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Perfume might work but DEET or Lemon repellants work better. Overall, the results from this study confirm that DEET repellents are the most effective mosquito repellents in the market. Although, based on the results from this study, a lemon-eucalyptus oil containing p-menthane-3,8-diol has similar efficacy compared with DEET repellents.But DEET and Lemon based products are […]

iscan for linux can’t find my printer (originally published 2014-02-11, updated 2017-01-02) Epson’s iscan scanner app Fixing the config files It’s been a couple of years now that I’ve had iscan installed. Today I wanted to do some high-resolution scanning so I thought I’d try and get it to work as I imagine it might […]

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Update on my posts on duplicati: fixed version for Google Drive won’t install on WinXP  but version 2.0.0.79 can be installed and works with OneDrive. Duplicati backup on Windows XP Google Docs fails in version 1 Duplicati is now updated to version 2.0-preview as linked from “latest” on their GitHub page. Meanwhile version 2.0.0.86 has […]

The most likely maths behind the alleged petrol-pump price scam being reported on Facebook. I don’t normally share this kinda thing … Unless there’s bad maths involved!? On Facebook usually if a post starts “Ok so I’m not normally one to share things like this but…” then it’s down to some marketing genius trying to […]

Test of various editors and IDEs for writing Python for beginners. PR4E (Python) – Programming for everyone Writing Python for beginners I’m doing a Coursera course from the University of Michigan called Programming for Everyone (PR4E). Writing Python direct in to the web interface for exercise submissions is a bit clunky to say the least. […]



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