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Thursday, December 21, 2006

Nicu’s Silhouette Images - free on the open clipart library





spotted via planet.kde.org

Monday, December 18, 2006

the new firefox logo

the new Firefox (Safe At work  .....A few minutes later ....You are fired )

Alex: Firefox

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Saturday, December 16, 2006

National Hard-Core Team presents Let's Jump

In romanian is called "LNDH - Lotul National De Hard Core - Sa Sarim"

YouTube - LNDH Sa Sarim

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Friday, December 15, 2006

a story about a guy that was banned from an airplane because he was wearing a “George W. Bush is world’s #1 terrorist” t-shirt. [Where is the freedom of forking speech? Governments like to have total control over your t-shirt and words written on them , next step is on what you watch/hear and what you think]

Lick the light switch » Blog Archive » Freedom of speech and UC Berkeley rocks

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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Fedora Legacy Closes Down - Red Hat 9 Users are fsck-ed up

Running an older version of Red Hat's Fedora Core Linux? Bad news: You're no longer being supported.The Fedora Legacy Project is in "transition" and is closing its doors. Effective this week the project is no longer supporting Fedora Core 4 and earlier distributions.

what users of redhat 9 towards fedora core 4 should do now ?
upgrade to centos ?
debootstrap debian or ubuntu ?
yum upgrade to fedora core 5-6-7...

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howto make your first billion (youtube site)

It will be really short post about using set of free tools to implement fully functional flash video streaming server[ED: other articles related to this post
http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/lighttpd.htm
http://jan.kneschke.de/projects/flv-streaming/]

Using Lighttpd, Mplayer/Mencoder and Flvtool2 to Implement Flash Video Streaming :: Homo-Adminus Blog by Alexey Kovyrin

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mozart sheets free

There are other music sheets on Mutopiaproject.org
but i saw on /. that Complete Mozart Works Now Free to download from this link

Slashdot | Complete Mozart Works Now Free

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after ubuntu christian edition we have now the ...satanic one

The first version of Ubuntu Satanic Edition, “Evil Edgy”, is available for download

Ubuntu Satanic Edition 1.0 Screenshot Walkthrough | Linux & Unix Screenshot Walkthroughs

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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

new Niag[a]Ra 2 from sun

Sun puts 16 cores on its 'Rock' chip [ED: i wonder if we can get some T1 rock based systems for testing apache+firebird+mysql performance]

ZDNet: Sun puts 16 cores on its 'Rock' chip

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OpenSuse is finished - dead

[quote of the day from heise online] OpenSuse 10.2 is finished

heise online - OpenSuse 10.2 is finished

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Monday, December 11, 2006

hell is frozen

Wait, that didn't come out quite right. Let's try again. Etch is now frozen! Wheeeeeee!!!

Etch frozen

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Sunday, December 10, 2006

tarja tarunen in sibiu - again ...

Tarja Tarunen [ex nightwish] - in Sibiu on 16 dec this year

idei de imprumut: Tarja Tarunen - la Sibiu pe 16 dec

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Saturday, December 09, 2006

avoid samsung - they forbid persons watching legal p0rn from dvd

[samsung dvd drives are defective by design  - one more hardware manufacturer to avoid - you know i will vote with my money and include them on the wall of shame]
I decided to try displaying a DVD on the box instead of using the DVD player. This is when I discovered that my computer's new DVD drive is defective.

One for the Morning Glory: Hardware manufacturers to avoid: Samsung

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unf**kable linux

[it's funny response to oracle : you know that you can't fsck linux ]


You heard the Oracle announcement. You read Red Hat's response. Now you can show your support with this 100% cotton T

"Unfakeable Linux" T-Shirt : Red Hat Cool Stuff Store

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Monday, December 04, 2006

make kids not war

you're single and in your 20s, the federal government wants you to steer clear of sex.
[no comment]

ABC News: Govt. Tells Singles No Sex Till You're 30

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Friday, December 01, 2006

I Don't help people watch pr0n - seagate CEO

"Let's face it, we're not changing the world. We're building a product that helps people buy more crap - and watch porn."
Yah right ...  and when the goverment is watching over my shoulder (using DRM) how can i watch p0rn safely ?
seagate will build  DRM enabled drives that will not let you download and watch all the good video pr0n that you find on p2p networks or various russian sites
" the capability for one's hard drive to overrule the operating system -- and, with it, the authority of the user or administrator with regard to what files can be written, where, and when -- is not necessarily something consumers automatically view as a "feature.""
ps: In the end i will buy only samsung, wd drives from now on

A candid interview with Seagate's CEO - Nov. 30, 2006

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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

yah yah p0rn is great - glitzkrieg

It’s worth pointing out that all of the applications that will be enabled by the AcceleratedX decision are free software applications - Compiz/Beryl and related work are all about showing what is possible at the cutting edge of free software.
[well i think a little bit of bling to users is good even if they get a little drm binary boobs blobs from nvidia and ati amd , yah we all know microsoft has some silicon graphics sgi 3d patents in their chest so that might be the reasons for the open source graphics drivers delay ,als intel > amd+nvidia combined ]

Mark Shuttleworth » Blog Archive » Binary-only codecs, nyet

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Friday, November 17, 2006

Except that some of those that who didn’t even realize that they had a hankering for Iced Tea will have found another perfect Pepsi.

Sam Ruby

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binary wireless drivers good in ubuntu feisty ? think again

Within the last 5 days we've had a critical Broadcom wireless chipset driver flaw and a D-Link wireless USB adapter flaw. Now a Netgear Wi-Fi USB driver zero-day exploit is out and there is no patch for it.

» Critical Netgear Wi-Fi USB adapter driver flaw | George Ou | ZDNet.com

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switched from edgy to feisty fawn

The floodgates for the new Feisty opened this week, with a lot of predictable changes. After the toolchain (glibc, compilers, etc.) went throught their rebuild process
[edit the edgy string with feisty fawn in /etc/apt/sources.list and did an apt-get update then apt-get dist-upgrade ]

LWN: Ubuntu Weekly News

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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

what the hack is going on in frankfurt ?

my both ISPs (rds and romtelecom in romania ) have traffic bottlenecked in frankfurt
ps:talking about redundant connections (and paying for that)

Jesse Sightler's Weblog

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Trading Freedom for p0rn , r00t exploits by default in feisty fawn release

Thank you ubuntu for r00t exploits by default in binary drivers , also for the new p0rn like
beryl ,aiglx , compiz.  But all i want is an stable non-r00t-able distro maybe i might consider fedora core again to install it on my main desktops borkstation64 and borkstation32.
Think again , is like thouse pesky HacktiveX controls that are installed from the web (visit some p0rn sites with ie to see what i mean)
users will push yes even if they will read the warning messages . There is no education in that , Users will ignore security if operating systems tell them to do so.
Heck some spyware will install even if you don't wan't to (no warning messages)
I can't trust in a binary blob/driver or propietary cpu.

The announcement that Ubuntu will ship binary drivers by default in Feisty is getting a lot of negative commentary from users and Ubuntu members alike. Of course, there's also a vocal contingent that complains that Ubuntu and other distros are unsuitable for general users because they don't ship with Nvidia or other binary drivers enabled

Linux.com | Ubuntu Developer Summit report: X.org improvements, driver controversy, and bling

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raid 5 nano howto on ubuntu edgy

this guide might be useful for other edgy raid problemssee it how i solved (firs you need to read the original raid howto )

raid 5 in edgy howto - Ubuntu Forums

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Monday, November 13, 2006

interesting bird - it would be a nice project name

Kookaburras are best known for their unmistakable call which is uncannily like loud, echoing human laughter

Kookaburra - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Creating Linux Screencasts


Great guide for learning how to make a screencast in ubuntu , I might use it to create some Firebird/flamerobin screencasts

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Friday, November 10, 2006

Winbuntu : Linux for Those who Won't Simply Jump into the Void

If you would like to try Linux- but you want a more complete test than a live CD and are not ready to attempt a dual-boot- this is the perfect solution. You can emulate Ubuntu or other distributions in Windows simply and easily with Qemu and the KQemu accelerator.
You can download the official ubuntu vmware images from


http://digg.com/linux_unix/Official_Ubuntu_Linux_VMware_Images
(now they uploaded the edgy version too)



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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

What's your favorite database engine on Linux?

seems that firebird is doing quite well , thanks for the votes :P

MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle or some other more or less popular engine? Please vote, so that we all have better picture of the popularity of a particular database on Linux. It takes only a second, results available immediately!

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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

death by commitee

[Why there are 3 separate languages for the same thing ? why don't they use the java-vm ? seems to be more stable than the crappy flash vm , And yes java is used on 99% of devices (if you look in google analytics) better coverage than flash on various processors]
the ECMAScript standard used by languages such as JavaScript, Adobe ActionScript, and Microsoft JScript, the primary languages developers use for building rich Internet applications. Adobe and Mozilla are both active participants in the ECMA International Programming Language technical committee (TC39-TG1) developing the ECMAScript Edition 4 (ES4) standard.

Adobe and Mozilla Foundation to Open Source Flash Player Scripting Engine

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apache big scaling

At the time of writing (May 2005), ftp.heanet.ie; can sustain at least * 27,000 simultaneous HTTP downloads * can saturate a gigabit interface at the same time * has roughly 3.2 million downloads per day * ships about 3.5 Terabytes of content per day * mirrors over 50,000 projects * as 3.7 Terabytes of unique content * has circa 6 million unique files ... (on IDE hard drives!)

[ED big numbers for ONE apache server!]

 http://www.stdlib.net/~colmmacc/Apachecon-EU2005/scaling-apache-handout.pdf

Fedora servers are that big | The Register

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Friday, November 03, 2006

ubuntu is used at google

for example, Google rolls out Ubuntu to their developer desktops, and they update every six months

A Linux start-up on the path to profits - page 2 | Newsmakers | CNET News.com

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PHP Accelerators ,xcache and apc seems to be quite fast

eaccelerator is very good too (just installed on main production site and response from serve ~ 2x faster )

http://itst.net/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/PHP%20Bytecode%20Cacher%20Review.html
via
PHP on Fire: Five Opcode Caches compared.
http://itst.net/654-php-on-fire-three-opcode-caches-compared

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apachetop on ubuntu/debian

 ApacheTop is used to monitor Apache in real time and generate a top-like output.
 sudo apt-get install apachetop
 cd /var/log/apache2
 apachetop -f access.log
 i wonder if there is something like apachetop module for apache
 that works for vhosts .
 Yes i know about server-status , all i need is top module for each vhost
 

Unix Review > Tool of the Month: ApacheTop & iftop

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Linux on More Dell Client Systems?

direct2HeLL project from Dell , bad part they are hosted on windows :(
http://www.direct2dell.com/aa

ps: all i want from dell is to have the choice of choosing the OS on any of systems I can buy from them (desktop,notebook,media center,servers)
no jedi tricks please (a few systems with free dos)
the same apply for the rest of OEMs

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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Lesbian ...errr Debian conference videos dvd images - time for p0rn

Debian Conference Videos. Ben Hutchings announced DVDs with talks from this year's Debian Conference in Oaxtepec, Mexico, prepared by the video team. There are two discs with all English sessions and extras, and one disc with all Spanish sessions and all DebianDay sessions. The DVD images are available for download along with the respective source videos.

Debian Weekly News - October 31st, 2006

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dapper -> edgy upgrade (at home without internet connection)

for me it worked quite ok

downloaded the dvd iso and burned it , went home and booted the borkstation64 (from hdd)

$cdrom add

edited de /etc/apt/sources.list
and commented the dapper cdrom
and left out ony edgy cdrom line

apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade
wait ~ 1 hour
reboot

all was almost ok only the splash screen looks
a litle weird but workable system 99% good
this was on my home machine

http://forums.amd.com/lofiversion/index.php/t32217.html

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

install redhat 9 kernel and upgraded server is ready to be rebooted again

rpm -ivh http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/9/updates/i386/kernel-2.4.20-46.9.legacy.i686.rpm
Retrieving http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/9/updates/i386/kernel-2.4.20-46.9.legacy.i686.rpm
warning: /var/tmp/rpm-xfer.tdJsx0: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 731002fa
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
1:kernel ########################################### [100%]
vi /boot/grub/menu.lst
put default=0

grep default /boot/grub/menu.lst
default=0
reboot
redhat upgrade to rh9 part3 - finished
yum upgrade
... wait a few minutes
cross fingers
reboot
it booted and all ok
to do upgrade kernel
and upgrade to fedora core 1-2-3-4-5-6
rh9 upgrade part 2

getting /var/cache/yum/base/headers/pango-0-1.2.1-3.i386.hdr
Finding obsoleted packages
Resolving dependencies
.package perl-libwww-perl needs perl-Digest-MD5 (not provided)
package perl-libwww-perl needs perl-Digest-MD5 (not provided)
[root@ns2 root]# rpm -e perl-Digest-MD5
error: removing these packages would break dependencies:
perl-Digest-MD5 is needed by perl-libwww-perl-5.63-9
[root@ns2 root]# rpm -e perl-Digest-MD5 perl-libwww-perl
error: removing these packages would break dependencies:
perl-libwww-perl is needed by foomatic-1.1-0.20020313.3
[root@ns2 root]# rpm -e perl-Digest-MD5 perl-libwww-perl foomatic
error: removing these packages would break dependencies:
foomatic is needed by Omni-foomatic-0.5.1-3
[root@ns2 root]# rpm -e perl-Digest-MD5 perl-libwww-perl foomatic Omni-foomatic
upgrading rh7.3 to 9.0

Older versions of Red Hat Linux have been moved to the following location:

ftp://archive.download.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/

rpm --rebuilddb

rpm -Uvh http://linux.duke.edu/projects/yum/download/2.0/yum-2.0.4-1.noarch.rpm
Retrieving http://linux.duke.edu/projects/yum/download/2.0/yum-2.0.4-1.noarch.rpm
error: failed dependencies:
libxml2-python is needed by yum-2.0.4-1
rpm >= 0:4.1.1 is needed by yum-2.0.4-1
so i skip this step

wget http://archive.download.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/9/en/os/i386/RedHat/RPMS/redhat-release-9-3.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvhr edhat-release-9-3.i386.rpm
yum upgrade

poison cookie - die firefox die

The Microsoft Internet Explorer Team sent us a cake for the upcoming release of Firefox 2!

From Redmond With Love at fredericiana

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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

All the unix philosophy really boils down to one iron law, the hallowed ‘KISS principle’

just replaced horde with telaen webmail on one server

horde install was insecure (old and buggy and i couldn't upgrade easily ) and needed special chrooted apache server (complex system to maintain) with special compiled php (imap extensions)

all is needed for telean is php ;) KISS

and works from first time , like ubuntu


Telaen Howto - Easy php webmail interface | HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials

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redhat 7.3 -> fedora core 6 upgrade path

On legacy servers where rh (7.3 or 9) is installed it  can upgraded with yum to
an secure supported distro (fedora core 1->2->3->4->5->6)
I guess it's easier to install ubuntu or debian stable ....

Upgrading Red Hat Linux/Fedora Core with yum

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Host eases transition from .NET Framework with Mono and firebird

GrokThis.net has unveiled support for firebird aiming to increase support for the Open Source Mono platform, and to ease the pain for customers migrating from the Microsoft Windows Server platform, while also offering those customers a migration path to MySQL and PostgreSQL, and the ability to run PHP, Perl, and Python scripts.

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Monday, October 30, 2006

upgrading from hoary->breezy->dapper issues

i had an error with exit code 10 when i upgraded from breezy-> dapper and can go further with upgrading by putting lvm2 package on hold


The best solution is to put lvm2 on hold:

 aptitude hold lvm2

Dapper dist-upgrade error with lvm2 - Ubuntu Forums

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increasing the journal size does help


[Here are some tips for optimizing ext3 file system , and here is how to increase the journal size ]



Running ext3 with larger journal sizes offers slight throughput improvements.



IBM developerWorks : Linux : Linux on zSeries : Tuning hints & tips : Journaling file systems - Results



Friday, October 27, 2006

advice for tor users : use lynx

[Or disable javascript/flash/java in IceWeasel/Epiphany]
Hacking Tor, the Anonymity Onion Routing Network

Hacking Tor, the Anonymity Onion Routing Network - The Community's Center for Security

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LS[D]B utopia

[ED: i talked one day with my co-admin about new fedora core 6 he just downloaded , so i wrote to him the dvd image with the new release and said what if i left the dvd in the tray and installed fedora core 6 over the ubuntu 6.10 and all just work , all major packaged kept like firefox iceweasel, epyphany, evolution ,opera and all my settings left in place , something like debtakeover , or apt-get upgrade , And if i want to switch back to do just that , choose and test every LSB based distro i want ]


The Linux Standard Base is a core standard for the Linux operating system that encourages interoperability between applications and the platform.


FAQ - Free Standards Group

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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

goodbye firefox and thank you for all the bugs

[ED: It's the attitude stupid! it's all about attitude (think of Mozilla Corp going MS route - we hate the corpo not the products like ie7 or dotnet) , i agree with him i have already installed konq and it looks small and speedy , i also use opera, epiphany as alternative browser, for email i will test mutt and evolution ]
I had been thinking of leaving firefox entirely for a long time (I had already traded thunderbird for mutt last year), mainly due to its huge memory print (I like to navigate with more than 20 tabs at the same time), its slowliness and a growing dislike of the mozilla attitude, especially since the creation of the Mozilla Corporation.

Alexandre Buisse - Post details: Goodbye firefox!

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Extracting meta data from Firebird system tables

You can find on his site the MDB2 module for php (next gen php db abstraction layer)
http://pear.php.net/user/quipo

The site lists example queries to retrieve information about tables, views, fields, indexes, constraints, triggers, generators, stored procedures, functions and users defined in the meta data of a Firebird database.

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Monday, October 23, 2006

everybody is waiting for ps3 - nobody wants an xbox

[Ed: i would like an ps3 linux/game console with cell cpu under xmass tree rather than an xbox360]
More worryingly, Thomas noted that the foundry was seeing particular weakness in the consumer video gaming market, referring it is assumed to the demand for Microsoft's Xbox 360 microprocessors.

Chartered guides on slowing foundry demand, Xbox 360 demand poor! - Semiconductor Fabtech


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Friday, October 20, 2006

Ubuntu Jesus Christ Edition

Six-years ago, there was a hoax Linux: Jesux, the Linux distribution for Christians. That was a joke. Today, it's real. In fact, there are several Christian Linuxes. Perhaps the most well-known of these is UbuntuCE (Christian Edition), which is built on top of Ubuntu 6.06.1 LTS.

Christian Linux, and it's not a joke this time

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say goodbye to the rodent $sudo apt-get install ratpoison

Ratpoison is a simple Window Manager with no fat library dependencies, no fancy graphics, no window decorations, and no rodent dependence. It is largely modelled after GNU Screen which has done wonders in the virtual terminal market.

ratpoison: Say good-bye to the rodent

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woopwoop PC - just in time for xubuntu lite

woopwoop rhymes with (p0rn word) xubuntu or fluxbuntu



The Puppy Linux site currently suggests using the MicroClient Jr. as a "woopwoop" PC, a term derived from an aboriginal word for "remote."

Tiny, sub-$100 PC runs Puppy Linux


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i will test Jabbin soon

Jabbin 2.0 will switch to Jingle, thus making it the first Jingle-compliant open source Jabber client with a GUI that can do VoIP and interoperate with Google Talk.

Linux.com | Review: Jabbin adds VoIP to Jabber

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Thursday, October 19, 2006

IE7 just launched - eXploit included

A vulnerability has been discovered in Internet Explorer, which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose potentially sensitive information.

Internet Explorer 7 "mhtml:" Redirection Information Disclosure - Advisories - Secunia

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Firefox is replaced with IceWeasel, now Thunderbird is replaced by IceDove

The Ubuntu team has started work on the icon for this Thunderbird fork.

I switched from firefox->epiphany my next email client would be IceDove
or go back to Evolution, sylpheed



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steal me, I'm full of RAM and dualcores - project blackbox

you can go in holiday caring the portable datacenter in the back of truck

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Pugs 6.2.13 released! (aka perl6)

The latest release of Perl 6 is available! For those interested in the future of Perl, get your hands on it. audreyt++

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L.S.D.N: an MSDN for Linux developers

L.S.D.n is always better than msdn ...
"One major advantage Microsoft developers have over their Linux counterparts is that they have access to MSDN (Microsoft Software Developer Network)"
I guess is for people without Google Network (search engine)

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

debian recovery status

i have created the partitions on new drive and formated them (with fdisk)

/dev/hdb1 6.5G 3.5G 2.7G 57% /home/ubuntu/mnt/root
/dev/hdb5 30G 18G 11G 64% /home/ubuntu/mnt/opt
/dev/hda1 9.2G 3.6G 5.2G 41% /home/ubuntu/mnt/rootnew
/dev/hda3 56G 6.2G 47G 12% /home/ubuntu/mnt/optnew

now I'm waiting cp to finish
$cd /home/ubuntu/mnt/opt
$cp -rp * /home/ubuntu/mnt/opt

/dev/hda1 is the new root partition (/boot dir is there too)
all i did to install grub was
sudo grub
root (hd0,0)
setup (hd0,0)
quit

after that reboot with new driver
black cats and western digital
yesterday some bad blocks (or maybe is the hdd overheating > 50C) started to be logged in the console
it's /dev/hda

So today i have an plan to move the old drive (40G) to a new one (80G)
1.I will create an new partitions ext3 and swap
2.I will copy old drive data on the new drive
3. boot with an live cd and install grub on boot following this guide
4.reboot

if all ok add the drives that are used for raid

backup plan : i will use dd

Sunday, October 15, 2006

"White and Nerdy". hip hop by weird al - again
don't download this song by weird al
apache tunning part 3 (debian, *buntu)

Now i searched for files with .shtml extension , there was no file and in server-info cofiguration was empy for mod_include

So this one is now disabled http://httpd.apache.org/docs/1.3/mod/mod_include.html
apache performance part 2 (ubuntu/debian/linux)

i have made KeepAliveTimeout 5 and found that mod_mime_magic is not used and it does have some performance penalties .

"This module is not for every system. If your system is barely keeping up with its load or if you're performing a web server benchmark, you may not want to enable this because the processing is not free."

Also in production is good to disable mod_status and mod_info (mod_status is called for every request for getting unix time)

I have read the lighttpd vs apache thread and seems that apache 2.2 is quite fast on php requests.
For static content or flash movies lighttpd is quite fast (youtube and wikipedia are 2 examples)

Saturday, October 14, 2006

pr0n 2.0 - second life

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5182759758975402950
it looks to me as vrml like world (matrix 2.0)

Here is the google info

http://www.google.ro/search?q=second+life

Friday, October 13, 2006

Libya to buy 1.2 million Linux laptops and Romania 0 Millions

Libya reportedly plans to purchase 1.2 million of the OLPC project's low-cost laptops.

I guess the next silicon valley will be in Libya or other countries who purchased (or plan to do it) OLPC
The only question is :is an proprietary lock-in or not (see the wireless card issues around the inter-web)

One Wireless Lock for child

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Thursday, October 12, 2006

songbird screen cast
the ending is very funny

http://www.songbirdnest.com/screencast
linux kernel developer job in romania ?
wow that would be an dream job for an linux hacker :P

time to read linux device drivers

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Mount Remote SSH Filesystem with FUSE
in ubuntu or debian

is good to mount thousands of servers in your home (secure way)

the only bug i see is that my servers has 7.5T of free space ! no way (there are only a few gigs there)

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
sshfs#foobar@example_server: 7.5T 0 7.5T 0%


the rest is working transparently without problems (creating and deleting files)
and is waaaaay better than samba or nfs or whatever
quad core amd/intel road map confusing ?
read this article on quad core future at both companies

if you don't want to wait an year for systems with >4cores
then there is T1,T2 based on opensparc and ubuntu works on it

Another option is mips64 with 4-16 cores (firebird is working on mips cores thanks to the siemens port)
ps3 pictures and mini review

"Linux? Can it run Linux? Does it run Linux? Hmm, we forgot to ask about Linux… But, let's be brutally frank here - we're not Linux programmers here on PSM3. We're here to play brilliant PS3 games. We'll leave the operating system innards of PS3 to the experts (and people who like to tinker). Soon as Sony divulge more on this, we'll let you know."

resolution is amazing even if you see just cam shots
http://www.psm3mag.com/page/psm3?entry=ps3_meets_psm3_the_aftermath

spread the iceweasel icon is ready

if you don't know wtf is iceweasel
read here

i tell how i view it: firefox hits in my blogs is between 60 and 80% (linux,windows,mac)
so firefox is an successful project that is on top
and they got loads of money from google too (~10-20M)
so is like big rock bands , once they hit the top of charts they forget where they came from
and who helped them (oss comunity in our case)

I will use opera or epiphany or go back to lynx/lynx or dill[d]o

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Plugin Provides Tagging Inside iTunes or songbird

New music search service Qloud allows you to organize your tracks inside itunes or songbird using tags. You can also search the entire community easily at qloud.com. There's a good flash demo here (you can also download the plugin there):
www.qloud.com/tutorial/iTunes/tutorial.html
http://www.qloud.com/download_songbird_instruction.html

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tuxguitar on ubuntu linux (dapper drake and edgy)

Download and install the deb file from site

http://www.tuxguitar.com.ar/download.html

sudo modprobe snd_seq

and add it to /etc/modules

tail -n 1 /etc/modules
snd_seq

install alsa-oss package

sudo apt-get install alsa-oss

modify the startup script and add aoss

it shold look (the end of file )
like this
sudo gedit /usr/bin/tuxguitar


aoss ${JAVA} ${VM_ARGS} -cp :${CLASSPATH} -Djava.library.path="${LD_LIBRARY_PATH}" ${MAINCLASS} "$1" "$2"

here is the mighty shot

Automatic update of packages using cron-apt in ubuntu/debian

Another alternative is to use an little bash script
cleaning apache logs - perl way of doing it
tip of the day , how to show memory used by apache in ubuntu/debian ?

$ps -ylC httpd --sort:rss

S UID PID PPID C PRI NI RSS SZ WCHAN TTY TIME CMD
S 500 3487 3483 0 78 0 836 3712 - ? 00:00:00 httpd
S 500 3478 3473 0 78 0 840 3881 - ? 00:00:00 httpd



I have seen it on debianhelp.co.uk apache optimization howto

ps: php is really fat (~22Megs sometime if compiled with all kind of options)

Monday, October 09, 2006

Who has the most impressive facial hair in the Open Source community?
optimize apache for speed (in ubuntu)
I usually compile/enable only the very basic modules for apache (httpd core and php)
but if you have an production sever you can check and disable modules that are not used
You can find them by looking in the server-info area in apache (http://localhost/server-info)

Here is the basic list that is left after cutting the fat :

mod_php4, mod_ssl, mod_so, mod_auth, mod_access, mod_rewrite, mod_alias, mod_cgi, mod_dir, mod_autoindex, mod_include, mod_info, mod_status, mod_mime, mod_mime_magic, mod_log_config, mod_vhost_alias, http_core

If there is more need for speed you can cut more

and use only http_core,mod_php4,mod_mime, mod_mime_magic, mod_log_config,mod_vhost_alias,mod_ssl
basically you reduce the apache to an small core similar to lighttp web server.

ps: i like the list of sites powered by lighttp
who the hack are u2bes ?
jabbin - open source client for google talk ...with voice
It can be configured to work with google servers
http://www.jabbin.com/int/configure-jabbin-for-google-talk/
So now i can remove skype :P

Sunday, October 08, 2006

playing sauerbraten on ubuntu edgyeft

download the game from their site http://sauerbraten.org/

$tar -zxvf sauerbraten_2006_09_12_water_edition_linux.tar.gz
$sudo apt-get install libsdl-image1.2
$sudo apt-get install libsdl-mixer1.2
$cd sauerbraten
$./sauerbraten_unix
or
$sh sauerbraten

I get around 15FPS in 1280x1024 resolution with on board graphics card

Saturday, October 07, 2006

guitar pro replacement for composing muzik , I present you tuxguitar

http://www.tuxguitar.com.ar/home.html

i spotted it via the newxt linuxgazette article
Wolfmother band - their music is like szex
Alex (aka FaCe) told me that is like Lenny Kravitz before he started to sing love songs :P
Well the sound is harsh and raw and is good old ACID rock
it sound like doors , it sounds like led zeppelin or jimi hendrix (they have that "something")
Music brings that excitement when you listen the best rock bands , is like szex as i told you
and makes womens wet

Friday, October 06, 2006

debian on various emulated machines - roundup
it might be useful for porting firebird on them

I booted debian on 3 machines from bellow (didn't tested mipsel yet)
mipsel - http://www.pps.jussieu.fr/~letouzey/emul_debianmips.en.html
arm - http://www.aurel32.net/info/debian_arm_qemu.php
powerpc - http://digg.com/linux_unix/How_to_run_Debian_PPC_via_Qemu_Easy_way
s390 - http://digg.com/linux_unix/Debian_image_for_Hercules_s390_emulator_available

Left to do (test on)

* Alpha
* HP PA-RISC
* Intel IA-64 (seems that hp does have one itanic emulator)
* Motorola 680x0
* SPARC (qemu can be used for booting maybe)

r00t login into Debian Hercules (s390 emulator)

you need to prefix the debian commands with "." :

A Linux boot sequence takes place that looks more-or-less as it does on Alpha, Intel or other platforms. Interaction here is still via the virtualised HMC, where the rule is that any commands prefixed by a dot "." are passed through to the mainframe session and anything else is interpreted as an HMC command.

Quote from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hercules_emulator

Here are my results
.cat /proc/cpuinfo
cat /proc/cpuinfo
vendor_id : IBM/S390
# processors : 1
bogomips per cpu: 50.68
processor 0: version = FD, identification = 002623, machine = 3090
debian:~#




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in the electric power break i booted ubuntu breezy (5.10) livecd on powerpc ibook
tip :
you have to press "c" key to boot from live cd
cat /proc/cpuinfo shows that is an g3 @~400mhz

Debian image for Hercules (s390 emulator ) available

Mainframe in an bottle do you want to emulate an IBM T-Rex mainframe , here is how you can do it with emulation:
Matt Zimmerman, the maintainer of the Debian Hercules packages, has created a compressed 3390 image of an installed Debian system.

read more | digg story

Here are the screen shots

How to run Debian PPC via Qemu - Easy way

This page describes the emulation of a Debian PPC system using the Qemu emulator and how to build an image yourself.
I asked him by email the r00t password , seems that isn't provided in the guide ;)
screen shots soon , on my system i downloaded the openhackware too (qemu-system-ppc complained about the missing bios) http://perso.magic.fr/l_indien/OpenHackWare/

read more | digg story

You can read the comments on digg on how it worked
And here are the results



ps: My next stop debian on mipsel emulator (on the same page where i got this guide is described)

Thursday, October 05, 2006

at last ! i can subscribe on the twit.tv podcast named floss weekly
and auto download works in rhythmbox (ubuntu edgy)
choose the rss feed in linux (from the dropdown) and copy paste into the
rhytmbox->Podcast (Right click) -> New podcast feed

Firebird 2.0 RC5 is out

Get your copy now! Probably this will become FB 2.0 final release

Time to spread the news on various sites

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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

why don't we have 64bit displays and vid cards ?
we have quad sli cards with gigs of ram but display colors depth is still 32/24 bit

Friday, September 29, 2006

Does Clinton do Ubuntu? - yah time for pr0n

well ubuntu is for the naked people (do you remember the old desktops) and it starts to look sexy (bling bling)


Or Maybe he likes ubuntu philosophy

When Bill Clinton made his speech to the Labour Party conference, he bamboozled a few by finishing with the sexy word "Ubuntu".

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Thursday, September 28, 2006

reducing an unused physical volume in ubuntu
make sure is not used


sudo pvdisplay /dev/hdd1
--- Physical volume ---
PV Name /dev/hdd1
VG Name Ubuntu
PV Size 74.53 GB / not usable 0
Allocatable yes
PE Size (KByte) 4096
Total PE 19079
Free PE 19079
Allocated PE 0
PV UUID f7juxh-Bb1Z-aHU1-zeP2-Gz11-rM2G-jBePR4

vgreduce Ubuntu /dev/hdd
Removed "/dev/hdd1" from volume group "Ubuntu"

sudo pvdisplay /dev/hdd1
Password:
--- NEW Physical volume ---
PV Name /dev/hdd1
VG Name
PV Size 74.53 GB
Allocatable NO
PE Size (KByte) 0
Total PE 0
Free PE 0
Allocated PE 0
PV UUID f7juxh-Bb1Z-aHU1-zeP2-Gz11-rM2G-jBePR4
sudo pvremove /dev/hdd1
Labels on physical volume "/dev/hdd1" successfully wiped

sudo pvdisplay /dev/hdd1
No physical volume label read from /dev/hdd1
Failed to read physical volume "/dev/hdd1"

inspired by the lvm howto (how to add an new hdd)
I need the /dev/hdd for an partition transfer (/dev/hda crash in progress )

A History of Scaling

They use perl + mysql but main ideas can be used for scaling other sites based on Firebird+php/perl ...

An intersting look at what was involved in scaling the LiveJoural backend

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Free ARM emulator beats real hardware

I tested and works really great, the only thing left to do is : network configuration so machine can be visible in local network

"When run under Linux on a fast PC, the open-source QEMU emulator can outperform actual ARM target hardware."



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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Hello kitty
funny desktop for ubuntu

http://www.chipx86.com/blog/?p=189

New Official Ubuntu Linux VMware Images

In case you want to test Ubuntu inside windows (without rebooting)

These are official VMware images of Ubuntu, including the latest stable releases (both desktop and server), as well as support for i386 and amd64.

Run multiple operating systems inside Windows/Linux using free VMware player.
http://www.vmware.com/products/player/

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Monday, September 25, 2006

pimp my rights vol 1.

boycott music industry
I like the first heavy metal song Liquid Cloud 9 - Who Can We Trust

http://www.ccc-r.de/boycott/
http://xrl.us/rvxp (Link to translate.google.com)

Friday, September 22, 2006

Xgl and Compiz bling for Dapper - on the machine that does bling

Ubuntu guru Jason Smith shows us how to pimp our Ubuntu rides, using the latest Xgl and Compiz eye-candy.

Time to pimp my edgy :)

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last post was marked as #666
yah and ati ... (evil ati;))
anyway with this post i bring good news
3d acceleration works now in ubuntu edgy
and here is why it didn't worked : it's about composite extension's fault
doesn't work with ati proprietary drivers
Here is how to disable it

..::..:..

How to install ATI Graphics Drivers in Ubuntu


All worked except the 3d acceleration (at least i have 2d acceleration -doh! and dual monitor)

(WW) fglrx(0): ***********************************************
(WW) fglrx(0): * DRI initialization failed! *
(WW) fglrx(0): * (maybe driver kernel module missing or bad) *
(WW) fglrx(0): * 2D acceleraton available (MMIO) *
(WW) fglrx(0): * no 3D acceleration available *
(WW) fglrx(0): ********************************************* *


..::..:..

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

AMD opens office in Romania ,
That is great news for both amd and romanian sw/hw developers
I guess they can hire some smart people from here . At first i guess will be just an branch for
local clients (in Romania, Hungary ...)

http://www.eetimes.com/news/semi/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=193003880

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Freenode Founder Rob Levin (aka lilo) Has Passed Away

[Free node is dead , RIP lilo ]

Read more at laughingsquid.com/2006/...

Friday, September 15, 2006

How the packet travels? - Linux iptables firewall song

[Here is the netfilter/iptables song , i have some hip hop rythm in my mind with these lyrics]

iptables is so cool, It makes my packets sing, That Rusty he is one hot coder, OOPS: my box is crashing...

Read more at lists.netfilter.org/pip...

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Create your own Planet

The Planet software was developed to power Planet GNOME and Planet Debian, but now it's being used by dozens of open source projects.
[ seems to be easy installing the planet , another alternative is www.plagger.org (written in perl)

ps:

I guess is time for planetfirebird.com (seems that every project has one planet) , i will ask on the devel-lists when or where can be installed .. [EORant]]

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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Trooper band - new mp3s

[you can download them from their main site ]

Read more at www.trooper.ro/

Improv HOWTO video on linux

[cool video on how he is using jack + sampling + looping , i guess it can work on ubuntu too :) ]

Read more at spindazzle.org/greenblo...

Monday, September 11, 2006

War-on-Terror-themed photo spread in Vogue Italia

[Kill thouse Mother F#_K_Rs! , Aggressive girls ]

Read more at www.boingboing.net/2006...

: German police seize TOR servers

[Za German SS....err Police is killing Onions ( Tor servers ) all over the contry ]

Read more at www.boingboing.net/2006...

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Is Naked

[Posted by Will Wheaton , Hack i have to borrow the dvds from atika , previous week-end i consumed the Voyager ]

Read more at www.tvsquad.com/2006/09...

Small side project Telaen - Jim's Ramblings

[I agree with these comments, telaen is very easy to setup , i also updated my howto for version 1.1.x]

Read more at www.jimjag.com/imo/inde...

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Ubuntu Vmware server: Linux installer aborts on ...

[I had this error when installing vmware server into the /opt/vmware : Unable to get the access rights of source file "./vmware-vix/bin".

Ps:seems that is some hardcoded path

]

Read more at www.vmware.com/communit...

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Maximum Rock festival - Crematory is back

[it's an festival in Cluj-Napoca at the airport , Wasp will be there too ]

Read more at www.promusicprod.ro/max...

Friday, September 01, 2006

Jesus Loves you man

[no doubt]

Read more at www.grig.fotopic.net/p2...

Nude of the day

[what can i say more ...]

Read more at www.grig.fotopic.net/p2...

pciture of the day

[you can see all the gallery ]

Read more at www.grig.fotopic.net/p2...

pciture of the day

[you can see all the gallery ]

Read more at www.grig.fotopic.net/p2...

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

FanFest 2006 - PeerCast Radio

[You can listen the radio on windows and linux with the peercast client , Here is what i did on ubuntu

Step 1:sudo apt-get install peercast xmms

Step 2:

mkdir /opt/peercast

vi /opt/peercast/peercast-enqueue-in-xmms.pl

with this content

#!/usr/bin/perl

my $args = shift;

$args =~ /peercast:\/\/pls\/(\w*)/;

my $regex = $1;exec("xmms --enqueue \"http://127.0.0.1:7144/stream/$regex\"")]

step 3: open the strem from the link bellow (peer cast url)

/opt/peercast/peercast-enqueue-in-xmms.pl peercast://pls/7EF82525BFB749F098053BB37E81AA0B?tip=86.106.54.165:7144

Read more at www.fanfest.ro/2k6/inde...

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Peninsula Festival - Tirgu Mures / 26-30 iulie 2006

[some pictures from the fest ]

Read more at drumandbass.ro/dnb/foru...

new video godmode - All my friends are gods

[download from the main page, and spread the news if you like it]

Read more at www.godmode.ro/news.htm...

Bug in apt (Ubuntu): “doesnt look like a cow”

[Have you moooed today , Or where do you want to moo today ]

Read more at launchpad.net/distros/u...

A Feast Of Friends - blog of the day .... Morrison

[No more money, no more fancy dressThis other kingdom seems by far the bestUntil its other jaw reveals incestAnd loose obedience to a vegetable law.]

Read more at www.metalhead.ro/index2...

iCoRy black T-SHIRT

[new t-shirt for me ... soon ]

Read more at icory.net/pictures/iCoR...

Monday, August 21, 2006

Rock moima

[ they want the gold we got the number , save moima]

Read more at fanfest.rosiamontana.ro...

Fan Fest 2006 - save rosiamontana.ro

[i want to go there to have an better voice against destruction (+1) They got the power we got the number ]

Read more at www.fanfest.ro/2k6/

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

blogger job at bitdefender

, I guess is an interesting job (to blog) , I never thought that i could work to do what i like (to blog for example) Here is what he/she will have to do:

- Posting reply messages on Internet blogs related to security field- Creating new postings on Internet blogs- Manage/moderate internal forums- Create Internet communities on forums/bloggs- Viral marketing - increase BitDefender brand awareness

Read more at bestjobs.neogen.ro/locu...

Sunday, August 13, 2006

bush was very good for me :)
profitable for death

Monday, July 31, 2006

Breakbeat.ro - UK Business - ED Rush and MC Wrec at Peninsula

[yah i was there - crazyy . ED Rush and MC Wrec at Peninsula, ARIGATO Stage 27.07.06]

Read more at www.breakbeat.ro/tv.htm...

HOW-TO: Dreamweaver running on Ubuntu in 10 EASY Steps!

A step-by-step guide of how to install the latest version of Dreamweaver in Ubuntu! 10 easy steps... A great HOW-TO!

[We can now kill the windows boxes , a great leap foward , an way to fix bug no 1 https://launchpad.net/bugs/1 ]

read more | digg story

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Symphony OS - help an hero

[He is left whithout electricity , you can donate some oss electricity (check) or send him an crank - see the One Laptop for Child project :) ]

Read more at symphonyos.com/forum/vi...

Monday, July 24, 2006

Binaries of Apache 2.0.58 for Windows with mod_ssl

[very nice if you wan't to install the WAMP kit, I wonder why the apache people don't build the apache 2.x install kit with mod_ssl included ]

Read more at smithii.com/?q=node/vie...

TVR - WEBCAST remix rock forum

[luna-amara.ro in clubA - bucharest]

Read more at www.tvr.ro/webcast/inre...

Friday, July 21, 2006

Itanic 2 sinks deeper

[No Taiwan company was on stage at today's event, while large brands, led by HP, revealed their optimistic views about the future of the Itanium architecture. When asked to name some of its Taiwan customers ordering Itanium 2 processors, Intel was not able to name any. ]

Read more at digitimes.com/systems/a...