Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Xenial Xerus on The Thinkpad X140e

Replaced the SSD on the X140e today, a 128 GB for a 256 GB one, and installed right away 16.04 (64 bits, of course) on the little lappie.
Things went pretty much smooth during the install, the only problem was that the installer did not recognized the WiFi card, so I had to make the install connected via the Ethernet (anyways after the install is over, and the mandatory, reboot the WiFi performed A Ok).
I'll keep testing the whole thing tomorrow, but so far, things work well.

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Tuesday, May 03, 2016

An All Metal Thinkpad

Why? Why on Earth there isn't an aluminium Thinkpad already?
A unibody -perhaps black- metal Thinkpad?
That would be the greatest and my dream laptop for ever and ever, I can even settle for a non black model, a plain silver one.

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Monday, May 02, 2016

Ad-free Spotify: I Welcome Thee

So, I moved to Spotify towards the end of last December, after al of the other streaming services I've used that year closed down.
One thing I've noticed right away while using Spotify was how incredibly annoying were the ads, don't know what the hell had happen but I have no ads any more... Noticed this about two weeks ago, and I thought it was some glitch that would last for a couple of days tops, but, go figure, I'm still ad-free.

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Sunday, May 01, 2016

97K and counting!

And another thousand up!
Only 3K to the Big 100!

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

For whom the bells tolls (6)

You cant un-ring a bell Yesterday spent practically the whole day changing and getting things ready for the upcoming TZ Change on Venezuela's servers from work.
As usual, they informed really, really late about this whole thing...
Deja vu... Once again? Yes...

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Friday, April 29, 2016

The Unity Desktop

Well, here is a little screen shot I took a couple of days ago while testing Ubuntu 16.04 on the Thinkpad T60.
The Unity Launcher can now be placed on the bottom, and of course, the Global Menu can be set to "Always visible".

The most important settings used on the screen shot, that is, those that make the Unity desktop truly, truly useful are these two gsettings strings:

gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Launcher launcher-position Bottom
gsettings set org.compiz.unityshell:/org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/unityshell/ launcher-minimize-window true

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Some Handy Work Here...