Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Movies During The Weekend

Deep Web
I watched this one alone, the GF slept thru.
Liked it, I was actually under the impression than this one was an episode of the "Dark Net" series.

A damn good one!
remind me a lot to Wes Anderson's films, only darker.

Mr. Robot
We finished the first season.
A nice one, it started way better than how it finished, IMHO.

The Monster Squad
Yeah, nice.
Maybe the cult status is largely due to nostalgia...

Arrested Development
We watched the first episode of the second season.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Transcoding, ffmpeg, transcoding & more ffmepg

Well, I'm in the process of transcoding all the movies that don't play on my Roku to a format that will play without a hitch, using ffmpeg, of course.
it is a major PITA, yes, but the other option would be to use Plex, but at the moment I don't have a box to keep on a always on status, at least not one that has enough juice to make the transcoding on the fly and that, on top of that I can place some place on my house that doesn't break my ball on a daily basis.
So far this week I've transcoded:

  • The Pickup Artist
  • Silent Running
  • The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
  • Risky Business

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Nose Dive

At last!
Winter is here, or, more to the point, summer is dead!

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Linux Mint 17.3 On The Thinkpad T60p

Today it was time to make the upgrade to Linux Mint 17.3 the ultra trusty Thinkpad T60p.
The update took about 10 minutes and a reboot, and everything seems to be running smooth afterwards.
It even looks like the bug I used to have on selecting themes is fixed.

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Sunday, April 24, 2016


(Last Sunday)

- Ravioli (Ricotta mixed w/ vegetables)
- Carrots
- Chicken
- The world famous GF stew

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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Just Like Yesterday

Yesterday afternoon played a bit with Ubuntu MATE (16.04 of course) on my really, really old yet somehow trusty T43.
It comes with a built-in Global Menu implementation (go figure and yet, gloria aleluya for the initiative!!!) which works with most of the programs (Open Office doesn't, for instance).
This particular distro seems like a nice enough option for my ageing hulking beast, the PowerMac Dual Proc, the infamous QuickSilver.
Or perhaps, this is the answer to the eternal question: Reasons to get (or not) a PowerBook Nowadays

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Friday, April 22, 2016

96K and counting!

You know the drill...
Another thousand up, 4 to the BIG 100K..

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

The (New) LTS Has Landed!

Believe it or not, a new LTS is out!
I still remember distro/ Desktop Environmet hopping on 12.04...
Time flyes!!!
Anyways, already installed on a lappie to give it a testing twirl.
Ahh! The rush and the thrill of wiping the slate and start from zero (more or less) once again!
The chance to begin again, on a release of opportunity and adventure!

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