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What can you do with Chaga fungus?

First off what is Chaga? Chaga is a fungus that grows mostly on birch tree's in northern climates. Its spread to new tree's through wounds in a tree, these can be broken branches, wood pecker holes, splits or cracks, etc. Once a tree is 'infected' by chaga it can continue to grow for many years without issue. Chaga will grow and 'fruit' into a black growth on the tree. Looks something like cracked lava rock.

When you harvest Chaga it does not hurt the tree, and the Chaga will continue to grow as long as the tree lives regardless of how much you harvest. It is however, best practice to leave at least 50% of the chaga on the tree for others to harvest in the future, since it is a very slow growing fungus. Many people believe that if you harvest too much it will not continue to grow which is not the case as long as at least a small bit is left on the tree and unless you are damaging the tree during harvest this will always be the case.

Here you can see what it looks like under the black 'shell' after harvesting some.

The inner part of the fungus has a cork like texture while the outside is relatively hard and crusty.

You should dry any chaga you do not use right away to prevent it from going bad or growing mold since it does have a high moisture content.

Chaga has several great uses including a healthy substitute to coffee, and many medicinal qualities. It can also be mixed with coffee or cacao.

My personal favorite is to simmer the chaga in water for a few hours, then mix with raw cacao powder, a little maple syrup and some cream for a wonderful drink. Perhaps not as healthy as just chaga tea alone which is also good and has a flavor almost like lightly sweetened vanilla. 

Used or spent Chaga once dried can be used as a fire starter in your outdoors kit so don't waste good chaga without making some tea with it first.

How to solve: Page content blank when printing but works in InPrivate/Incognito view

This is an odd one and actually stumped me for a bit, in order to solve I used f12 developer tools to uncheck specific css attributes and tested the print function again. It ended up being a font-family attribute in the all css style.

Once removed the page printed all of the content on all browsers once again. I also tried adding a second font but that also did not solve the problem. It seems that the font was not being imported correctly or was corrupt. Replacing the font using the @media print solves the issue.

For example:

How to see Edge Chromium resource usage by tab, what website is using all of my resources?

Edge Chromium which is basically a "reskinned Chrome" with some minor changes you can use many of the same tools that you can for Chrome. In order to see Resource usage on Chrome or Edge Chromium you can use the Shift+esc combination to open the "Browser Task Manager". 

At this point you can close any tabs that you don't need that are over using resources.

Step by Step install on Debian Linux on Microsoft Hyper-V Server

Create Generation 1 VHD and set to boot from  Debian~.iso

Start VHD and run Install

select options, 

  • personally I unselect the Debian desktop option and leave the rest default.

login as root or use sudo for the following commands.

now you'll need to add the webmin sources list by editing /etc/apt/sources.list by using nano, vi or another method.

vi /etc/apt/sources.list

then use i to edit the file and (esc) then :wq to write the file to memory.

once you've done that you can add the Webmin PGP key

wget http://www.webmin.com/jcameron-key.asc


apt-key add jcameron-key.asc

now update using 

apt update

I like to also install perl as it seems to prevent some issues

apt-get install perl libnet-ssleay-perl openssl libauthen-pam-perl libpam-runtime libio-pty-perl apt-show-versions python

and finally install webmin 

apt install webmin

continue (y)

Now you can login with https://(server-IP/domain):10000 

That's it, your done.