Kurt’s 50 Favourites: Butthole Surfers – Locust Abortion Technician

As I’ve listened through this list of Kurt Cobain’s favourite albums I’ve realised that we’re definitely in a different age, musically speaking, from when this list was made and some of the punk/grunge/lo-fi/home-recording sounds on some of the albums are just so different from what I’m used to listening that they are hard to hear without taking into account all of the music that has come since. Many of these albums might have been influential but I’m not sure they are classics! Take this album versus Electriclarryland – critics say this is Butthole Surfers best album but the music on Electriclarryland is far more “musical” with better song-writing (in my opinion). Anyway – not really worthy of a listen to be honest!

Four Ingredient Recipes: Sausage & Sauerkraut Homebrew Stew

Hi! This is Jono’s wife here. I usually blog at makey-cakey and generally make things that have more than 4 ingredients, however whilst I was cooking Sunday dinner I realised two things: firstly, it tasted awesome and secondly, it only had four ingredients. It seemed only fair that I should write a guest post about it.

This is super easy – a slow cook that allows all the flavours to develop and it was delicious paired with some fluffy mash.

Sausage & Sauerkraut Homebrew Stew (serves 4-5)

  • 1x 500ml bottle homebrew – in this case an IPA
  • 5x pre-boiled Bratwurst sausages (ones with a high meat content so they stay firm)
  • 2 medium onions
  • 250g sauerkraut

Halve the onions and slice thinly, and cut the sausages into thirds.

Brown the onions and sausages in a large casserole dish or deep frying pan over a low heat for about 10 minutes.

Add the sauerkraut and beer and continue to simmer gently, stirring occasionally, for about 3hrs.

Top up with a little water every now and then to stop it sticking and drying out.

Feel Germanic and enjoy!


crossposted to tumblr http://hellyeahfouringredientrecipes.tumblr.com/post/64851168017

Making The Edimax EW-7811UN 150Mbps Wireless Nano USB Adapter Work With Ububtu 13.04

I’m posting this here not because I solved the problem myself but because it was a mighty faff to find the right way to get this thing working without downloading the files via apt-get. It does work (in the end) – here are the steps:

  • Since you don’t have an internet connection you’ll need to download these two three files: realtek-8188cus-wireless-drivers-3444749-ubuntu-1304, realtek-8188cus-wireless-drivers-3444749-ubuntu-1304 and DKMS (on which the driver relies)
  • Navigate to your downloads folder in terminal and install the DKMS dep: dpkg -i _________.deb
  • Install the drivers
  • Blacklist the old drivers sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf by adding the following lines:
    # Blacklist native RealTek 8188CUs drivers
    blacklist rtl8192cu
    blacklist rtl8192c_common
    blacklist rtlwifi
  • Remove the wifi card and reboot