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Debian and Plymouth

I’ve used Ubuntu for the past few years, and I’ve watched it become more and more bloated, to the point that it was almost unusable on my work PC (P4, 2GB RAM). So I took a friend’s advice and installed Debian Squeeze, and oh boy, what a difference it has been! More snappy, and half the RAM. Anyway, since then I’ve been adding stuff to my installation, and Plymouth was one of them. Here are the instructions to get it installed just in case someone actually uses Debian: 0. Install v86d package. 1. /etc/default/grub Replace GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”…” by GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”quiet splash nomodeset...

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Blog entry tool

So I was looking for a tool that will enable me to blog easily from Ubuntu – Windows Live Writer is sorely missed, and unfortunately there is no way to make it run with Wine (yes, I’ve tried). On the other hand, I found Gnome Blog, which is a nifty Gnome Panel applet, which connects to your blog and lets you post whatever you like easily. It supports all the popular blog platforms like Blogger and WordPress, and it just works Hopefully this will enable me to blog more :p Here’s the link: Gnome Blog

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Late Happy New Year!

Wow, haven’t updated my blog in ages! I have promised to do so about one million times, so this one is no different :p For those of you that are interested, you can also catch me on Twitter, on

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Easter holidays!!

So I am off tomorrow morning to Georgitsi, a beautiful village in the Taygetos mountain near Sparta. I’ll be heading there with some friends to have a good time, and spend the Easter holidays. So unless excessive amounts of food and alcohol take up all of my time, I plan to do some reading as well; I’ll take Dexter by Design with me, the new novel by Jeff Lindsay, to see what happens when Dexter returns from his honeymoon in Paris I return to Athens on Monday, but I don’t plan on sticking around. I’ll probably go to Larissa on...

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Braid – one of the most original games in recent years.

To be honest, it has been a while since I’ve played any game – mainly due to the fact that I got tired of them. You will of course argue that there have been many titles that deserved my attention the past year, and I fully agree. The only game that actually got some attention was NBA 2k9, and that’s because I could simply play a couple of games, leave it be for a while, and then pick it up again. It was funny, because even thought I was aware of all the new releases, I never actually played any...

Life after AMD… and a new theme! 0

Life after AMD… and a new theme!

As many of you know, I haven’t been a part of AMD PR for the past three months. The economic crisis that hit out industry took a toll in my (former) company as well, and many capable people were left without a job. So these three months served as a much-needed break from all this; after all, when your beloved subject becomes your job 24/7, sometimes you need to step back away from it all in order to fully appreciate it again. So, apart from some posts in Rage3D’s Off Topic, I stayed away from everything, on purpose. Well, that’s...

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Yes… a refresh…

After quite a while, I decided to ditch the old blog template – I like this one much better. Of course it’s still largely uncustomized, so I’ll update it in the following days. … and yes, I’ll try to update more often

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Dun dun duuuun… Spider!

So, with the cat (or should I say Spider) out of the bag, here are my impressions of the whole thing. I believe that, what AMD presented in Warsaw is the beginning of a new way of thinking for many consumers. These days, believe it or not, consumers buy products based not how much performance they’ll get for their €. Meaning, they decide that they have, let’s say €500 to spend, and then see what’s out there that can give them more performance. Let’s start from the foundation of the whole thing: the motherboard. AMD’s 790FX is probably one of...

Soo… back in Athens 0

Soo… back in Athens

After five days of hard work in Warsaw, I am finally back in Athens. We put some long hours there, making sure that everything was great, and I believe the AMD team did a great job. I do have some pictures of the event, but that will have to wait until Monday – but bear in mind that I am a lousy photographer :p

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Back from London!

Oh I had missed England, I’ll give you that Two days that involved lots of work, but I believe everything worked out great. I do believe I was in hardware heaven :drool: In a few hours I will be flying to Warsaw for more work. Five days ahead of me, that I believe will be lots of fun, I will get to see familiar faces and friends again, and, of course, will help launching some solid products. For those of you who are interested, here’s a cool wallpaper for you, at all its 2560×1600 glory, so resize accordingly