first go at flat anaglyph images..

Posted: December 2, 2015 in images

cysan-red lensesI got my hands on a set of cyan-red lenses from an Edu Science 3D Night-Sight Goggles, they’re not that bad

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small bluetooth script..

Posted: January 17, 2015 in scripts
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     This script makes use of keyboard shortcuts to connect and disconnect a bluetooth headset. It makes use of xbindkeys (example here). Running the command directly in the terminal looks like:
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memories from another world..

Posted: December 7, 2014 in images
Reserva Eduardo Avaroa, Bolivia

Reserva Eduardo Avaroa, Bolivia

A pleasant memory of exploring the world, seeing outworldly landscapes, experiencing another life in another place.. I miss it.
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     In my experience, some GNU/Linux installations on laptops don’t quite handle the display backlight adjustment well enough. Sometimes the adjustment lags (which is strange as key-strokes are hardware interrupts, should prempt) with an annoying delay, and other times it simply doesn’t work at all. I often find myself having to reconfigure the hotkeys. This procedure may be unsafe, as it changes the ownership of a file in /sys to that of my user. Use at your own risk!

     To do this, we will use xbindkeys-config (XBindKeys_Config 0.1.3 by Laurent Vuibert), a gui utility that helps setup script execution by means of key combinatons or mouse clicks, using the xbindkeys utility (xbindkeys 1.8.6 by Philippe Brochard).
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I’m gshark lazy..

Posted: November 24, 2014 in scripts
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     Although I’m a huge KDE fan, I simply stoped using the menu launcher a while back. I’ve resorted to launching pretty much everything from the run dialogue, available as Alt+F2 keyboard shortcut on machine.

     I listen to grooveshark quite a lot, looking for new sounds or bands I haven’t heard before, but I’m quite lazy in opening a new firefox window/tab, typing in the complete url, or even simply just grooveshark and then clicking on the relevant search result.. and THEN finally typing in the artist/song I heard about and I’m looking for.. it’s just too damn long!
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installing new kernels..

Posted: November 22, 2014 in kernel
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     Installing a new kernel can be tricky, especially building custom kernels. A plethora of configuration options are usually available to produce a kernel that is best suited to a particular set of hardware devices and OS functions. For instance, a fancy option I like to make sure is enabled is the Hibernation option, found under Power Management and ACPI Options when configuring the kernel with menuconfig. This allows the machine to be put in hibernation mode.

     A set of basic steps in configuring, compiling and installing a new Linux kernel can be found here.