Saturday, May 31, 2014

Logan's Rerun

Today got to see the first episode, the pilot actually, a 90 minute one, from Logan's Run.
I really can't tell how long since I saw that for the last time, 20 years might be a safe bet.
Used to love that show when I was a kid, even more than the film itself, it was like Star Trek, but on a post-apocalyptic no mans land, visited with a "air floating" car.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Forgetting The Password Is The Solution!

From the section, Incredible Simple Solutions For Stupid People comes this...
My problems sync'ng the Google Calendar to my Evolution are gone, after trying evey conceibable shit I could thought.
After the freaking dreaded Heartbleed I've changed my Google password, only to find out that Evolution's Calendar, paired with my Gmail Calendar, refused to accept, no matter what, the new password.
The solution, after dangling and searching hidden config files, was as simple as clicking on:

File > Forget Passwords

Ditto, after that it prompted me for the password, typed the new one, end of history.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

No More Double Lock For You!

Happy to say that I've found a way to correct one of the most annoying things I've "got" after enabling the backports on Cinnamon, that is the dreaded Double Lock...
It turns out that the problem lies on the fact that there are actually two screen-savers running on the system, the GNOME and the Cinnamon one, side by side...

So, all you have to do is kill the one you don't need:

killall gnome-screensaver

And that's it. No more eventual double password prompting and typing when resuming from Suspend.

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Harsh Autumn

Been covered by work, not much time to post on my beloved Oesediez lately...
At least, zhe cold has started, with an amazingly gelid weekend (for local standards and for this time in the year).
Luckily it might signal the beginning of a brutally cold winter, next June 21st.

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Monday, May 19, 2014

39K and counting!

16 days to jump up a thousand notch...
Faster and faster.

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Saturday 17-05-2014

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Near and Post Apocalypse from Halcyon Days

Had the chance to see two movies that I wanted to see for a looong time...
One was a actually a re-watch, a made for TV film that I watched once on the mid 80's, and I haven't been able to see afterwards, World War III, it was far worse than I remember.
Moronic ad infinitum.
The other one was one of the most bizarre things I've seen in quite a while, A Boy and His Dog.
Did not like it a single bit, I was expecting a totally different movie.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Lubuntu: renaming & unmounting sucks

Two small annoyances that even tho they aren't show stoppers, they do put a small dent on my regular day to day usage.

  • The Pop-up window for renaming
Instead of the usual highlighted input text for renaming files and directories...
I hate this one, with all my guts... Impractical and really annoying IMHO
  • Unable to unmount a drive from a menu
The only way to unmount a drive or share is from the PCManFM window, on the side panel.
This one feels like an incomplete feature.

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Not Her

Last week got to see Her, boy, it was a real disappointment, I thought that it would be a much, much better film.
The movie looks like a "Blade Runner" made by a graphic designer or Flash programmer.
Cinematography and production design are outstanding, tho.

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Sunday, May 11, 2014

The current Lubuntu desktop

The first of many to come, probably...
With a bit of a tweaking, mostly my favorite version of the always lovely GNOME Colors icons.

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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Kernel Crud Delete Mode for Stilgar

The never ending battle against old kernels goes on and on and on...
This time on my beloved T60p, Stilgar.

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...this doesn't seem right...
Specially on a very, very old T60p.
But who am I to argue?

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Thursday, May 08, 2014

Lubuntu is in the air

 Yesterday installed the newest Lubuntu on my T43.
So far I truly truly love it.
And this release, unlike the 12.04 one, it is an LTS, the shelf life is not as long as the one on plain vanilla Ubuntu, but nevertheless it offers a solid 3 years down the road.
The interface is pretty similar to the one it used to have on 12.04, but polished, specially the icons and the GTK theme.

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Monday, May 05, 2014

The current Linux Mint desktop

Time for (yet another) minimalist Linux Mint wallpaper...
This one has a very, very finely textured background, something resembling leather, I would say.
Found the pic on DeviantArt.

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Sunday, May 04, 2014

Kernel Crud Delete Mode for Usul

Not many, that's true...
But every MB counts on SSD drives...

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Saturday, May 03, 2014

38K and counting!

This really, really has to be the fastest one...
This time it has to be.

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Friday, May 02, 2014

Ubuntu 14.04 on the Thinkpad T60p

Still not my cup of tea

Installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (32 bits) on the T60p today, using a SSD drive (I can't even believe there is a new LTS available... Time fucking flies...)

As expected, everything went peachy, no problems at all (Screen resolution, WiFi, Suspend/ Resume, etc, etc, etc...).
Unity feels quite snappy, the border-less windows (on top of the anti-aliased round cornered windows) look truly amazing, but the damn Global Menu implementation still sucks ass big time...

Also, with this current minimalist trend going on that strips everything of every possible configuration option, this Ubuntu release, following GNOME's "directive", doesn't offer any way to edit the keyboard layout (you know, for stuff like remapping the totally useless CapsLock key to a completely more useful additional Ctrl...)
You'll need to install GNOME Tweak Tool in order to do that, the program had a transparent window on the T60p, but I'm pretty sure that's because of the now crappy laptop video card.

Anyways, the thing is not for me, if I can't have the perfect Global Menu, then I don't want any... In the mean time, I'm patiently waiting for Linux Mint's next release, specially with all the annoyances I'm having with my current install.

Next distro hop: the newer Lubuntu.

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