Chilli Seeds

2015 will be a year of the chilli here, I ordered the seeds from sowseeds.co.uk which arrived fast and in attractive packets.

So after quite some time deciding on what to grow here are the contenders:

*Cherry Bomb – 2,500 – 5,000 SHU – great for salsas as well as pickling or roasting in the oven stuffed with cheese & herbs.

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Journey to go paperless and the Quest for a good scanner

In an attempt to digitise as much paper and other records to reduce clutter and make it easier to search for things I decided to get a sheet fed scanner and make a start.

First stop was to find a scanner, i decided I needed the following:

  • Ability to scan on the machine without the need for a PC
  • Colour scanner – that’s obvious right
  • ADF (auto document feeder) so I can load it up with paper and leave it to scan away, I do not want to feed in every single sheet manually
  • Ethernet or wifi connectivity
  • scan to jpg or pdf
  • ability to get working with linux without too much hassle
  • Scanning resolution of 600dpi
  • Less than £150

So my short (long) list:

  • dixie – portable and scans without a PC but its single sheet feed only
  • Fujuiti – look good but too costly for home use
  • epson – as above

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