How to disable baloo in latest KDE (and Kubuntu 14.04)

[ Update 2014-04-20 ]
More stuff to get rid of.
And please vote : https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=331932

I’m not using any semantic desktop and don’t really care about all the search and indexing stuff. Some may find it useful but I don’t.
There is no real way to remove baloo in latest KDE (what you get if you install  Kubuntu 14.04).

So here is how you can get rid of it (from a shell) :

$> sudo mv /usr/bin/baloo_file /usr/bin/baloo_file.orig
$> sudo ln -s /bin/true /usr/bin/baloo_file
$> sudo mv /usr/bin/baloo_file_cleaner /usr/bin/baloo_file_cleaner.orig
$> sudo ln -s /bin/true /usr/bin/baloo_file_cleaner
$> sudo mv /usr/bin/baloo_file_extractor /usr/bin/baloo_file_extractor.orig
$> sudo ln -s /bin/true /usr/bin/baloo_file_extractor
$> echo ‘Indexing-Enabled=false’ >> $HOME/.kde/share/config/baloofilerc
$> ps ax | grep baloo
$> kill all_pid_you_get_above

Relogin and check to be sure.

To clean up baloo cache folder:

$> rm -r $HOME/.local/share/baloo/

Influence de l’environnement sur l’écriture

Un petit blog comique qui démontre bien l’influence que peut avoir notre environnement sur ce que l’on fait présentement.

Dans ce cas, il s’agit d’Anthony Pacheco, l’auteur du excellent Armageddon’s Princess qui tente d’écrire quelque chose:

http://adventures-in-creative-writing.blogspot.ca/2009/04/how-not-to-write-sex-scene.html

C’est Safe For Work…

RIP Oderus Urungus

Aujourd’hui, Oderus Urungus, le maître de l’univers connu, est mort à l’âge de 50 ans.

gwar-oderus-urungus

 

Merci de m’avoir offert le show le plus cool, le plus cinglé et le plus sanglant de ma vie.

RIP Brother!

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/gwar-frontman-dave-brockie-a-k-a-oderus-urungus-reportedly-dead-at-50/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blabbermouth+%28Blabbermouth.net%27s+Daily+Headlines%29

10 000!

10000Mon roman fait maintenant 10,000 mots!

Bon, je sais que pour un auteur chevronné, ce n’est probablement pas grand chose mais dans mon cas, je dois avouer être tout de même un peu fier.

À 10,000, je suis juste un peu au dessus de ce qui est considéré comme une nouvelle par des revues de science-fiction (ex: http://www.revue-solaris.com/apropos/guide-soumission.htm).

Selon mes calculs, je suis environ au sixième de mon plan. Le produit final devrait donc faire environ 60,000 mots.

Sayonara

The Culling – Review

The CullingThe Culling is a small book by J.C. Andrijeski and the first book of the Slave Girl Chronicles.

Some background: We are in the future. Earth is nearly destroyed by pollution and human are forced to survive under a strange alien race who has conquered the planet. We are following Jet, a young and independent girl who is kidnapped by one of their hunter.

First of all, I really like strong female lead. This is something usually missing in science-fiction and I don’t really know why (Honor Harrington is one exception,  Heinlein character another one). Jet is cool and you quickly want to know more about her. The Nirreth (the alien race) are also intriguing and specially their cities.

This is a short read. You can start early and end the book before going to sleep. It’s cool if you want to pause something huge (I’m talking to you Peter Hamilton!) but it also means some background are missing (Pollution? Invasion?).

In summary, a cool small book. Maybe more a Young Adult (you can also feel some romance background of the author) than soft/hard scifi or space opera.

My note : 3.8 / 5

More info: http://www.librarything.com/work/12228476

Author website: http://www.jcandrijeski.com/

 

Un nouveau Appleseed? Pourquoi pas!

Un nouveau Appleseed? Pourquoi pas!

Un premier petit look ici:

http://ca.ign.com/articles/2014/02/11/first-look-appleseed-alpha

Ça serait cool d’avoir un genre un peu plus “old school” plus proche de la vision de  Masamune Shirow qui est plus comique, plus trash et moins mélodramatique.

Not knife… Sword. :-)

appleseed-manga-old