Wednesday, November 25, 2015

A cup of Linux Joe and "Lotus" breadspread

Yeah that's my not so luxurious breakfast.

No time for more... Star Wars: Battlefront is waiting for me. This game is awesome. I really, reaaly recommend the PS4 version. It's fast and looks really great on the big screen. I'll tell you, you're gonna feel that walker on a 55" screen :).

Other than that, as soon as my Nespresso Intenso is empty, the battle begins. and will that rebel scum suffer. Muhahah.

We will crush this little rebellion!

Search now for "A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far Far Away" on Google

Google isn't stopping at making your tools acting according to the side you choose, but also made an easter egg in the search. Type "A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far Far Away" in the search box at and see what happens.

Including the whole intro music. This wants to make me watch the classic Star Wars again. But today it's Star Wars: Battlefront time. Soooo awesome. I mean both!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Google goes Star Wars: #ChooseYourSide - The Dark Side :D

Screenshot from Google. All rights reserved.
Choose your side... for your Google tools!
Awesome what Google is up to again :) Now it goes crazy for Star Wars and let you choose which side you want.
Guess what...? :D


[via Google Star Wars]

Monday, November 23, 2015

i3 - The effective window manager

Like I mentioned, I gave i3 a try. The i3-wm is a tiling window manager.
Yes you have to use the shell now and then, but it's so effective, it's almost spooky.

All those UI promises of bloated window managers, swiped away with an absolute minimum window style. Maximum space, maximum speed, minimum distraction.
I'm going to talk about it today in the "Ryo's Wochensicht" netcast. Unfortunately it's going to be in German language *bummer* :)

But to get a good view, you can watch the video below from gotbletu. It seems to be a slightly older version. So the keys have changed here and there. But all in all you see how fast and awesome this wm is.

You can get more info and download everything you'll need from

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Again, researching for the netcasts

And it takes a while... I'm not getting forward much.
Maybe I should stop writing in social networks and here and better start reading the 2400 news article waiting for me *sigh*


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Just got 10GB of my Google storage back. Thanks Google Photos!

There you have it. I mainly used my storage for photos. Now it's free for other stuff. That will be great.
And I never have to deal with limited photo storage again. Nice.

Love the new Google+ design

Great, you can now try out the new Google+ design that will soon coming to you.
Just go into settings in Google+ (on the web), click "Manage Google+ activity" then just click the search box on the top.

As long as you stay inside Google+ now, you can explore the new layout and features. Very nice. A much better Google Photos integration (but missing some features) if you share a photo.
I like the new look a lot. And you'll see a change in the directions. It's all about topics. Finally!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Speaking of coffee... Holiday coffee arrived

Right after that good news about coffee, the holiday coffee from Nespresso arrived.

When it's cold outside, a nice warm cup of these will help to warm your heart.
I ordered the three special variations.
Ciocco Ginger (dark chocolate and ginger), Vanilla Amaretti (almond and vanilla) and Vanilla Cardamon (self-explanatory).

I'm already having a Vanilla Cardamon while writing this. It's amazing. Like always with this flavored coffees, I'll add stevia which make the flavors taste even stronger. Sugar does the same if you don't like stevia.

I hope my caffeine level won't rise in unknown heights today :)

Drink coffee folks. It's healthy!

Yay, I knew it :)
Finally I can justify drinking more coffee.

"We [see] similar benefits from caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee. That's important, because it suggests that caffeine is not responsible for [the benefit.]
So this may be welcome news to people who drink decaf? 
Yes, because too much [caffeinated] coffee can cause insomnia and loss of sleep, and that's not a good thing!"
Good news, because I'm also very sensitive to caffeine. 1 Cup after 19:00 and I can forget sleep.
So the ingredients of coffee work together. But caffeine is not one of the responsible substances.
And still it sometimes fulfill its purpose, too. Keeping you awake. So whaterver kind of coffee you drink, it's not that bad for you.
But beware. More than 400mg of caffeine is not recommended. And beyond that, it could get dangerous quickly. And no, COLA is NOT a substitute for coffee. Unless you want to look like BB-8 in no time.

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Monday, November 16, 2015

A visit in FVWM-Crystal

Yes, I'm fed up with bloated GUIs. I know it is the best for normal users, and therefore I like KDE, Gnome, and XFCE.
But with those, it's a little bit overblown for my usage. I'm considered using Chrome OS (CloudReady to be precise), but for my netcast production I need to run Audacity and several other programs.

So I landed on fvwm-crystal. The ui from the past so to say. With Amiga-flavor. Yay. It's quite some change to the normal desktop environments. But I like it.

Having said that, I'm going to try out i3-wm since I'm having a terminal and emacs open at all time, a tiling window-manager sounds pretty interesting to me. I'll keep you informed on how that went.