Friday, June 30, 2017

The Current Android Desktop

Boring!!
Yeah, I know but I have to post it, so I can have a placeholder for this, so I can always revert to the way I want it to be, in case an update FUBARs one of the icons.

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Busy, Busy, Busy...

Once again, another effing week literally covered by work...
May it end soon!

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Mighty Mighty Pancakes!

Of course, lovingly hand made by my beloved GF!
On this rare photographs, we can see an Argentine pancake without dulce de leche... This strange still shows a pancake gulfed down with blueberry jelly.
Pure glory biotches!

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Monday, June 26, 2017

137K and counting!

And another thousand up... As usual, music, music, music and more music.

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Dinner

Taken last Saturday.
An amazing chicken breast with Jack Daniels BBQ sausage, sweet potatoes and mash potatoes.
Everything lovely cooked by the GF.

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Gunk

Gross.
Crap removed from my Happy Hacking keyboard.
Forget to add something to give a sense of scale on the picture, but it was a lot.
H.R. Giger would be proud of this human/ machine symbiosis...

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Friday's Kernel Crud Delete Mode



This time for the T420 beauty and for the Optiplex as well.
The fight is not over!!!!

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Movies During The Weekend


Lots and lots of movies during the past weekend.

  • Das Boot

A re-watch for me, first time for the GF.
Mighty good movie, really good to be able to see it once again in FHD.

  • CHiPs

Funny, a PC shatter actually.
Good one.

  • K-19

Damn fucking commies.
A re-watch for me, fist time for the GF, she loved it.

  • Nerve

Wow...
What can I say about this one?
Visually stunning (electronic cinematography, specially at night, looks amazing), but stupid as hell.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Flapping Nine


A little trouble with the magnificent T420 keyboard.
Of course the key works, but its a PITA to use.
Will have to replace or fix that somehow PRONTO.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Myth Streaming

During the last couple of weeks I might have re-watched most of Myth Busters episodes available on the South of The Rio Grande Netflix...
So I have to give a the guys at Netflix a huge thanks to be able to re-watch this, always been a huge fan of the show, envied their workshop ever since the first time I've seen the show.
And now it has become my de facto show to fall sleep with...

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Monday, June 19, 2017

136K and counting!

Another thousand up... Hitting the mark about once a week nowadays.
Music, music and more music.

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Nose Dive

Its (finally) here!
The cold front found its way to Buenos Aires yesterday late on the afternoon.

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Lunch!!!!!!!

An amazing (an sort of Argentina resembling) milanesa napolitana with white rice and soy sauce.
All of it lovely made by the GF today.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Sparing The Parts

Not so spare parts, at this point...
Everything seems to be A Ok, except for the 9 key, I might have to replace it soon.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Busy Busy Busy

Boy, what an effing week this was is!
At least its just about to finish.
For next week: birthday, a massive drop in temperature and the beginning of winter.
Wait and see.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Movies During The Weekend


  • Wonder Woman

This one we saw it on the actual theater.
Pretty damn good, I'd say... But it lacks Lynda Carter.
The GF wanted to see this one a lot, and she wasn't disappointed.


  • Lego Batman

We finished this one, (started it watching last Sunday, but sleep got a hold of us...)
mighty good one.


  • Life

Kinda goofy, really, but not as bad as we have been told it was.
The EBE looks both ridiculous and scary.


  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

We has this one in store for over a year!
It was really good, kinda slow, and a huge deception after I've Wikipedia the filming location.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Two Of A Kind


The GF's T410 on the left and the distant cousin on the right.
A happy Linux family!


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Monday, June 12, 2017

135K and counting!

Yeap... Another thousand up.
Music all around and all the time.

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Kernel Crud Delete Mode┬│




Once again, time to delete old unused kernels.
This time, a first for the T420.

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

The Return Of The Temperature

Since the Weather plugin died on all of my XFCE boxens I was left on the dark, without any reliable way of knowing what was going on (weather wise) out in the real world.

I had a bunch of shell scripts that pull the weather, so I was thinking in a way of adding the output of one of those scripts onto the XFCE Panel somehow...

Enter Genmon, a plugin for the XFCE Panel that does one thing, executes a program and prints the result, over and over again.
So, let's get going! Install the plugin like this:

sudo apt-get install xfce4-genmon-plugin

Add the plugin to the Panel, and then edit it to execute whatever you want to have displayed on the Panel.
It doesn't like to execute arguments nor pipes, so I've saved that onto a shell script, and then call it from the plugin, the script looks like this:

#!/bin/bash
WGET='wget -q -O- '
$WGET http://www.accuweather.com/en/ar/buenos-aires/7894/weather-forecast/7894\
 | awk -F\' '/acm_RecentLocationsCarousel\.push/{print  "" $10"┬░"}'| head -1;

And then set it to execute every 1000 seconds.

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Friday, June 09, 2017

Movies During The Weekend


Two movies last weekend,

  • John Wick Chapter 2

More or less like the original one.
As the first one, the GF loved it.


  • Walker

A re-watch for me, a first for the GF.
Even tho I haven't seeing the film in some twenty years or so, still as cool.

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Thursday, June 08, 2017

Dinner

Taken (and eaten) last Sunday.
The world famous stew that the GF makes with a lot of love.
Amazing food for cold weather, it tastes way better than what this crappy picture looks.

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Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Certification is Over

And with flying colors too.
As of today, the little four Twenty is seaworthy for all that matters.

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Tuesday, June 06, 2017

An All Time Classic

The T420 connected thru the ADC -> DVI -> DisplayPort.
Everything Simply Just Works.

Edit: The USB WiFi dongle is long gone, a simply tweak on the /etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf file fixed the intermitent WiFi issues.

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Monday, June 05, 2017

134K and counting!

Am I listening to music or what???
Another thousand up!

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Sunday, June 04, 2017

Lunch

Taken yesterday. not, but actually the dessert.
A Dulce de Leche pancake, celebrating an anniversary with the GF.

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Saturday, June 03, 2017

Another Round

You know the drill...
Will see how this goes, but looks promising.

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