Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Vampire Flick

But one directed by a maverick director, himself a survivor from the early early eighties independent scene.
Not his best picture, IMHO, but nice, with some very cool visual references (for instance, the nude couple look like taken out of a Bosch painting), an amazing night time cinematography (but nowadays every single movie has it too), and as usual on Jarmusch's films, pretty, pretty good soundtrack, the opening theme is colossal (being listening on Grooveshark all day).
Nevertheless, when it comes to vampire movies, the late seventies made for TV Salem's Lot was the most frightening thing I've ever watched.

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Monday, September 29, 2014

46K and counting!

This one has to be the record...
A thousand up in 13 days...

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

The current Linux Mint desktop

It's been a while since the last Linux Mint desktop post around here...
So here it goes... The Moka icons, (as well as Faba, Faba Colors & Faba Mono Icons) along with the Numix theme (and the Numix Cinnamon theme).
A bold and warm one... Not sure how long I would keep it.

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

A Bit Of A Bad Movie Week


  • On The Beach
Nuclear Post-apocalypse never looked that good...
Read the book eons ago, and I guess I must have seen the movie before, but it struck me how unrealistic and glamorous everything looks after the nuclear war.

  • Edge of Tomorrow
I really enjoyed this one.
A mix of Groundhog Day and Starship Troopers.

  • Savages
The only thing that saves the movie is the lovely sun tanned Blake Lively.

  • Meteor
Amazingly bad movie, my memories of it (I must have seen this one sometime in the early 80's on Black & White TV) were far, far better of what I really saw.
The worst, by far, were the scale models, a real joke.

  • Iron Sky
A total and complete disappointment.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Backpacking Borealis

Last Saturday got me a new backup, a The North Face Borealis, replacing a 11 years old, beat to death, Samsonite that went along one to many votages with me.
The new one seems pretty cool, amazing back support, but the thing I like the most is the fact that its somehow a tall backpack, that goes almost all the way to the back of your neck.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

When Computers Ruled The TV

The last couple of weeks watched two modern TV series dealing with computers, their history and their present.
I was expecting both of them pretty anxiously, and sort of let me down both of them.

  • Silicon Valley
The worst of the two. It was almost a complete joke.
Pretty certain there won't be a second season of this...

  • Halt And Catch Fire
It started amazingly well, the period recreation is top notch, and the cinematography is far fetched and well suited.
But, the series seems to loose the focus sometimes with sub-plots and the energy keeps draining as the story goes on.
Nevertheless pretty enjoyable, lots of memories from that age.
The episode "Close to the Metal" was amazing, and Kerry Bishé is gorgeous.

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Friday, September 19, 2014


I can't stop listening to Bob Dylan's album, Tempest.
Specially the tracks "Tempest" (the sinking of the Titanic) & "Roll on John" (a tribute to John Lennon).

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

45K and counting!

This has to be a personal record...
Another thousand up, on thirteen days.

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Friday 12-09-2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

Thursday 11-09-2014

Monday, September 08, 2014

East Coast Badboys

A couple of films I've watched these last couple of weeks...
Nothing fancy, just something to watch on the bed before crashing.

  • Across 110th Street
Not much to say, except, I'm glad I was a little kid in the 70's... How on Earht could the use those awful clothes???
When I was a kid, people around here used to refer to NYC like "The Jungle", the place where you have a heart attack on the street and nobody would even bother to stop, not to mention the violence.
Buenos Aires became that, while the gentrification (and Giuliani's iron hand) changed everything, we simply went down the gutter at full speed and having a blast while we are at it.

  • The Town
Not much to say, too surreal to be true.
Suspension of disbelief only goes that far...
  • Ray Donovan
All promises and nothing but promises.
The start (of the first season) was all joy and it looked like the thing might really take off, but it went nowhere.

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Saturday, September 06, 2014

XFCE: Disable CAPS Lock (and make it a Ctrl)

Kill the most useless key on your keyboard, and at the same time, put it to work doing something useful.

Settings > Session and Startup > Add

Then add the command, a name and a description.
It will start automatically upon login onto your XFCE desktop.

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Wednesday, September 03, 2014

44K and counting!

I'm back in the race! :P
Less than a month to jump another thousand, since the latest Rhythmbox doesn't scrobble, I've been using Grooveshark to listen music; it works A Ok, and it obviously scrobbles pretty, pretty good to Last.fm.
Guess I'm gonna give Rhythmbox a rest for quite a while.

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Monday, September 01, 2014

Saturday 30-08-2014