dimitris kalamaras

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Month: May 2013

Rain Room: Ενα δωμάτιο όπου βρέχει αλλά δεν βρέχεσαι

Βίντεο από την εγκατάσταση Rain Room, στο Museum of Modern Art. Ο επισκέπτης μπαίνει μέσα στο δωμάτιο όπου πέφτει βροχή παντού, χωρίς να βρέχεται ποτέ. Ουρές και αναμονή 3 ωρών έξω απο το μουσείο, λέει…

Rain Room at the Barbican, 2012 from rAndom International on Vimeo.

Revive your Asus EeePC 701 4G and build a media server and torrent client

So, I had this EeePC 701 4G waiting patiently in a box and decided to make something useful with it: A media server + a remote torrent client.

First things first, I decided to install Lubuntu 13.04 in our EeePC. It is a simple, light but ‘full’ linux distro, since it is 100% compatible with Ubuntu. I downloaded the alternate ISO, burned it to a USB flash and rebooted the machine. The installation was smooth (it took ~40 minutes) and after rebooting to LXDE I was happy to see 1GB of free space in the 4GB SSD disk. Furthermore, everything worked OK: sound, graphics, greek support, etc. It was time to start the real fun part…

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