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My home setup
Sunday, October 04th, 2009 | Author: Ozzik

OK, you know what? It’s almost midnight and since I’m not ready to go to bed just yet, I thought of something I can write about. I know it’s no interest to anyone, but hey, it’s my blog, right?:)

So I decided to write about my home setup.

I have a 1 bedroom apartment, with 1 balcony from the living room and 1 from the kitchen. And guess what? Each and every room/balcony has a PC in it:) Go ahead, laugh. But it’s not because I’m crazy - it’s just my comfort. Well, mostly:)
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M$ 7 and VirtualBox
Sunday, October 04th, 2009 | Author: Ozzik

Forgot to tell you. I have the need to run the M$ OS at home for work purposes sometimes, so I used to have the XP on VMWare server 2.0, and it was sooo annoying, especially the slow awakening. I tried the VirtualBox once in the past and it didn’t have the bridged networking out of the box, so I blew it off.

But now I decided to give it another shot. Plus they finally added the bridged network. And since I had to do the fresh install anyway, I decided to give the M$ 7 a shot. Well, I can sum up with this: I’m really happy with the speed - it simply flies. The so called OS from Redmond still sucks. It’s the same crappy thing that gave them the “great” reviews last year, but a bit faster. I’m using the final release from July or something.

So before you run buying this piece of shit with a brand new PC or a laptop - think twice. It’s the same, just a bit faster than the previous one. Why am I not returning to XP? Because clearly they decided to move in this direction (look at win 2008 server - it’s pure vista) and I gotta keep up.

Ozzik.

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Linux Mint 6 CE
Thursday, April 16th, 2009 | Author: Ozzik

Man, it’s been 2.5 months since I last posted here. I guess it’s about time now.

Well, I actually wanted to wait a bit with this one, but then I realized that it’s now or never, so here it is.

Linux Mint 6 Community Edition, which is KDE4.2 based was released last week. Something I’ve been waiting for for quite some time now. So I decided to post a few thoughts(like everyone else on the net this year, right?) and tell you about few tricks I had to do.

I’ve been a Linux Mint user for a couple of years now, on and off. Finally settling on a CE version, mostly because it combines the best of both worlds - Gnome and KDE, while being based on KDE itself. For those who don’t know and are too lazy to look it up - Mint is an Ubuntu based distro, but is a bit more polished and includes all the necessary codecs and such. More user friendly I guess. But while so, like every other distribution it still needs a bit of tweaking. Why? Well, because this is the purpose of Linux - you make of it whatever it is you think it should be.

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XBMC
Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 | Author: Ozzik

Hey,

So I’m back. It’s been a long time, but I didn’t come back empty handed.
Tonight I decided to share with you some of my current projects - home projects.
As the title suggests, it’s XBMC.
For those of you who don’t know what that is: it’s a media center application.

rect_xbmcOf course, I can go on and on about the greatness of the idea of having all of your media in one place, while browsed via remote control on your big screen TV, with the sound of your living room speakers and receiver, but I guess it would be too long, plus too many people have already done this, so I won’t bore you with it now.

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A small update
Wednesday, January 21st, 2009 | Author: Ozzik
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Something different tonight.
Friday, December 12th, 2008 | Author: Ozzik

Hi,
so, it’s night time over here and somehow I don’t feel like talking about computers.
Instead, I wanna tell you about the movies I’ve seen lately and the music I’ve listened to.
Let’s start with the video part.
As for the movies, I can just say that the best movie of this year was definitely the one I saw last week - Zack and Miri make a porno. It was just in the best traditions of Kevin Smith: lots of sophisticated(and not so much) humor, great actors and very nice actresses… and well, some porn:)
Not too much sense in telling you the plot, as you better see it for yourself.
By the way, I liked the way he casted Katie Morgan as Casey, as she is a real porn star, and also… Traci Lords… well, we all know her story. But my true love goes to Elizabeth Banks (Miri), because she’s really close to my definition of a perfect woman.
Anyway, watch it ASAP, you don’t know what you’re missing!
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Instead of “about” page
Saturday, November 29th, 2008 | Author: Ozzik

Hey,

I decided not to do the “about” page meanwhile, so instead I’m gonna try giving you some impressions here.

Anyway, working as a computer technician/systems administrator/IT manager, I’ve got some knowledge I acquired over the years and decided it was time to give something back.

In no way I’m saying that the way I do things is the right and the only way.

Very possible that you already know about much easier and better ways to do it. In that case, I’d love for you to share with us.
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