Saturday, October 30, 2010

Album of the Week

It's been a while since I posted an Album of the Week. This time it would be the album of the last couple of months. Lately I have been listening to Avenged Sevenfold's latest album, Nightmare. Even though most of the material were written after James "The Rev" Sullivan passed away, and Mike Portnoy taking the honor of playing in his place, the album makes you want to listen to it over and over and over. The general theme is dark, gritty and in your face. I urge everyone who is not a fan to listen, as fans already did.

Friday, October 29, 2010

I don't has da flu!

After days of runny nose, sneezes and general headaches finally my flu epidemic is over. In other news I am thinking of developing stuff as a side project or something, maybe one day a small project will grow to be something useful. Got VirtualBox OSE installed so I can run a Windows box inside my Linux for cross platform development. Visual Studio and Mono here I come.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Customizing Gnome, part 1

I've started tinkering around Gnome and customizing the look and feel of my Linux box. So much control it makes every control freak look like a baby. There are tons of themes out there for you to choose, and if nothing is of your liking, you can just simply change everything till it becomes perfect. Now I'm looking for a wallpaper to go on my desktop, something that would make people go "dang that's awesome!".

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Hurting tonsils

Woke up today to find out my tonsils are hurting. Seems there's this virus or flu running amok this season, and it's heading for tonsils. Funny thing is about it is that there is nothing else of the usual flu symptoms, no coughing no high fever no runny nose no nothing. Guess I'll have to live on Strepsils and OJ.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


After fighting a bit with Empathy, Gnome's default chat client, I decided to throw it away in favor of something that's a bit more customizable. Looking for the next best thing, my eyes quickly saw what I already endorse on my Maemo driven N900. Pidgin. Pidgin is a great client. Supports endless protocols, very light on the system and can be extended with plug-ins. If you feel like chatting from somewhere other than Microsoft's Live client, give Pidgin a try.

Monday, October 18, 2010

A week away for work

The last week I have been away on work for my company in a different country. Although the country does have an Internet connection better than my own, the place the company had us stay in was not connected. So basically I had to read about 100 e-mails when I got back.

In other news, I am really starting to think about compiling my own Linux OS from scratch. Just need to do some research about what should it have and why do I want to use it (other than surf the net of course).

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Ubuntu - Dead then Alive

For some very strange reason, my Ubuntu died on me today, most probably from aMSN crashing. So I said "well let's just reinstall everything from scratch". I tried to boot the CD I had burned (and used to install Ubuntu the first time with it) it did not want to. After battling with burning a new CD, using a couple of Linux to USB stick softwares trying to boot the OS, nothing worked. I eventually gave up and dug up an older version of Ubuntu. I booted that up, went on to format my drive and install it. To my amazement, instead of having the older OS, my current OS booted after the reboot with everything I already had there. Funny thing, I guess my HDD decided to lock down itself from changes. Now all is well and dandy.

Now I'm looking for something new to do, like develop on Linux (with GUI of course).

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Blogging again

It's been a long while since I haven't posted anything here. Truth be told work is taking most of my time. I finish my shift, head to gym and head back home to find the only thing that's needed is sleep. Hopefully I am back for action here.

In other news, I just switched my everyday work laptop from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS. Very very promising distribution. Everything is fast on it. The boot sequence, the actual work, everything. The next project I'm thinking of now is compiling my very own Linux distribution from scratch. Will take a while but sure will be worth it. Until the next post.