Saturday, September 20, 2014

When Computers Ruled The TV

The last couple of weeks watched two modern TV series dealing with computers, their history and their present.
I was expecting both of them pretty anxiously, and sort of let me down both of them.

  • Silicon Valley
The worst of the two. It was almost a complete joke.
Pretty certain there won't be a second season of this...

  • Halt And Catch Fire
It started amazingly well, the period recreation is top notch, and the cinematography is far fetched and well suited.
But, the series seems to loose the focus sometimes with sub-plots and the energy keeps draining as the story goes on.
Nevertheless pretty enjoyable, lots of memories from that age.
The episode "Close to the Metal" was amazing, and Kerry Bishé is gorgeous.


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Friday, September 19, 2014

Tempest


I can't stop listening to Bob Dylan's album, Tempest.
Specially the tracks "Tempest" (the sinking of the Titanic) & "Roll on John" (a tribute to John Lennon).

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

45K and counting!

This has to be a personal record...
Another thousand up, on thirteen days.

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Friday 12-09-2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

Thursday 11-09-2014

Monday, September 08, 2014

East Coast Badboys

A couple of films I've watched these last couple of weeks...
Nothing fancy, just something to watch on the bed before crashing.

  • Across 110th Street
Not much to say, except, I'm glad I was a little kid in the 70's... How on Earht could the use those awful clothes???
When I was a kid, people around here used to refer to NYC like "The Jungle", the place where you have a heart attack on the street and nobody would even bother to stop, not to mention the violence.
Buenos Aires became that, while the gentrification (and Giuliani's iron hand) changed everything, we simply went down the gutter at full speed and having a blast while we are at it.


  • The Town
Not much to say, too surreal to be true.
Suspension of disbelief only goes that far...
  • Ray Donovan
All promises and nothing but promises.
The start (of the first season) was all joy and it looked like the thing might really take off, but it went nowhere.



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Saturday, September 06, 2014

XFCE: Disable CAPS Lock (and make it a Ctrl)

Kill the most useless key on your keyboard, and at the same time, put it to work doing something useful.

Settings > Session and Startup > Add

Then add the command, a name and a description.
It will start automatically upon login onto your XFCE desktop.

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