Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace…

John Lennon – Imagine

Lego Simpsons Monorail

With the somewhat iconic status of both the Lego monorail among Lego fans and the Simpsons monorail among Simpsons fans (and the current monorail event in the Tapped Out game), I thought I build one:

Simpsons Monorail 1

Simpsons Monorail 3

For comparison, the looks of the Simpsons monorail (show and game):

Simpsons Monorails from show and game

I also attempted a rough recreation of the game’s splash screen:

Simpsons Monorail Finger

As usual, see (German), Eurobricks (English) and the Flickr album for more.

Thunderbird: No automatic mail receiption with deactivated Lightning and after hibernation?

Since its last major release, the mail program Thunderbird comes bundled with the calendar and task add-on Lightning. Which I ignored at first, then recently disabled. Then I noticed that Thunderbird didn’t check for new mails from my accounts (all POP3) every X minutes, even though nothing was changed in those options. A manual check for new mails worked fine.

At first, I didn’t connect this to disabling Lightning, but apparently that was the cause since after reactivating it, the periodic mail download works again.

I couldn’t find a hint about this connection on the net, so maybe this post helps someone now who encounters the same problem…

Update: After Windows hibernation over night, it again won’t work. Grmbl. What could that be…? At least after a Thunderbird restart, it works anyway (which didn’t help with Lightning disabled)…

Update 5.10.: Version 38.3.0 is said to fix the hibernation issue. Let’s hope that’s true.