Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Lessons From Username Changing

So, I decided to change the username I've been using for like ever on my Linux setup.
It was pretty much painless, except for a couple of glitches...

External USB
I have an (encrypted) external USB that I use for backups.
It is necessary to chown for the new username in order to actually access the files, after decrypting and mounting it

Portability Issues
The change also forced me to address a couple of small humps, strangely enough, both related to OpenVPN.
First, I had to change the aliases I use to connect to the VPNs, stupidly I was sourcing the whole path, replacing that with "~" fixed this.
The other one was with the certs, CA & keys that the *.ovpn files were referencing...
Those were called with the whole path, and replacing that with "~" didn't work, so what I did was placing the key, CA, certs you name it on the same *.ovpn.
It worked like a charm, and on top of that, it tidy up the whole thing.

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Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Asado Season Started!!!

With the amazing and ball breaking heat starts another nice thing...

Taken last Sunday.

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Monday, December 05, 2016

Disble CAPS LOCK on Lubuntu

I did it before, yes... But things have changed, so... Here goes the update.
Edit the file:


And add this:

setxkbmap -option ctrl:nocaps

Logout and back in to test how it works.

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Saturday, December 03, 2016

Jeebus Help Us!

I'd like to believe this is a mistake... Otherwise, I'm royally fucked...
And damn summer haven't even started yet...

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Friday, December 02, 2016

Movies During The Weekend

I haven't made one of these in quite some a while...
We had a couple of really active weekends, so not that many movies with the GF.

  • Secret Life On An International Assassin
It took the GF and me a couple of weeks to go thru this one...
Is not only kinda stupid, we are really beat this time of the year.

  • House Of Cards
Yeah! At last, we returned to our series as couple!
We left it dormant for quite some time.

  • War Dogs
Kinda cool, but not that much.

  • We Are Twisted Fucking Sister!
Mighty good, funny and entertaining.
I was convinced this was going to be a disaster, but it turned out mighty good.

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Thursday, December 01, 2016

Say Hello To 2003

So today I got to play a bit with the old (really old) Sony Vaio PCG FRV37...
Wanted to test a bit the whole "Ubuntu Minimal install thing" (once again and just for old time sakes...) and make me a nice, slow, over burned and noisy Openbox lappie.
Well, yeah, no problem at all during the install, pretty much stock setup for nowadays (Encrypted LVM & encrypted $HOME) all things honky dory.
That is until the installation finished and the WiFi driver nightmare started...

Back to 2004 or so stuff...
The dreaded ath5k refused to give an stable connection, not even a ping to my GW, not to mention Drop packets all around, 70% to simply begin with...
And no matter what options I gave to the /etc/modprobe.d/ath5k.conf file and how many times I'd modprobed -r the module back and forth...
The same laptop with Linux Mint 17 works A Ok, will keep shitting with this, just because, since the hardware is way, way more than prehistoric...
Funny thing, once you enable the WiFi Card during the install, it works flawlessly...

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Tuesday 30-11-2016