June 2007

The four hour workweek 2007-06-30

A few weeks ago Timothy Ferris’ The Four Hour Workweek entered my reading agenda. The book certainly looks nice - hardcover, golden borders, and the inside is refreshingly sparse, spaced, easy to read.

The rationale for this book is appealing: most people seek a life of achievements outside work, but do …

Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax 2007-06-02

Cover of the single 'Relax'

“Relax, don’t do it, when you want to suck it to it, Relax don’t do it, when you want to come.”

That was the catchy line from this tube from the UK band Frankie Goes To Hollywood. They were successful, they were controversial, and their most popular song …

Using the Brother printer drivers with FreeBSD 2007-06-02

A while ago I acquired a Brother laser printer, model HL-2030. This is a cheap printer with excellent printing quality (up to 1200dpi) and power saving features. Moreover, it supports the standard printer language PCL-5 which makes it “polite” to free and open operating systems — such as, GNU …