Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Zenburn theme for programmers color table

This table shows the names for the Zenburn color theme for coders and their hexadecimal values as well as the RGB values:

Text Default
Keyword (bold)
StorageClass (bold)
Comment (Italic)
Constant (Bold)
Exception (bold)

You can use these colors to configure your favourite color theme.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

gVim Easy

gvim: An editor that can handle huge files it is very powerful and I use it for proyect notes and other things, you can program with is as it is has syntax coloured features (See figure).

I use gVim when my fingers are tired of Emacs (you need pianist fingers to use Emacs lol)it is also a good substitute of Notepad as it is coloured, much more performant and pleasant to use.

You can donwload it from:

To customize this editor you need to edit the _vimrc file


To change font style:
set guifont=Courier_New:h10

Change color scheme:
colors elflord

Set return on word (word wouldn't be cutted on line return):
set lbr

The list of colors schemes is under the \vim72\colors folder

Customize color scheme

I've created my own customized file from the elflord.vim scheme to elflordcustomized.vim here is what it looks like:

" local syntax file - set colors on a per-machine basis:
" vim: tw=0 ts=4 sw=4
" Vim color file
" Maintainer:    Ron Aaron
" Last Change:    2009 Nov 23 by Stories of Maria

set background=dark
hi clear
if exists("syntax_on")
  syntax reset
let g:colors_name = "elflordcustomized"
hi Normal        guifg=green3        guibg=black
hi Comment    term=bold        ctermfg=DarkCyan        guifg=#80a0ff
hi Constant    term=underline    ctermfg=Magenta        guifg=Magenta
hi Special    term=bold        ctermfg=DarkMagenta    guifg=Red
hi Identifier term=underline    cterm=bold            ctermfg=Cyan guifg=#40ffff
hi Statement term=bold        ctermfg=Yellow gui=bold    guifg=#aa4444
hi PreProc    term=underline    ctermfg=LightBlue    guifg=#ff80ff
hi Type    term=underline        ctermfg=LightGreen    guifg=#60ff60 gui=bold
hi Function    term=bold        ctermfg=White guifg=White
hi Repeat    term=underline    ctermfg=White        guifg=white
hi Operator                ctermfg=Red            guifg=Red
hi Ignore                ctermfg=black        guifg=bg
hi Error    term=reverse ctermbg=Red ctermfg=White guibg=Red guifg=White
hi Todo    term=standout ctermbg=Yellow ctermfg=Black guifg=Blue guibg=Yellow

:highlight LineNr term=bold cterm=NONE ctermfg=DarkGray ctermbg=NONE gui=NONE guifg=DarkGray guibg=NONE

" Common groups that link to default highlighting.
" You can specify other highlighting easily.
hi link String    Constant
hi link Character    Constant
hi link Number    Constant
hi link Boolean    Constant
hi link Float        Number
hi link Conditional    Repeat
hi link Label        Statement
hi link Keyword    Statement
hi link Exception    Statement
hi link Include    PreProc
hi link Define    PreProc
hi link Macro        PreProc
hi link PreCondit    PreProc
hi link StorageClass    Type
hi link Structure    Type
hi link Typedef    Type
hi link Tag        Special
hi link SpecialChar    Special
hi link Delimiter    Special
hi link SpecialComment Special
hi link Debug        Special

Then I created a batch file to open by default txt files with gvim in Easy Mode, I've called the file EasyVim.bat

"C:\Program Files\Vim\vim72\gvim.exe" -y

Friday, November 13, 2009

Edit blogger HTML

When changing the source code of the blogger template, sometimes you don't see changes and you do not know why.

Well, this is what it's worked for me:

When adding a new css property after having pressed enter for a new line
press space twice (not the tab key) and it works!

That's how I've changed my header background image in the template.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Mandriva Free 2010

Just installed Mandriva Free 2010. I wanted to test other Linux system than Ubuntu. Why always Ubuntu after all?
Well I am greatly impressed by the ergonomy of this systems.

I only had to install the firmware ipw2200 which I simply did by clicking on the rpm file, then restarted.

I'm posting here somme useful commands,


To install a package:

urpmi nameofpackage


urpme nameofpackage

Both urpmi and urpme install and desintall packages with dependances.

Well, dare to change!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Solving Wifi Problem with my ibm t42

I recently did a windows fresh install on my laptop ibm t42 but I didn't have the Cd's from IBM with all the drivers.

So nothing worked! the Lenovo drivers page is so long and complicate..

Well, first I've installed all the drivers and if you ever need to do that to an Ibm laptop take your time to read the installations notes, because when you click once on the program it is only to uncompress the files, once this is done, you need to do a little research till you find an setup.exe file or autorun.exe

I've finally got Internet working, but the wifi card was not recognised, if you ever get this problem the solution is to go to the Intel download site
to get the Intel® PRO/Wireless and WiFi Link Drivers-Only for Windows XP*
well, there you are! Then all there is to do it is to install the Lenovo drivers from the IBM site.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Repairing Sony Ericsson K750 joystick

The K750 was the first phone I've repaired. After a little while the joystick became almost useless, to the point that it didn't work at all.

The main weakness of the K750 is the joystick, which is unprotected from outside dust or dirtyness, so I had to dismantle the cell and applied some contact cleaner spray to the base of the joystick, I've applied it a few times and then moved the joystick.

Then when then reassembled phone and tested the joystick it worked perfectly!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Create a batch with a shorcut with Linux


I work from my Ubuntu distribution (Xubuntu), and then I've installed JDarkRoom to comfortably write my books with.

I always take some time to remember how to create a batch file, make executable and then launch it from the desktop, so I can launch my application by clicking on the batch file, well here is how I did it:

  1. Create a batch file called and save it in the desktop.
  2. In the batch file I've put the following code: java -jar /home/myUserName/MyInstallationFolderName/JDarkRoom.jar
  3. Then I've made the batch file executable like this: chmod 0755 opening a terminal session and going to the Desktop folder
Well, that's all, now I open my application by simply clicking on the batch file placed in my desktop.

Very nice,

Friday, July 24, 2009

Mozart new masterpiece?

I'm trying to digg this out, I've heard that a new Mozart masterpiece has been found in Austria (the land of Mozart) this are incredible news!
Such wonderful music, a real treasure to the world.

From all clasics Mozart is my favourite, his music is fresh, always young, encouraging, expressing joy, the music I listen often before starting to work and at times while working.
We need more of this wonderful things in our lives.

Sunday, July 19, 2009


I've finally created my blog here. I'm going to write about everything: programming, recipes, articles, journeys, love.. well everything!
I hope to see you here often!
You love it
And I would appreciate your feedback too!