The rear gear cable on my bike snapped while I was biking on it today. Luckily I had a replacement cable with me, so I thought I could replace it right away. But it turned out that the cable head inside the gear shifter was jammed, and impossible to get access to and remove.
To boil an egg without the egg sticking to the shell when you peel it, all you need is one extra ingredient in the water and plenty of it: salt. Sometimes when I made hard boiled eggs in the past, the shell would stick to the white part of the egg when I peeled them. But after I began adding 2-3 tablespoons of salt, this is a problem of the past, and the egg shells just slide right off.
The Boost module works by caching static versions of pages, and serving them to anonymous users. Because Boost caches pages in flat HTML files and the server doesn't hit your database, pages are sent to the users much faster, sometimes in as little as 200-300 milliseconds, which will seem almost instantly. From the Boost module page: "If you are on shared hosting this is your best option in terms of improving performance."
Installing a web server is very easy in Ubuntu, just enter a few lines in the terminal: There is no need to install and configure each part of a LAMP (Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP) installation individually. You can also install other programs this way. The downside is that all components are installed automatically, and not reviewed by you. But as long as you only use the web server locally (localhost or 127.0.0.1), and don't open up for access from the Internet, it should be safe.
If you want to record music with the Ubuntu GNU/Linux system, Ubuntu Studio will make the installation of the programs needed much easier, and get you started with just a few clicks. As well as audio programs, video and graphics programs are also part of Ubuntu Studio.
Apart from a computer, the music programs installed with Ubuntu Studio and an instrument, you will need something to interface between your instruments and the computer and an external USB sound card can do just that.
I just refretted my Fender Jazz Bass and documented the process, in case somebody else out there is also thinking about doing it.
It might initially seem like an impossible task, but if you research the subject (there are loads of stuff on the internet about refretting) and practice on disposable guitar necks before moving on, it really isn't.