La Cité

January 23rd, 2019 Comments off

Patria – a view to the north: and there are night, lights, clouds and skies.

Eu qui n’aime pas la cité peut se faire foutre!

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A Thing Beauty V

January 22nd, 2019 Comments off

HP ProBook 6475b
AMD A6-4400M
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon HD 7520G – 512 MB, Core: 686 MHz, Memory: 800 MHz, DDR3, 8.947.1.1000 Win7
4096 MB
, 1 x 4096 MB PC3-12800 Micron Tech Single Channel
14 inch 16:9, 1600 x 900 pixel, LG Display LP140WD1-TLD2, TN LED, glossy: no
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500423AS, 500 GB
, 7200 rpm
HD Audio
1 Express Card 54mm, 2 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 Firewire, 1 VGA, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 eSata, Audio Connections: Line Out, Microphone, Card Reader: SD/MMC, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: HDD shock sensor
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000MBit), Broadcom BCM943228HM4L 2×2 WiFi (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, Optional
Optical drive
height x width x depth (in mm): 34 x 338 x 231.3 ( = 1.34 x 13.31 x 9.11 in)
55 Wh Lithium-Ion, 10.8 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
Webcam: 1,3 MP 1280 x 720
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, conical, spill-resistant keyboard with drains, Keyboard Light: no, Microsoft Office Starter: Word and Excel only, with ads, Microsoft Security Essentials, Connection Manager, Hotkey Support, Power Assistant, ProtectTools for Central Management, ProtectTools Security Manager, Recovery Manager, Support Assistant, Webcam
2.395 kg ( = 84.48 oz / 5.28 pounds), Power Supply: 411 g ( = 14.5 oz / 0.91 pounds)

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A Thing Beauty IV

January 22nd, 2019 Comments off

My last sourced laptop from the scrapheap.

I grinned the surface down by hand, to bear-metal and as I suspected/hoped – I found raw aluminum (Al 13).

The top-coat of some sort of plastic was hiding the share beauty of undiluted and pure metal.

I used two different grains of paper P80 and P120.

I do wish I would have owned a hand-controlled electric tool of some sort or even better my own shop.

It would have facilitated matters considerably.

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Bvd Of Broken Dreams

January 19th, 2019 Comments off

Due to a large number of reasons (including tremendous loss, unbelievable actually) I happen to know this for a fact.

But don’t despair! There will always be culture and as long as there is culture and art, there will be… life!

Picturing the back rubber cover of my used to be trustworthy: 1TB – Time Capsule – A1254 – Generation 1.

It was fastened to the back with an industrial strength type of glue that made it impossible to remove without destroying it, the cover that is. Did I try to heat the surface in order to facilitate the removal? Yes, I did try that.

The casing is in its turn secured with 8 till 10 screws. It was dissembled/reassembled and is in perfect working order (without the rubber cover though…). It would appear at least to me that it contained standard components, besides the fact that the actual disk was unusually configured.

Reason? Until just recently it was residing on my private network as a as it where a “shared disk”. Then completely out of the blue – it was no longer a shared disk, it was no longer a part of the family. In fact due to SMBv1 it was not longer accesible at all. It was a sad day for my private network. A very sad day indeed.

On the upside. I did finally setup my two + one wifi + 8-port switch network configuration properly.

Oh, yes I have reason to beleive that it is actually working now, no ad-hoc or mysterious bridging. Simply two ol’ DHCP enabled routers sharing and caring on the network (in theory).

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Conflicting Emotions

January 12th, 2019 Comments off

East or West? Crips or Blood?

The love of my life did not like that I dressed in blue. It is true that it is a very long time ago, it was very serious nevertheless, I still like the color blue, and I like red as much as that I like blue…

East or West? Crips or Bloods? However, the Wu, RZA, ODB and DJ Premier would be the decider? In reality it is or never never was a contest. It was settled a long time ago.

“Bobby Digital” is from 1998 and “Dre 2001” is from 1999. Wu-tang for ever? Unfortunately I am unable to confirm it and that is for an eternity.

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January 12th, 2019 Comments off

The one remaining card is this one (in any event it is the one that I could and did find…) of my old Memory card game.

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In LAN We Trust!

January 10th, 2019 Comments off

Sourced from the scrap heap, literally (grovsoprummet) – 1 (one) 300 MBbit WiFi router and 1 (one) 100/10 MBbit 8-port switch.

They both are of the brand Netgear and the power adapters were included. I’m just saying. Hardware (HW).

And I for one am loving it. Over-and-out (almost).

Let’s not forget the complete alarm system* (including 4 x motion sensors, light and sound alarm devices) or the “other” 8-port 100/10 switch of a different brand and the 54 MBbit router (incidentally of the mark Netgear). “Batteries are not included”. HW = GUNHED!

Apparently you can run Adurino and an Ubuntu server and get SMS-messages whenever the alarm is tripped – I have a friend that did that years ago, but I haven’t had time to try that just yet and I do believe recalling that the system actually ended up rebelling/misbehaving in the end…

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.Za Kelp

January 10th, 2019 Comments off

South Africa – the kelp forests just off Cape Town.

Picture: BBC

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More Words II

January 5th, 2019 Comments off

“…those who experienced the future-rush euphoria of rave as their birthright, never dreaming that it could burn out like fried synapses;”

Savage Messiah is written for those who could not be regenerated.

They are the unregenerated, a lost generation, ‘always yearning for the time that just eluded us’: those who where born too late for punk but whose expectations were raised by its incendiary afterglow; those who watched the Miners’ Strike with partisan adolescent eyes who where too young to really participate in the militancy; those who experienced the future-rush euphoria of rave as their birthright, never dreaming that it could burn out like fried synapses; those in short, who did not find the ‘reality’ imposed by the conquering forces of neoliberalism livable.

It’s adapt or die, and there are many forms of death available to those who can’t pick up the business buzz or muster the requisite enthusiasm for the creative industries. Six million ways to die, chose one: drugs, depression, destitution. So many forms of catatonic collapse.

Ghosts of My Life
First published by Zero Books, 2014
Text copyright: Mark Fisher
ISBN: 978 1 78099 226 6

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January 1st, 2019 Comments off

This is…

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