Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Monday 29-06-2015

Monday, June 29, 2015

Movies During The Weekend

We watched a shit load of films during the weekend... I'm amazed...

  • Good Kill
Man what a drag!
I mean, c'mon!

  • Mama
Spooky, nice one.

  • Poltergeist
Pretty good, although it aged a bit, let say "New Agy"... But it is an amazing snapshot of the US on the early 80's.
It was the first time the GF saw it.

  • The Bourne Legacy
A request of the GF, didn't like it much... I've seen it on calbe on and off for a while, but I never got to see it all the way thru, the way it should.
Don't bother.

  • About Time
Pretty, pretty, pretty good one!
A recomendation of the GF, I love her.
It even features a Nick Cave tune

  • House Of Cards
The first episode of the the third season, at last! It took us a while, but we finally got started.

  • The True Cost
A big Meeeh!
A guilty trip for the first world dwellers out there.

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Remmina Desktop Blues

Luckily, as time goes by I get to use less and less Windows, that is, for work, for personal use I wouldn't touch a Windows box for nothing.
But, there are really strange situations in which I have to connect to an effing Windows box... And I always, not only hate it, but I also every single time I have to I forget about the name of the Remote Desktop client that I have to install, and on top of that, I forget that not only I have to install the client, but I have to also install the Remote Desktop plugin...
Therefore, to prevent all of that Googling over and over again... Here it goes:

sudo apt-get install remmina remmina-plugin-rdp

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

65K and counting!

Another thousand up!
Less than 10 days...

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Saturday 20-06-2015

Monday, June 22, 2015

Movies During The Weekend

We had quite a run this past weekend... But we missed our weekly episode of "House Of Cards", it might have been the first one from season 3...

  • The Mechanic
The one with Charles Bronson... It took the GF and me a couple of times (3) to actually finish it.
As I watch it, I realize that I've seen that movie many, many years ago on TV.

  • Maps To The Stars
We continued with another Cronenberg flick.
This one was even weirder than "The Fly".

  • The Exorcist
A re-watch, for the GF and me.
Amazing movie, all around, from the cinematography to the script, I love it.
First time I saw in, on VHS when I was a little kid I was scared shitless for weeks...

  • Run All Night
A suggestion of the GF. Didn't like it too much.
An action flick with Liam Neeson, good if you expect that.

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Tuesday 16-06-2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The (Amazing) Martian

Last night finished The Martian.
Damn that was a good book!
Took me 10 days to read the book, like the saying goes, you can't put it away.
Guess that ever since I've read Cloud Atlas, this the best SciFi book that I got my hands on.
Pretty, pretty, pretty good.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Saturday 13-06-2015

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Movies During The Weekend

  • Heat
We continued with our little Michael Mann review, I mean after last week's "Blackhat".
IMHO, this is one of Mann's best movie yet.

  • The Omen
The GF did not see this one before and she actually liked it... I've saw it many, many years ago... I don't know, to me it aged well.

  • House Of Cards
We finished the second season!
On to the third one, happy as hell, our first TV series as a couple!

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Monday, June 15, 2015

64K and counting!

Another 1K up!
In just 10 days.... It seems I'm scrobbling like a MF these days...

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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Friday 12-06-2015

Friday, June 12, 2015

Forticlient 64 bits on Ubuntu 14.04

Or good bye ia32-libs-gtk...
In the past, on Linux Mint (64 bits) I used to (sort of) simply install the 32 bits compatibility libs and be done with...
But, on Ubuntu (64 bits) that didn't work...
Thing is I need the VPN client for connecting to different work related data centers, no matter what, I need the program, and I need it to work A Ok.
Luckily, I found this page: Forticlient – SSLVPN .deb packages
Installed forticlient-sslvpn_4.4.2313-1_amd64.deb and it works flawlessly.
Had to install lib32gcc1 prior in order to get the dpkg correctly installed.

sudo apt-get install lib32gcc1
sudo dpkg -i forticlient-sslvpn_4.4.2313-1_amd64.deb

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Sunday 07-06-2015

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Death Of A Thinkpad Battery

The battery of my beloved T430 died yesterday...

It was performing A Ok last week, giving between 3 to 5 hours of juice, but yesterday it wouldn’t "charge" beyond 52%, and I say "charge" because it really doesn't charge at all, if I unplug it, the lappie shuts off...

 No matter what trick or tweak I've try, the thing is just dead...
Anyways, I have this little baby since April 2013, it had to happen someday, the only surprise is just how sudden the whole thing of dying was...
This is the second laptop battery that goes South on me...

Gotta Love Technology! ;)

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Monday, June 08, 2015

Movies During The Weekend

The best of the bunch of the weekend... I've been waiting a lot for this one, and IMHO it was really worth it.
Pretty damn good!

Mad Max 2
I wanted the GF to see this one, since we saw part 4 a couple of weeks ago... And the newer one has a lot of influence from this one.

The Fly
The one made by Cronenberg.
The GF missed, so it was time to catch up with this master piece of terror and 80's hardware.

The Dictator
Recommended by the GF, pretty, pretty funny!
Better than Borat, IMHO.

House Of Cards
About to finish second season!

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Saturday, June 06, 2015

The Unity Desktop

This is a first...
The current desktop setup of the little Thinkpad X140e, running Unity on top of Ubuntu 14.04...
So far, I'm happy as hell with it.
The theme is called "Yosembiance" and the icons are "Loli-Papelk".
Damn this thing looks sexy!!!

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Friday, June 05, 2015

63K and counting!

Another thousand up!
This has to be a record! It took only 7 days to make the mark...

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Thursday, June 04, 2015

Sunday 31-05-2015

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Movies During The Weekend

Not too many movies during this weekeend... We took it kinda relaxed and cool...

  • Drag Me To Hell
The terror flick recommended by the GF, didn't like it much.

  • The Social Network
The GF haven't seen this one till this Sunday.
I've re-watched it, still like it a lot, she simply love it.

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Tuesday, June 02, 2015

The X Marks The Treasure

It certainly took a while, but last Friday I finally got me an X140e, the small little tank Thinkpad.
I was looking for one of these for a really, really long time.

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Monday, June 01, 2015

Sunday 24-05-2015