26 November 2016

raspi 3

My raspi 2 suddenly stopped working for an $unknown_reason I only know it lost ssh connection all the time. So I decided to get a raspi 3.

It arrived on November 24th. You could have seen me broadcast on irc the steps from the moment I put my hands on it until I finally plugged it in:

Day changed to Thu, 24 Nov 2016                                                                                        
10:03:06        @chals | My raspi3 kit just arrived yay                                                                
10:03:10        @chals | time to play                                                                                  
10:05:22        @chals | ok heat sinks in place                                                                        
10:11:49        @chals | board in case...                                                                              
10:13:53        @chals | case closed                                                                                    
10:14:01        @chals | it's show time

And here it is:

Its hostname is kiwi (legacy name from its predecesor)

(Note: Is is plugged to a 900va UPS so that it can actually work 24/7)

16 September 2016

Which film are we going to see today?

Last Wednesday I went to the movie theater with a good old friend of mine. We had been exchanging a dozen text messages trying to decide which film we were going to see. There were many many films to choose from: Ben-Hur, Pets, Cafe Society and some more. I wanted to see Suicide Squad more than any other, and when we arrived at the place here is what we saw. It was clear, we had to see it. By the way, it was great, I quite liked it.

17 July 2016


The champion this year, 800 grams (1.76 pounds / 28.2192 ounces). Variety: Pink tomato


Geese etating some grass.

10 July 2016

Kitchen garden: July 2016

 This very morning:

From a different angle:

02 May 2016


17 April 2016

Kitchen garden April 2016

It's April again and the kitchen garden is becoming greener and greener. It is lovely to see plants grow so well. I sowed lima beans, tomato plants, spinach, green and yellow chard, artichokes, carrots, onions, zucchini, lettuce and I'm not done yet ...

This year I added several strawberry plants.

Personna blades

I wanted to try personna blades for some time but I couldn't find them anywhere (except online). This week I found them in a supermarket.

I must admit they are pretty good. They are really sharp but at the same time, soft with your skin. Added to my collection of favourites...

04 February 2016

The Force Awakens, twice...

I just couldn't help it, I liked the film so much that I had to see it again...