Python, Music, Laziness

Languages in Europe

Found an interesting article Europeans And Their Languages.

It turns out that only half the European population can use a foreign language in communication.

English is, of course, the most popular L2; the role of German and French languages is now less important than it used to be.

What’s also interesting is that Russian language is among three most popular FLs in five EU countries, of which three were part of USSR (LT, LV, EE) and one was part of Russian Empire a hundred of years ago (PL), while BG was only politically associated with USSR some fifty years ago.

ArchLinux + Brother MFC 7860DW

First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin, then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who being naughty in My sight, shall snuff it. – Monty Python

I bet you came here because you have a Brother MFC 7860DW (or similar) and it doesn’t work with your ArchLinux box. It is common to spend more time than needed on such tasks because an average human being doesn’t solve them on a daily basis. Below I’ll describe the short path to success (which I wish I had followed from the very beginning) and highlight problems that may arise.