Sunday, September 30, 2012

Buenos Aires, circa 1920 (II)

Tomadas de acá

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Buenos Aires, circa 1920 (I)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Winter isn't over

The last spasm I guess...
Apparently tomorrow its going to be even colder.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

This thing with the Suspend

Well, this come back from suspend to hieroglyphs -or rather, "login back from suspend to hieroglyphs"- just because it actually happens after resuming the suspend, and after login back in onto a Gnome desktop session, has me totally and completely fed up.

Last Saturday installed a bunch of updates on Usul, a kernel, X Window server, the works... I thought that after that things might improve... But they didn't.
Another thing... The now old problem that used to force me to edit the "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" after each update to regain the ability to increase or reduce brightness seems to be fixed.
It is something I guess...

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Monday, September 17, 2012

The usual crap

I usually slug around and around around...
Thank you God for Timbuk2.

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Saturday 15-09-2012

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Thursday 13-09-2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Something e-books won't give you

Affection, nostalgia and remembrance.
A very, very dear book of mine; now battered, weathered, and practically torn to dust.
The first "serious" book I read as a child, practically forced by my father (of course it was his book then) because I didn't read dink back then... From the mythical Editorial Minotauro, a 1960 edition.

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Catching up with blockbusters

Two of them during the last week and over the weekend...
Nice one, specially the spider man scene, and the corridor with one-point perspective hack.
Cruise its getting a bit old for all that shit IMHO.
Come on, how many slomo to ultra-slomo to nomal and back scenes can you have on just one film?
I liked Watchmen a lot better...

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Sunday, September 09, 2012

Sunday 09-09-2012


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Saturday, September 08, 2012

Saturday 08-09-2012

Friday, September 07, 2012

Gnome 3: Smaller title bars on Metacity

Been using the T410 non stop for the last 10 days or so. With the maxxed RAM it makes a magnificent machine.
Gnome Shell Remix -that is, Gnome 3- flies on it, when it comes to Linux, everything works A Ok on the laptop, software or hardware wise... It has only two drawbacks, the screen sucks, really, really sucks; and the speakers are weak, and I mean really, but, really weak.
Besides that, the screen only has 1280x800, so it gets kind cramped sometimes...

I've modified a bit the default Metacity theme, reducing the title bar size, which originally its gigantic, BTW...
On the file "/usr/share/themes/Adwaita/metacity-1/metacity-theme-3.xml", edited the lines:

On frame_geometry name="normal":
<!--    <distance name="title_vertical_pad" value="9"/> -->
        <distance name="title_vertical_pad" value="5"/>
And on frame_geometry name="max":
<!--   <distance name="title_vertical_pad" value="8"/>  -->
       <distance name="title_vertical_pad" value="4"/>
The result of this can be seen on the latest screenshot.
I've done something similar in the past, but that was for the Metacity theme used on the Fallback Mode.

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Wednesday, September 05, 2012

The current Ubuntu desktop

(It was time for an Ubuntu desktop post!! Even tho, this one is actually a GNOME Shell Remix one..)

The setup I'm using at the moment.
As usual, very much towards the standards.

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Monday, September 03, 2012

Cowboys & ZZZZs

Saw it during the weekend... Not even Harrison Ford saves it.
Don't know what a hell  I was thinking when I chose to watch it.
The only thing that got my attention was that the DVD had something called DVS (Descriptive Video Service), first time I saw that on a DVD.

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Sunday, September 02, 2012

15K and counting!!!

Without further ado...
15 thousand plays, lots and lots and lots of music.

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Chromium closes all open tabs

These last few days I've been using Usul (with Ubuntu GNOME Shell Remix) a lot, like all the time, specially now with the maxxed RAM.
Trying to use Chromium as my day to day browser too, so now becomes really important to correct that BS about closing all open tabs when the main window is closed.
Extensions to the rescue!
Another extension, or add on, that I now find essential on Chromium:
Window Close Protector

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Saturday, September 01, 2012

gsettings galore!

The gsettings configurations I have at the moment on Usul, with its 14" @1280x800 screen.
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface menus-have-icons true
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface toolbar-style icons
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface text-scaling-factor "0.8"
gsettings set show-date true
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface 'buttons-have-icons' true

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Winter's over

And we're fucked. once again...
15 minutes of spring and then all hell comes.

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