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Bush DW5FIIS Dishwasher Review

(Note: As several people have asked about the manual for this, I’ve photographed mine and uploaded it. See the end of this post for the link.)

I don’t tend to do reviews, but several people have asked me about this dishwasher I bought a few months ago, so I thought I’d do a bit about it here.

Phwoar. Exciting.

I’ve never been quite sure if I like dishwashers or not. When I was a teenager, I seem to recall my parents making me load ours, as a household chore. The biggest complaint I have with this, is that it’s completely unnecessary. Instead of stacking your plates on the sideboard, why not just put them in the dishwasher yourself? Then nobody has to load the bloody thing. As I’ve never actually owned one as an adult though, maybe there was something magical about them I wasn’t seeing through my grumpy-teenager-tinted spectacles?

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Ubuntu Linux 11.04 Test

If there’s one thing I read a lot in technology news, it’s that the year of Linux is finally upon us. We’ll all be using it on our desktops and laptops within the week, I’m sure.

I read this article this morning, about how much time the writer saved by ignoring a Windows XP problem, and installing Linux on his wife’s laptop instead. Curiously, he chooses to install an old version of Ubuntu, rather than the current version. I’m not sure why. If now is the time to try out Linux again, why not pick the latest version?

Spurred on by this anyway, I downloaded the latest version of Ubuntu (11.04), burnt a CD, and thought I’d run it on my laptop. Continue reading Ubuntu Linux 11.04 Test