Saturday, January 30, 2016

Wednesday 27-01-2016 (2)

Friday, January 29, 2016

Wednesday 27-01-2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Movies During The Weekend

Three movies this time, summer makes it hard to watch a lot of movies...  Going outside takes a lot of time! ;)
Two of the movies were shot, IMHO, by the wrong director...

  • Pawn Sacrifice
A good one, but, IMHO, if the movies was directed by Ron Howard, it could have been even better.

  • Spectre
A little. towards a big, meh...
Long, over two hours, and I'm tired of Bond, James Bond.
But the GF wanted to see it...

  • Black Mass
The best of the bunch.
This one it might have been amazing (perhaps even truly amazing) if Scorsese was behind the camera.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Sunday 24-01-2016

Monday, January 25, 2016

85K and counting!

I'm on a roll here!!
Another thousand up!
The 100K looks like any day now!!

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Sunday 17-01-2016

Friday, January 22, 2016

31 And Counting! (Jo Jo Jo)

A glitch happened on the Matrix on Wednesday, or at least on stats... Luckily it only lasted a few minutes.

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Another Fucking Scorcher...

Is heading towards us...
I want this fucking summer to end!

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

84K and counting!

On and On and On and On!
Another thousand up in less than 10 days.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Saturday 16-01-2016

Monday, January 18, 2016

Movies During The Weekend

We watched (once again) a shitload of movies with the GF.
  • The Visit
We actually finished this one, as we started it last Sunday, but we were really tired to finish it.
Even tho I hate M. Night Shyamalan movies, this one was good, and pretty scary, although, as usual with his films, they are really predictable.

  • 400 Days
A piece of crap, a total, complete piece of crap.
Waste of time...

  • The Green Inferno
I loved it.
One of the best slashers I've seen, granted, I don't watch many of those, but this one was entertaining.

  • We Are Your Friends
I more or less slept thru the whole movie.
Go figure way... Maybe I was tired, maybe it was because its a piece of crap electronic-dance-chick-flick, but, the GF wanted to see it.

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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Amazing Player One

Finished the book today, I loved it.
The only 80's nostalgia piece missing is Sigue Sigue Sigue Sputnik ;)
I think I'll jump right onto "Armada".

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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Wednesday 13-01-2016

Friday, January 15, 2016

I've Marshmallowed the SD Drive

I finally did it, yesterday.
I almost had, since, I've noticed that after the update, I wasn't able to access the external SD card.
It took about half an hour to do it, and so far, there wasn't any show stoppers or regrets.
Even tho during the formatting it belched a warning about the SD being too slow (see screen shots below)  the whole thing finished without problems.
I'm in the process of restoring all the files that they were on the external SD (mostly music).

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Movies During The Weekend

  • Sicario
The best of the bunch.
Mighty good one, we both enjoyed it a lot.

  • The Gallows
What incredible and unfathomable piece of stinking crap...
Totally forgettable movie, a total waste of time.

  • Straight Out Of Compton
we both wanted to see this one for quite some time.
It was cool, but I was hoping for more aggressive rap, given the name of the movie and the famous theme.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Another ffmpeg snip

Used this one to transcode a mkv file that played without sound on the Roku 3 (with the subs burned in):

./ffmpeg -i -c:v copy -strict experimental -c:a aac -ac 2 -ab 256k -vf

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

83K and counting!

And a week later, another thousand jump up!

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Monday, January 11, 2016

Sunday 10-01-2016

Game On! (And Hell of a Good One!!)

Last Thursday finished "Digital Apollo", it took me a while, but I enjoyed it a lot; commuting to the GF's house helps a lot to my reading habits...
Started right away with Cline's "Ready Player One", totally intrigued by it, and convinced it was one of those Sci Fi books written for teenagers that are so common nowadays, but I'm about 40% of it and loving the hell out of the book... Seriously thinking about reading "Armada" right after this one...

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Saturday, January 09, 2016

Sunday 03-01-2016

Friday, January 08, 2016

Marshmallowing SD Space

On Wednesday the Moto G decided it was time to upgrade to Android 6, Marshmallow.
The install went smooth, and things work A Ok as far as I can tell, some items moved to a different place and whatnot, the usual stuff after an update...
For instance, to disable Cellular Data, now there is an extra confirmation dialog that wasn't there before updating to Marshmallow.
The 8GB internal SD card its getting really, really cramped...
With Marshmallow there is a new option to use the removable/ external SD card as an internal one, in the process you sort of loose the internal one, but, you also have to format and marry the SD card to that particular phone.
I'm currently thinking what to do about that...

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Thursday, January 07, 2016

Saturday 02-01-2016

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

You're Plexing!!!

Yesterday installed Plex, the server, on my trusty T60p, running a 32 bits XFCE Linux Mint 17.2; the Plex client was already installed on the Roku3.
No problems at all, during the install nor during the setup; only thing I had to do was to change the user under which Plex runs on the lappie...
At first I wasn't able to add content (create Libraries), and I was suspecting that it was related to the fact that I have an encrypted $HOME on the T60p, but, it turned out to be just a matter of permissions and users, editing a config file and restarting the service took care of it...
The T60p streaming performance is good, haven't done a lot of testing so far, but the thing looks quite promising... Perhaps I might revive the old Optiplex for Plexing the shit out of it...

Installing it was really straight forward:

Download the deb package:

Install the package:
sudo dpkg -i plexmediaserver_0.

Edit the username under which it runs:
sudo nano /etc/default/plexmediaserver

And re-starting the service:
sudo service plexmediaserver restart

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Tuesday, January 05, 2016

82K and counting!

And another thousand up!
As expected, it was impossible to go above 100K before breaking onto 2016...

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Monday, January 04, 2016

Movies During The Weekend

Two movies during this long ass New Year's Eve weekend, not many considering the amount of days, but with the GF also read like monkeys during the weekend.

  • The Walk
Amazing movie! I really regret not watching it on 3D...
Only thing that seems a bit strange is what they did to Joseph Gordon-Levitt face.

  • Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
Pretty funny, but not much than that.
Scout Leader Rogers & Augie steals the show.

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Friday, January 01, 2016

Wednesday 30-12-2015