Monday, July 31, 2017

144K and counting!

And another thousand up...
150 K seems so close right now...

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Kernel Crud Delete Mode For the T140

This time for the GF's lappie, the faithful T410.
Reclaimed 7 freaking amazing GB of HDD space after this.

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Winter My Ass

Where the hell is the winter when you need it?
This shit is ridiculous, we are in the dead center of what has to be our winter.

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Movies During The Weekend

Two movies during the weekend, besides a few episodes of Ozark as well...

Trainspotting 2
Mighty good and entertaining, much better than what I was expecting.
Even the GF enjoyed this one.

Oh boy, this was depressing as hell... I might have seen it about a decade ago or so, and maybe not even complete, but this shit is hard as hell.

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Behold! PB Is Rising!

Slapped an old 500 GB HDD on the Dell, installed LM 18 XFCE 64 bits, and off it goes with a new life... Hopefully as sort of a media box.
Oh boy, time to configure things from scratch once again...

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Movies During The (Past) Weekend

Damn! Forgot to post about our movies during the weekend...
  • Dracula Untold

The GF wanted to see this one, I have to stay that I've pretty much slept thru this one.

  • Nocturnal Animals

Amazing movie.
I was afraid this might be an artsy boring piece of crap, but it turn out to be quite good and entertaining.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Binge watching the hell out of it.
Started last Saturday with the GF and I simply can't stop.
It has a bit of everything, from The Sopranos to Breaking Bad and I bet even has a small homage to Fringe's secret code at the beginning.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

143K and counting!

Yeap, the thing goes on and on...
What can I say? I'm listening to a shit load of music lately.

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

The current Linux Mint desktop

This time, with the newest Linux Mint install on the glorious Opti.
The GTK theme is called Libra Dark Gruvbox.
My old and trusty Apple Cinema Display has the best relation between size (19") and resolution (1680x1050) but tired old eyes.

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

142K and counting!

Another thousand up... This week took a little longer, since I was buried by work.
Still 14K to go to reach last years' number.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Linux Chores Are Happy Chores (III)

And so it's done...
Finally, believe or not, my little Linux task/ wish list is history.
First was the W530, then the T430, and the last part, migrating the the Opti's Linux distro to a 64 bits one, which I did during the afternoon, in between server updates.
The Suspended Disk still kicks ass after more than 3 years, as the picture show.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Busy Busy Busy

Another one of those fucking weeks...
What can I say?
May it end soon!!!!

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Down & Down & Down

The nose dive continues... But, I really doubt we'll have any snow around here...

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Wonder Chabon

About a week ago or so finished "La Reina del Sur".
In the end took me nearly 3 months... Damn work, I hate you for keeping me from doing stuff I want to do whenever I want it to!
Anyways, sort of intermediately started the next one: Wonder Boys, but I got in Spanish, so it's more like "Chicos Prodigiosos".
So the movie many years ago, I recall a thing or two but not much.
This is my first Chabon book.

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Nose Dive!!!!

After a week with a peak of 24 degrees, we are diving, and fast!
There is even some talk about the possibility of snow around here...
Maybe another July 9th is in the near future?

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

141K and counting!

Fucking A, brother.
Another thousand up!

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Retro Synth Nerve Wave

Like I said, I did not like the movie, but boy oh boy if this not a moving homage to Retrowave/ Synthwave I don't know what the hell is... MF they look like taken out of TRON.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Movies During The Weekend

Two movies during the weekend, cloudy, rainy and somehow cold weekend... A perfect winter weekend around here.

  • Who Will Stop The Rain

A re-watch for me (but I guess I haven't seen this one close to 20 years or so...) and a first time for the GF (she enjoyed it).
We started re-casting the movie about half way of it...
The new cast:
Josh Hartnett == Nick Nolte, Maggie Gyllenhaal == Tuesday Weld, Tom Hiddleston == Michael Moriarty, Bryan Cranston == Anthony Zerbe & Richard Masur == Seth Rogen
Of course the new version will not have viet Nam as the backdrop.

  • Manchester by The Sea

Cool one, although, I guess it's something like 15/20 minutes long... I chose to sleep those off.
The GF requested this one, and she loved it.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

(Don't) Mind The (Generation) Gap

One of the few things a I like about millennials :p
Lately I've been listening a lot of it from YouTube.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

GenMon That Load & RAM Usage

And yet another genmon little use...
Two small scripts that add the load and RAM usage on the XFCE Panel.

Get Load:
cat /proc/loadavg | awk '{print $1}'

Get RAM:
free -m | awk 'NR==2{printf "RAM: %s/%sMB %.2f%%\n", $3,$2,$3*100/$2 }'| cut -d " " -f3

Save those as a separate script, and then invoke each one of them from a separate instance of Gen Mon on the Panel, with a value of 2 for the Period.

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Monday, July 10, 2017

140K and counting!

What can I say?
I'm listening to music like a MF bat out of hell and then some...

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Sunday, July 09, 2017

The current Linux Mint desktop

A while since I've posted a proper Linux desktop around here...
And also, this is the first one for the T420.
Simpler desktop for a simpler time.

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Saturday, July 08, 2017

Kernel Crud Delete Mode

Kernel Cleansing Day!
And this time, the X models get to get their sh*t slimmed down.
And BTW, now that I think of, the X220 its the only one left with Cinnamon... Will have to do something about that...

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Friday, July 07, 2017

Linux Chores Are Happy Chores (II)

Well, busy day is busy, or so they say...
The second task from my looooonng withstanding Linux wish list is done!
Today I've been able, squeezing time from here and there while working, to finally install Linux Mint 18 XFCE (64 bits) onto the T430, yeah! It was running LM 17.3 Cinnamon (64 bits of course) and it was a PITA to use.
A bit over a month ago I've finished the first chore, and now onto the last one... That one will be a bit of a ball breaker, since I'm using the Opti as a daily driver or something really close to it...

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Thursday, July 06, 2017

Movies During The Weekend

Only one movie during past weekend, kinda busy around here, you know...
  • The Fate of The Furious
Yes, you got it, the GF wanted to see this one, and she wasn't disappointed by it, at all, not in the least.
Still as fictitious (maybe even a bit ridiculous) as all the other ones I've seen, and also somehow funny.

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Wednesday, July 05, 2017

139K and counting!

Yeap, believe or not, another thousand up...
Listening to music like a MF out og hell...

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Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Blinking Block

Console customization tips
This is bizarre, but I haven't found the config option on the XFCE Terminal Preferences, so I post it here.
In order to have a blinking cursor block you need to edit the file:


And look for the lime:


And, of course, set the value to: TRUE
Changes take effect immediately, so the cursor will start blinking right away!

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Monday, July 03, 2017

Kernel Crud Delete Mode

The time to delete old kernels is here once again.
Bye, and thanks for all the booting.

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Sunday, July 02, 2017

138K and counting!

And another thousand up!
Music and more music, and all around and all the time.

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Saturday, July 01, 2017


Nowadays business lunches aren't what they used to be...
Taken last Wednesday while jumping from meeting to meeting.

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