Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Time to delete old kernels

Last night deleted a bunch of old kernels from Sojourner & Usul, getting rid of 700 + MB of files...

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The current Ubuntu desktop

The Round-ad & the Gnome 3 gimmicks infatuation goes on & on...

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A life with Rhythmbox

Just hit the first important landmark with Rhythmbox... Reached a play count of 2 on all my music files.
Long way to go compared with the play count I got when I was using iTunes and an Apple box.

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Weather Nirvana

At last.
Autumn got a truly amazing start, let's just hope the thing stays like this.

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Like it was the X time (2)

First season is gone...
Damn I'm getting old it is like seeing the second entirely for the first time.
Cinematography's on season 2 looks amazing, they went full ahead ball out with it.

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Monday, March 26, 2012

The Nefud cannot be crossed

Weather Conditions: Sand????
Damn! What's next? Locusts?
Apparently there will be a severe drop in temperature starting this evening.

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Chromium: No drop shadows for you!!

Started using Chromium (again) during this weekend, and I just noticed this glitch...

What a hell is going on?

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

On Windows 7: No wobbling

Did a quick test this weekend.

Gave the weekend off to Sojourner, and used the old, noisy & hot Thinkpad T43.
So took out the HDD from Sojourner, and loaded the original one that came with the laptop when I bought it, with Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bits) on it.

Of course with Windows 7 running and an external monitor connected there isn't any damn wobbling to be seen...

What you might call a real problem.

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DropBox conflicts

Hate when this crap happens...

Isn't DropBox specifically designed to actually avoid this??? Why the hell there is a conflict to begin with??? The whole idea of DropBox is to avoid these conflicts and make the newest file "win"...

The only solution I can think of when I see that something like this happens, and to play it safe, is to actually erase the whole thing on the DropBox server and start from scratch from the source once again.

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Another Wetnos Aires

Is here... Humidity & rain to keep everybody happy.

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Giving Chromium (another) chance

That is, another chance in Linux, when I use Windows Chrome is the only browser I use.
So installed it today, mostly to use it side by side with Firefox.
This are a couple of add ons I install right after the browser is up & running.

Download YouTube Videos as MP4

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The current Ubuntu desktop

This time, the Thinkpad T43 hooked up to the Apple Cinema Display, thru the Docking Station.

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Another one, this time a totally black and white edition.

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Somedays you need PPC

And of course, Tiger the most beautiful GUI I've ever seeing.

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Thursday, March 22, 2012


Autumn, at last, yes, is here.
May the summer never come back again.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Currently reading

Yeap, The Battle for the Falklands...
Got it mostly because of the author, the whole Malvinas thing seems really pointless and cruel from my point of view, a wild card that they like to use around here to hide worst -far more worse- things than a war from plain view.

Anyways, as you should expect, the book is really based on the English side of things, and it doesn't seem as interesting as the other Hastings books I read so far.

I'm fed up with war or weapons related books for the moment, next one a Paul Auster one, and in Spanish.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Wetnos Aires, just like that

A freaking torrid day, until, of course, all hell break loose, even a hail storm with golf sized snow balls.
Let's just hope for a nice, windy, cold, autumn from now on.

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Like it was the X time

I'm sort of re-watching the X Files' first season, but this time on DVD; I find that whole Netflix thing rather stupid, unless you have to watch something that you positively can't find anywhere else.
It is actually like seeing the whole thing for the first time, it's been such a long, long time...
So far my favorites are The Jersey Devil and E.B.E..

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Three days to autumn

And yet the freaking summer still around us.

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Thursday 15-03-2012

Crappy cell phones pics this time.

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Zeus roars again

Installed Lucid on 120 GB HDD today... Want to give it another try, also, ever since start using Thinkpads, I never seem to have enough higher resolution screen real state to play with, my old Apple Cinema Display works A Ok with the NVIDIA's DVI port.

Things went pretty Ok with the install, had to use a plain vanilla CD, since it was impossible to boot the Zeus beast from a USB.
It took for ever to make the first update, about 400 MB of files...

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

At last!!!!

There is nothing more beautiful than seeing the summer die around here.

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I'm amazed how the number of artists keeps rising week after week... I thought I've been thru all of them already.

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Another Squeeze

Installed last Sunday on the lovely, heavy, noisy and hot Vaio laptop.
No problem at all during the install, did a net installation, only thing, using the graphical tool doesn't seem to offer the possibility to encrypt the user's home directory.
Of course, one of the first things I've installed it is the Global Menu applet for the Gnome Menu, it worked exactly as it did the last time I tested this.
And, as usual on this lappie, Suspend & Hibernate doesn't work (it only does on Windows...)

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Another Wetnos Aires

After a freaking hot Saturday and a scorching humid and pestilent Sunday it is, at last, raining cats and dogs...
It seems like Winter, or at least Fall, can't come soon enough.

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Friday, March 09, 2012

The current Ubuntu desktop

Another one...
This week been quite busy window shopping & customizing my Lucid Lynx lappie.

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Thursday, March 08, 2012 Obsession (VI)

And yet another one...

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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

The current Ubuntu desktop

A little Gnome 3 faking and I can say that I finally jumped onto the Elementary wagon...
Also using the Clearlooks theme for netbook and the Metacity theme Round-ad.
It does look a little more modern than the other ones I've been using lately.

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Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Wetnos Aires to the max

Saigon weather all around, it's been raining since early in the afternoon, raining like hell non-stop.
Humidity in every freaking little place.
Please, summer, end.

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Sunday, March 04, 2012

The current Ubuntu desktop

This austere, minimalist one is from Usul, the Thinkpad T410 beauty... Trying to keep things small & easy looking.

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Cannibalizing the Acer

The Acer TravelMate 2441 is by far the worst, most el cheapo laptop I got my hands on.
Right now there are three things that decided me to say goodbye to it:

  • The temperature, specially around or above where the HDD is stores, just where you rest your right hand when you use the laptop, is amazingly hot.
  • The laptop uses PATA/ IDE HDD, and those are getting really hard to get by, specially -or even tho- I'm on a third world country.
  • Tried to open the laptop to see if the fans were dirty or if they're actually working (the temperature is really annoying) but it was impossible to do so.

So I took out the RAM of it and placed it on Tango, the Compaq el cheapo which compared to the Acer feels like a Ferrari and is cool as ice.
Obviously the RAM boost made quite a difference on Tango.

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Saturday, March 03, 2012

A bit of Mc Pussy

For all your dish washing needs.
A sponge-worthy Happy Meal.

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Friday, March 02, 2012 Obsession (V)

Not many changes... Tom Waits looses a play, go figure... Didn't even thought that was possible.

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