dimensions:          4390 x 1969, 3379 kB
Make a single page with this image Hide this image
Make this image a thumbnail Make thumbnails of all images on this page
Make this image small again Display small version of all images on this page
All images taken on Wednesday, 2 May 2018, thumbnails          All images taken on Wednesday, 2 May 2018, small
Diary entry for Wednesday, 2 May 2018 Complete exposure details

 
This should be Tomatoes-6.jpeg.  Is it missing?
Image title: Tomatoes 6          Dimensions:          5186 x 2987, 4415 kB
Make a single page with this image Hide this image
Make this image a thumbnail Make thumbnails of all images on this page
Make this image small again Display small version of all images on this page
All images taken on Wednesday, 2 May 2018, thumbnails          All images taken on Wednesday, 2 May 2018, small
Diary entry for Wednesday, 2 May 2018 Complete exposure details

 

They're much smaller than cherry tomatoes, and the colour doesn't match either.


Compressing backups
Topic: technology, opinion Link here

How efficient is the compression on my EaseUS Todo backups? For the fun of it, I ran bzip2 on the old backup. It ran for about 5 hours, maxing out a core. Here the results:

-rwxr--r--  1 grog  wheel  229,987,848,192 12 Feb 13:33 System Backup (1)_20180212_Full_v1.pbd
-rwxr--r--  1 grog  wheel  206,841,590,660 12 Feb 13:33 System Backup (1)_20180212_Full_v1.pbd.bz2

That's about 10% savings. Is it worth it? It represents about the total storage capacity of all computers I used in my first 15 years of computing, but nowadays it's peanuts.


New induction cooker
Topic: general, food and drink, opinion Link here

Testing my new induction cooker has been hampered by lack of cable to connect it to a power point. Once upon a time I had lots of this sort of stuff lying around, but it seems that I threw most of it away when we moved to Stones Road nearly 3 years ago.

Finally I jury-rigged something together and tried it out. How do you turn it on? Secret key:

 
This should be Stirling-SICT60-1.png.  Is it missing?
Image title: Stirling SICT60 1
Complete exposure details
Dimensions: 631 x 396, 12 kB
Dimensions of original: 631 x 396, 12 kB
Display this image:
thumbnail    hidden   alone on page
Display all images on this page as:
thumbnails    this size
Show for Tuesday, 1 May 2018:
thumbnails