Firebird News

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Vulcan philosophy revolves around the concept of logic.

A Vulcan's moral goal is to abandon all emotion and become a purely logical being. This is attained through meditation and discipline.

Friday, December 09, 2005

firebird 2.0 beta 1 PR

lxer.com [DONE]
myl.ro [DONE]
linux360.ro [DONE]
developers.slashdot.com [have to improove my karma -REJECTED]
warp2search.net [DONE]
neowin.net [DONE by alex]
opensourcexperts.com - > PR [DONE]
linuxtoday.com [DONE]
lwn.net [DONE]
opendb.de [DONE]
newsforge.net [DONE automated]
freshmeat.net/projects/firebird [DONE]
osnews.net [DONE]
licklinux.com [DONE -dead site ]
linuxelectrons.com [DONE]
digg.com [DONE - coool site ]
debcentral.org [DONE]
osdir.com [DONE]
icewalker.com [DONE]
linux-watch.com [DONE]
softpedia.com [DONE]
linuxgazette.com [DONE]
pclinuxonline.com [DONE]
linuxpr.com [DONE]
linuxcompatible.org [DONE]
sourcewell.berlios.de [DONE]

Monday, December 05, 2005

Linux XP 2005 - Is Real

Ever since Linux has become a viable option to use on desktop computers, all sorts of attempts have been made to emulate the look and feel of the ubiquitous Windows desktop. One of the more recent efforts in this respect comes from a Russian project called Linux XP.

Linux XP

Look ma' i'm on Mtv.ro
Money for nothing
Chicks for free ...

Tonight, 5th of december, from 11 PM (romanian time) MTV Romania will broadcast inside LENTI CHIRIAC's show "ROCKZONE", some LIVE shots from "MONSTERS OF TRANSYLVANIA ROCKFEST 2005". Don't MISS it, if U can catch it on your satelite! SPECIAL THANX to LENTI & the cameraman - HENN ATTILA

Saturday, December 03, 2005


Linux z XP 2006
On an russian linux site

Friday, December 02, 2005

Monsterz of Transylvania
atika got some pictures from this rock festival
Yah the first one is me :P

Impressions:
Taine sang very well (artis looks a little like Jim Morrison) , I was impressed also by the hungarians (Tuzmadar) , ehh Northen Lights were so-so (I didn't expected much from turkish band) but they have a funny name (for an Euro-Asian country )
What i liked : before they actually started playing the man at keyboard sang intro from "Imperial March" -Star Wars that was really cool
Yah they looked strange for us , yah and the voice ...well artist sang like me when i'm good of nothing :average (and i do know when i stink at singing) . Guitarist looked good ,didn't impressed me .
Iron Mask - had the best guitarist from bands that performed in that night .
Incredible (Yah i liked how fast and good it was ) I liked the solo and some neo-classic style of him, Minus-es the vocalist it looked
bald like me :P and fat (at least i'm slim)
I liked the idea to be on stage with gloves
(Maybe is the kid in me)
The turkish vocalist was near me when guitarist from Iron Mask performed his
solo , Maybe they learn-ed something :)
Let's go to the Lame rock:Phantom-X : If I ever reach on stage i don't wan't to look
like them (blonde hair and silk ...etc) I wan't to be rough plain and simple
Tough i liked the idea of metal claws :P and guitarist's red ligt on the chest
(X-mass tree)
Intro was good , and i liked when guitarist went off stage , Maybe in future i will
buy one with radio transmitter (You are quite free with it).
And the Last band Anvil -They were impressive and did an great show - I liked the
vocalist (He was really funny and that matters in an show) Bass guitar player was very good (he made a little show) He looks like me when i cut my hair (zero).
Vocalist is a little crazy but is good and when he went with his guitar in the
back of stage and performed "Jimi-Hendrix" effect that kicked a-s-s , What was missing was to burn his guitar :)
Over all: even if they were 2-300 ppl , artist did their job very well and at
least it was like an private party for us :P
My revelation :Taine and I think Gothic + hungarians were very very good
and yes the guitarist from Iron Mask (10+)
Northen lights gave me an CD (Girl that filmed them) and i think we should applaude
them - Yah they do have a lot to learn - But in an age when every one listen
to crapp music (turkish + romanian mahnele) they try to wake up us and they did it for us
Thank You All
ps:Maybe they should move the rock festival in summer and with
more sponsors (free entry) and more media noise (not only MTV.ro)

Friday, November 18, 2005

Gingle Bells, Gingle Bells Drink a beer while it (me) don't smells
Drink it fast becouse maybe santa is comming on tomorrow
BEGIN beavis mode:
Tha ..Thahah Tthchahah Thnahah
Dgiiinngle Bheeelzz ...
END beavis and buthead mod

ps: Yah an song written with waaaaaaaayy to much beer in the brain :P

Monday, November 14, 2005

microsoft is dead
Cringely said so
"Microsoft's core businesses are slowing down. Google could become a major threat to Microsoft. What harm could Google cause Microsoft? Microsoft's greatest business vulnerability is Office. If a competitive product (or service) hit the market it could further dilute Microsoft's earnings since they'd have to lower Office prices to compete. Another great threat is Google could become an organizing influence in the Open Source world. They could guide the Open Source community and it could become a greater threat to Microsoft."
Read more on it's blog
http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/pulpit20051110.html

technorati tags: ,

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

transfagarasan 2005, more pictures soon , Meanwhile you can
see some google pictures of the zone

Monday, November 07, 2005


I found that shorewall has traffic shaping and Load balancing 2 isp
Simple load-balancing across multiple interfaces (if you happen to have 2 isp's)

http://www.enterprisenetworkingplanet.com/netos/article.php/10951_3512836_1
http://lartc.org/lartc.html

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Install Gentoo/Ubuntu/Fedora Linux on VMWare

I should try to install ubuntu-32bit in VMWare

http://fucoder.com/2005/10/install-gentoo-linux-vmware-windows-xp/

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Wednesday, November 02, 2005

got new fender strings
original 150's
and cotton strap (from them )

Monday, October 31, 2005


ubuntu daper drake is using new wall paper ;)


next number in time magazine, "founde-r" of the year :P


my cat does heavy metal :P
Take back that web dear foxie lady:)
Thumbs of the week , Very nice thumbs with loonix distro's and apps

Screen shots on osdir

Saturday, October 29, 2005

reading guitar tabs

They have some good tabs there (metallica, black sabbath)
guide from mxtabs

Friday, October 28, 2005

One day one colleague told me about mixing
"get on top" and "fade to black" from metallica (seems that both had same rhythm)
Don't know who sang "get on top" , Just google it :)
I think is Red Hot Chili Peppers but not so sure about it.
Sound of both melodies was good (run them in the same time)

Thursday, October 27, 2005

VMX,or cell coprocessor for AMD cpus ?
It could be something like that (make sense from one point of view)

Source arstechica

"Ultimately, a new set of ISA extensions with a flashy name and a special logo program are going to be just one marketing weapon among many in the next phase of the war with Intel. AMD has established itself as the current CPU vendor of choice for tech savvy gamers, and a set of 3D-oriented ISA extensions that have some level of game studio support will help them reinforce that image in the face of Conroe."

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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

The day Itanic sank

"Intel has ripped open another huge hole on the troubled ship Itanic, saying that the dual-core Montecito chip won't arrive until mid-2006 and will come in much slower than expected."
http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2005/10/24/intel_montecito_delay/

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My guitar is here and I started playing with various programs (effects processors)
under linux, First successful one is fx_processor , Another one , creox crashed with strange erorr :"Error"
and that's it .

Friday, October 21, 2005


My guitar will be here by Monday (iris lux solo)
http://www.hora.ro/popup/irislux.htm

it's ony ~160$ quite cheap (fender clone)





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/ /_/ /_ \ / _/_
/ __ / \ \/ / / \
/ / / /\__/ / /\ \__\ \_
S.C./_/ /_/\____/_/ \____\__\ S.A.
str. Salcamilor nr.3 4225 Reghin ROMANIA
Ph: +40-65-512411,512412,512413, 512414
Fax:40-65-511427 www.hora.ro

Thursday, October 20, 2005

UbuntuBugHuntingDay

"Breezy is now out and everybody has celebrated its release. You have, haven't you? Before we all start our now journey to an unknown destination, we need to clean up a bit all the dust everywhere. And the place with the most dust is probably our bug tracking systems. So we shall have a Bug Day.

The Hug Day. This is a very special Bug Day: on Hug Day, when someone closes a bug, then someone else should hug him/her. Why? This is a very special way for us to tell everyone that we love contributions! And triaging bugs is a really big contribution."

I like it :Hug Day

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

we-are-lost.com recommends firefox

Recommended browser: Mozilla Firefox

And they have 2 mp3 files for free

ps:it's another way to make people hear you (put mp3/ogg files for free on the interweb)

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

55 Ubuntu cd's on the way

Date Requested: 2005-10-18
Status: Approved
PC CDs: 40
64-bit PC CDs: 10
Mac CDs: 5
You can order for free from shipit
"How many is a brazillion?"

Donald Rumsfeld is giving the president his daily briefing. He
concludes by saying: "Yesterday, 3 Brazilian soldiers were killed."
"OH NO!" the President exclaims. "That's terrible!" His staff sits
stunned at this display of emotion, nervously watching as the
President sits, head in hands. Finally, the President looks up and
asks, "How many is a brazillion?"

Friday, October 14, 2005

Get the facrts ! now
(:Greetings, you essence-suckers:)

"I am, who would have guessed, rather new to the bloodsuck industry.I managed to get a (sorta) running configuration up and running, it's beeing used to backup 4 clients over the network to a 24/7 online backup-to-file server."


Quote of the day on the bacula mailing list

Thursday, October 13, 2005

stripe for speed (swap)

The kernel itself can stripe swapping on several devices, if you just give them the same priority in the /etc/fstab file.


http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Software-RAID-HOWTO-2.html#ss2.2

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

"Gmail is temporarily unavailable. Cross your fingers and try again in a few minutes. We're sorry for the inconvenience."
W00t , mayday mayday mayday gmail is down

could not grab your mouse. A
malicious client may be eavesdropping on
your session (Interesting message while updating
my ubuntu - Is true machine was under heavy load:60G rsync-ing)

Monday, October 10, 2005

"my mom is nice and cool"
Translate into spanish then back to english with google language tools
media magic sound card - isp16 linux

Seems that i have to boot in "freeDOS" , init card and then soft reset my k6-2 (firewolf1) to boot in linux


Now that is fun

Sunday, October 09, 2005

"Unfortunately, the Operating System you are currently using is unsupported."

Negative Quote of the day it seems : Sorry folks that i use linux, is my fault ,
i'm to be ashamed

http://video.vividas.com/CDN1/3929_Serenity/web/index.html



i love fiat !
don't know why ;)


Atika took some great pictures with cars at bucharest auto show
http://atika0001.95mb.com/2005_10_08_SIAB/target32.html

Friday, October 07, 2005

I met the Masters of Pupets

today we finished an site for puppets theatre , it was quite


interesting the presentation for them (typo3 solution). Lamp


was used all the way for building it.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Saaaaanta's forever gone

No money in the sack


Santa ain't here no more


I just lay here and suck


With my eyes glued to the door.


Written by alex


Desolate , and fever chills


Going dark over the hills


[evil grins]There is no Santa for me kids [/evil grins]

Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning - free download

I loved the trailer (spotted on some debian/gnome blog )


It can be downloaded in divx format for free


http://www.starwreck.com/

Sunday, October 02, 2005

no-name rock band

Seems that I'm part of an rock band now , We have to buy some drums , Today i did rehearsal on "Paranoid" - Black Sabbath.


Amazing how much fun it's to sing/scream ;)

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Firebird 2 Alpha 3 released
http://www.firebirdsql.org/index.php?op=files&id=fb2_alpha03

News is already sent to :
http://linux.softpedia.com
http://freshmeat.net/projects/firebird/
lwn.net
- linuxelectrons.com [DONE]
- lxer.com [DONE]
- developers.slashdot.org [DONE - will be rejected as usual]
- linuxquestions.org [DONE]
- databasejournal.com [DONE]
- linuxcompatible.org [DONE]
- opendb.de [DONE]
- osdb.org [DONE send to info at. Dead site will be deleted next time ]
- osnews.net [DONE]
- vnunet.com [ DONE]
- linuxpr.com [DONE]
- linuxtoday.com [DONE]
- newsforge.net [DONE]
- linuxgazette.com [DONE]
- devshed.com [DONE blog will be posted]
- prweb.com [DONE ]
- warp2search.net [DONE]
- pclinuxonline.com [DONE]
- osdir.com[DONE]
- neowin.net [DONE]
- licklinux.com [DONE- strange name ;) isn't it]
- opensourcexperts.com - > PR [DONE]
- betanews.net [DONE]

Added on Folowing web sites specialise in tracking open source software releases:
IceWalkers http://icewalk.com/
SourceWell http://sourcewell.berlios.de/
(firebird version was pretty old on sourcewell - now is updated)

To send list
- linux360.ro [translate in romanian 20% done]
- myl.ro
- eweek.com [not DONE send to Lisa Vaas? or look for someone else pr contact?]
- informationweek.com [not DONE]
- infoworld.com [not DONE send to Neil McAllister and Paul Krill or look for someone else pr contact?]



other sites that could be "targeted"

http://news.google.com/news?q=mysql
http://www.google.com/search?q=mono+1.0
http://www.google.com/search?q=postgresql+8.0

other zilinos of linux related sites



Tuesday, September 27, 2005

gnome 3.0 splash screen ;)
yah big-foot

Monday, September 26, 2005

What is going on with sf.net cvs ! ?

I wanted to check out firebird source code with


cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/firebird co firebird2


and here is what i got :can't create temporary directory /tmp/cvs-serv29517 Too many links


Some part of strace output:


write(3, "BEGIN AUTH REQUEST\n/cvsroot/fire"..., 66) = 66


read(4, "I LOVE YOU\n", 1024) = 11


write(3, "Root /cvsroot/firebird\nValid-res"..., 362) = 362


read(4, "E can\'t create temporary directo"..., 1024) = 76


Sunday, September 25, 2005

Dead biker at the street corner ?
Yesterday I have seen one man laying on the road , It was an accident
and his bycicle was down , Driver (who did it) checked his pulse.
Don't know if was realy dead or only unconscious.
I was with my bike.
Article about Romania on Uncyclopedia - ROTFL

http://uncyclopedia.org/wiki/Romania

Yah I'm on the floor laughing - They are not "normal" (editors) ;)

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Star Control 2 game is open sourced

I have lost many hours at high school playing this , insted of learning something ;)
This is what i call addictive game
Now is installed on my amd64 machine with
apt-get install uqm , Sad is crashing so here are some
screen shots taken on another machine (32bit)

Intro scene














Mellee combat mode














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ascii art ;)

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/ _|| | | | (_)
| |_ | | __ _ _ __ ___ ___ _ __ ___ | |__ _ _ __
| _|| | / _` || '_ ` _ \ / _ \| '__|/ _ \ | '_ \ | || '_ \
| | | || (_| || | | | | || __/| | | (_) || |_) || || | | |
|_| |_| \__,_||_| |_| |_| \___||_| \___/ |_.__/ |_||_| |_|


generated with this

small warning after breazy update




WARNING: Failed to parse default value `{????????????????????????????????}' for schema (/schemas/apps/gtali/PlayerNames)



What is that ? watch the arabic chars

Friday, September 23, 2005

who rocks tha house ? at reea.net yah me

priceless :(

Unfortunately, we cannot reactivate your account because: * Yahoo! Mail is experiencing some temporary problems. Please try again later.


ps: talking about new slick interface




borken route to akamai servers ?

I can't read slashdot ads , Yes i want to see ads , Main page is loading and then stops at ads (in header and footer of page). Route to ad servers works trough rds network , maybe after javascript is loaded they try to do some unusual stuff , or load ads from another server





Wednesday, September 21, 2005

cute and cuddly boyz , cute and ...

Tuesday, September 20, 2005


bush in new orleans
Even linus is talking like an pirate , Look for changelog

Yesterday was talk like an pirate day ;)

Check the pirate translator

The pirate speaks,"Even linus be talkin' like an pirate , Look for changelog Ayeterday was talk like an pirate day ;) "

Monday, September 19, 2005

"This all be copyright! 'Twas made from good hemp rope, oaken plank, blood, sweat and the bones of C++ programmers."

Funniest page I have read today , look out for Pirate talk on london.pm.org

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Bitter moon (Luna amara) - best romanian hard rock band

Had one chance to watch it on Romanian Television (tvr2) while
they where playing on Stuff Stock



More info and mp3 samples on their site

Atika got a new camera and he did some pictures with me and Halex























There are fishes there down , Should i jump or should i stay























Look an plane or is an bird























After river's dam




Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Why i upgrade to the latest phpbb ?

Phpbb had many holes and have seen many forums hacked , that is why i upgrade to the latest phpbb whenever is released a new version ASAP.
I think is the same with punbb ,
One way to react is to contribute with secure patches (and code review)
http://phpsec.org/
There are other options in future (to test ) for securing php install hardened php
http://www.hardened-php.net/

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A lot of updates today in Ubuntu (security)

Monday, September 12, 2005


fyracle howto on ubuntu
Downloaded files from http://www.fyracle.org/downloads

fyracle-runtime-linux-installer.bin

sudo ./fyracle-runtime-linux-installer.bin

Follow the wizzard and installed it in /opt/fyracle-0.8.8

Start firebird server somehow cd /opt/fyracle-0.8.8/bin$ sudo ./fbserver -a

oom-killer killed firefox

That happens when you open an 34M xml database export

Out of Memory: Killed process 7317 (firefox-bin).

Friday, September 09, 2005

Some want cars, some want bikes , Geek in me want's an PPC workstation , Not so bad at this price
"Free Developer Workstation Program has commenced. Registration is required with a 1.4GHz ODW being offered at $29.95 for 36 months."
Spoted on genesi's blog




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Tuesday, September 06, 2005


expecting something ? Yes some fish pleeese ;)
SPU architecture looks particularly juicy and looks every bit the successor to Altivec

Yah c++ extension looked like Altivec ones




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Sunday, September 04, 2005


Rendered guitar (done in 3d by boti)
Friend Injection

Not that kind of injection :)


"If you introduce a friend within a class in the global namespace, the friend is injected globally. "


ps:Me going outside

BobsSuperDuperLibrary and namespaces.

I'm at 1/3 from chapter 10 (Thinking in cpp)

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Eclipse on amd64 with jdk 1.5 (aka Tiger) .
I have installed the CDT plugin (C++) Later I will try with
php plugin. I like the debuger and autobuild feature
There is still room for growing (i'm used to delphi like ide)
It's a good path for eclipse devels .

Sunday, August 14, 2005

if Bloggers Had Been Around Throughout History

"It looks like intella didn't read my blog about
iceberg problem"

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Saturday, August 13, 2005

auto empty recycle bin

yah some eyes are courious and is better to empty recycle bin daily , Security rule number 1: destroy the garbage (there is data there)


"micro-Soft says it found a potentially important document in its case against its former executive Kai-Fu Lee and gOOOgle in the "recycle bin" of one of Lee’s computers."

Friday, August 12, 2005

let's see what happens inside firebird when a new database is created
grep -r isc_create_database firebird2/src
"Welcome to our new Suse Linux on IBM PowerPC5 model 6124-720
(This is probably why you may have recieved a message about the
identity of the machine you are connecting to changing.)"
this welcome message is what you get on openpower servers
8 cpu's are visible in linux (4 hw cores and 4 threaded?)

cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor : 0
cpu : POWER5 (gr)
clock : 1656.408000MHz
revision : 2.2

processor : 1
cpu : POWER5 (gr)
clock : 1656.408000MHz
revision : 2.2

processor : 2
cpu : POWER5 (gr)
clock : 1656.408000MHz
revision : 2.2

processor : 3
cpu : POWER5 (gr)
clock : 1656.408000MHz
revision : 2.2

processor : 4
cpu : POWER5 (gr)
clock : 1656.408000MHz
revision : 2.2

processor : 5
cpu : POWER5 (gr)
clock : 1656.408000MHz
revision : 2.2

processor : 6
cpu : POWER5 (gr)
clock : 1656.408000MHz
revision : 2.2

processor : 7
cpu : POWER5 (gr)
clock : 1656.408000MHz
revision : 2.2

timebase : 207051000
machine : CHRP IBM,9124-720
chapter 10: Name Control

Yah i read that now (Thinking in C++, 2nd ed. Volume 1)

Removing in situ (in place) functions

"All definitions should be placed outside the class to keep the interface clean. If you want to optimize, use the inline keyword." What should i say ?: i agree with his POV , You can look at class and see in one shot it's functions - simple for eye


Feeling like thouse dogs who run after tail in circle.


I renew a ssl certificate and is the 10-th time i do it to get it right (organization field , unit) ,In a way i understand to identify with organization docs otherwise some phishers could buy trusted ssl certs and create some fake shops(See thouse ebay scams/spam) in another way i'm sick loosing time and even now i'm not shure


"Verifying the identity of your organization... If Starfield is unable to authenticate your organization based on the currently submitted information you will receive an e-mail notification prompting you to provide the necessary documentation via e-mail or fax."


Inlines & the compiler


"To understand when inlining is effective, it’s helpful to know what the compiler does when it encounters an inline."


almost at the end of chapter 9 ;)


"But for desktop software, or applications shared with other [DARK] forces, it makes sense for us to use Microsoft"


Yah Police story , or ms pr


I wonder if someone counts the beans spent on ms tax ...

you've now successfully flashed your new firmware your Microsoft device is now running Linux

Check this out : microsoft's router ! (done by asus in china) flashed with linux


"You've all heard of hacking the Linksys WRT54G routers.But what about some other routers. I thought I'd try my luck with a router some consider to be one of the worst on the market the Microsoft MN-700. This router runs a version of Windows CE by default but we'll see if we can change that."


And he did it

flat tyre on my mountain-bike

this morning i tried to jump over an sharp concrete edge and it worked only to hear "fsssssss" from front tyre, now need to get another one

Thursday, August 11, 2005

The Stack class makes even better use of inlines

Agree , me out ;)


i'm at stash with inline functions

over 50% of this chapter , I will finish to test


Stash4Test.cpp and get out , Is too beautiful outdoors to stay


in house

dayOfWeel method err...

it should be day of week , playing with time


brain is going in shut down mode (hence the errors) - time to relax


ps: still at chapter 09


//: C09:Cpptime.h


// A simple time class

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

installing open source flash plugin gplflash - at least it works in 64bit mode

download from http://gplflash.sf.net/


sudo apt-get install libmad0-dev


tar -jxvf gplflash-0.4.13.tar.bz2


cd gplflash-0.4.13


./configure --prefix=/opt/gplflash


make ; sudo make install


cd /opt/gplflash/lib/mozilla/plugins


cp libnpflash.so /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/plugins/

did i mentioned tha flash suckx

did i mentioned tha flash suckx



Earthlink have dropped the horribly broken snake oil which is SPF


via planet.kernel.org


Now what ?

Have to read more about moviX...


If you want the GUI interface install the gtk2-glade-perl module


sudo apt-get install movixmaker-2 libgtk2-gladexml-perl

meanwhile i will play with moviX maker

eMoviX, MoviX and MoviX² are tiny GNU/Linux distributions dedicated to multimedia playback (e.g. movies, music and slideshows). You can visit [e]MoviX[²] website at : http://movix.sf.net/

I need an divx movie editor

tried kino - Non-linear editor for Digital Video data, it crashed on my machine :(

cvs2svn conVersion started

subversion seems to be better than cvs so let's do it , install it (see what's the hype)

chapter 09 - thinking in c++

i'm at accessors & mutators , i wish to jump on second book


is more interesting for me (design patterns)



Friday, August 05, 2005

chapter 8 is over

Now i really enjoy chapter 9 : Inline Functions ( Thinking in C++, 2nd ed. Volume 1)

Mrs Robinson

Hey Mrs Robinson Jesus loves you ....


Yah i like the Heavy - metal remix , is very good

"Casting away" constness

I'm at the end of Chapter 8 (Thinking in C++)


Funny name Castway.cpp

Boris apparently had a very traumatic experience with a 386 and a pile of slackware floppies a few years back... It scared away a lot of people for life.
Funny comment from this blog

_ Joi Ito installs Ubuntu on a ThinkPad:

"I bought a discounted IBM T42 ThinkPad and installed Ubuntu on it. I decided that I would try to get switched over to Linux (for now) before I headed off to OSCON later this week. It was amazingly easy to install and wifi, suspend and various hardware goodies seem to work. I still haven’t gotten my printer set up or my DVDs to play… Anyway, we’ll see if I’ll be able to make this trip without bringing my PowerBook."



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Thursday, August 04, 2005

I want 100kB/s from zapp Z010(CDMA)

We have an evdo modem but it works only at 30kB/s


when downloading from kernel.org and it should do 100kB/s


http://aisa.fi.muni.cz/~xpisar/cdma/source


"This modem is badly known due to its power bugs. But the significant bug is misreporting maximal size of USB packet. The device reports 64. That limits maximal transfer rate about 256 kbps."


tommorrow ...






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Wierd Ai Pod -

Apple spent extra money putting a speaker in the iPod itself so that the thumbwheel clicky sounds would come from the thumbwheel



http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/HighNotes.html

Wednesday, August 03, 2005


Yah my printer is sleeping
Update: that printer ip doesn't exists ;)
adding an cups network printer (minolta page pro 25) with PCL driver

System -> Administration -> Printing

Click on New Printer -> Network Printer -> Unix Printer (LPD)

write the printer address in the Host field :
pagepro.example.com

Let the Queue field empty

Choose manufacturer - Generic -> PCL 5c Printer

Click Apply

Now you can click on Printer and Print Test Page


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adding an samba network printer (Konika BizHub C350) with PCL driver

System -> Administration -> Printing

Click on New Printer -> Network Printer -> Windows Printer (SMB)

write the printer address in the Host field :
C350_EXAMPLE
printer:
C350_printer

printer name can be found with smbclient
smbclient -L //C350_EXAMPLE

Fill the user name and password
Choose manufacturer - Generic -> PCL 5c Printer

Click Apply

Now you can click on Printer and Print Test Page

ps: BizHub C350 can work with jetdirect (HP jet direct) , ipp (CUPS printer ) and Unix
printer (LPD)

It's open ports can be scaned with nmap : nmap c350_printer.example.com

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Tuesday, August 02, 2005


strange smb error in ubuntu when browsing and when i open docs
(pdf,sxw)
Yah and acer 3002NLC is a nice laptop
with linux pre-installed (sempron 2800+)
of course i removed and installed ...ubuntu
hoary for x86-32

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Saturday, July 30, 2005


converting an ground worm to svg

with inkscape is very easy to extract paths

Thursday, July 28, 2005

dog better than cat ;)

Yes is true

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Path must be rooted - with mod_aspdotnet

That means i have to add the other applications under "root"


Now www.example.com/application1/index.aspx is already mounted in apache configuration


but www.example.com/application2/index.aspx is not so that was the error



Here is the error trace


[ArgumentException: Path must be rooted.]


System.Web.Util.UrlPath.GetDirectory(String path) +161 System.Web.UI.TemplateControlParser.CompileAndGetParserCacheItem(String virtualPath, String inputFile, HttpContext context) +46 System.Web.UI.TemplateControlParser.GetCompiledInstance(String virtualPath, String inputFile, HttpContext context) +36 System.Web.UI.PageParser.GetCompiledPageInstanceInternal(String virtualPath, String inputFile, HttpContext context) +43 System.Web.UI.PageHandlerFactory.GetHandler(HttpContext context, String requestType, String url, String path) +44 System.Web.HttpApplication.MapHttpHandler(HttpContext context, String requestType, String path, String pathTranslated, Boolean useAppConfig) +691 System.Web.MapHandlerExecutionStep.System.Web.HttpApplication+IExecutionStep.Execute() +95


System.Web.HttpApplication.ExecuteStep(IExecutionStep step, Boolean& completedSynchronously) +173

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Omega CPU status

It will be based on open risc core (64bit version)
First step will be building full 64 bit simulator for or1k (OpenRISC 1000)

http://www.opencores.org/projects.cgi/web/or1k/arc hitectural_simulator

Yah i compiled the 32bit simulator, now i need to get gcc/gnu tools for or1k
Want to run some tests

then working on hardware part (cpu patches)

http://www.opencores.org/projects.cgi/web/omega/ov erview
The Lexra story is an interesting one
They cloned MIPS instruction set and worked well untill MIPS Inc. sued them

"I worked for Lexra, a scrappy CPU company, now out of business. The Lexra story is an interesting one, filled with lessons about the business of selling microprocessors and semiconductor intellectual property. I have recently searched the web and found many incorrect statements about Lexra. With this document, I hope to set the record straight."

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64 bit mips cpu's from china - godson is back

I saw on linuxdevices that blxcpu firm works with AMD on some MIPS boards

In-Stat studied the Godson architecture and the Godson-2 processor and concluded that China is capable of designing world-class microprocessors !

The Godson architecture closely resembles the MIPS architecture from MIPS Technologies Inc. and is about 95 percent MIPS-compatible. In particular the Godson-2 processor is similar to the MIPS R10000, introduced in 1995

More about it

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Friday, July 22, 2005

Free GPL-ed Beer

A group of students at IT University of Copenhagen have produced what they claim is the first open-source beer.

Now that is something useful ;)

Spoted the news on ibm's blogspot
my firefoxie is not dead , it crashed after ubuntu "sekrity" updates
Maybe is the google extension ...don't know yet ...
I tried to delete them from extension dir , Yah not so simple.
Until is solved i will use epiphany
That is Faast!
Update : is an known bug , so i downgrated to previous version

sudo apt-get install mozilla-firefox=1.0.2-0ubuntu5 mozilla-firefox-gnome-support=1.0.2-0ubuntu5

Thursday, July 21, 2005

deleting all your mp3

try mp3toogg , it's a nice bash script to convert in vorbis format (better one)


Getting Started With IBM DB2

guide for debian based Distros


InteLLi crap (hardware error)

Wondering why you get "APIC error on CPU0" ?
Wonder no more here is the answer

>What does this kernel message mean?
>
>Apr 5 23:16:20 lfs kernel: APIC error on CPU0: 60(60)
>Apr 5 23:16:31 lfs kernel: APIC error on CPU0: 60(60)
>
>kernel is 2.6.5 with reiser4 patch.

Send Illegal Vector and Receive Illegal Vector at the same time.
This is more interesting than the usual 40(40) errors
(just Receive Illegal Vector), since 60 implies that the
CPU itself is the source of the bogus vector, whereas 40
usually implies a crap mainboard.

My guess is that either your hardware (whatever it is,
you didn't leave any clues) has problems with a noisy
APIC bus, broken chipset, or something like that, or
you enabled ACPI and the ACPI tables are crap.

Solution on this post


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Wednesday, July 20, 2005


Jedi training
May the squueeck , force squuek squeeek be with squueek you

Monday, July 18, 2005

using nmsformmailer script part II

download phpmailer from this address


wget http://unc.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/phpmailer/phpmailer-1.73.tar.gz


tar -zxvf phpmailer-1.73.tar.gz


copy and paste code from the previous Part I


and name it nmsformmail.php


Now you have to write the front-end (html page)

First create an file bad_referer.php with only these lines
<?php
echo "Bad referer";
?>

cp -r phpmailer/language .
cp phpmailer/class.* .




Thursday, July 14, 2005

ASP (not net) pages on your Linux server !

mod_gb is a Apache module which aims to provide an ASP/VBScript compatibility layer for your web-pages. In other words it allows you to run with none or little modifications your ASP pages on your Linux server running Apache.


nice module




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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

59 bucks for Centrino sticker - same notebook

David: I want to know why I should pay $59 more to get the Centrino version of the same notebook.


David: It has the same processor.


David: And the same chipset.


David: only the radio is different.



Story is in David's blog



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Unobtanium mistake no.1 :Poor Assembly language design

it's an black box (proprietary design) only for compiler "elite",
One day or another you have too see the assembly source code,
Real man do know assembly language ,even if they don't program
in it .

"IA64 assembly was never meant to be written by a human. It is a processor design driven by compiler research."

If you don't believe me , read intella's itanic manuals

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need to know three things about the Itanium to pretty much automatically rule it out

1) Heat (and the related, power consumption). Not a joke, not a rumor. The Itanium makes the Prescott core look cool and energy-efficient by comparison.

2) Not designed to run the software in use by 99.5% of the PC market. Great for a custom supercomputer, okay for some servers, complete shit for normal desktop use.

3) Price. They hope to make it competitive by 2007? How long has it existed now, at 3-10x the price of the highest end x86 CPU? And someone actually needs to ask why it hasn't hit mainstream use yet?

This was post-ed on slahshdot

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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

sis76x is slow - netcraft confirms it
well i knew something is wrong with this chipset (video and ide controller)
When playing movies , the stream is not real time and smooth as it should
and here is why :
"76x - if used with shared memory only - is not really usable in dual head configurations; even in single-head operation, some features are limited. This especially affects video overlay support (Xv): Although the SiS76x supports two video overlays, these are in most cases not usable: Heavy flicker in the video and the graphics may occure as a result of exceeding the available memory bandwidth."

Update: I added 512M of ram and now system is way faster, I will try some benchmarks soon

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Friday, July 08, 2005

power4 build status - undefined reference to BACKUP_backup

I got this error when compiling gbak


make[3]: Entering directory `/home/mariuz/firebird20/firebird2/gen'


g++ -Wl,-rpath,/home/mariuz/bin/firebird/lib -Wl,-rpath,/home/mariuz/bin/firebird/intl ../temp/boot/burp/backup.o ../temp/boot/burp/restore.o ../temp/boot/burp/burp.o ../temp/boot/burp/canonical.o ../temp/boot/burp/misc.o ../temp/boot/burp/mvol.o -o ../gen/firebird/bin/gbak_static -L../gen/firebird/lib -lfbstatic -lfbcommon -lstdc++ -lm -lc -ldl -leditline


../temp/boot/burp/burp.o(.text+0x2724): In function `common_main':


../src/burp/burp.cpp:1130: undefined reference to `RESTORE_restore(char const*, char const*)' 1728,1 27%


../temp/boot/burp/burp.o(.text+0x273c):../src/burp/burp.cpp:1134: undefined reference to `BACKUP_backup(char const*, char const*)'


collect2: ld returned 1 exit status



Thursday, July 07, 2005

Europe Parliament Nixes Software Patent Law
The European Parliament overwhelmingly rejected a proposed law Wednesday
to create a single way of patenting software across the European Union,
calling instead for comprehensive rules for granting patents to inventions
in all fields.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

linux on power5

If you want to play/develop with it on one of ibm's servers


On my to do list :i will try firebird on it: 2.0 or vulcan)


"The OpenPower Project is a group of like-minded people who come from many fields and disciplines. All share a goal: Advancing the Linux® cause. "


"The OpenPower Project intends to give Linux developers an opportunity to try out the latest POWER5 processor-based OpenPower™ servers,"


http://www.openpowerproject.org/us/about.php


Tuesday, July 05, 2005

STOP Software Patents in Europe - last day call

How you can help




If you cannot attend the demonstation in Strasbourg in person please phone or fax your member of the European Parliament (MEP). Or better yet discuss the situation with others you work with and send a company FAX to show them how this new legislation will hurt your business if the Buzek-Rocard-Duff amendments are not adopted by parlement on Wednesday. If you don't inform your parliament, mega-corporations are doing the job for you: "The European Parliament is filled with lobbyists of Microsoft, Eicta, CompTIA and so on. There are 30 to 40 lobbyists permanently roaming the halls."


Join us now...

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Monday, July 04, 2005

firebird on power status

I have this message from the log


upibm3 Mon Jul 4 10:54:12 2005


Database: /home/mariuz/firebird20/firebird2/gen/empty.fdb


internal gds software consistency check (Internal error code (179), file: sqz.cpp line: 232)


and when i looked for that line


msg 179 decompression overran buffer


Crypto leaks across HyperThreaded CPUs (i386, P4, HTT+SMP only)

Abstract
========

The Pentium CPU shares caches between HyperThreads. This permits a local
process to gain a side-channel against cryptographic processes running
on the other HyperThread. Testing for cached data can be accomplished by
timing reads. Under some circumstances, this permits the spying process
to extract bits of the key. This has been demonstrated against OpenSSL.


Technical Details
=================

The full explanation of the issue can be found here:

http://www.daemonology.net/papers/htt.pdf


This issue affects only a subset of i386 systems.

Your system is not affected if you are running a CPU without HyperThreading.

Your system is not affected if you are running a non-SMP kernel.

Your system is not affected if you have disabled HyperThreading in your
BIOS, and confirmed that the virtual CPUs are not detected by the kernel
during boot.

Your system is affected, but probably not at risk, if you do not permit
shell access by untrusted users.


Additional resources:

http://www.daemonology.net/hyperthreading-considered-harmful/
ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/CERT/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-05:09.htt.asc


Solutions and Workarounds
=========================

This issue is fundamental to the design and implementation of
HyperThreading in Intel processors. Avoiding the problem is possible,
and two workarounds are available now. Others which may appear later are
also discussed.

Option 1. Disable HyperThreading in the BIOS.

Disabling HyperThreading is a complete workaround for the issue.

Option 2. Run a non-SMP kernel.

On single physical CPU systems, running a non-SMP kernel
effectively disables HyperThreading. On a multi-CPU system, this
option is not the best solution, since it will disable
additional physical CPUs as well.


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optimizing firebird on power arhitecture , let's see if i can finish the port in time ;)


"Thank you for registering for the Linux on POWER Open Source Developer Contest. Please remember that your online entry must be received no later than 11:59 PM July 15, 2005 in your timezone."


http://www.linuxonpower.com/challenges.php?view=87

Friday, July 01, 2005

z80 at 300Mhz
Q:does it run linux ? :)
project is on opencore's site
ps:hc85 (z80 based clone) was my first game machine (console)
and on it i wrote my first program (yah basic)
More about z80 history on wikedpedia
There is really nothing wrong with itanium ...

that is quote of the day
"There is really nothing wrong with itanium... except for performance on real world applications."

On my machine i use real world applications and NOT
some tweaked benchmarks.

Thursday, June 30, 2005

Omega CPU - Alpha like clone was approved

Hi Marius Popa Adrian,

This is automated message from www.opencores.org site.

Your request for project 'Omega CPU - Alpha like clone' was approved.


regards,
OPENCORES.ORG team
Alpha in a FPGA - omega project created
In response to this osnews post

well you can try asking intel legal department
about alpha instruction set,
From what i know is open , Yep you could walk on gray legal area (towards black)
Nobody stops me to create an open core project
Let's call it OmegaCPU for start

Omega CPU - Alpha like clone
Implement Alpha cpu instruction set
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DEC_Alpha

It will be based on open risc core (64bit version)
First steps will be building full emulator
then working on hardware part

"Create project result:
Project 'omega' successfully created.
Your request will be approved or rejected in 1 week. You will be informed by email."
i was born on google maps
and all was blurry an fuzzy and ...
Yah i was born on earth - great place , still
remember the fishes , They are all almost harmless

GoogleEarth_Falticeni
reloading the page while resizing
You know that effect from netscrape 4.x (in case you miss it)

cat onResize.html


<head>

<script language="JavaScript">



window.onresize= message;



function message() {

  window.location.href = window.location.href;

}



</script>




</head>

<body>



Please resize the window.



</body>

</html>

Chewie - Yah the big screming monkey

in a new light after episodes I-II-III


I must see again ep IV (on dvd or another way)


http://www.morningstar.nildram.co.uk/A_New_Sith.html


Wednesday, June 29, 2005

microsoft saved by ubuntu

pc didn't booted with partition corrupted (after a cd write)


windows recovery didn't worked (as usual)


the only path was reinstall !


loaded the ubuntu cd into tray (live version)


rebooted then i run the ntfsfix /dev/hda


voila windows rescued.


While there installed thunderbird (better for security)


ps: please ms send some cash to ntfstools or ubuntu


they have saved you from curses



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Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Could HP Bring Back Alpha?

whoot no alphacide ? Yah and please make it open source ;)


it could be true : itanium is dead , pa-risc is dead mips for enterprise (think : sgi , non-stop) is dead


ps: alpha team was full sold to intella from what i know


(with all the blue-prints and patents)


http://xrl.us/gj9s


/usr/bin/google -s firebird

nice tool :google in cmdline





Now where is the ruby wsdl ?


/usr/bin/google:78:in `require': No such file to load -- soap/wsdlDriver (LoadError) from /usr/bin/google:78


In case you want to install it
you need soap4ruby
sudo apt-get install soap4r
and the ruby script ;)


http://kasparov.skife.org/blog/src/ruby/google-cmdline-2.html



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Monday, June 27, 2005

Changing the timezone - debian way

"If you want to set your timezone to a value closer to your physical location run the following interactive program as root: tzconfig"

Sunday, June 26, 2005

Yesterday it was an iris concert and i was jumping and screaming ,
Yah is true i like to scream/sing but don't give me a guitar You will run
away.
While jumping i had this "enlightenment" : what the hack we are doing
with our lives : working , working , working and no fun
Maybe i should try to sing more and more - that's my happiness.
Let people see what is inside of me : sometimes rage , somedays furry and
one or few days/year harmony
People don't know me - I'm crazy enough to jump on stage and to sing
I did it once , i did it twice (before i went to high scool)
Who knows maybe i'm good at music and i'm still blind to really see it.

tux family picture
I spoted it on e-dona.com

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Thursday, June 23, 2005

Max-Pod - mobile music

What intella will do with non-working wimax business ?


I mean who reads the email while going in the park with the bike or running , When going to eat somewhere do you download pr0n ? Nahh . Wireless network is useless


http://hardware.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/06/22/2227255&tid=193&tid=126


Only for one thing : music , movies ,


I could listen to an internet radio while biking ( swimming ??)


or running .


I could watch some movies while going with train (12 hours or something)


So apple is good on selling thouse gizmos called ipods ,add Intel's wimax and some music = fun (remeber thouse mmx dancing monkeys...err intel employees? I think they will be back ;))


ps: intella is working with nokie for wimax enabled phones/gizmos


No one wants an 2.4Kg brick in his bag/back ,I just want some gizmos : ipod, iphone ,zaurus+wimax , nokie +ogg player ... That is my whish list ;)



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Wednesday, June 22, 2005

I like whiskey and ally mcbeal ...and stop

Yay i like Over The Rhine and then i saw this comment


"boring derivative drowsy roots music for guys who miss ally mcbeal"


Original spot of music


http://pubcrawler.org/2005/06/21/youre-my-whiskey-from-time-to-time/

Monday, June 20, 2005

butterfly in my coffee

i mean in the package !


The quality of coffee in romania :( or maybe was a


druken mole who got there over night


Why philosophers die and saints go to sleep ?

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Talking like darth vader

Not breathing with life support machines yet .


This morning i reached to a small shop , and asked:


"I need some hrrrr milk and hrrr coffee and ihhhhrr..."


Lady response was


"What did you say you want?"


Yah my voice is Dramatic baritone after passing to the


dark side (Just kidding :)) , noo after going trough flu sickness.


Mitika didn't understood me either ,


I could just said to him : "Join the hrrrr dark side hrrr "


Saturday, June 18, 2005

CDDL or a snake pit

I think i choose second too :)


quote of the day


"As to software under CDDL with joint copyright with Sun, I think I would rather be thrown in a snake pit around feeding time than have Sun have any copyright interest in any code I write!"


http://xrl.us/gghs

Friday, June 17, 2005

php Formail script using phpmailer functions

That if you don't have perl's FormMail installed or
there is no sendmail (in a chroot cage for example)


/**
* Formail script using smtp functions (Work done by Marius Popa aka mariuz)
* copyright under GPL
* http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html
* Read it before stealing my code ;)
**/
require("class.phpmailer.php");
$body="";
$from="forms@example.com";
$subject=$_POST[subject];
$recipient="foo@example.com"
#$_POST[recipient];
$server="smtp.example.com";
$port="25";


// array for allowed domains (lower case please)
$referers = array('example.com', 'www.example.com');
$HttpsProtocol=$HTTP_SERVER_VARS['HTTPS'];
// add upper case referrers
$size = sizeof($referers);
for($i = 0; $i < $size; $i++){
$referers[] = strtoupper($referers[$i]);
}

// check referers
for($i = 0; $i < sizeof($referers); $i++){
if(substr($HTTP_SERVER_VARS['HTTP_REFERER'], 7, strlen($referers[$i])) == $referers[$i]){
$bad_referer = FALSE;
break;
} //if we are on https connection check if it's a good guy (not a bad referer)
elseif ($HttpsProtocol=="on"){
if(substr($HTTP_SERVER_VARS['HTTP_REFERER'], 8 , strlen($referers[$i])) == $referers[$i])
{
$bad_referer = FALSE;
break;
}
}else {

$bad_referer = TRUE;
}

}
if($bad_referer){
header('Location: bad_referer.php');
//echo "Bad Referer :$HTTP_SERVER_VARS['HTTP']";
exit;
}


if ($HTTP_POST_VARS)
{
while (list($lvar, $lvalue) = each($HTTP_POST_VARS))
{
$body=$body."$lvar=$lvalue |";
}
}

$mail = new PHPMailer();
$mail->From = $from;
$mail->FromName = "Form";
$mail->Host = $server;
$mail->Mailer = "smtp";


$mail->AddAddress($recipient);
$mail->Subject = $subject;
$mail->Body = $body;
$mail->IsHtml(true);
$mail->Send();

if(isset($HTTP_POST_VARS['redirect']) && ($HTTP_POST_VARS['redirect']!="")) {
$redirect_url=$HTTP_POST_VARS['redirect'];
header("Location: $redirect_url");
}
else {
print "Thank you for submiting the folowing request";
echo "$body";
}
?>


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cowsay "Eat more chikin"
_________________
< Eat more chikin >
-----------------
\ ^__^
\ (oo)\_______
(__)\ )\/
||----w |
|| ||




Saw it on debian planet
wih cowsay you can do more:dragons,Beaveas ...
hungry foxie

is so hungry that she can eat all web pages and


more (iexplorer)


http://www.neowin.net/forum/uploads/av-91851.png

Thursday, June 16, 2005

I can only drink only crappy drinks

No water , no coffe! , maybe tea i can do


Oh wait : and no beer


Advantages of being sick :(
Yah and sick of world too ...
Did i mention that i have one exam sunday
some wine for me

At last wine for lxers


http://www.flickr.com/photos/behdad/19642928/

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

mac mini - intel inside mod
I did a little mod myself (to the image)

ROFL
Original images

http://www.epiacenter.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=560




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Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Power Efficient Processor Architecture and The Cell Processor

This paper provides a background and rationale for some of the architecture and design decisions in the Cell processor, a processor optimized for compute-intensive and broadband rich media applications, jointly developed by Sony Group, Toshiba, and IBM.


http://xrl.us/gewv

Monday, June 13, 2005

Unleashing the power: A programming example of large FFTs on Cell

The above titled paper and others (related to power cpu) will be presented


on 9-th June in Barcelona

http://www.power.org/news/events/barcelona/

Update : a good soul took screenshots of the presentation movie so now

i can see something

Why this webcast is using media player ? or the question is
where are the archives ?

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How to setup the Compiere opensource ERP with fyracle (oracle mode firebird)

And that in 5minutes (compare that with oracle)
Video is included
abiword better than OOo

I opened a word document and in OOo is rendered wrong , Just tried in abiword and all was OK


And ants are small insects (~5Megs vs 60Megs OOo)


abi download page

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Why Dell will use AMD chips

Now Dell have an evil brother (called apple)


and both of them compete on the high end area


"We are competing for those customers along with companies like HP, Sony, Apple, Alienware and those customers that basically build their own systems."


http://xrl.us/gc7g


Don't know how this will end for DELL , i assume AMD


will embrace them with hands open , 50x15 is near

(amd want's 50% of market in 2015)

Amd is building fabs like mad: FishKill (with ibm) , Dresden (2 fabs in one)
What kept dell from using opterons, altlon64 is called Intell and something
green (not the aliens) , got nothing to do with production.
I laugh at apple when they speak like: ibm can't do cpu's
Sorry apple if ibm can't do cpus (sony , microsoft, toshiba, nvidia , amd , via can confirm this) then who does ?
Name one firm that is selling 64 bit mobile cpus Now and is helped by
ibm . Hint: acer is selling some of thouse laptops with ferrari logo.

Update:oh wait now they have another testing/research fab in Dresden
at computex it was spoted an dual core amd64 portable
Upadate:amd/ibm does have another fab in singapore with Chartered
An vague impression that many Cells /DC athlons will be born there in '06





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linux - fasten seat belt while seated
http://xrl.us/gd52
sid errata - i did this to my server

If you use APT, add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list to be able to access the latest security updates:

  deb http://security.debian.org/ sarge/updates main contrib non-free

After that, run apt-get update followed by apt-get upgrade.

http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/errata




Saturday, June 11, 2005

Now i'm blogging

I'm still writing in my blog ...


I feel some grouth there ... ROFL


dilbert comics



Thursday, June 09, 2005

Why apple dissapointed people - one word: the cell
People were expecting something ground breaking like
mac-os-x on cell ...
When all the rumors were true .... and little younglings cut
NooooooooooooooOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooo

Now they are like dell , you can tell is not bad (centrino , intel brand ...)
Apple doesn't think different anymore - the sad part

ps: no more apple related posts (enough spam)
back to firebird/linux/cell

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intel+apple = iphone

hmm , so seems to be


intel needed an design house for their [ coh coh ...mcrappy] phones , apple left desktop/home space for others (linux,ms) , they need to sell DRM-ed music/movies on the phone/ipod/media center (control your crappy iLife)


They meet and ...i can only speculate


"The company can count some high-volume customers for its applications chip. But its baseband chip--the core communications center of a cell phone--had been a flop.


Intel, which did not disclose the maker of the new phone, also said its new baseband chip code-named Hermon--which operates on third-generation cellular networks--is still on track to be introduced in the second half of the year. "


References:


http://xrl.us/gc7f


http://www.nforcershq.com/article3147.html



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why apple doesn't matter for ibm

sony shiped 90 millions of ps2 consoles as of June 2005


Spell with me again : 90 Millions , 90 Millions vs ...2 Millions 2Millions


http://xrl.us/gc6m


I will estimate the numbers of xbox2 or revolution


~100-200 millions will be target numbers in next years
for power based cpu's (cell, xenon ...)



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os-X path to dark side

take a look at picture , it goes from white to black



and then the magic switch

welcome to the dark side san ,this force path will help revive
yours fancy pc sales and don't forget about ipods (sith ...intel)
needs them.




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Wednesday, June 08, 2005

windows reboot anyone ?

QoD


"It's said that insanity is the repetition of a behavior with the continued expectation of a different outcome."


from : The True Value of Intellectual Property


http://xrl.us/gcpi

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

lock me up before i go go

Apple Cultists: The Perfect Guinea Pigs for DRM


cell in order - so what ?

On cell developers will have compiler optimizations like autovectorisation and other ...


http://gcc.gnu.org/projects/tree-ssa/vectorization.html



I think it's easier for me to think cell


as mini cluster


powerpc as master (conductor) and spu's as slaves (orchestra) with crunching jobs submited to them


Vectorial code (simd) aka symphony is arranged by compiler (composer) at another time


Don't forget that memory is closer to cpu (integrated controller) and doesn't need to much of cache and OOo prediction for brached code (low latency)

time to change source.list on my debian server

from sarge - > stable


yeah debian sarge now is stable

G stands for gmail

Do search for yourself


http://www.google.com/search?q=G



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welcome to dark side apple

"I tend to lend toward thinking the reason Apple switched is that the [ed: dark force] ...effect around Intel is just too strong "


Apple is irrelevant on desktop/server/home space anyway


so they have joined to Dark side club (aka Wintel): ms-intel-apple


Age of DRM enabled devices has come ...


spoted the quote on planet apache




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Itanic - dead like an rusty shipwreck

"If Intel makes a habit of poor performance in the Itanium segment,
it will not be long before the Itanium goes the way of the Alpha."

Intel cripples upcoming Montvale IA-64 processor - read more
on chip geek


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Why do i delete gmail's emails

I think is my habbit from 1-2Gbytes drives era
when email accounts were under 4-5MBytes

No wonder other people use greasemonkey
for one click delete

Have to wake up and never delete email : drives are over 500Gbytes and webemail
over ~2Gbits and growing


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amd vs intel's dual core

QoD:


" you can take a car and put two 4 cylinder engines on it, but it does not make it a V8. intel has slapped two cores together on a bus that does not have enough bandwidth for one CPU."


from amdxone



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Apple is switching to Intel processors - confirmed

I think they like to be with performance underdog aka Intella

and quote of the day


"This is hilarious, it’s like Apple has a performance persecution complex. The one time they decide to switch processors, instead of going with the performance king (AMD), they go with intel. Priceless."


– OSNews comments


via planet ars




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Mozilla-europe.org now available in Romanian

Congrats to Irina Mimoza for the work


Yah we have to spreadfirefox more in Romania (> 20%)


http://standblog.org/blog/2005/06/06/93114191-whats-new-in-europe



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Sunday, June 05, 2005

The Cell Processor Programming Model

A paper will be presented by Arnd Bergmann in 22-25 June at LinuxTag 2005



"Porting Linux to run on Cells PowerPC core is a relatively easy task because of the similarities to existing platforms like IBM pSeries or Apple Power Macintosh, but does not give access to the enormous computing power of the SPUs.



Only the kernel is able to directly communicate with an SPU and therefore needs to abstract the hardware interface into system calls or device drivers. The most important functions of the user interface including loading a program binary into an SPU, transferring memory between an SPU program and a Linux user space application and synchronizing the execution. Other challenges are the integration of SPU program execution into existing tools like gdb or oprofile.



A model has been proposed to provide an interface that attempts to integrate well into the existing set of Linux system calls and enable software authors to easily integrate the use of SPUs into their own libraries and applications."



There is more info about author (He works for Ibm on porting Linux on The Cell )


http://www.linuxtag.org/typo3site/freecongress-details.html?&L=1&talkid=156



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*Alpha Emulator Links and History

Yah alpha is evil :)
Oh wait debian on alpha is evil

A new! paper on Alpha History is in interweb speak printed

Alphaahb4 - Alpha CPU emulator (may not run any interesting Os) - SAIC
http://mvb.saic.com/freeware/vmslt03a/vu/

AINT - Alpha interpreter - University of Colorado at Boulder
https://systems.cs.colorado.edu/DistributedSoftware/Aint/

DEC Emulation Website
http://www.aracnet.com/~healyzh/decemu.html

DEC Alpha Emulation Webpage
http://www.aracnet.com/~healyzh/Alpha.html

DECUServe VMS Conference 3411.1 - Alpha Emulator Posting
http://www.encompasserve.org/DECUServe/DECnotes/VMS/3411.1.HTML

M5 Simulator System
http://m5.eecs.umich.edu/

SimCore/Alpha Functional Simulator
http://www.yuba.is.uec.ac.jp/~kis/SimCore/functional.htm

Simics - The Virtutech Simics full system simulation platform
https://www.simics.net/

SimOS
http://simos.stanford.edu/

SimOS - HP WRL Page
http://www.research.compaq.com/wrl/projects/SimOS/

SimpleScalar LLC
http://www.simplescalar.com/

SimpleScalar - SimpleScalar Fixes & Improvements for Alpha
http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~plakal/simplescalar/

SMTSIM - Multithreading Simulator - UCSD
http://www.cs.ucsd.edu/users/tullsen/smtsim.html


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