Adjusting display / screen position using xvidtune

Submitted by Druss on Mon, 2007-05-21 14:09

Many moons ago, I had to run an update to the nVidia driver for my Kubuntu box. After installing it, I found that the next time I ran X, my display was offset by about 50px to the right. Normally, it would have been possible to fix this via the monitor, most of which have a convenient "auto" button to solve such issues. However, my set-up involves the use of a KVM switch, which allows me to use a single keyboard, mouse and monitor for more than one PC (four in my case).

SotD - Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds with Kylie Minogue

Submitted by Druss on Fri, 2007-05-18 14:01

Considering my general taste in music, people find it surprising when they find me talking about Kylie Minogue et al. All I can say is that music is music. I don't particularly give a fuck about which genre an artist is in or if it is socially acceptable for a metal/whatever fan to listen to pop, dance etc.

SotD - Scorpions - Still Loving You

Submitted by Druss on Wed, 2007-05-16 23:30

Today's Song Of The Day is a classic rock ballad by the Scorpions - Still Loving You. I'm a sucker for most songs with piercing guitars and lots of reverb - they just seize your undivided attention. Coupled with Meine's unreachable vocals, Scorpions ballads are to die for. Still loving you is a classic example of this formula.

Megadeth - Out on the tiles

Submitted by Druss on Wed, 2007-05-16 20:40

The unfortunate few of you out there who have nothing better to do than to read this blog are well aware of my disappointment with Megadeth's latest album United Abominations. You might also remember me mentioning and looking forward to the Japan Disc which was to contain a bonus track - a cover of Led Zeppelin's Out on the tiles. Well, as far as I can tell, it hasn't been leaked anywhere just yet.

The genius of Tom Waits

Submitted by Druss on Tue, 2007-05-15 10:30

I've been spending the last few hours indulging in what has now become one of my more frequent solutions to avoid working: watching interviews on YouTube. While many people find the music of Tom Waits a little too off-the-beaten-path, none can deny his genius as such, a lot of which can be evidenced in the following videos.

Song Of The Day: Philip Glass - Koyaanisqatsi

Submitted by Druss on Tue, 2007-05-15 00:05

Today's song of the day is the title track from Philip Glass' seminal soundtrack for the movie Koyaanisqatsi. It is a wonderfully powerful song and like most great musical pieces, paints a vivid picture in my mind accompanied by a strong emotion en mi corazon. For moi, I usually feel an emotion of change and ... climactic anticipation.

SotD: Rush - Bravest Face

Submitted by Druss on Fri, 2007-05-11 11:33

Today's song of the day is an instrumental titled Bravest Face by Rush off their new album Snakes & Arrows. This is one of the first songs I enjoyed off the album (which has been steadily growing on me btw) - very catchy, especially the verse. I am by far not a fan of Geddy Lee. However, his vocals (with its sharp yet harmonious, albeit nasal twang) are perfect for certain songs, and this is one of them.

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