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{ Monthly Archives } April 2006

THis is why I hate Japanese Drivers

Read more here Basically it says their printer drivers only support OS X 10.2 and 10.3 but can’t be bothered to support Tiger. This announcement was back in 2005. It is now the middle of 2006 with no drivers showing up in site. And just for note, the drivers don’t work properly under Tiger. Double-sided […]

How NOT to design an embedded NTP Client

A number of D-Link products, so far I have at least identified DI-604, DI-614+, DI-624, DI-754, DI-764, DI-774, DI-784, VDI604 and VDI624, contain a list of NTP servers in their firmware and using some sort of algorithm, they pick one and send packets to it. … The correct way, as I have pointed out to […]

Try a lighter desktop on your Ubuntu install

How to get Fluxbox on your Ubuntu install Summary: Current Ubuntu has an ‘ancient’ (Read: I MUST HAVE LATEST AND GREATEST) version of fluxbox You need to install some extra tools (build-essential checkinstall xlibs-dev) for this howto. Checkinstall looks very useful for people who install from source then realize they need to erase it. Do […]

Linux aggravation #22351213123. Fake ext3 corruption?

Try dealing with a problem like this. And if you’re wondering. Yes it IS happening to me. And it really is frustrating trying to do anything when you’re drive goes bonkers.

Migrating a Thunderbird Profile from Windows XP to Linux

I decided to move my emailing activities from XP to Linux for *mumble mumble* reasons. I thought it would be a rather simple operation of dump the data files in the right place and be done with it but there are some small things to keep in mind when doing the move. Here’s my diary […]