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Category: i-tech

07/04/11 11:40 - ID#54642

Really random question.

I was searching for some answers on a forum when this gem appeared:
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What on earth is a REAPER in the context of recording or shopping? Since when did random questions become so tough?
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Category: linux

07/02/11 09:14 - ID#54623

Remove ghetto icon text highlighting (XFCE)

I hate it when the Icon text is surrounded by a ghetto highlight on the desktop. Fix for removing the ghetto icon text highlight.

Edit the ~/.gtkrc-2.0 file

# Changing default ghetto looks
style "xfdesktop-icon-view" {
XfdesktopIconView::label-alpha = 75

base[NORMAL] = "#000000"
base[SELECTED] = "#CFD784"
base[ACTIVE] = "#FFE7BA"

fg[NORMAL] = "#D8D8BF"
fg[SELECTED] = "#ffffff"
fg[ACTIVE] = "#ffffff"
}
widget_class "*XfdesktopIconView*" style "xfdesktop-icon-view"


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Category: eating in

07/02/11 03:23 - ID#54622

Smooth caramelized garlic paste

As a complement to (e:tinypliny,54608), the method below is probably the easiest (and the healthiest) way to get a smooth roasted/caramelized garlic paste for use in salads, salad-dressings, hummus, or any sort of dish where you need a smooth garlic flavour with a hint of sweetness to it. I used it on a multi-layered multi-texture quinoa salad yesterday.

I recommend that you don't use the multi-pack budget garlic that comes in mesh bags. They are abysmally poor when it comes to taste. To me, they don't taste like garlic at all! Sometimes, using even two whole bulbs doesn't give me sufficient flavour-levels.

So loose garlic it is.

1. Take a whole garlic. Wash it. (Don't dry it. Don't peel it.)
2. Wrap well in aluminium foil with a tablespoon or so of water.
3. Bake at 375 deg F for 40 minutes (just toss it in the corner while the onions are caramelizing...)

4. After 40 minutes, the garlic is caramelized and softened so well that you could simply take the peels off and smash the cloves to a wonderfully smooth paste with your fingers if you wanted. I used a spoon. It has this absolutely awesome silky consistency to it. Best of all, it doesn't make anything greasy or oily but instead gives dishes an earthy, well-proportioned and exquisite garlic taste.
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Category: linux

07/02/11 02:08 - ID#54621

System76 PanP7 LSPCI output

This is the lspci devices output for the super-crappy Pangolin performance laptop panp7 from system76 (*February 2011) a.k.a Clevo W765CUH (Model: W76CU)

LSPCI Output for Reference:

Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 18)
PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor PCI Express x16 Root Port (rev 18) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Communication controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset HECI Controller (rev 06)
USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 06) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
    Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio (rev 06)
    Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel

PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev 06) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev 06) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev 06) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 4 (rev 06) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 06) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
    Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev a6) (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])    
ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 5 Series Chipset LPC Interface Controller (rev 06)    
SATA controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 4 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 06) (prog-if 01 [AHCI 1.0])
    Kernel driver in use: ahci
Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset SMBus Controller (rev 06)
VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc M92 [Mobility Radeon HD 4500 Series] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
    Kernel driver in use: radeon
Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc RV710/730
    Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel

Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8191SEvB Wireless LAN Controller (rev 10)
    Kernel driver in use: rtl819xSE
System peripheral: JMicron Technology Corp. SD/MMC Host Controller (rev 80)
    Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci
Host controller: JMicron Technology Corp. Standard SD Host Controller (rev 80) (prog-if 01)
System peripheral: JMicron Technology Corp. MS Host Controller (rev 80)
    Kernel driver in use: jmb38x_ms
Ethernet controller: JMicron Technology Corp. JMC250 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 03)
    Kernel driver in use: jme
Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture Generic Non-core Registers (rev 05)    
Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture System Address Decoder (rev 05)
Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Link 0 (rev 05)
Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Physical 0 (rev 05)
Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved (rev 05)
Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved (rev 05)
    
According to this I have two audio devices:
  • Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio (rev 06)
    Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
  • ATI Technologies Inc RV710/730
    Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel

I am bit confused... right now. What's new?
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Category: art

07/02/11 01:06 - ID#54620

Wire Sculpting

Why has this art-form escaped my notice for so long?!

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I love the fluidity of the medium and how closely it relies on good drawing skills. It's almost like drawing but with a solid 3d pencil in 3d space. The most challenging ones are perhaps done with a single roll of wire seamlessly flowing into forms and shapes. It's almost origami but with wire... Fascinating!

But this one?
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BIG OUCH!


From:


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Category: goals

07/01/11 10:59 - ID#54619

Long weekend Resolution.

It's STILL ONLY FRIDAY!
It's the weekend of hope.

I will.
-- Finish my tasks and reach my goals this weekend.
-- NOT be distracted by ANYTHING.
-- Check in with my progress here.
-- Make sure than I am on track.

Tasklist
  1. Mcombinations
  2. Equivalence coding
  3. Ratio decision.
  4. Extraction.
  5. Function port.
  6. Covariable recognition
  7. Variable selection (D)
  8. a) conventional
  9. b) bootstrap
  10. Variable selection (W)
  11. a) conventional
  12. b) bootstrap
  13. Model evaluation (D)
  14. Model evaluation (W)
  15. Send to A/M/Z
---
  1. SNP Scoring
  2. Run through algorithm
  3. Send to R

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Category: linux

06/30/11 11:51 - ID#54609

PulseAudio Debian repositories

The latest pulseaudio debian repositories are at this:

I hope they fix the low-volume-through-front-speakers issue I have been having with the older versions...

NOTE: This was a bad decision. Stick to the repository version.


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Category: eating in

06/30/11 11:29 - ID#54608

Easiest way to Caramelize Onions

If you don't have much time to stand around stirring the onions and want to caramelize onions perfectly with the least amount of work...

3 minutes prep:
1. Peel and chop red onions lengthwise. Turn the chopping board and chop the lengthwise chopped onions into three.

2. Toss in olive oil, salt and spices

40 minutes cooking time (unattended).
3. Spread on a stainless-steel cookie sheet in an even uniform layer. Roast at 375 deg F for 40 minutes.

Perfectly caramelized onions ready to go into whatever you are cooking... or maybe even as a fun dinner with a little lime juice and chopped apples.

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PS: The method doesn't work so well without
a) salt (because then, the onions become very dry and may burn/char instead of caramelizing).

b) stainless-steel cookie sheets. The non-stick varieties are just awfully non-uniform when it comes to heat conductance. I have always had partially charred results with those.

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Category: e:strip

06/30/11 02:30 - ID#54602

Some more e:strip decisions...

A while back, I wrote about how I was under-utilizing (e:strip). (e:tinypliny,54394). I am constantly making notes all over the internet and it becomes so crazy to keep track of everything. So I have decided never to log out of here and make all those notes here (except work) - which is still at citeulike.

I can't transfer all work here because then (e:strip) would also have to be my reference manager and store my million pdfs... Yeah, not very practical.

The thing is the search function of (e:strip) sometimes does not play well with my blogs. I don't know what to do about that. My one big request/feature-suggestion for (e:strip) would be to make search results somehow more accessible and context-sensitive along with the ability to use more search-modifiers... maybe.

And while we are on the subject of search, one more suggestion would be to turn up blog-numbers, or cite-able referral links along with the blog titles and excerpts in the search results. For example

Using (E:strip) To Its Potential...
06/01/11 @ 11:20 (e:tinypliny,54394)
excerpt with keyword visible here



Cross-referencing would become so much easier. Currently, I hover my mouse over every post to find out the number and then string it to the name of the (e:peep) who wrote it. Makes for a longer workflow.

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Category: i-tech

06/30/11 01:14 - ID#54601

Googlism

(or how Google is everyone's mother(tm) (e:Paul), 2011)

I think (e:mrdeadlier) did this once but there is now a site for finding out what Google thinks of you.

Let's see: Who is tinypliny?

tinypliny is the network based installer
tinypliny is the minimalistic one that does not even
tinypliny is the
tinypliny is an unknown quantity at this point
tinypliny is offline
tinypliny is that a sweater with the shorts?

Who are you according to Google? Find out at this


PS: Who or what is Binky?

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