Monthly Archives: April 2014

Soylent is alive!

OK, if you don’t know what Soylent is, read this series by Ars :

After laughing a lot, you may want to try it? Right? Yes?
Rejoice, you will soon be able to do it!
Go here:

OK, this is US only for now. But soon that will be available in Canada… and I think I’ll try it. 😀

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

[ Update 2014-04-20 ]
More stuff to get rid of.
And please vote :

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/