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2017

Disconnecting the dGPU in a late 2011 MacBook Pro —third way

8 minute read

Update 2017.12.12-14.20 EET: whether or not I use the AMDGPUWakeHandler and whether I sleep or hibernate I can’t wake up of the hibernation/sleep. Depending on if I have AMDGPUWakeHandler on or off I get different outputs, but none of those end in a successful wakeup.

My MacBook Pro late 2011’s discrete graphics card said “ciao” 👋🏻 —again

17 minute read

Last Sunday wasn’t really a pleasant day. On Saturday late night, or rather around Sunday 00.30 am, my MacBook Pro late 2011’s discrete graphic card begin to fail to in the end not being able to boot it properly. The computer was working just fine, it wasn’t even using the discrete card, connected to the external screen as I’ve been doing lately...

First Heavy Snowfall

2 minute read

Last Sunday we had the first heavy snowfall of this winter season in Joensuu. As you can see in the photos in flickr gallery below, the landscape was really wonderful… quite like a postcard. Olalla and I decided to go outside after our late brunch and take a walk over the fresh snow to shoot some photos. It was a quite nice walk, also rather col...

Homebrew

7 minute read

In some of my previous post [e.g. 1, 2, 3 or 4 ] I’ve been using Homebrew to install some pieces of software in my Mac using the terminal, or shell. But, perhaps you’ve been wondering what is exactly Homebrew? It defines itself as “the missing package manager for macOS”. Yet… what is a package manager? A package manager is a small piece of softw...

About baking stones

4 minute read

As I promised, here is a small note about my experience using baking stones and some things I think you should take into account if you decide to use one.

Pizza recipe

9 minute read

Since it’s Sunday let’s have some pizza for dinner. Here is the pizza recipe I usually make at home, and what I would call our standard pizza. It’s really rare that we don’t bake one once per week or at least two weeks.

My bread recipe

2 minute read

Ok… as I promised in my previous post, here it’s my bread recipe for straight dough. I’m not going to fully explain the techniques, since they are already explained in the earlier post. There, you can also find what tools you need and, in case you want to change the ingredients quantities, the tables for bread and pizza.

The preliminaries for bread and pizza making

27 minute read

When I started to write this post, it was going to be just my bread recipe, as promised in my previous post. However, as I dug down little my little explaining the basics of bread making, I realize that I’d be better to make a post just explaining the basic of bread and pizza making and then in two other different post explain the recipes. Again...

The bread story

6 minute read

Anyone close to me, or that’s been hanging out with me for a while, knows that I’m a bakery enthusiast. Ok, perhaps I’m not an enthusiast, but let’s say just an aficionado that like to bake bread and pizza from time to time. This hobby started basically when we arrived to Finland and we brought with us a bread machine that a friend gifted to us....

Media Buttons Behavior Has Changed In macOS High Sierra

1 minute read

macOS High Sierra has changed the behavior of the media buttons on macOS —AKA those buttons you use to play/stop music or go forwards or backwards. Before, they were reserved to manage music, whether you where playing in iTunes or Spotify, with iTunes having preference (usually). They also worked with some video player.

Set rStudio with Homebrew’s Git

3 minute read

As I’ll try to explain in the future, I have a full Homebrew R install. I also try to use Homebrew to install as much applications and utilities I can because I think it’s really handy to be able to install or update just with a simple command in the shell. Although sometimes it give you a little bit of a headache, as this time.

Backing up your Pi’s SD card

3 minute read

I’ve been trying make something work in my Pi, but so far I’ve just messing things up and I had to install Raspbian a couple of times from scratch. For that reason I’ve decided to make a copy of the SD card before I repeat the process and try to figure out what is going on.

trash instead of rm

1 minute read

I just discovered that there is a way to send files to the trash instead of just delete them using the shell and I think it’s really useful when you don’t want to totally discard something to the oblivion. I found out about this because I was working on the shell and I needed to remove some files to check if app could work without them. Move or ...

Jääkarhut

6 minute read

Yesterday was the first time in while I’ve been in Jääkarhut. It’s a really especial place and quite singular, or at least it’s what I’ve been told. It’s really true that at least the scenery, if the weather is favorable (I don’t mean necessarily sunny), it’s really awe and jaw-droping, as you can see in the header image of the post or in the im...

Installing Raspbian in a Raspberry without keyboard and external screen

8 minute read

A few months ago we acquired a Raspberry Pi 3 Model 3 in the hopes to play a little bit around with it to learn some Linux and perhaps to use it as a computer to host rStudio Server and run some scripts on it. But things have been little by little been delayed, mainly because we didn’t have at hand a proper monitor nor USB keyboard.

Blade Runner

5 minute read

Last Friday, it was the World Premiere for Blade Runner 2049 so we decided to rewatch the 2019 one on Friday night to have all the details fresh and on Saturday go to watch the continuation of the story thirty years later on our local cinema here in Joensuu. I decided to watch the 2D version because I don’t see the point of paying a plus for som...

Back to Joensuu

3 minute read

More or less a month ago we came back from US to Finland. There is no so much to tell about his, but just that the return has been a little bit hard. We returned to an apartment that we have to set in motion again after we were 5 month away. And we have to battle the jet-lag, that it’s really something when you return from US to Europe. For me i...

First blog post

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This is my very blog post… this post should’ve been a way earlier than it is being, but life is as it is.