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Cygwin has got to be the coolest tool that exists for Windows. What is it? From their site:

Cygwin is a UNIX environment, developed by Red Hat, for Windows. It consists of two parts:
- A DLL (cygwin1.dll) which acts as a UNIX emulation layer providing substantial UNIX API functionality.
- A collection of tools, ported from UNIX, which provide UNIX/Linux look and feel.
The Cygwin DLL works with all non-beta, non "release candidate", ix86 versions of Windows since Windows 95, with the exception of Windows CE.

Sugar coated Linux

Why TV News Sucks

Value add

Well, as a special value add to our regular visitors here at Slaughters.com, today I uploaded a 'favicon.ico' file. You now may or may not see a little icon in your browser's address bar as you view this page. If you do not see it, it is because it is not reliabley implemented in most browsers, including Microsoft's. While the significance of this icon may be dubious, it's presence is beyond ques

Blowing a gasket

Here's a cool picture of a blown head gasket on my recently rebuilt Harley Sportster. A reminder to you all: remember to re-torque those head bolts after getting new cylinders and pistons, regardless of what your mechanic tells you ; )
So I'm now in the process of replacing this gasket and fixing some other things that appear to be, er... mis-done. Though I've never done this before, I'm guessing that I'll do a better job than the local Harley Dealer.
I'll keep you posted. A little value-add supsense for the many readers of my blog (hi mom!).

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