Friday, March 31, 2017

Yes, In The End It Was The DRM Route...

It must certainly was, so fuck me in the gutter...
Looks like Spotify finally caught up with that DRM thing, as well as the revamped website, with a more iOS like GUI, around here...
First it was in the US, but not here in Argentina, but now, it seems it is everywhere, dude...
And of course, like in the US, scrobbling to doesn't work, so, yes, Sayonara Spotify!!!
As you can see, I can't live without my scrobbling, so sorry, and goodbye, I'll start downloading from Youtube the best themes and add those to my local music, it was good while it lasted, but given scrobbles or Spotify, I take the scrobbling any given day!

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

The current Linux Mint desktop

It seems like I haven't posted a screenshot in ages around here...
The current desktop -with a lot of that 80's review influence that is all the rage nowadays- on the glorious Optiplex 755.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

125K and counting!

Yeahh, baby, Yeahh!!
The race is on! (Once again!)
Another thousand up, biotches!

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Kernel Crud Delete Mode for Sojourner

The little lappie that delivers not only got a new palm rest, but also got rid of almost 1.5 GB of old kernels.

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Monday, March 27, 2017


Once again, another amazing asado with the GF.
A delicious colita de cuadril with potatoes and some vegetables.

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Drivers on Lugosi

These days seem to be all about the little XPS lappie around here...
A quick screenshot with the drivers that are running on the little monster.

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Upgrading The X220

Taken last night.
The X220 got a new palm rest, the little that lappie that delivers gets better and better!
Next step, changing the hinges, compared to changing the palm rest, that would be a major PITA/ task.

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Chromium's Cache on tmpfs

As part of the "Chrome migration", in order to use the newly acquired Chromecast, installed Chromium on my "new"Dell XPS.
Since the lappie uses a SSD, I've moved Chromium's cache to the system's tmpfs file system, actually the /tmp directory, which I have already set it up right from the get go.

The thing is pretty straight forward, since the lappie already has a working tmpfs, of course...
Matter of fact, all it takes is to launch the browser with a flag, which I added the option to the launch icon/ script on XFCE, the whole command looks like this:

chromium-browser --disk-cache-dir=/tmp/cache %U

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Friday, March 24, 2017

No, It Wasn't The DRM Route...

In the end it turned out to be only one of those IP restricted things...
Here in Argentina, things on Spotify, the web access, are the same as usual.
All the DRM thing, as well as the new interface tha I saw during the vacations turned out to be just a geo-location thing...
And of course. on this plain old Spotify interface, Last.FM scrobbles work A Ok.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Empowering The Studio XPS

Some left over RAM and a little SSD that was just waiting for this lappie...
Will see how the little puppy performs...

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wednesday 15-03-2017 - Miami

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


Saturday night it was pizza time with the GF!!!
Sweet And Sour!
Half of the pizza was already gulfed down by the time it got the camera and took the picture.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Vacation Hardware (Got It)

Unlike the other one, this time, I really got my hands on this lappie!
A "new" lappie gets accepted and included automatically onto The Collection.
A Dell Studio XPS.
Of course, it will be running Linux in the near future.

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Tuesday 14-03-2017 - Miami

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Kernel Crud Delete Mode for Opti

Sort of an emergency kernel deletion...
It belched an error upon installing the newest one, because of lack of HDD space (I'm a such a schmuck!).
So, immediately I deleted old ones (Some 800 MB of HDD reclaimed), and executed once again the updater, but it belched once more...
Nevertheless, rebooted the box, and everything is A Ok, using the latest kernel.

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Friday, March 17, 2017

124K and counting!

It's been more than a month since the last 1K up... Usually takes way less time to jump a thousand plays...
Well, what can I say, this time I haven't listened to a lot of music during the vacations.

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And The Vacations Are Over...

And back to this hell hole it is...
At least, maybe only for the moment who the hell knows... The effing summer has vanished, hopefully Jeebus and Cthulhu will keep things like this way until next November, the least...
The only good thing of getting back here...

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Sunday - 05-03-2017 - Miami

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Sunday - 12-03-2017 - Miami

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Fat Android

What gives... I don't get it...
On the left, my old cell phone and on the right, the shiny brand new.
The Android install from the Moto G4 Plus (the one on the right) uses 3 times more the space than the one on the Moto...
This is both ridiculous and strange...

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Monday, March 13, 2017

The Amazing Little Laptop That Delivers

Living Out (day in and day out) of the X220 for the last couple of weeks...
An amazing machine that can give more than a few battles yet.

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Monday 06-03-2017 - Miami

Wednesday 08-03-2017 - Miami

Saturday, March 11, 2017

It's Keen Time! (Once Again!!!!)

Time for a new pair of Keen sandals...
The old one was a bit raggedy...

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Friday, March 10, 2017

New MF Phone

On Monday got a new cell phone.
My Moto G Third Gen works great so far, but I have the 8 GB version, and that is simply not enough.
This new MF of a cell phone has 64 GB of storage, besides, a finger print reader.

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Thursday, March 09, 2017

Lappies, Lappies & More Lappies!

Oh boy!!
There is no thing like first hadn experience!!
I fucking love browsing thru electronic/ computer stores, there is nothing like to be able to get your hands of amazing, brand new, sparkling hardware!
One thing that really amazed me is that 98% of the laptops being sold are either a "2 in 1" or a touch screen model.
Special side note to the amazing Chromebooks, specially the better models, with FHD (or above) display.

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Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Spotify Went The DRM Route???

This happened this morning...
Had to enable the DRM support on firefox to be able to actually play and listening to a song.
One thing that I've noticed tho, is that scrobbling to Last.FM doesn't seem to be working at the moment.
If that doesn't work it might be Sayonara Time to Spotify?

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An amazing looking and tasting lunch!
long live the ultra grain bread and sliced turkey.
This was last Saturday.

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Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Getting back to Chromium...

Actually, is more like getting back to Chrome, which I hate a lot, I'm a Firefox kinda guy and has been for the last couple of years...
But, due to the fact that I have to use my newly acquired Chromecast, Chrome is in more than in order, like a do or die situation...

These are the instructions to install it.

sudo su -
echo "deb stable main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/chrome.list
wget -q -O - | apt-key add -
apt-get update
apt-get install google-chrome-stable

This is on the X220... I'll have to switch to Chromium for my 32 bits boxes and lappies.

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Monday, March 06, 2017


This has been on Friday night.
A couple of amazing steaks with vegetables, al lcooked with a lot of love from the GF.

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Sunday, March 05, 2017

Friday 03-03-2017 - Miami

Saturday, March 04, 2017

Vacation Hardware (Commissioned & Bought)

The laptop on the top picture is actually for a close friend of the GF.
We were commissioned to actually buy it, so we did that, and proceed to do a minimal configuration.
The Chromecast is mine, set it up and played a bit with it, mostly testing how it casts video files.

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Friday, March 03, 2017

Thursday 02-03-2017 - Miami

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Wednesday 01-03-2017 - Miami

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Vacations At Last!!!!

Getting the hell out of this hell hole, for at least, a couple of weeks!!!!
At last!!!!!1111!!!!!!!

This will be a strange kind of vacations... Mixing the GF and whats left of my family... It has to be a good mix... Last year vacations with the GF were simply amazing, so...

If you look at it closely, even the picture and the suitcases are kinda restless and both want to get the fuck out of Bs As. no matter what!!!
The fucking brutal heat is through the fucking roof, literally... Piece of crap summer, die, already, die!!!

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