Saturday, June 30, 2018

Linux Mint 19 XFCE: Glorious Screenlock

Didn't had a lot of time to play with my newest Linux Mint 19 installation that much yet, but one thing that caught my attention right away was that the lock screen looks amazing, and that, AFAIK is exactly the same than the login screen.
On previous releases the lock screen was something hideous, I've done my best to make it a little less ugly.
Also, I've noted that if enabled, you are not only requested a password to unlock (doh!) but also you can ask for username as well.

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Dead Moon Sets A New Record

According to my page, this past week I've been (once again) listening to music like a ultra effing monkey.
Also, I got a new favorite band Dead Moon, and a favorite theme as well, their own Johnny's Got a Gun.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Linux Mint 19 on The Thinkpad T60p

So the wait is over.
Installed Linux Mint 19 (not a Beta) today, the XFCE version (32 bits, of course) on the T60p.
Installation was a brief, the usual options for setting up an encrypted LVM and to have your $HOME encrypted are there.
This version of Mint-Y looks amazing.
The whole thing feels amazingly snappy, even on this prehistoric lappie, with only 3 GB of RAM.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Movies During The Weekend

Fail Safe:
Saw this one about a decade ago or so, it was a new one for the GF.
I have to say an amazing cinematography, the movie wet our appetite for (re) watching Dr. Strangelove.

Death Wish:
This was the original one, 1974 one, we watched the 2018 remake a couple of weeks ago.
Not sure, I might have seen this movie years ago, but, if I did, it was like watching it for the first time.
For today's standards it is slow, I liked the newer one.

The Vietnam War:
Yeah, the same one, but this time the local Netflix has it, so the subs work perfectly this time around.

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Waiting for 19

Sort of quiet days around here... At least, Linux wise.
I'm really looking forward for the new Linux Mint release, LM 19, which IMHO is insanely cool looking. Been watching Youtube videos reviews over and over.
Pretty certain I'll install it as soon as it is out of beta.

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Continuous Nose Dive

Winter seems to be down really hard on us (Thanks Jeebus!!!)
Lovely weather around here, the usual stuff, sunny, dry, windy and cold!

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Saturday Night Pasta

Yeah, that's right Saturday.
A stupid business meeting on Monday and on top of that a general strike the same day.
So, that sort of forced us to change our rules, that before last night were sort of set on stone.
Mighty raviolis and usual with the glorious stew made by the GF.

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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Linux Mint Debian 2 On The T60p

Installed Linux Mint Debian 2 (Betsy) on the T60p this week -this time I selected Cinnamon as the DE- just to see how things were over there, it has been 5 years since the last time I've tested it.

This time I was able to encrypt my shit, no problems in that department.
But, I'm sucker I know, after the install was over, and after a couple of reboots to make sure the encrypted LVM was working Ok, I chose a local mirror... That sort of borked things up, in a bad way... After installing about 400 MB of updates and rebooting, I wasn't able to login thur MDM to Cinnamon. I was able to login on a Virtual Console, and of course, the LVM encryption presented no problems whatsoever.
I even try creating another user, and tested things with it, but same thing... I wasn't able to login to Cinnamon, that is, I wasn't able to go past the MDM login.
In the end, thru a TTY I had to change mirrors, get updates once again, but also, had to re-install Cinnamon, issuing a:

sudo apt-get install --reinstall cinnamon

After that, I was able to login onto Cinnamon.
Anyways, everything was kosher, Cinnamon is lovely, but, it is way too demanding RAM wise... Right after booting it was at about 500MB on idle, but that went thru the roof once I've start to open stuff on the t60p... Its 3GB simply don't cut it.
Will go with Devuan I guess...

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Friday, June 22, 2018

Sunday Night Pasta

This time: Ñoquis!
And, even tho, they were Supermarket made, they were truly fantastic.
GF's stew, as usual, always does wonders.

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Movies During The Weekend

A freezing weekend, with some spare time from the GF, so we watched a few movies.

The Parallax View:
A re-re-watch for me, first time for the GF.
As I said, I love the cinematography of this movie.

A bit slow, but interesting.

Something Wild:
Another re-watch for me, first time for the GF.
Damn! I love this movie, everything about it is great, but the soundtrack, oh boy, this one is great!

Bonus Points: (or maybe not)

Ready Player One:
Watched yesterday with the GF, it is a holiday around here, Flag Day.
Damn that movie is bad, enjoyed the book pretty much, but, dude, the movie sucks.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018


That is, my birthday.
A mighty and delicious pineapple pizza and the GF made me a Chocotorta for my birthday cake.
Dame that was good.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

190K and counting!

Fuck in the hell with monkeys!!!
190 thousand plays that is!

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Monday, June 18, 2018

The Return of The Saturday Night Milanga

A freezing Saturday night (actually, more like Sunday at dawn) the mighty milanesas came back.
And with oven cooked potatoes and sweet potatoes

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Devuan on The Thinkpad T60p

Installed Devuan (via the Net Installer) on Friday, the idea is to see if a systemd free OS has a lighter push on the old T60p.
In the end everything went A Ok, as opposed as using the Minimal Live ISO, I've tried and tried with that ones, but everything failed using that image...
Baffled, but moved on, so, d'loaded the Net Install ISO, always 32 bits, since this is the T60, and onto the install I jumped.
The install was a piece of cake, using an encrypted LVM.

Chose XFCE (what else, right?) and nothing is new.
The install, once is done, uses around 3 GB of HDD (I have to delete the Games, BTW) and RAM usage, right upon booting, is around 166 MB.
Suspend (and Un-Suspend) works Ok, WiFi and sound too.

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Weather Nirvana


May this winter be eternal!!!

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Sunday Night Pasta

Once again, mighty Sorrentinos!
From the best pasta place in Buenos Aires.

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Friday, June 15, 2018

189K and counting!

And another thousand up.
Simply keep stacking those up... Will see how it goes...

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Movies During The Weekend

Only two movies past weekend... It was a hellish weekend, full of shopping activity with the GF.
Both of the movies selected by the GF herself!

Love, Simon:
Cool one, but not as cool as Call Me, By Your Name.
Sort of like The Perks of Being a Wallflower, but with gayness.

The Strangers Prey At Night:
Nice, entertaining on its own way, we were both sure this one it was going to be worst than the first one, but it turned out exactly the same.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Void Linux + Thinkpad T60p: Sort of Fail

Installed Void Linux today, this time on the T60p, everything went A Ok with the installation, even encrypting the whole disk, on a LVM, like I said, the whole thing reminds me a lot to the FreeBSD/ OpenBSD installer, the "hardest" part is the partitioning.
Anyways, after the base install is done, mandatory reboot, login, even with encryption, everything kosher.
So, boot and on we go to the updates!
After a xbps-install -Suv and downloading some 500 MB of updates, another reboot, and now things went to hell...

Booting passes the encryption, and the login manager pops up A Ok... Login works; but...
After that X dies on me, with an error message like this:

nm-dispatcher: req:1 'hostname' : new request (0 scripts)
nm-dispatcher: req:1 'hostname' : completed: no scripts

Tried re-booting using different kernels, killing Network Manager from a Virtual Console, Ctrl + Alt + Backspace, etc...
Nothing, the whole thing just dies right there.
A real bummer... No more time right now to see what a fuck is wrong with this.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Another Nose Dive!

Well, another drop is coming our way... It certainly looks like this winter -which it didn't eve start- it is gonna be rough... Who knows, maybe we could have some snow?

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Monday, June 11, 2018

And A fsck It Was

Seems like I've been a bit harsh on my initial report...
The HDD seems to be fine after a manual fsck and a reboot.
Right now installing updates on the lappie (even a new kernel!) will see how this goes, etc.
And a reboot after, and everything seems to be just fine.

To actually be able to execute the fsck had to go thru Linux Mint's GRUB option: Advanced Options, and the Recovery.
There I was able to execute: fsck /dev/mapper/mint--vg-root
A few Yes, and things were back to normal.

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Saturday Night Chicken

A steamy photo of some delicious chicken breasts -sliced as little pieces of cubes- with some white rice on the side.
Along with Jack Daniel's BBQ sauce.
Lovingly made by the GF after a busy Saturday.
After that we hit the sack, not even a movie, straight to catch some Zs.

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Saturday, June 09, 2018

188K and counting!

And, yes... Another thousand up... Music never stops.
Roughly 10 days since the last mark, so, let's say a hundred plays a day.

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Friday, June 08, 2018

The Nose Dive Goes On

Winter, glorious winter.
As I said, may this weather stay with us until December at least.

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Thursday, June 07, 2018

Movies During The Weekend

A cold and lovely weekend it was... Lots of movie, a confy bed with the GF, lots of cats around, and a freezing weather outside.

Flight Crew:
This one was a reco from a mutual friend of the GF, got it on storage for a while, and we finally got to see it this weekend.
It was so so... Extremely long, and the subs (the movie is Russian) were really off beat and funny most of the time, they were made with Google Translator or something similar.

Funny and cool.
Maybe, and then maybe, this same movie, directed by the Cohen brothers it might have been fantastic.

Three Days of The Condor:
A true classic, a re-watch for me, first time for the GF.
I loved watching this movie once again, it aged remarkably well.

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Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Sunday Night Pasta

That is classic sorrentinos, from our regular pasta guy, the consensus is unanimous, when it comes to sorrentinso, these are far better than the ones from the GF place.

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Tuesday, June 05, 2018

The Affair AFAIK

I fell for this one like a sucker.
Effing binge watching it like a bat out of hell...
The GF is seating this one out, so it is a one man show.
Right on the third season now (about episode four), and I'm beginning to dislike the show a bit as it goes along, the last episode from season two was already a bit rough to swallow...
Just when you are thinking what a hell of a stupid soap opera is this crap, and I'm about to quit on it, something happens, and somehow gathers my attention once again.
Will see where this whole thing goes.

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Monday, June 04, 2018

Saturday Night Anniversary

Saturday night and celebrating another anniversary with the GF.
A hugemongous dinner ensured.
Patagonic chicken breasts (with noisette potatoes and a side fried banana) and apple pie with ice cream for dessert, on top of that a freezing night.

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Sunday, June 03, 2018

The current Linux Mint desktop

Transformed the Linux Mint greens onto the Greys and Blues.
It turns out all it takes is issuing a:

sudo apt-get install xubuntu-icon-theme greybird-gtk-theme

One thing I've noticed, tho. This theme is not designed to be used on small resolution screens, everything looks kinda huge, but manageable.

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Saturday, June 02, 2018

Lost Another Soldier

It's a pale year for the HDDs around here...
It seems like I've lost another one. Yesterday the HDD from the old Studio XPS 1340 went kaput.
It switched to read-only, and after a reboot -and while passing the prompt for the LVM encryption- it fails after that.
Didn't lose that much info with it. Actually like, really, none at all... Backups, backups and more backups, you know...

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Nose Dive!

At last, now this is cold, god damn it!
May this last an eternity!

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Friday, June 01, 2018

Movies During The Weekend

Death Wish:
The new, 2018, remake, from a friend of the place, Roth.
Nice, sort of entertaining, the GF chose this one.

The Toys That Made Us:
The newest season that the local Netflix premiered around here.
Obviously, we watched the episode on Star Trek toys, really interesting stuff.

The Florida Project:
A re-watch for me, first time for the GF.
Pretty cool, certainly re-watchable.

The Last Detail:
Wow, don't even remember how many years since I've seeing this one.
It aged wonderfully.
First time for the GF.

El Dia de La Bestia:
A classic, the GF wanted to see this one, it aged quite good.
Don't even remember when I saw it for the first time.

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The current Linux Mint desktop

In the process of propagating the Dropbox comeback on all of my lappies and stuff, I've stumbled upon what I consider this beautiful Linux On The Desktop Moment.

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