07 March 2012

Streaming media files to the sexy Pure Sensia

Have you been looking for ways how to stream your media files to your digital radio like the sexy Pure Sensia? Then you aren't alone. I'll show you in the following how I did it in simple way.

First, what is the requirement? Well basically nothing, provided that you use Ubuntu like me. I also take for granted that you have a WiFi for internet connection and all your media files (Music, Pictures and Videos) are already kept safe in your PC/laptop.

19 October 2011

Umlaut and Sterling signs on US Keyboards

I write email and reports in English, German and Indonesian. And it annoys me that there are no German umlauts, EURO and Sterling signs on the US keyboard of my laptop (Asus UL20A). I'd been looking for ways how to map those characters on the keyboard, but no simple solution was around.

Until I stumbled upon this solution from Lars Michelsen. And it's so simple! Thank to Lars! Here how I did it following the instruction from Lars:

17 October 2011

Bye bye Ubuntu?

I've been an Ubuntu user for almost ten years now. I love its simplicity, light, fast and user-friendly approach. Sometimes I try Fedora and SuSE, but somehow both of them have always had problem here and there with my laptop (first Toshiba PM500 and then Asus UL20A) and they never convinced me to move away from Ubuntu. Therefore I've always recommended Ubuntu to my friends and all of them haven't regretted it.

04 October 2011

New ROM new improvement of battery life. Excellent!

I'm very happy with the latest update of Android. First Google updated my Nexus One a few days ago via OTA. Suddently I saw Gingerbread 2.3.6 (GRK39F) took control of my phone. I was wondering, what was new in this version. I didn't see any. But here it is:

24 June 2011

Film review: Winter's bone

As if life hadn't been hard enough in the rural area of Ozark Mountain, the 17 year old Ree was suddenly left behind alone by her disappeared father to take care of her mentally ill mother and two younger siblings. Then Ree started a dangerous journey to look for her father, who was, apparently, killed by a drugs gang.

The plot can be boring due to its slow pace, especially in the beginning. But gradually the story intensifies. For sure it is not a thriller, but the plot makes one feel the winter's cold. And the film does it slowly, until one feels it in the bones. Debra, the director, demonstrated that without sophisticated technology the plot itself can be a very effective tool to achieve the same.

It was surely not an easy job for Jennifer Lawrence (Ree) to keep the film "alive" until the end. Yes, the whole film relies totally on her "solo" performance. But Jennifer proved that she was up to the difficult task.
The film is probably not to everybody's taste, but surely it is worth to see Jennifer bring the Ree-character to life.

Title: Winter's Bone
Year: 2010
Director: Barbara Granik
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence (Ree)

Final words:
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