Oct 03 2018

When you are a responsible person…

Category: MiscellaneousIuliana @ 16:15

… you are a responsible person even in your dreams.

I think by now you are used to blog entries about my crazy dreams. Well, this one might make make you laugh a little.

So, last night I drank alone a bottle of 500 ml of a wonderful Prosecco. I am Romanian and I grew up in region quite close to Russia so believe me that bottle was evening tea for me. Anyway, my brains decided that the bottle of Prosecco was a good inspiration for a dream.

So, in my dream, I drank the bottle and went to the Panic At the Disco! concert (that it is not until March 2019, by the way). And if you think I have dreamed the whole concert experience, you would be completely mistaken. In my dream, I wake up in my bed in my room with Brendon Urie in my bed. He is sleeping heavily and I have no idea how we both got there and I could not remember anything about the concert. And I was slightly puzzled that the concert took place in October 2018 too.

Anyway, what do you think is the first thing that I do? I start looking for my wallet and phones. Yes, my friends, instead of climbing Brendon Urie like a telephone pole, or waking him up to ask him how we ended up in the present situation, the responsible me started looking for her phone and wallet, because that’s what a responsible person does after a drunk night out. And I woke up panicked about not finding my wallet and phones, to find out it was still night, no Brendon Urie in my bed, just my fat cat.

Well, I have high hopes for the concert in March now. ;)

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Dec 24 2011

VirtualBox with Gentoo(3)

Category: English posts,TechnicalIuliana @ 3:35

Well, we have a VM with Gentoo and an interface. Let’s make the virtual machine more flexible and more cooperative with the operating system on your computer. For this we have to install VirtualBox drivers on your Gentoo. After restarting your system upon setting up the interface you can log on to your desktop interface. But for installing other tools you will still  need the console. For the purpose of this tutorial we will use the Kde terminal named konsole.

To open a terminal: click the button on the left corner of the screen (the “K” button) and in the menu that is displayed at the top there is a text field. Type konsole and click on one of the results returned. (print-screen) Or press Alt +F2 and the same text field will appear at the top of your desktop. You can use it to start any application you want. You will be logged in with the normal user so in order to install things you need root access. So, in the terminal you need to use the su command:

# su -

You will be asked for the root password which you will type and then you can start installing. (By the way if any emerge process happens to fail, you can force to continue by using: # emerge –resume)
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Dec 16 2011

VirtualBox with Gentoo(2)

Category: English posts,TechnicalIuliana @ 18:18

Step6.Configuring the Compile Options – this is the next step. The compilation options are kept in the /mnt/gentoo/etc/make.conf  file. You can edit this file by executing:

# nano -w /mnt/gentoo/etc/make.conf

Navigate using arrow keys to the end of the file and add line: MAKEOPTS=”-j2″.

Then add mirrors by executing:

# mirrorselect -i -o >> /mnt/gentoo/etc/make.conf
# mirrorselect -i -r -o >> /mnt/gentoo/etc/make.conf

A window will be displayed with a list of options. Navigate using up and down arrow keys and use to select a mirror you prefer (one in your country or next to your country). Then hit <Enter>.
Test the if the values have been added to make.conf: (Two new lines containing GENTOO_MIRRORS=”some link” and SYNC=”some link” should be added to the file)

# cat /mnt/gentoo/etc/make.conf 

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Dec 15 2011

VirtualBox with Gentoo(1)

Category: English posts,TechnicalIuliana @ 10:38

As I have no computer using Linux in my house right now and I kinda miss it I decided to create a virtual machine with a gentoo on it. And as I will have to write some posts about setting up a full java development  environment on Linux and Windows I will use it for that too. I will post all the steps I make, because I’m no guru, so If I can do it, anybody will be able to just by following my steps. So, good luck and you are welcome to use the comment section for any problems you might encounter or questions I might answer.

Step1. Download and install VirtualBox.

Step2. Create a virtual machine following the instructions on the site and select operating system Gentoo. Select at least 1,5 GB memory and aVDI hard drive  of minimum 20 GB.

Step3. Download a Gentoo image from here.  I recommend the x86 version because 64bit version is not stable and given the fact that we’re gonna do a lot of stuff by hand I recommend the minimal iso. (install-x86-minimal-<release>.iso)

Step4. Start your machine from the VirtualBox window and select your iso as a boot device. When the window with the black linux console is opened the actual work beggins.

Step5.  You will see written on your virtual machine screen  “boot: “. If nothing is written the default option will be used. I used the gentoo-nofb, which disables the framebuffer,which will make things go faster in text mode. You will also asked to press enter for some default option at some time. (If you want a complete installation guide with technical explanations look here, because this article just specifies the steps to execute simply and blindly). After a lot of text is scrolled on your window  and the last line just contains just the word livecd#, you start executing the following tasks in this order: (print the commands and insert required data)
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