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Archives for April, 2014

Cow Timer and Pig Whisk

In the future, all kitchen utensils will be farmyard animal themed.

Long Man

Went for a walk along the South Downs last weekend with my parents. Having previously brought you several large chalk horses, doof.me.uk now presents a giant chalk man! Bit awkward to find a good viewing angle from the top of the hill.

Blurry Chinese Characters on Linux

For future reference, this fixes all woes: sudo apt-get install xfonts-wqy UPDATE: a much better solution is to install a pretty TTF font and then make all the characters bigger. sudo apt-get install fonts-wqy-zenhei fonts-wqy-microhei Then create a file ~/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf with the following contents: <?xml version = "1.0"?> <!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd"> <fontconfig> <match target="font"> […]


I went for an epic hike last Sunday in the Chilterns near Henley. I’m pondering applying for the London Marathon next year and as this was just shy of 25 miles I reckon that gives a firm 10 hour upper bound. Just need to repeat it again and again with increasing speed… One exciting event […]