Copyright 2003-2007 Nick Nielsen

PT Cruiser Information

Submitted by nick on Sun, 05/09/2010 - 11:53

I found a great source of information for troubleshooting problems with PT Cruisers.

http://www.ptcruizer.com/repairs-pt-cruiser.html

I also found out that you can query the car for troubleshooting error codes by turning the key from off to on (without actually starting the car) rapidly three times. If it displays "done" there are no codes.

Here are the code definitions: http://www.ptcruizer.com/computer-codes.html

Hot Toddy Recipe (from Jack and Phyllis)

Submitted by nick on Mon, 09/21/2009 - 22:53

The Christmas Tom & Jerry's we serve are a shot of rum, a shot of brandy, hot water and topping with a sprinkle of nutmeg. The batter as it is called is a bit more complicated so I am not sure you want to tackle it unless you have a Kitchenaid mixer (makes it easy) - you separate 6 egg whites and yolks, beat separately, keep beating as you s-l-o-w-l-y add the yolks into the stiff egg whites. Next, you add close to 2 lbs. powdered sugar slowly as you keep beating, add halfway a shot of rum and 1/4 tsp. baking soda. Add about 2 more lbs.

Meta Sends Escape

Submitted by nick on Wed, 08/12/2009 - 09:30

For people that use Cygwin and xterms, I found a good configuration adjustment. When using "ssh" to log into remote Linux machines, I need to set the "Meta Sends Escape" option for Emacs-style command line shortcuts as well as running within Emacs, because the "meta" (alt) keystroke seems not to be sent through ssh correctly.

I discovered that to make this behavior the default, you need to edit:

/etc/X11/app-defaults/XTerm

and add the following line:

*metaSendsEscape: true

Omaha

Submitted by nick on Sun, 08/02/2009 - 14:45

I'm in Omaha with Jim and Tony! We had a great time last night with the MacDissis. :)