Metal!

Now, in case you’ve been living under a rock for the pas few years, here’s something I discovered a couple of years ago and been hooked ever since. Big-time hooked. I mean grunge-like hooked back in the 90s. Good introduction video for the “world of Jinjer“. Shock factor over 9999. Love it!

My 90s Playlist

Ok, it’s no secret that I like music. Even more than that, big fan of 90s music. Of course I am, considering that’s the “era” I was growing up in, cool decade to be a teenager. I wanted to add in this list songs that are triggering any kind of memory/feeling about those years. Some […]

Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty

Anyone else remembers this little gem? 😀 I remember I was “in my youth” when I played “Abe’s Exodus” and loved it. Found this one recently on the PS4 platform, got it without even blinking 🙂

Old laptop display brought back to life!

A long time ago, used to have a Dell Vostro. It was a beauty, I must say. 17inch wide display, 16RAM, Intel i7 processor, 500GB hard-drive. On the downside – well… it was a Dell. Chunky, like old Dells were, back in the day. It served it’s purpose for me, for quite a few years, […]

Almost new year

Whoaa! It’s been a while since I wrote something on this blog! So, almost new year. I’ll try not to make the usual “my new year resolution is 1440x……”. Oh sh*t! Just did! 🙂 In “other news”, Santa got my son a PS4 this year, and it was a bundle with the “Uncharted 4” game. […]

Oh, recruiters…

Part of having an account on LinkedIn is getting tons of emails from recruiters. If  the advertised roles are relevant to you or not, that’s another question. If I think about it actually – is there another benefit of having a LinkedIn account?! From time to time though, I get real gems like the following:

Media Centre Automation

Today, being Saturday and having a bit of spare time on my hands, seemed like a brilliant idea to have a go at furthering my “skills” with the Amazon Alexa gadget. This time, I wanted to see how an integration between Alexa and the KODI media centre would be like. In simple terms, the workflow is […]

Amazon Alexa skills

Having the Amazon Echo Dot for a while now, I thought it’s about time to see how the “skills development” for Alexa works. So far that was really simple, but in all fairness, it is a simple skill to develop. I named the skill “your favourite dog”, so you can invoke it with a simple […]

Nginx / php-fpm timeout

So, I’m working on a Magento upgrade on a LEMP stack server, and in spite of changing  to 1 hour (3600s), was still giving me the ugly “502 Bad Gateway” message. Foud that there is a setting in PHP-FPM that should to hand-in-hand with the one in nginx,  to be more specific. Increased that to […]

Raspberry Pi Home Media Center

Well, I did it! Finally got my Raspberry Pi to a (very!) good use. Since I got the week off from work, I played (quite a lot) with the new gizmo in town and managed to make it a “home media center”. Which, is AMAZING if I may say so. The first thing was to […]