Sunday, 26 May 2013

Electronic overload

Anyone who knows me just a little also knows that I love electronic music, especially Infected Mushroom. Now, add Skazi to the list. Check this track out!

Monday, 20 May 2013

<3 VNV Nation <3

About three months ago I discovered the band VNV Nation. I knew and liked a few of their tracks already but had never given them a proper listen. I have now... for about three months! They are amazing! If you like electronic music with an old school sound then you will love this to death. Here are a couple of my favourite tracks:

Control:

Space and Time:

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Pulsars and Joy Division

I just read a fun little article about the origin of the image on Joy Divisions cover for the album Unknown Pleasures. Apparently its the pulses from the first discovered pulsar. How neat!


Go read the article, it is quite fun to see how the auther tried to track down the image and figure out whether or not it was copyrighted (because it all started out with him wanting to use it for something else).

You can read the article here:

Found via hackernews.

Friday, 17 May 2013

Bye bye zsh

So I finally did it. I abandoned zsh and now use bash. Why? Because bash is everywhere and I always end up writing bash scripts anyway. How can I live without zsh? Well, it turns out that bash has a quite excellent VI-mode. I would actually say it is superior to that of zsh. Sure, there are differences I adapted quickly, and the VI-mode feels a lot more responsive than that of zsh.

So bye bye zsh and thank you for many good years of service. I will not forget you and might come back some day, but I doubt it. I am getting old and lazy. My days of custom Linux installations are behind me. I need something proper, out-of-the-box, that "just works"... Today I spend my time on writing software and developing businesses. We all got to move on after all... bye zsh!

Now, would I ever abandon VIm? Of course not! I mean, unless a new superior editor with the same interaction scheme was invented. Someone should create that, by the way!

Saturday, 11 May 2013

PyPI why is thou down?

Well, when that happens there is a simple solution: Use the --use-mirrors command line option.