Saturday, July 23, 2016

Stilgar Got a Solid Drive

 Time to upgrade!
Yesterday got an SSD drive (the cheapest one I could find around here) for my old, trusty, clunky and beloved Thinkpad T60p.
Installed Ubuntu, Xenial Xerus, 32 bits of course.
Yeah, I know... I wanted to hold a minute or two until Xenial, but, what a hell, time for new things I guess!

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Friday, July 22, 2016

105K and counting!

Yes! Another thousand up!
Music, music, music & more music!

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Change Theme & Icons on XFCE From The CLI

So, this bug with the XFCE Appearance program is still busting balls around, not all the time, but most of the time... It simply crashes right after launching it.
Now, in order to change themes and icons without having to run the program as root, (and login out and back in) to see the freaking theme or icon change, I'm changing those via:

xfconf-query -c xsettings -p /Net/ThemeName -s "Mint-X"
xfconf-query -c xsettings -p /Net/IconThemeName -s "gnome-wise"

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

ffmpeg and yet more ffmpeg...

Ahhh... By now you certainly know the drill.. The Roku 3 and those pesky mkv files that simply refuse to play sound...
But no fear! Once again, this ffmpeg snippet from the past saves the day!
This time, without the burned in subs, like this:

./ffmpeg -i "My Great Movie.mkv" -c:v copy -strict experimental -c:a aac -ac 2 -ab 448k "My Great Movie.mp4"

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Movies During The Weekend

Only one this weekend, we were really tired, and I was with a bit of menacing flu...

  • High-Rise
What a boring piece of crap...
Yes, the art director and the production designer shine, but the movie is booooring, I read the book in the early 90's and I found it very, very, very good, but the movie sucks.

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Not So Global Menu for VLC on Xenial

There is a glitch with the Global Menu and VLC on Xenial.
When you stop a movie (it only happens on video files), all the menu options are reproduced on the VLC window as well.

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Tuesday 12-07-2016