27 Nov 2012 ncm   » (Master)

Epson has finally released official Linux CUPS and SANE drivers for its Workforce WF-2540 "all-in-one" printer/scanner gadget: (iscan_2.29.1-5~usb0.1.ltdl7_amd64.deb, iscan-data_1.19.0-1_all.deb, epson-inkjet-printer-201211w_1.0.0-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb). The scanner doesn't work over wifi: the scanner grinds for a bit, SANE reports "I/O Error", and the scanner control panel LEDs flash until you power-cycle. It only works with the (old-style) USB cable plugged in, but then it works well. So, don't bother with their iscan-network-nt_1.1.0-2_amd64.deb unless you want to help them debug it.

It's been many weeks since 32-bit Firefox running on my amd64 Linux last crashed in the cycle-reclaimer. Congratulations to somebody! The 32-bit version is nice because it never leaks beyond 4GB :P.

Aphorisms for posterity:

  • Pavement is real, paint is just an opinion
  • Watching a progress bar does not count as working
  • Archaeologists will note freeway ramps as the signature religious edifices of the 20th century

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