Vida de abacate

Hoje comprei leite de amêndoa. Quando somos intolerantes à lactose, temos que procurar alternativas e hoje apeteceu-me experimentar esta.

No momento da compra não me lembrei disto, mas quando cheguei a casa e olhei novamente para a embalagem fiquei com medo. Estarei eu a tornar-me hipster? Se for o caso, daqui a nada estou intolerante ao glúten só porque sim (a intolerância não-celíaca é, na verdade, aos frutanos, mas isso são detalhes) e começo a comer sandes de abacate a todas as refeições.

Os pelos dos braços ficaram no ar e senti um calafrio na espinha. A ideia de usar um bigode sarcástico é medonha demais.

How to install an operating system to a USB drive

Sometimes, maybe for maintenance or data rescue reasons, you may want to have a USB thumbdrive with a GNU/Linux distribution installed. I’m not referring to writing a live ISO to a USB drive; I really mean having the distribution installed like it would be on an hard drive. An easy way to achieve this is using the virtualization software Qemu. Example:

sudo qemu-system-x86_64 -boot d -cdrom void-live-x86_64-20171007.iso -hda /dev/sdb -m 800

In this example, the -hda /dev/sdb part tells Qemu that the device /dev/sdb (the USB drive) must be used as an hard drive.

If you prefer Ubuntu, Fedora, Arch or any other distribution, you can install them this way too. There may be a need to adjust QEMU arguments, but in that case Google is your friend.

This also works with other operating systems that are not Linux based. OpenBSD, version 6.3, can be installed in a USB drive using the same parameters and booted after that.

Kalashnikov unveils a retro-styled electric car

kalashnikov cv-1

Russian weapons manufacturer Kalashnikov unveiled a line of electric and hybrid cars, buggies and motorcycles this week. One of those vehicles is a retro-styled concept car named CV-1, capable of running for 350 kilometers with a single charge and accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 6 seconds. And it doesn’t look that bad.

Disenchantment

disenchantment

Is it just me or Disenchantment has a Game of Thrones vibe? Also, the show is really good; not Simpsons good, but really good.