The Expert


A common situation many people on the tech industry find themselves into.
Written & Directed by Lauris Beinerts , based on a short story “The Meeting” by Alexey Berezin. Starring: Orion Lee, James Marlowe, Abdiel LeRoy, Ewa Wojcik, Tatjana Sendzimir.

PS. Great video

Tech Withdrawal

It has been about 4 months now that I don’t *own* a PC. Even though with all that’s going on (work, family etc), slacking on a PC isn’t a top priority – hardly one anymore – I would like to have one around… Start distrohopping, tweaking, the usual stuff (meaning more frequent pointless posts).

So maybe it is time to see what hardware is lying around and start building a desktop PC, or buy a new laptop.


Some fine reads

If you are into Science Fiction, Hacking, Security and Anonymity culture (like me) and want to read some fine books, you should definitely read three of Cory Doctorow’s books, Little Brother it’s sequel Homeland and Pirate Cinema.

The first two talk about a youth’s revolt against the totalitarian / mass surveillance grip of NSA, after a terrorist’s attack on San Fransisco (Little Brother) and the aftermath of the first’s book ending (Homeland), which pits him against a privatized army with branches on several aspects of America’s infrastructure. What I liked on these books was the portrayal of the youth characters on totally believable society, using technology we currently own.

Pirate Cinema on the other hand talks about a very-near future of England (post Brexit maybe), with it’s economy a bit like Greece’s nowadays, where a student loses his access to the internet due to his downloading of movies and has to squat in London, which leads to him having a larger impact that he thought, on England’s legislation for pirated media material.

Obviously the plot is way more interesting than my two-liners, on all three books. The best part of all though is that the links about target the actual books in .pdf form, and are published under the  Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike license, so you are welcome to download and read, redistribute, share them as you like.

Tidying up

Checking older posts, I found out that some of them had photos from my Tumblr blog (which was erased a while back). Of course the posts where empty with a search option for Tumblr, meaning they served no purpose, so they were trashed.

While here, I also updated some of the functions of the site, plugins, themes etc.

-That’s all folks!-


Long Time No See

Working on the 15th of August in Athens… SUCKS

After stating the obvious… Two months since my last post, no PC or laptop to call my own for now. The old Macbook is not a viable option for my needs (pitiful). I have some plans for my Aleph network though. Also for the layout of the blog.

Hopefully I’ll start posting regularly from now on.

To all, have a great rest of summer!

Going old school

So long Synapse!

I gave my laptop to my wife with Windows 10 installed, and I am now using a MacBook ’07 (Core 2 Duo – 2gb RAM). Regretfully I don’t believe GNOME is a viable Desktop Environment on this kind of hardware, so I am looking into Mate and Openbox as alternatives.


Synapse Tweaking (May ’16 edition)

Long time, no post. It has been more than a month since I last blogged. Not much has happened since on the tech front, I have already fixed my laptop, with Antergos GNOME, running smoothly. I have also – mostly – arranged the office room at home.

So after some tweaking and tinkering of some CSS sheets, Synapse now looks like this :

I am always on the lookout for worthy apps that integrate with the GNOME desktop. So far I have found Terminix a Terminal emulator, the Geary email client, the FeedReader app which connects to Feedly to fetch articles and Corebird, a Twitter client. That excludes the official GNOME Apps, like GNOME-Boxes, Polari, GThumb etc.

Till next month…