For over a year, one of the old TUAK posts that has gotten the most search traffic is this one on chainsaw use and maintenance. Judging from the search terms, it addresses questions that seem to come up a lot out there.
So I’ve made it into a new ebooklet…
…No big thing, there’s nothing new, I just updated and stretched some of the text but most of the crappy photos are the same. And I don’t propose to sell this one, it’s just gonna be available on the sidebar.
Problem is (as problem was with the solar power ebook) the damn thing’s over eight meg huge and I can’t just upload it. The last time I turned the file and the whole problem over to Ian, who did…god knows what with it, but eventually it showed up on its very own TUAK page.
So during yesterday’s brief window of modem operation I emailed Ian to ask, “hey, how did we do that?” And he said I had to FTP the file, which is kinda like saying, “ſirrah, in ſooth thou muſt engage the infernal ſerviceſ of an alchemiſte,” because FTP goes all the way back to DOS and I haven’t looked at a command line since sometime in the ’80′s. As far as I’m concerned, the greatest invention since the internal combustion engine is the graphical user interface. Figure out syntax? Hell, honey, I stopped using that word when I got my first mouse and I’ve never regretted a minute of it. Computers are wonderful tools, but I was never one of those kids who carried a sliderule around in a belt holster, y’know?
But I can’t keep running to Ian for these things. And anyway, eight megs is eight megs and I may need to borrow somebody else’s connection before I can do anything about it at all. Mine is FUBAR.
So I guess what I’m trying to say is that there’s a new (free!) ebook in TUAK’s future. Sometime. Probably not real soon.