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Installing cinnarch via their repos

CinnArch Logo
So I already had a lovely Arch machine installed, however, I wanted to install
Cinnamon. Granted, I could install it via AUR, however the CinnArch team already
have a compiled version that works with the default Arch repositories, so we can
go ahead and use their repositories and avoid compiling it ourself. Of course,
their is plenty of security issues with this, so proceed at your own risk.
However, the packages are signed with GPG. 🙂

First, you need to download make 2 packages, on your own, cinnarch-keyring and
cinnarch-mirrolist. These aren’t absolutely mandatory, but match what’s
provided in the repositories.

Download the PKGBUILDs used in cinnarch-repo & cinnarch-core from their git

git clone

Then, use makepkg to build & install the cinnarch-keyring &
cinnarch-mirrorlist packages.

With those packages installed, you can then add the repository definitions to

SigLevel = PackageRequired
Include = /etc/pacman.d/cinnarch-mirrorlist
SigLevel = PackageRequired
Include = /etc/pacman.d/cinnarch-mirrorlist

Run pacman -Sy to download the new repository databases, and you’re set!

Installing Cinnamon

Installation is now a piece of cake.

pacman -S cinnamon nemo-fm

Will get you all the pieces you need.


A project a day…

Keeps the boredom away. So with this week break coming up, I’ve decided to do something once a day each day so that two things happen:

  1. I get to finally do the things I have been putting off while school was still going on
  2. By putting a time limit, I’m more likely to get something to work and not spend the next twenty years obsessing over each detail. I hope.

So what are the projects? Well. Glad you asked!

  • Set up a self-hosted DNS
  • Install horde groupware on my server
  • Create a utility multi-boot USB, for emergency situations and as a reliable source for ISO.
  • Set up a private bank and finance management system, primarially with Wesabe.
  • No offence WordPress, but I also want to move to a Jekyll set up.

Beyond those, I have a few script ideas, like pulling more information from my scale and pedometer, or running a log server on my LAN to aggregate and analyze everything. Smallish things like that. I also really want to set up DD-WRT and FreeNAS but I don’t have the hardware to do so. Ah, dreams.

Out of pocket change, full of fun.

I purchased a lot of games during the sale. But I waited until the last day - here are all of them!

So the latest Steam sale was a lot of fun. And, I think that some people have noticed…

Nuclear Rhino: holy fuck, what game did you not buy?!

-FAP- Mr Razzle: Um
-FAP- Mr Razzle: hmm
-FAP- Mr Razzle: What?
-FAP- Mr Razzle: I cant find what you want of me
-FAP- Mr Razzle: OH SHIT
-FAP- Mr Razzle: THAT
-FAP- Mr Razzle: O.o
-FAP- Mr Razzle: My screen isn’t big enough
-FAP- Mr Razzle: >.>

So yeah. Today, today was a good day.

A previously undisclosed theme…

So with the release of Twenty Eleven, I decided it was time to ‘upgrade’ the to the theme. Obviously, if you are on the site, I opted to go with the dark theme.

The header image is not mine, but instead from Simon Carr on Flickr. Thanks for releasing the image under Creative Commons!

Now time to update my main page. At least now I don’t have to resort to ‘hacks’ to customize the header bar, which is nice.

EDIT: Now it’s updated. Go take a look!

Cheap gaming: $10 Amazon credit after Pre-ordering Pokemon Black/White

Well, I found out from CAG that Amazon is offering $10 credit to everyone who pre-orders the latest Pokemon game, either Black or White. (Perhaps you can nab a $20 credit if you pre-order both!)

I just pre-ordered Pokemon Black, how about you?

More links to financial sanity while still saving: Cheap Ass Gamer and Get Rich Slowly’s “Gaming without breaking the bank”.

Super awesome all-in-one server!

I’m building a little server, that does lots of big stuff. Based on a M350 from Mini-Box.

Currently, I have the following plans for it:

  • Contacts, Calendar, Webmail – SOGo
  • VoIP, with integration with Google Voice – Asterisk
  • Jabber server, with integration with the above – ejabberd
  • Bookmarks, history, passwords, etc synchronization (for browsers) – Somehow… Recreating Chrome’s server, or Mozilla’s Sync instead?
  • Mobile synchronization – via SyncML or Microsoft ActiveSync, Not sure which would work better
  • TODO list management. Perhaps via Request Tracker?
  • Maintaining IRC presence. Via irssi & tmux 🙂

I have the server now, but need to expand the storage. Will have to figure out how to replace /usr without reinstalling Arch, hopefully.

2 weeks later…

So this isn’t a forgettable blog. At the moment, it definetly is. But I have great plans for this!

Got a server, root the box happened twice these last two weeks, and I have apparently adopted a very bad sleep schedule…sleeping through the morning does not work very well tuesdays and thrusdays, when I have class! Fuck! Not cool. I still haven’t decided my classes yet, guess I’ll focus on afternoon ones. Need to start no earlier than noon, with this sleep.

I need to fix that.