Thursday, December 31, 2015

Spotify Ads... Oh My...

I moved to Spotify a couple of days ago.
It is rather good, and I've been able to find a lot of the music that I used to have, not only on, but on Grooveshark as well.
At the moment, I'm using the free version, and I find that they are using a more aggressive approach towards ads than
Spotify's ads are, first of all, LOUD and on top of that, somehow dynamic -specially compared to the ones that used to have, which were basically all the same- this time of the year they are all of them New Years Electronic Fest related, with an horrible mix of reggeaton and dance music...

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

And Then...

... The scorcher got us.
Got to us with everything it has.
Damn fucking summer.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Movies During The Weekend

The GF was away this weekend so I watched a couple of movies that I wanted to see for a while.
  • Bridge of Spies
The GF hates Spielberg's movies, I don't.
I liked this one, as usual, period re-construction is amazing.
  • Dawn Of The Planet of Apes
Wanted to see this one for quite a while.
I liked it a lot more than the first movie of the reboot, which I saw a couple of years ago.

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Monday, December 28, 2015

Loli-Papelk Icons: HUGE Calendar

 Well, I would say that the issues with theming Evolution seems to goes on ;) ...
This is the preference on Evolution, with (obviously) the Loli-Papelk icon set.

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Sunday, December 27, 2015

Thursday 24-12-2015

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Making a New Musical Home..

So, I moved to Spotify a couple of days ago, now that is dead.
I've been re-creating my play-lists, taking the time to delete some crud on the way.
More or less the music I used to listen to on (and Grooveshark before that) is there, so no biggies on that regard...
Two things raised a few concerns, tho, first, the scrobbling (on the Spotify's web player, if that matters) is far from perfect... I've missed quite a bunch of plays while listening.
The other one is that somehow (and only on the T430's Firefox, maybe is related to the resolution?) the play-list look like shit; the same thing doesn't happen on the W530, go figure...

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Friday, December 25, 2015

A Fucking Scorcher...

.. Is coming our way...
May Jeebus have mercy on our souls..
Fucking summer...

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Thursday, December 24, 2015

81K and counting!

And then they were 81 thousand!!!!
The last one in which did its part...
No way in Hell I can make it to 100K before the year is out, tho...

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

It's Over

So long, Rdio!
You'll be missed.
BTW, that error page is gone for now, replaced with the farewell one, but I'm pretty sure that one won't last long.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Sunday 20-12-2015

Monday, December 21, 2015

Movies During The Weekend

  • Star Wars (Episode VII)
I've managed to drag the GF to see that one, that alone can be a little victory, I guess...
The movie? Yeah, it's better than the awful ones that Lucas made in the late 90's early 2000's, but that is not a big deal, since those movies were dismal.

  • Crimson Peak
Yeah, a nice one, you know... One of those terror movies that features your regular ghost made mostly of flesh and decaying bones, with an amazing art direction.

  • True Detective
We gulfed down all the remaining episodes from season two, 6 of them one after another.
If you ask me, that's the only way to watch a serie nowadays.
Personally, I enjoy a lot more season one.

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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Wednesday 16-12-2015

Friday, December 18, 2015

Please Don't Forget To Blink!

Or... Installing Blink on Linux Mint 17.2 (32 bits)
This week because of a work project, I had to install one of those.
Can't even remember when was the last time I used one, we mostly moved to an all Skype ensemble, both at work as well as for personal use.
Way back when I was using soft-phones in Linux, the soft-phone that you had to use was Ekiga.
But that was years ago, so, after a bit of research, I've settled for Blink, which seemed rather nice and full featured.

Installation was pretty straight forward:

Created the repo:
sudo emacs /etc/apt/sources.list.d/blink.list

With this:
deb trusty main

D'loaded and installed the repo GPG key:
sudo apt-key add agp-debian-gpg.key

Updated and installed Blink:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install blink

stilgar > sudo apt-get install blink
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
g++ g++-4.8 libcurl3 libstdc++-4.8-dev
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following extra packages will be installed:
libavahi-compat-libdnssd1 python-application python-cjson python-dateutil
python-eventlib python-gnutls python-greenlet python-msrplib
python-sipsimple python-xcaplib x11vnc x11vnc-data
Suggested packages:
python-greenlet-doc python-greenlet-dev python-greenlet-dbg
The following NEW packages will be installed:
blink libavahi-compat-libdnssd1 python-application python-cjson
python-dateutil python-eventlib python-gnutls python-greenlet python-msrplib
python-sipsimple python-xcaplib x11vnc x11vnc-data
0 upgraded, 13 newly installed, 0 to remove and 26 not upgraded.
Need to get 4.766 kB of archives.
After this operation, 14,5 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

It's Official is going down on the 22nd.
So long, and, once again, thanks for all the streams.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Movies During The Weekend

Not many, but mighty, mighty good!

  • Ant Man
One hell of a funny movie, we both loved it.
I never ever expected that it might be so good and funny.
One of the best movies that I've watched lately.

  • True Detective
Now that we finished watching House Of Cards, we started right away with True Detective (the second season), we watched 2 episodes, so far, it looks really good.
Bonus point for the Nick Cave closing theme.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Life Without LED

I've noticed something since I've started using the Moto G.
The lack of a notification LED actually makes me hardly even check the email on the phone.
I get a ton of work emails a day, so the first thing I do on every single device I get emails is disabling any kind of audible notification, to prevent throwing the given device thru the window.
On my late BB, the dreaded LED kept me looking all the time at whatever crap I had on my INBOX, now, the lack of it actually makes life a bit easier.
That, and the fact that the default email client is awful, on that regard, Blackberry's email client was amazingly better, at least for what I use it for...

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Monday, December 14, 2015

Sunday 13-12-2015

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Summer: Fuck You!

It's here already.
Those long, eternal, Buenos Aires summer days...
Did I mention, that these are humid too?
Once again: fuck you!

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Friday, December 11, 2015

80K and counting!

Another thousand up!
Trying to squeeze my Rdio songs as much as I can, before it goes down...

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Chronicle Like It's 1984

The last couple of weeks I've been watching a lot of old (doh!) episodes of The Computer Chronicles.
I freakin' love that show!
It is really interesting Googling & Linkeding the interviewees as well as the different companies and produts, specially those of the really old episodes, circa 1984.

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Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Movies During The Weekend

We had (sort of) a four day weekend around here, so with the GF we had to watch a shit load of movies no matter what...

  • Salem's Lot
We finally finished it.

  • Paranormal Activity
Watched this one on Popcorn Flix, a free movies Roku channel.
Boring, except for a very few instances.

  • The Counselor
A re-watch on my case, but not for the GF, so we dived onto it...
Still a damn boring movie.

  • American Ultra
Nice one, we were expecting this one for quite sometime.
It is sort of a mix of Clerks and The Bourne Identity.

  • The Master
Even tho I do like Paul Thomas Anderson films, this one was boring, long and I should have skipped it.

  • French Connection
A re-watch for me, but the GF hasn't seen it.

  • House Of Cards
We finally did!
We finished the 3rd Season!
In the end, it sort of takes off and it gets a bit better.

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Sunday, December 06, 2015

Themed Evolution: Coarse Results...

I found another one of those pesky Evolution problems with the theme that I mentioned before.
This time not while using some strange theme, but using Ubuntu's own "Ambiance" theme...

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Saturday, December 05, 2015

Sunday 29-11-2015

Friday, December 04, 2015

Reasons to get (or not) a PowerBook Nowadays

I've been lusting for a PowerBook, maybe even a 17" one, so I've written a little list of the pros and cons:

  • An ultra sexy and amazing aluminum body
  • PPC (so, not a lot of software)
  • No Virtualization (!!!!)
  • Small amount of RAM
  • IDE hard disk drives
  • Lousy battery life

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Thursday, December 03, 2015

In Praise of Defaults

That is, regarding themes...
Simply put, the more I test and test different Unity themes (mostly flat ones), the more I like the default "Radiance".
Right now, along with that theme, the other two I'm using are:

Like I said "Radiance" is great, an amazing theme, except for two small things, that I find annoying...

Not completely flat:
Something that I find strange, to say the least, since the unfocused windows are totally flat and look great.

Launcher "Pills":
The launcher has a thin, small rectangle around the icons, a so called "pill".
Even tho the default icon theme (ubuntu-mono-dark) looks rather nice, those god damned pills make then look ugly.

Despite those two things, I think that the default (once again) look of the Terminal on "Radiance" is pure gold.

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Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Monit & Ruby: What a (Environment) Hell!!

These last couple of days I've been dealing with Monit and a Linux box running a bunch of Ruby stuff...
What a freakin' fucking nightmare is to setup Monit to start those damn processes, by Jeebus!
It took me a lot of fumblin' and testing to get those fuckers up & running thru Monit.
The whole thing remind me of those halcyon days of setting up Oracle on a Red Hat 6.2 box, the only difference was that getting Oracle installed and running on those boxes was a pain, and getting this hipster crap is a piece of cake, the hard part was getting it to start using a different user.

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Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Movies During The Weekend

Ok, we actually were able to watch a couple of movies during the weekend, also, we kinda of dragged ourselves thru an episode of House Of Cards too! (Third season is damn hard to get by...)

Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation
Yeah... Well... it packs way too much, IMHO, a twist of a twist of a twist... On top of that, you get the usual impossible (get it?) to access compound

The Vatican Tapes
Well.. I fell sleep on this one...

Salem's Lot
A re-watch for me, a first for the GF...
We both fell sleep, even tho I love it, and it gave me the shits when I was a kid.
We'll try to watch it next weekend.

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