by Biser Perchinkov

Biser Perchinkov

Place de la Sorbonne 3

Place de la SorbonneNumber 3 of Place de la Sorbonne, revue international annual of poetry from the University of Paris-Sorbonne, appears at the beginning of this month of April 2013.
This review is not a current or a particular aesthetic. It is designed to discover and learn more about, to the widest possible audience, current poetry, French-language or not, in its richness and diversity.
With this third issue, Place de la Sorbonne reached its cruising speed. The magazine has found its place in the contemporary poetic field, grace first no doubt to the quality and diversity of the poets published thereon, but also to what distinguishes it from most other journals Continue reading

Dell reboots the Linux notebooks project

Dell XPS 13 notebookDell is planning to release a new notebook line running Ubuntu 12.04 this fall. The project for developers named “Project Sputnik”, which was announced earlier this year will go from a pilot phase to a finished product, the company announced. Dell tried to enter the market with mobile and desktop computers running the open source operating system, but didn’t make it.
The texas manufacturer will present the Dell XPS 13 notebook with preinstalled Ubuntu to a broader spectrum of potential customers. Of course there will be some geographic limitations for the availability of the model.
The system will give the developers a complete “client-to-cloud” solution. Using it they will be able to create microclouds on their own laptop, simulating cloud environments before Continue reading

Cypress Hill и Sean Paul at Elevation 2012

Cypress HillElevation Music Festival goes on adding quality names to its fascinating program. The new names that will set foot on the Festival’s Main stage along with Fatboly Slim, Erykah Badu, Groove Armada (DJ set), Nneka, Kosheen, Chambao, Walk Of The Earth and Prov Stelar Band, are the kings of hip hop CYPRESS HILL and the Jamaican star SEAN PAUL.
The rap trio from LA: B-Real, Sen Dog and DJ Muggs didn’t hesitate even for a moment to confirm their appearance on ELEVATION MUSIC FESTIVAL 2012 and to fulfill their mission and bring joy to their fans with the first live show here.
For a long time now CYPRESS HILL have been representing peoples’ will and are distinguished with their different view on reality of life in the ghetto and using Spanish language in their songs.
After nine albums that have sold over 20 million copies Continue reading

Laptop Acer Aspire 5738ZG

Laptop Acer Aspire 5738ZGProcessor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 – 2.20 Ghz, 800 FSB, 2 MB cache (up to 3 MB)

Memory: 4096 MB DDR2 SDRAM – (2x 2048 MB, 800 Mhz)

Hard Drive: 500 GB SATA (5400 rpm)

Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon 4570 with 512MB DDR3 dedicated memory

Display: 15.6-inch display with HD resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and LED backlight glossy NLED response time is 8 ms Optical drive: DVD-Burner
Communications: Gigabit Ethernet, Intel Wi-Fi Link 802.11 a / g / n module, Bluetooth module

Additional: 4x USB 2.0 ports, jacks for headphones and microphone, VGA port, 1.3 megapixel Continue reading

Began sales of Open-PC

Model Open-PC XS with 1GB RAM and 40GB hard drive costs 249 dollars. Open-PC Micro priced 349 dollars includes 2GB RAM and 320GB hard drive. The price of the model is 387 euros and 10 euros from them are earmarked for development of KDE.

Housed in Building Mini ITX-Case with 25-watt power supply and comes pre-installed and configured system Linux / KD. Open-PC relies on a dual-core processor Atom D510 1,6 GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, motherboard Asus AT5NM10-I and videocard Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150. Continue reading

Kill PulseAudio, please!

PulseAudio is so damn annoying. I am trying to install Ubuntu 8.10 on a friend’s computer. All went well with the installation, but it didn’t recognize the sound card. So i went with the usual – terminal -> alsaconf -> configure sound card …. but wait… what the?

“alsaconf: command not found”

After this I just look stupid and try not to destroy my monitor. apt-get install alsa-utils, done, alsaconf… not found… what the!? 

After reading through the forums it seems that they have thrown out alsaconf because it broke some dependencies with the packaging system. 

So I was went to uninstalling pulseaudio. removed all packages using aptitude to resolve the deps. reboot -> still no sound. 

I downloaded alsa-utils from http://www.alsa-project.org and tried to compile it, but some tools were missing and i had to travel to Sofia, so I left it as it was. 

I returned a few days ago, but just today i could work on the problem again. I download alsa-driver, alsa-lib, alsa-util and installed from source. Still i couldn’t load the drivers.  They get loaded as it can be seen from modprobe output, but it’s like it doesn’t know which sound card it is using. The driver is loaded, but still no sound devices detected. I finally gave up and downloaded opensuse 11.0, which i am currently installing and i hope it will just work. 

That’s why i sometimes hate linux… but what can i do, i still like it 🙂

I will write soon with the results from this exercise.

Hosting troubles

I wish hosting providers sold services, which were offered in the adverts. The host I currently use, say they provide fast and good service, but today I was left in a WTF?! condition after a 10 minute wait to open the blog. I used to surf with such a speed in the dial-up age, almost 6-7 years ago. Could a hosting provider use a dial-up connection for the servers ?

Wow, even now, while writing this post I stumble upon some serious errors, caused by the slowness of the service. I wonder how long will this last and when will I move to another hosting provider…

Apart of the hosting problems, lately I’ve been very busy coding my latest projects, which for now will remain secret 😉 . One of them is almost ready, but still testing for bugs. The other should be ready in a few days and then a week or two more to test it and it will open for the public. I will write, once it is up and running.

I can’t think of anything else to tell you for now. “Me, Over!”

A few days later

It’s been few rough days lately. On Sunday I was at the second test at the NBU (New Bulgarian Universiy) and I hope I did well. I had 66 (sixty six) points out of 100 at the first one and I think that was a good result, as 98.54% of the other people who took the test had a lesser score. The results from the second test should be available very soon (tommorow, I hope).

After the test I got back home and needed a loong relaxing sleep, but instead I took my time and reorganized my noteook’s files. Surely a time eating process. As usual I stood up late and got to bed well after midnight and today I am like a beaten up – my head hurts badly, my eyes are closing, as I feel so sleepy, as I never felt before.

On the other hand the only thing that still keeps me up is that I got my brand new Buffalo WHR-125G wireless router/accesspoint and I am still playing with it. I will write a review of it tomorrow, or the day after tomorrow, or when I feel like writing about it 😉 . Surely it’s a great router, from what I have seen/tested for a few hours, though I couldn’t find any way to play with TTL values, but this is a subject of a little firmware touching 🙂 .

P.S. School can damage your brain very hard!!

Biser Perchinkov