Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Windows 7 on the Compaq F700

Installed on Tango during the weekend and I've been testing it for a while.
Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bits) works A Ok, even tho the lappie only has 1 GB of RAM.

Everything works fine after installing the Compaq driver (the one on the screenshot), which was available thru Windows Update, truly good thing, no need to fish them on the HP page.

After installing those (and a reboot) all the keyboard special keys come to life.
The NVIDIA driver (nicely available thru Windows Update as well) deliver an Aero enabled desktop.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The current Ubuntu desktop

The timeless beauty of Gnome 2.

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Slanted Adams

Finished watching John Adams a couple of days ago.
Interesting indeed, particularly the second episode "Independence", foubd the the Merlin-like quality that Franklin has on that episodeb.
One thing that I found amazingly annoying is the use of slanted cameras throughout the episodes... To me it looks stupid, like some old Batman TV episode.

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Tango dances again

A bit of time off -long weekend- so got to take a closer look to Tango, to see what the hell happened to it.
Turns out the problem was the RAM... Took it out and un again and the thing just works.
Just for the fun of it installed Windows 7 Ultimate on a 250 GB SATA drive, so far thing look good.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Currently reading

Actually, more than reading, I'm enjoying it like a MF Skunk Works.

The second book I read by Leo Janos, the other one was also about airplanes, the biography of Chuck Yeager.
Love reading books when intelligent people tackle really complex problems.

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Monday, February 20, 2012

The current Ubuntu desktop

A light one for the moment... Trying to get all the cold, cool, blue vibes I can...

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Sunday, February 19, 2012 Obsession (IV)

A new one... Not many changes, as I've been able to listen to a lot of music lately.

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Me cago en la reconcha del verano

Winter!!!! !!!!!!
Please come back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Sunday 12-02-2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

Summer: full blast ahead

Fucking crappy weather, again; and the following days will be worse.

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- Rice
- Tomato
- Carrots
- Green salad
- Egg plant

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Saturday 11-02-2012 (I)

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Some pictures during the week

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Tuesday 07-02-2012

Monday, February 06, 2012

El infierno está encantador

This fucking weather is killing me... Buenos Aires my ass, from now on it should be named Wetnos Aires.

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A big jump on this one... Over a hundred new artist since last post.

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Sunday, February 05, 2012

Books during the summer (3)

Of course I've finished Retribution before departing =)
And in reality got my hands of two books during this summer.

Black Hawk Down
The best thing is the new after word by the author, saw the movie many, many times, and read another book by Bowden ages ago, so I was more or less expecting what I found.

Blood Meridian, or, actually Meridiano de Sangre
As a I read it on Spanish... I have to say that I prefer The Road, by a long shot.

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Saturday, February 04, 2012

The current Ubuntu desktop

Been a while since one of these, so here it goes...

Nothing really changes that much on my desktop... A slightly modified version of Metacity's Shiky Mint (mostly, no borders, and the buttons to the left IIRC...)

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RIP, Cosmo

Cosmo Vitelli and Jack Flowers (Saint Jack) two formidable characters for two amazing films (and a hell of a book from Paul Theroux).
My favorite recollection of Gazzara's body of work.

Ben Gazzara, a tough-guy character actor, dead at 81

Don't miss the picture on that link... Friends like that! What a life, man... What a life!

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Thursday, February 02, 2012

A little (successful) experiment

Which actually made a whole mess (and produced a worst picture...)

The old and trusty Apple Cinema Display hooked to the Thinkpad T140 via DisplayPort... On Lucid Lynx... With NVIDIA's proprietary drivers.
The thing works marvelously.

Got the adapter dirt cheap during the holidays, and it is actually rather nice to know that it is possible to use that hugemongous external monitor on Linux with this laptop.

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