Monday, May 4, 2015

May the 4th be with you

Yay, it's may the 4th :)

So maybe this is the last one as we know it. I mean before J.J.Abrams has ruined the Star Wars universe completely.
Maybe, we can just ignore part 7+ and go along as if it never happened.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

After 4 years of playing CityVille is offline :(

Four years of playing, building a city with friends, the game is offline and gone for good.

It is somehow sad. It was a kind of daily ritual.
No Chitown and no Desastropolis anymore... :( 

Watching Sailor Moon Crystal

The episodes are getting more complicated quickly, but they are awesome.
Best remake of a series in a long time.

Friday, May 1, 2015


For the win!
Watching the Goonies. One of the best fun movies ever. Go Sloth! Shake it, Junk! And don't you dare saying "die". Goonies never say die.

I've got a Goonies mug!

Perfectly in time for watching "The Goonies" today, I've got a Goonies mug.

Mandatory to say that it will not get out of it's package. For now...
But having coffee or storing Baby Ruth in this mug would be delightful :D

Now I hope this doesn't distract me too much from further setting up my GNU+Linux system. I'll keep you up to date on that later.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Kubuntu I'm coming. Backups made.

Here we go.
I made my decision. Like I mentioned, the new Kubuntu 15.04 is out and I'm going to switch from Manjaro 0.8.12.
I very much liked Manjaro, and this is a hard decision. But I really like the new features and look of the "evil" Kubuntu and the stable updates.
Maybe I'll come back to Manjaro, one of the best GNU+Linux distributions I've ever used.

Loads of green tea are ready, backups are made, and now I'm starting first the update of the Windows 8 partition (Battlefield only, no backup necessary) to 8.1 which apparently overwrites the mbr. Then I'm installing Kubuntu which hopefully will work with my harddisk setup.

Go go go. Ganbatte! 

Edit 11:10: I should have knew it. Windows 8.1 update fails. Can't proceed. Tried clean boot and everything with no luck. Screw Microsoft! Forgetting about Win 8.1 for now. Proceeding with Kubuntu 15.04 now.

Second Edit: Install of Kubuntu succeeded. Works great like expected. A bit unstable after installing nvidia driver, switched back to xor nouveau - stable again.

I had to install some additional software. A lot. Quick boot and what a joy, it shuts down like in a second or two. Great.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Let's try these vegetable chips

Sounds good, but not less fat than normal potato chips.
Hey, aren't potatoes vegetables, too?
Whatever The X-Files are waiting for me...

Twitter clashes with Adblocker

I just discovered that Twitter has no Tweet-Button if you visit the site with an adblocker.

A not so gentle move. But we have the right to party without ads, so there is a way for now.

Add this to the Disable Filter List:


And your Tweet-Button is visible again after reloading the site. Bam!

And right when I wrote this post, it appears to be solved!

At least in BetaFish Adblock. If you still have that problem, you can do as mentioned above and you're ad-free and ready for tweet. Or you could use Google+. The ad-free land.

Monday, April 27, 2015

What the heck? Voice recognition...

Okay, please don't talk in a different language to Google voice actions than set. It really can end up badly :D

Ubuntu / Kubuntu 15.04 is here!

Yes, it's official and downloadable form the Ubuntu-Website, or the Kubuntu-Site.
Version 15.04 is the long-awaited version that comes with some improvement, especially with KDE in Kubuntu.

This improvements can be found in the "VividVervet" release notes. KDE uses now Plasma 5 and KDE Applications 14.12.
LibreOffice 4.4 is included, too.
Did you know KDE has its own messaging service? Perfect for using with KDE Telepathy, which is also integrated.

I already tried the 1.1GB Live-DVD, which can be downloaded directly at Kubuntu.
And again I'm tempted to switch my GNU+Linux distribution.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Melon Avocado Smoothie

Another Smoothie!
1/8 Canary Melon, 1 avocado, a piece cucumber, 2 leafs fresh mint, and soy milk with stevia.
A quick and healthy vegan Smoothie. Yummy.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Start saving food: Earth Day 2015 with Mr. Jingles

Google is always good for some special treats. Mr. Jingle comes today in the shape of a globe, smiling for Earth Day 2015.

I'm going to take the Earth Day today, to start stop wasting any food. Yes, even vegans are wasting food.
Thinking about how you can reuse the rest of your meal, or how to reduce the things you chop off and throw away when cooking, is not as easy as you thought.

  • I like juices. So I'll having a juicer, of course. The leftovers in the filters can be used to bake a delicious cake.
  • Many things you chop off from plants, can be used to make a tasty soup. 
  • Leftovers from meals can be used to make different kinds of amazing stews.
  • Dry bread or bagels (don't use mold bread) can be soaked in soy milk and then roasted in a pan with oil and sugar. Delicious.
  • Leftover from fruits (not the shells) can be put in a mixer with soy milk or juice. Add some stevia or sugar and boost it with some vegetables. Here comes your healthy smoothie.
  • You only have a few fruits left? You also can cut it in pieces, add some mild vinegar, a bit water and sugar and serve a natural fruit salad.
  • Cornflakes all crumbed? Don't throw it away. Melt some dark chocolate and stir the cornflakes crumb in it and shape it in little globes or bars and let it cool out completely. Sweet greatness!
Sure, there are more ways to save food from throwing away. Let me know if you have more tricks to reuse it.
And credits to +Scot Duke , which inspired me to do so in his posting.

Photo "Mr.Jingles Earth Day" by Google Inc. All rights reserved.