Changing Default Browser in Debian

Not too long ago I wrote a short article about my findings in switching my default x-scheme-handler to Chrome for opening links from mutt. I used gio, and somehow it turned out to be pretty straight forward. I recently decided to switch back to Firefox for my browser, but now following links and viewing html…

XFCE and Loop Select in Blender

Remember that time you were getting the hang of Blender, then you switched to XFCE and alt-mouse3 stopped working for Loop Select in Blender? Remember how annoying that was? Apparently alt-click is supposed to do stuff in XFCE even though it didn’t seem to really do anything in my case except mess up Blender. Well…

Vegan RXBar Recipe

I’m working on a vegan RX Bar recipe based almost completely on the packaging. I looked up the average protein per egg white (the RX Bar has the equivalent of 3 egg whites) to determine how much pea protein and sprouted brown rice protein to replace it with so that each bar has about 10g…

Art vs. Clients

I’ve been working on a pair of custom tank bags for a motorcycle build for the Revival Handbuilt Motorcycle show in Austin, TX. I actually already completed the bags once and they looked great even though there were a couple small functional issues. But the client hated (she actually said hate) the natural leather that…

The Internet and Communication

I know this is a topic that has been covered a lot by a lot of people, but I think that it bears repeating. When communicating with some one on the Internet, whether through email, social media like Facebook or Reddit, on forums, IRC, or whatever, remember that there is a real, live person on…

Really really setting the default browser is XFCE

I had the problem that Evolution kept opening Firefox when I’d click a link even though I have Google Chrome set as my default browser in the XFCE Settings. After a little digging, I found this obscure post. Issueing the first command gvfs-mime –query x-scheme-handler/http told me : This tool has been deprecated, use ‘gio…

Sprints!

I finally decided that today was the day to knock out some sprints. I’ve pretty much just been running/jogging longer distances of 3-5 miles, but I know I need to develop those twitch fibers. So I rolled out of bed at about 9 am, laced up my trail shoes and jogged down to the public…

Today’s Workout

I’m trying to follow the exercise philosophy from Tim Ferris’ book The 4-Hour Body. Do enough to trigger growth, and go home. I’ve been off the supplements for a while now because they were starting to upset my stomach and I wasn’t seeing results. It’s like that the reason for the lack of results is…

Slow Carb Diet – Day whatever

I mostly fell off the Slow Carb wagon. I still try to eat pretty much as the diet describes when it’s convenient, which usually amounts to 1 meal per day. Still staying away from most white foods, but a double meat hamburger without fries when I don’t really have time for anything but drive thru…