Monday, September 12, 2011

On sharpening of knives...

Ever heard that sharpening knives can be extremely meditative process?

It is true. I have just spent 2 hours sharpening knives which included half a dozen kitchen knives and my carry-around Spyderco Military, latter taking up a better half of mentioned time.

It has actually given me a feeling of serenity, I felt calm and almost refreshed.

With Lansky knife sharpener kit about everyone can imagine themselves a master armourer, since it lets you keep the same angle while working on the blade. You can also select from a number of angles to sharpen the knife to, depending on intended application.

Here is the knife after last sharpening. Spyderco sharpen their knives in 3-1 manner, one side of the edge thinner than another. I failed to observe that back when I started caring for the knife, so its just ordinary 20 degrees sharpened edge now.

Here is 1:1 macro of the edge to give a better idea of what it looks like now:

Thursday, September 8, 2011

VcsSrv: great alternative to Xming

XMing is not freely available since version 6.9 and that version has some nasty bugs in it.  I have used  win32 X windows server for some time now and it does its job a lot better. Highly recommended!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Road bike WOW

OK, I just had my first road bike built for me and tried it. Its a Chinese OEM carbon frameset, Shimano Tiagra groupset and a Shimano R500 wheelset, with SPD cleats and Schwalbe Durano Plus tyres.

I`m in euphoria - the difference between this and my old hybrid Author is huge. Its like sitting on a stool that floats over the road... FAST. Some photos to follow!