Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Fonts Of Youth

Last Thursday found out by chance a nice tip on how to get fonts on Linux the "right way".
I remember hacks like go back for something like a decade or so, always with mixed results, but this one seems to work rather well.
I've tested this on most of my lappies so far, they work A Ok, but they look specially amazing on the Thinkpad T430's screen.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

The current Linux Mint desktop

Quite a bit of changes since the last one.. The Cinnamon theme is New Minty, a classic around here, but the Window theme, the Metacity one, its a new one, a border-less theme called Adwaita-borderless.
The wallpaper, actually hoping for brutal autumn just around the corner, it is called "Summer Greets Autumn".

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Up & Up We Go!!

Apparently this hellish thing, or heat wave, will end tomorrow at night...
Today it was a real massacre!

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Friday 20-02-2015

Saturday, February 21, 2015

55K and counting!

Now we're talking!
Another thousand up and only 16 days to get those!

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Monday 16-02-2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Backup Evolution Email By Hand

I have been an Evolution user for as long as I can remember...
One thing I've noticed is that the built-in backup tool gets worse and worse as time goes by... On the latest Evolution, the one on Linux Mint 17/ Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, the backup simply backups configuration files, the whole tgz file only has something like 2 MB in size, while I really have some serious shit load of emails and data...

So, it was time to do a and old fashion backup by hand on the thing...
This is the script I'm using...

## --------------------------
## Copies all Evolution files to the Dillinger external USBD HDD
## --------------------------

## -----------------------------------------------------
## Kill all Evolution procs BEFORE executing this script
## -----------------------------------------------------


## The user's data files
## ~/.local/share/evolution
## 27 MB

## Various configuration and state files
## ~/.config/evolution
## 4 MB

## Account settings
## ~/.config/evolution/sources
## 100KB

## Disposable data caches
## ~/.cache/evolution
## 4.6 GB

## Configuration settings in GSettings
## ~/.config/dconf
## 1.2 MB

## ~/.gconf/apps/evolution

RSYNC_FLAG_01="--progress --delete"

## -----------------------------------------------

echo "BEGIN user's data files... "



## -----------------------------------------------

echo "BEGIN Various configuration and state files... "



## -----------------------------------------------

echo "BEGIN Account settings... "



## -----------------------------------------------

echo "BEGIN Disposable data caches This one is BIG... "



## -----------------------------------------------

echo "BEGIN Configuration settings in GSettings... "



## -----------------------------------------------

# EoF #

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Sunday 15-02-2015

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The current Linux Mint desktop

Wow and double wow!
I haven't posted a Linux screenshot in ages!
So here it goes...
Went flat this morning, running a nice theme called Color-UI, along with the Moka Icons, and the now classic New Minty Cinnamon theme.

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Saturday 14-02-2015

Friday, February 13, 2015

Thursday 12-02-2015

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Damn inverted question & exclamation marks

So, one of these things that you happen to find by pure chance...
The GF's switch to Linux over the weekend, brought up how to type some characters in Spanish that I haven't used (shame on me, actually...)

Ctrl + Shift + u (altogether) and then press:
00a1 to get ¡ Inverted exclamation mark

Ctrl + Shift + u (altogether) and then press:
00bf to get ¿ Inverted question mark

Utterly complex to say the least...

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Movies During The Weekend

Actually it was only one... Not much time during last weekend...

  • Nightcrawler
A total surprise...  I was under the impression that the film was a terror movie, a slasher of sorts... But the GF wisely convinced me to watch it.
Simply loved the night time photography through the whole film, after reading a bit about it, before watching it, I thought this will be a pretty good chance to see something resembling Robby Müller first works in the US, specially in LA.

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Monday, February 09, 2015

Saturday 07-02-2015

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Linux Mint 17 on the Lenovo N585

During the weekend installed Linux Mint (Cinnamon 64 bits) on the GF's lappie a Lenovo N585 with 6 GB of RAM... Windows wwas giving her ea lot of headaches lately, so, why not have another Linux converse in the world?
Being a Lenovo, it wasn't pretty hard, just about everything worked out of the box, the way it should.
Only thing was, after the installation -I made that booting from a USB- it refused to boot, belching an error about boot manager.
The problem: UEFI, the solution: boot onto the BIOS (press the F2 key upon booting), and disable that, by setting the Boot Mode onto Legacy Support.

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Friday, February 06, 2015

Sunday 01-02-2015

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Saturday 31-01-2015

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

54K and counting!

Here it is... Another 1k up.
Who would have thought, right?

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(Super) Nova Night

Last night there were three docs in a row...

  • First Man on the Moon
Specially interesting to watch the outcome of the failed Gemini mission.

  • Rise of Drones
Pretty good, specially the story of the first prototypes.

  • 3D Spies of WWII
Amazing, specially the making of the scale model based on the stereoscopic reconnaissance photographs.

These alone justify the whole Roku thing.

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Monday, February 02, 2015

Movies during the weekend

A couple of those...
  • Lucy
"Visually stunning"
We are in 2015... So, is there any decent movie which doesn't look "visually stunning"?
Anyways, nice movie, but nothing else.

  • Gone Girl
The GF liked it.
To me it was a big so so.
Fincher must be a little desperate to do a movie dealing with day time TV ;)

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