My computer housekeeping is kind of ready

Since yesterday morning I installed the new Debian 11 with codename “Bullseye” which is now officially released. And that’s my main operating system since over 16 years, I remember that I started to use that while still living in Bremen where Zuleikha was born over 16 years ago. And if you keep something that long it has to be good, doesn’t it?

Anyway, I have everything up and running nicely by now, and even Ardour runs on both Debian (with Jack) and also on Arch (with Pipewire). The next thing I did was to take the same background image – a photo of the moon I took in 2011 using my Olympus E-520 DSLR (I didn’t have a mirrorless camera yet) – for all of my devices (2) and operating systems (4). Looks like this:

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consistent_look_on_four_operating_systems

Since my Conky is using a light font, a darker background like this helped. But this is cosmetics, meaning I’m done with the most important stuff already. Cool, now I can turn my attention to some other things again.

As always, thanks for reading.

Goodbye ‘Buster’, hello ‘Bullseye’

Ok, the mirrors aren’t switched yet, but the release of Debian 11 ‘Bullseye’ is going on with full steam ahead, and I have it already. Took both the live and netinstall images from their site, and installed from the latter, and here I am:

Debian 11 codename ‘Bullseye’ on my main machine

I still have some symptoms with my old home, must be some files under .config or somewhere which lead the mouse to be strange, so for the moment I switched my /home to the new 1TB drive, taking only what I need from the much bigger one.

But well – I can write my blog, send and receive mails, the rest will follow.

As always, thanks to all Debian developers – you girls & guys rock! And thanks to you for reading.

You Play On

Just published a new album on Wikiloops, and here’s its front cover from Flickr:

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You Play On by wjl & friends, hear it on Wikiloops

Photo: “Photo of Woman Sitting on Chair”, Jorge Fakhouri Filho
https://www.pexels.com/photo/photo-of-woman-sitting-on-chair-2530717/

As always, thanks to my friends on Wikiloops, and to Richard & family. Thanks to you for listening, downloading, and so on… hope you’ll like it 🙂

Wikilonians Online Jam

Sharing a Youtube video from 2012 here:

wikilonians online jam

Like Dick & Mr. Baer said, you’re invited – and it’s free. Join us, it’s fun! 🙂

Wikiloops artwork…

After trying out the new and upcoming artwork for Debian 11 “Bullseye” on my desktop (see my last post), I downloaded the poster art for the last Wikiloops member’s meeting in 2018, and tried that – and so this is how my desktop looks right now:

some Wikiloops artwork

Fits, because first I’ve been there (which was great), and second I’m a bass player… 🙂 So thanks to Dick for providing this – and thanks to you for viewing/reading, as always.

In the winter of our lives

Just found this tiny little gold nugget from the end of 2015 in Wikiloops, from Ms Patty and Mr Paul:

Awesome. Thanks Patty & Paul – and thanks to you for listening.

Cool :)

One of the neighbours’ cats just walked over my notebook, pressing the key combination to take a screenshot. So he’s an IT cat… interesting…

… and yes, we’re open for visitors. Both human & feline… 🙂

Image by: https://bestanimations.com/gifs/pretty-orange-cat.html

As always, thanks for reading 🙂

Setting output levels in Ardour

Some fellow musician in Wikiloops asked about output levels of songs, and how to get these. I tried to answer it to my best knowledge, and also explained how *I* do this using Ardour. Since version 6.3 of Ardour there are two ways to export to a certain loudness level, and I hadn’t fully explained that before, so I did it now – and made a short howto video about it:

short loudness tutorial ardour6

In case that is useful, I’m glad that I could help. And as always, thanks for reading, and watching/listening.