Jorge E. Gómez

This is my home on the web.

Welcome

My interests

Some of my main interests

Cooking

We renovated our apartment’s kitchen, and we’ve been enjoying cooking and baking much more than before. Our most used appliance is the combination slow cooker/rice maker/ pressure cooker from InstantPot.

Linux and Free software

I’m a long-time Linux user, and I currently administer over 100 Ubuntu and CentOS systems in our company: servers as well as laptops and thin clients sharing multi-user resources. Most of this configured and administered via Ansible.

Podcasts

A large part of the audio that I listen to througout the day is podcasts, for over ten years now; I’m currently subscribed to about 30 feeds. A recent favorite: The West Wing Weekly.

Specialty coffee

Living in Colombia, it’s a matter of pride to seek out the best local roasters, and I’m constantly exploring coffee from new regions and farms. My favorite method of brewing is espresso, but I also enjoy the sweetness that the Chemex method brings to the cup.

Travel

We’ve started getting more serious about traveling abroad at least twice a year. Having the right gear helps a lot, so we both now use Tom Bihn carry-on bags: no checked luggage means a lot less headaches. We also upgraded to what is considered one of the best travel cameras around: The Sony RX-100 III.

Shared from other sources

Links to interesting stuff found around the web

Ambient Noise (ANoise) Player Fixed For Ubuntu 16.04 And Newer

Ambient Noise, or ANoise is a simple, lightweight application for playing ambient noises, such as waves, rain, fire, and so on, useful to help you stay focused and boost productivity, or fall asleep.

The application didn't work in Ubuntu 16.04 and newer until recently, when it was updated to GStreamer 1.0 and Python 3, along with some bug fixes.

Ambient Noise Ubuntu

ANoise runs directly in the Ubuntu Sound Menu, without a GUI. From there you can easily play various relaxing sounds such as rain, wind, forest, storm, fire, night, coffee shop, or sea.

Besides the Ubuntu Sound Menu, ANoise also supports the Media Player Indicator extension for GNOME Shell, as well as the Linux Mint (Cinnamon) Sound applet. Although for Linux Mint, note that the ambient noise icon is larger than it should be.

Here's ANoise running in …