Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Flapping Nine

A little trouble with the magnificent T420 keyboard.
Of course the key works, but its a PITA to use.
Will have to replace or fix that somehow PRONTO.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Myth Streaming

During the last couple of weeks I might have re-watched most of Myth Busters episodes available on the South of The Rio Grande Netflix...
So I have to give a the guys at Netflix a huge thanks to be able to re-watch this, always been a huge fan of the show, envied their workshop ever since the first time I've seen the show.
And now it has become my de facto show to fall sleep with...

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Monday, June 19, 2017

136K and counting!

Another thousand up... Hitting the mark about once a week nowadays.
Music, music and more music.

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Nose Dive

Its (finally) here!
The cold front found its way to Buenos Aires yesterday late on the afternoon.

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Saturday, June 17, 2017


An amazing (an sort of Argentina resembling) milanesa napolitana with white rice and soy sauce.
All of it lovely made by the GF today.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Sparing The Parts

Not so spare parts, at this point...
Everything seems to be A Ok, except for the 9 key, I might have to replace it soon.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Busy Busy Busy

Boy, what an effing week this was is!
At least its just about to finish.
For next week: birthday, a massive drop in temperature and the beginning of winter.
Wait and see.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Movies During The Weekend

  • Wonder Woman

This one we saw it on the actual theater.
Pretty damn good, I'd say... But it lacks Lynda Carter.
The GF wanted to see this one a lot, and she wasn't disappointed.

  • Lego Batman

We finished this one, (started it watching last Sunday, but sleep got a hold of us...)
mighty good one.

  • Life

Kinda goofy, really, but not as bad as we have been told it was.
The EBE looks both ridiculous and scary.

  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

We has this one in store for over a year!
It was really good, kinda slow, and a huge deception after I've Wikipedia the filming location.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Two Of A Kind

The GF's T410 on the left and the distant cousin on the right.
A happy Linux family!

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Monday, June 12, 2017

135K and counting!

Yeap... Another thousand up.
Music all around and all the time.

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Kernel Crud Delete Mode┬│

Once again, time to delete old unused kernels.
This time, a first for the T420.

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

The Return Of The Temperature

Since the Weather plugin died on all of my XFCE boxens I was left on the dark, without any reliable way of knowing what was going on (weather wise) out in the real world.

I had a bunch of shell scripts that pull the weather, so I was thinking in a way of adding the output of one of those scripts onto the XFCE Panel somehow...

Enter Genmon, a plugin for the XFCE Panel that does one thing, executes a program and prints the result, over and over again.
So, let's get going! Install the plugin like this:

sudo apt-get install xfce4-genmon-plugin

Add the plugin to the Panel, and then edit it to execute whatever you want to have displayed on the Panel.
It doesn't like to execute arguments nor pipes, so I've saved that onto a shell script, and then call it from the plugin, the script looks like this:

WGET='wget -q -O- '
 | awk -F\' '/acm_RecentLocationsCarousel\.push/{print  "" $10"┬░"}'| head -1;

And then set it to execute every 1000 seconds.

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Friday, June 09, 2017

Movies During The Weekend

Two movies last weekend,

  • John Wick Chapter 2

More or less like the original one.
As the first one, the GF loved it.

  • Walker

A re-watch for me, a first for the GF.
Even tho I haven't seeing the film in some twenty years or so, still as cool.

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Thursday, June 08, 2017


Taken (and eaten) last Sunday.
The world famous stew that the GF makes with a lot of love.
Amazing food for cold weather, it tastes way better than what this crappy picture looks.

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Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Certification is Over

And with flying colors too.
As of today, the little four Twenty is seaworthy for all that matters.

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Tuesday, June 06, 2017

An All Time Classic

The T420 connected thru the ADC -> DVI -> DisplayPort.
Everything Simply Just Works.

Edit: The USB WiFi dongle is long gone, a simply tweak on the /etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf file fixed the intermitent WiFi issues.

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Monday, June 05, 2017

134K and counting!

Am I listening to music or what???
Another thousand up!

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Sunday, June 04, 2017


Taken yesterday. not, but actually the dessert.
A Dulce de Leche pancake, celebrating an anniversary with the GF.

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Saturday, June 03, 2017

Another Round

You know the drill...
Will see how this goes, but looks promising.

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