Thursday, June 30, 2016

My KDE-neon quick review


as time passed by I decided to blog something after 2 long years (o maybe more… who knows)…

Currently I’m a happy owner of an old acer C710 chromebook… where I installed John Lewis special firmware..

Some years ago, a good friend dared me to try fedora, ubuntu and other linux ditros knowing the slackware hardcore user I was… eventually, I ended with KDE-neon version as it was only logical been the easiest way to get the “up to date” KDE release from the very kde team.

Anyhow, I’ve been using this “distro” for about a month, and I have to say is stable. I had no hick-ups or errors… nothing.

So… I decided to write this post just to say so.

Meanwhile, here is my “updated” version of kde settings for lightning fast performance based on plasma5.

Desktop Effects:

On System Settings>Desktop Behavior>Desktop Effects:

1. disabled Blur
2. Disabled Translucency (as usual, I don’t feel this translucency stuff is a mayor player as blur… the idea is to have a lightweight system, so your mileage may vary)

Breeze Animations:

on System Settings > Application Style > Widget Style:

look for the widget style configure button. On the second pane, disable animations…

Those changes made my day… My system is lightning fast… specially taking into consideration that… this is an intel celeron 847 cpu with integrated graphics and I used it as my main and only system at the moment.

KDE-neon will give you a base, low fat KDE system which you can setup as needed… and this small changes fee up a good chunk of CPU power without sacrificing desktop effects and much eye candy.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Buying your first fishing rod

One day I just decided to buy a rod (after my daughter were pissing me off about going out fishing)... I had no idea of what to look for; and of course, when you are on the tackle shop...With all those possibilities and brands, types materials etc... the choice becomes overwhelming.

Specialized stores might have a salesman willing to help; but when you are taking over 10 minutes and have literally no idea on how and why to spend 200 bucks on a rod.... they trend to leave you alone and hunt of another customer....

Wall mart superstores type of place are even better experience.... there is nobody around. So chances of buying something completely wrong is high.... usually when you have no idea of what you are doing, you end up buying the cheapest thing you can find...

The right equipment depends largely on what you intend to do with it. ...but there is the issue, I had no idea.

So I started to investigate and stuff... and the info I found was more likely people trying to sell me a specific brand or the overwhelming info about specific types of rods and techniques... .so here I am telling you what to do.

If you look at the butt end of the rod, near the handle, you will see some specifications printed on the rod. These printed specifications usually tell you the length of the rod, the rod’s action, and the range of line and lure size they are designed to cast.. within those specifications, look for the following:

Buy a 6 to7 foot MEDIUM power rod.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Now i'm a fisherman

Time to post.

I've decided to update this thing as it has been long time...

Happens that know i'm a fisherman .

One day, I think that it was because some TV program or something, my daughter asked me to take her fishing... On a quick trip vacation to chiriqui, we passed by Bambito hotel where there is a trout farm... easy and lots of fish so a warranty to get something hooked.

6 trout out and in my mind... she has already stractch that itch...

well... some months passed and one day we were running by a sort off superstore down here in Panama and out of the sudden, she just grabbed a rod and stated

This is the one i want.

So of course i got her a rod.. eventually.. But as spected, i got one for me... then everything started. 3 or 4 months has passed and i ended up spending small fortunes on fishing tackle. Everybody has a different way to do stuff... hundreds of options of terminal tackle, lures etc... me been me.. I started to “study about the subject” on-line and off-line.

Panama has good fisheries of peacock bass (locally called “sargento”)...the story goes as some medical doctor had a pond with these fish and by accident the species got introduced into the Chagres river (the one that supply water to the panama canal lake)... as peacock is aggressive, they vanish 6 or 8 local species... and are fun to catch according to the Internet...