Firebird News

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 >
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\ (oo)\_______
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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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Shannon knows God - VMS is dead

Sad day indeed , i remember his bashing of Itanic
http://xrl.us/gbkk (scroll to page 3)

or (HP-CompaQ) merger articles


What i liked more was about his pro Alpha cpu's articles (linked from theinquirer)


http://www.shannonknowshpc.com/pages.php?page=About

An old Itanium vs Alpha cpu paper : http://xrl.us/gbkm
An informative new paper on Alpha history

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Installing phpbb2 with firebird support

download phpbb2.1x from this page

wget http://area51.phpbb.com/cvs/phpbb22/phpBB22-CVS_200506041100.tar.gz

tar -zxvf phpBB22-CVS_200506041100.tar.gz

install firebird extension

apt-get install php4-interbase

enable interbase (firebird) extension in php.ini (uncomment line with extension=interbase.so ) and restart apache server

check if firebird server is installed
on debian unstable i have installed thouse

with apt-get install [Name of package]

firebird2-dev - Development files for Firebird
firebird2-examples - Examples for Firebird
firebird2-server-common - Common files for Firebird
firebird2-utils-super - Utilities for Firebird
firebird2-super-server - Firebird Super Server

If you dont like Super-Server , classic can be installed

Verify that php extension is really loaded php_info()
then start installing

example.com/phpBB2/install/install.php

Uncomment the notice in common.php

Friday, June 03, 2005

debian on various machines - amd64, ppc, alpha

I have installed ubuntu hoary (based on debian amd64) and works quite well (minus the flash plugin)


Simulators are developed for mips or alpha , can be a way to test debian.


Is true pearpc didn't quite worked with booting


ubuntu powerpc on my machine


I like to play with various machines (power, alpha ,mips) . There is always something to learn from porting software on them .


Heck there are vax simulators (ultimate CISC) - don't know how linux is working on that ;)


VAX Assembly looks interesting almost like C


In response to this slashot post



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firebird 2.0 alpha news roundup

This is the list for firebird 2.0 alpha 2
I will try to post the release news on these sites if anyone
have other contacts, sites please send to them

- softpedia.net [not DONE]

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



- linuxcompatible.org [DONE by alex]
- osdb.org [DONE send to info at ...]
- opendb.de [DONE]
- developers.slashdot.org [DONE - rejected]
- freshmeat.net [DONE]
- lxer [DONE]
- vnunet.com [DONE]
- osnews.net [DONE]
- linuxpr.com [DONE]
- linuxtoday.com [DONE]
- newsforge.net [DONE]
- linuxgazette.com [DONE]
- eweek.com [DONE send to Lisa Vaas]
- osdir.com[DONE]
- informationweek.com [DONE]
- infoworld.com [DONE send to Neil McAllister and Paul Krill ]
- databasejournal.com [DONE]
- devshed.com [DONE blog posted]
- prweb.com [DONE ]
- warp2search [DONE by alex]
- linuxelectrons.com [DONE]
- pclinuxonline.com [DONE]
- neowin.net [DONE by alex]
- betanews.net [DONE by alex]
- linux.box.sk [DONE]
- linuxquestions.org [DONE]

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Thursday, June 02, 2005

How to Install the Linux port of GimpShop

Photochop -> GimpShop [DONE]
dreamweaver -> NVU+quanta [DONE]

Nothing can stop you from using linux now :)

http://linux.suramya.com/tutorials/Install_GIMPShop/

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I back up to paper

Tapes are expensive and hard to mantain ,Jim Starkey is right again about this

Do your backps on hard-drives or dvds

What medium people use for backups?

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Wednesday, June 01, 2005

From WYSIWYG editors department

FCK Editor, is an open source project that has more features and capability than most of the others, no matter what their price. See http://www.fckeditor.net/



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