A very happy birthday to the Linux kernel which turns 23 today!  You’ve come a long way, baby!

Here’s an article from The Mukt about it.


So, it hasn’t been as long as the last post, but long enough to be looked upon with shame for not having updated this page in a while.  But that is changing (at least for today).

A few updates…

  • Linux Basement, the podcast I co-hosted for some time now with Chad Wollenberg, has officially locked the door and the key has been thrown away.  It was fun while it lasted, but due to scheduling conflicts and just life getting in the way, it became increasingly difficult to get together and record episodes.  Thus, we’ve quietly let the podcast fade.  However, I will be recording episodes when time permits for Hacker Public Radio.  You can do a search on the site for ClaudioM for the episodes I’ve contributed.
  • As before, I’ll only be posting technology-related stuff and nothing to do with my personal life.  That said, I will be changing the subtitle for this site from my “ramblings” to something else that will surely not be clever at all. 🙂

With that, I give you my screenshot from Friday.  It is FreeBSD running on an HP tc1100 tablet PC with the MATE Desktop Environment.  The GTK+ theme is Numix but I’ve tweaked the configuration files to use green colors (and, thus, Numix-Verde was born!).


I’ve yet to upload this modified theme to anything, but I hope to do so soon with the latest version of Numix.

Some of you are probably saying, “C’mon, Claudio.  If you’re going to be tinkering around with FreeBSD, why not put a real environment on there instead of MATE?”  Well, here’s the same HP tablet running i3 instead.  Heck, I even ran ratpoison on it for a while, but i3 was the most usable tiling window manager for me. (BTW, MATE runs surprisingly well on this old hardware….I could never say that about GNOME 2.)


So, there you have it.  Hopefully, I’ll have some time in the coming weeks to post something a little more interesting than screenshots.  Hopefully…..