Bokken and iaito maintenance are essential elements of training in Japanese Sword Arts. Without attention to these details, your iaito may become rusty and less smooth to draw, and your bokken may become splintered and cause injury to yourself and other students.
While I am not an expert in these fields, over the years, I have come to some budget-friendly and reasonably traditional solutions. This article is intended to be a guide to buying, mixing, and using your own oils for maintenance of wooden bokken and steel iaito. Continue reading
I wrote a simple program that reads my CPU and GPU temperature, and changes the color of the computer’s LED lighting to a range between blue and red accordingly.
This program was made for my ASUS Prime B560M-A motherboard, with an nVidia GTX 1060 video card, running Debian 11 Linux. The motherboard uses an Asus Aura USB device, hence the name of this project.
Make a cheese dipping sauce from block cheese.
Chinese sauce for dipping or drizzling.
Pancakes. Full recipe will make about 5-6 servings. Continue reading
Simple Chinese-takeout style recipe to use up a lemon. You can substitute other meats and fruits, though I would stay in the citrus family. Goes well with rice.
Having been playing with LineageOS on my Motorola One Action, it has taken me some trial-and-error to get this phone working the way I would like. This post serves as a record to myself of the process I have tried thusfar which has (probably) worked.