Enlightenment 1.7.5 builds

09 Jan

The Enlightenment 1.7.5 builds are up on the server now. Sorry this one took longer to get done. I was slow in this build, and good news is that the packages have been put into Fedora for comment. If i have been reading my e-mails correctly Rahul Sundaram was the one that got them all into Fedora for review. Rahul also created the spec file for evas-generic-loaders, so i have added that to my build as well.


I plan on keeping my builds going until Enlightenment can be updated from Fedora repo. At that time i will stop doing my builds. I am still working on becoming a co-maintainer for Enlightenment in Fedora. Not sure when that will be official, yet i am willing to do it.


Posted ed_mann in Open Source


Phonics of shew and shewn

04 Jan

So i read the Bible allot and also the Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of the United State. A word that shows up is shewn and shew. The question i have had is how do you pronounce it. I have been saying it as in show, yet someone corrected me and said it should be pronounced like "shoe". I thought ok, so i had a recording of someone reading the Bible and they said it like "shoe". Then i heard Alexander Scourby and he pronounced it like show. So now i was really wanting to know how do you pronounce this word.

So a little digging and i found a page on about substitute letters. In the table on that page was the table of substitutions. And in it was ew = o as in sew. Now with that i thought okay if the ew = o then shewn should sound like shown. Maybe i should add the characters above the words. Well anyway i went and looked up shew on a Webster 1828 Dictionary website and it did not return anything. So i then looked for show and that had a hit. What i did notice in the definition was this line.

It is sometimes written shew, shewed, shewn.

So i believe now that it is pronounced just like "show" just spelled different. But who am i?

In other news i did find this file about teaching your kids to read using the Bible. I have not finished reading it yet, however i am interested in what they learned and have to say about the subject. I was talking to a gentleman today about what me and Simon do and he talked about how his kids when they were little would memorize scripture verses. He told me it was good, that is what i remember, however his kids did not grow up having a love for Jesus Christ as their Saviour. I knew what he was talking about. If you have ever read the books of 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles you will get the same picture. The father may do that which is right in the eyes of the Lord, yet his son and grandson will do that which is evil in the eyes of the Lord. Yet someone down the line of wicked fathers will then do that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, as did David his father. (1 Kings 5:11, 2 Kings 18:3)  There were fewer of them that did right.

Well that's all i have to say about that right now.


Posted ed_mann in Founding Fathers


I like DubStep, and i love Scripture, here is both

03 Jan

Found this over on Looking for some Christian Dubstep music. I enjoyed this one.


Posted ed_mann in Devotion


Miracle Fruit Update and others

01 Jan

I posted a few days ago about this Miracle Fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum) that i was going to attempt to grow. From the Discovery article i followed the link to the site and  here is a list of foods off that site that taste sweet using the Miracle Fruit.

  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Vinegar and Vinegar-based Foods
  • Apple Cider vinegar
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Grapefruit
  • Strawberries
  • Pineapple
  • Grapes
  • Pomegranate
  • Kiwi
  • Peach
  • Raisins
  • Green, yellow or Granny smith apples
  • Broccoli with a splash of lemon
  • Pears
  • Tomato
  • Radish
  • Onions
  • Mustard
  • V8
  • Tabasco sauce or any other hot sauce.
  • Sour cream
  • Un-sweet ice tea with lemon or lime
  • Sour Pickles
  • Red berries
  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries
  • Cranberries
  • Blueberries
  • Watermelon
  • Goat cheese
  • Try other aged cheeses
  • Rhubarb
  • Guinness with a lemon sorbet.
  • Beer
  • Dark beers
  • Red wine
  • Cheap tequila
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Oysters with lemon juice.
  • Chili sauce
  • Ketchup
  • Salt & Vinegar potato chips
  • Oranges
  • Currants
  • Tonic water
  • Garlic cloves
  • Natural yoghurt
  • Durian or Jackfruit
  • Unsweetened chocolate
  • Olives
  • Green mangoes
  • Aloe vera with lemon juice
  • Tamarind

Now i won't be trying any of the Beers, however Brussels sprouts? Really, my wife likes Brussels sprouts, and i don't. I have not grown them in the garden because i don't like them, however if the Miracle Fruit works on them, then i will have no excuse for not growing them. :-D

More News

I  want to give a big thanks to for getting my seeds (Miracle Fruit) to me very quickly. I was surprised at how fast they arrived i was not expecting them before the end of the year. Also talking of fast delivery. The team over at had my order of Goji (Lycium barbarum)  berries and Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) seeds to me before the end of the year as well. I received the seeds from both companies on the same day. It was an exciting time for Simon and i... i think he was excited because i was excited. :-D

With the Goji berries i have heard of three different ways to plant the seeds. Two ways were to soak the seeds for 24 hours, the other did not specify. So this is what i did.

  1. Soak seeds for 24 hours.
  2. Split seeds into three equal piles
    1. 7 seeds we planted in the berries.
    2. 7 seeds we split open and planted open end up in soil
    3. 7 seeds i removed all (or as all as i could tell) from the berry and planted into soil.
  3. Put a little moisture over the seeds
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and place on top of fridge. (Things get warm up there)

So with that all done i will see what way produces the most sprouts. I am feeling that the one that i spread all the seeds out will do the best, however the argument that the berry flesh protects the seeds and will produce sprouts does sound good. We will see. I am taking photos of my progress and created a youtube channel. I will make a short little video and post a link when it's done.

And Even More News

What! Did you think i was done? Well i have ordered more seeds for two different plants. One being the Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) and the other Schizandra (Schisandra chinensis) AKA wu wei zi in Chinese AKA Five Flavour Fruit (salty, sweet, sour, pungent (spicy), and bitter.). These are superfoods that are getting more attention. If it  grows naturally (Non-GMO) and taste good, why not eat it? I know what your thinking, where on that little land God has lent you will you put all this stuff? Well i'm doing allot of praying that God will lend to me more land. :-D And yes growing stuff is still driving my wife crazy. I will post updates on this when i have the seeds and have them in something to try and get them to grow. The top of the fridge is going to be packed. :-) And i have not even went over the list of seeds i got for the garden this year... I will post about that when they arrive.


Posted ed_mann in Gardening