New lens try-out
Yesterday another worker arrived to my lens collection which I use actively. It's zoom lens in very nice condition which I bought on eBay - Vivitar f3.8/70-200mm MC. I am curious how it will perform outdoor in terms of infinity sharpness/resolution, chromatic aberration, etc...
This shot was taken with wide-open aperture and I like its sharpness.
Vivitar f3.8/70-200mm MC|
date: Sat, 14 Nov 2015 16:34:00 +0100
Autumn sunday walk
Another short trip during this weekend around Devínska Nová Ves (Bratislava, Slovakia). I took some shots and smoked my pipe afterwards. Very relaxing. Visibility wasn't good because of haze which is very typical for this region.
Tamron f2.5/24mm 01BB|
SMC Pentax-A f1.7/50mm
Hoya HMC Zoom f4/80-200mm
date: Sun, 01 Nov 2015 18:02:00 +0100
Short autumn trip to Eckartsau
Not much time I have during this little trip so I made only two shots which are worth to keep. Also I think I found Tammy's weak spot - that flare you can see in picture with statue :)
Tamron f2.5/24mm 01BB|
date: Sat, 31 Oct 2015 19:20:00 +0100
Creative time with GIMPI had creative time yesterday so I made this minimalistic digital painting in GIMP.
date: Wed, 07 Oct 2015 12:02:20 +0200
How to start XBMC (kodi) with systemd without login managerLong story short: My HTPC is running on unstable/experimental branch of Debian GNU/Linux OS and I decided to update it again.
It ended with this message
xf86OpenConsole: Cannot open virtual console 7when XBMC had to start via init script (by invoking xinit with user privs).
Upon long examination I decided to rewrite my configuration in systemd way.
I made two new services which I placed to
Their content is described bellow.
[Unit] Description=Launch Xorg server After=network.target sound.target [Service] Type=simple ExecStart=/usr/bin/X :0 vt7 [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.targetThis service starts Xorg server after network and sound services when system is entering to multi-user level.
[Unit] Description=Launch XBMC After=xorg.service Requires=xorg.service [Service] Type=simple User=xbmc Group=xbmc Environment="DISPLAY=:0" ExecStart=/usr/bin/kodi-standalone KillSignal=SIGTERM SendSIGHUP=1 Restart=on-abort RestartSec=5 [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.targetThis service starts XBMC but only when Xorg service is running (note the
XBMC is started with privileges of
xbmcuser and group which are present on my system.
There is also environment variable
:0(which is display identifier).
These options are pretty self-describing but I have to note the
SendSIGHUPwhich is interesting one,
because when this option is set, systemd will send
SIGHUPsignal to all remaining forks,
so they will exit quickly when main process isn't present. This solved slow XBMC shutdowns for me within this setup.
Ensure that services will start with system.
systemctl daemon-reload systemctl enable xorg systemctl enable xbmc
... and finaly
systemctl xbmc start
In summary I have XBMC running without root privileges in pure and clean X session without any tools which can be easily broken in such experimental environment.
date: Sat, 03 Oct 2015 14:55:00 +0200