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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...