Category Archives: English

Opposition creates meaning: Batman explains semiotics

Just to offer an expansion on Stormy’s last post: In semiotics and audiovisual narrative you are taught to create meaning by opposition between things. If Batman is dark and silent, the Joker is colorful and noisy. If the Joker kills, … Continue reading

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EFI mode boot on Macbook3,1 with Debian

After my last post I got curious about booting the Macbook in EFI mode. Because, well, why not? So I googled for a while and found this blog post which served as a great reference and comment on two other. … Continue reading

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Enabling SATA AHCI on a Linux Macbook3,1

I have a Macbook3,1 with the following SATA controller: 00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801HM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 03) This chip can work either in AHCI or IDE mode. Even though (in numbers) AHCI and IDE should … Continue reading

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WebKitGTK+ failing to build, argument list too long

The last few days I have been unable to build WebKitGTK+ from git. The problem is that make chokes the command line with an insanely long list of file names. You need a patched version of make. Pictured: myself debugging … Continue reading

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GUADEC, day 2

You can follow what is happening at GUADEC via the @guadec twitter account. It is an awesome GUADEC so far. Thanks to the incredible work by the local team everyone has been able to completely focus in hacking, talking and … Continue reading

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A Coruña, día uno

You can follow the latest GUADEC updates from @guadec and @diegoe. Isa, Alejo, Laura, and Germán stealing a mug. GUADEC just started. Or at least, the arrangements for GUADEC. The local team is hard at work at the GUADEC HQ … Continue reading

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Sign up for the GNOME Olympic Games at A Coruña

Like every year we will be holding the annual FreeFA World Cup, this time as part of the GNOME Olympic Games. This year we have fields available for basketball and volleyball. Just add your name to the wiki, under your … Continue reading

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Removing the hidden/system bit of vfat/fat32 files on GNU/Linux

I just fixed an USB drive that apparently had been hit by a virus. All the top-level directories were invisible on Windows, but visible on GNU/Linux. First I thought that it was just the “hidden” bit. But turns out it … Continue reading

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All the new cool stuff in Epiphany, alias, Web

Today we released Epiphany 3.4. It includes all the fixes, enhancements and new cool features that we build since September 2011. That is 6 months of cool stuff! Xan already explained the bigger picture but I want to highlight some details … Continue reading

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High pitch noise with built-in microphone in the MacBook

For a time now I had gave up on finding out what was the problem with a mysterious high-pitch constant noise in any sound recording in the macbook. Today, I solved the mystery: It was my USB mouse. So, here … Continue reading

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