"Amigos y nadie más. El resto, la selva"
-- Jorge Guillén

Adding Emoji to Ubuntu

You can add Emoji fonts to your Ubuntu system by simply doing:

sudo apt-get install ttf-ancient-fonts

To verify, go to the Emoji page on Wikipedia. The fonts are not as cool looking as the ones on your iOS devices, but at least you won't be missing on the fun while browsing Twitter 😊.

You can follow some of the bugs in launchpad reporting this missing functionality in Ubuntu.


Using Windows from Linux via FreeRDP

So you have to actually use a Windows desktop for some internal application for which there is no similar application on Linux? You have no choice but to run windows either on a virtual machine or a physical machine, and then use some for of OOB (out of band) remote control to manage it?

No problem! This is a simple tip that would create a seamless FreeRDP Window screen embeded in one of your Linux Gnome 3 workspaces:

  1. Create a GnuPG encrypted document with your password ~/Documents/Private.gpg
  2. sudo apt-get install xfreerdb-x11
  3. Create a script called ~/bin/windows

    xfreerdp --sec nla --ignore-certificate -d mydomain -u myuser
    -p $(gpg -d < ~/Documents/Private.gpg 2>&1|tail -1) -x l --plugin cliprdr
    --gdi hw -g 100% -D -x 100 -x 80 x.x.x.x &

Note: make sure this command is on a single line

Now when you execute windows it will open a screen that fits nicely in an workspace area.

FreeRDP screenshot


Carnine and now choline linked to heart disease

Fried Egg

Time to switch to a vegan diet? You betcha! Eggs, Too, May Provoke Bacteria to Raise Heart Risk. it appears that egg yolk contains a substance that the bacteria in our guts convert to choline and the liver converts it also to TMAO (like carnine), which causes heart problems and other cardiovascular issues (including strokes)


El color de la piel

¿Qué es el color y de qué forma contribuye al comportamiento humano? ¿Por qué los humanos tendemos a utilizar rasgos físicos para determinar o predecir la actitud de una persona que no conocemos?

Lean mi opinión sobre el tema.


Citrix 12.1 for Ubuntu

Finally there are real instructions for how to get the always broken Citrix packages unto a 64bit Ubuntu system: Ubuntu Help: Citrix How-To

Essentially the problem is that after downloading the client you get:

Setting up icaclient (12.1.0) ...
dpkg: error processing icaclient (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2
Setting up libmotif4:amd64 (2.3.3-5ubuntu2) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin ...
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

The "fix" is to do this:

  1. sudo vi /var/lib/dpkg/info/icaclient.postinst
  2. Go to line 2648 and change this line echo $Arch|egrep "i[0-9]86" >/dev/null to echo $Arch|egrep -E "i[0-9]86|x86_64" >/dev/null
  3. sudo dpkg --configure -a

For good measure, you should read the instructions posted above so you can resolve other known issues.