1. Apple Genius's are far from it

    Wed 07 September 2011
    By mute

    The screen on my mom's iPad2 was cracked Monday morning. I decided I'd have Apple replace it, since it'd also take care of the slightly bent metal backing.

    I drove 40minutes to Charleston for a 1:30pm appointment at the "Genius Bar". I set the appointment just an hour prior. I thought before leaving to sync the iPad2, but given the speed of my mom's laptop, and the fact iTunes is a faggot and won't let you use another computer to do the job, I headed out the door so I wouldn't be late ...

  2. GRUB Rescue to the Rescue!

    Sun 28 August 2011
    By mute

    So I'm on travel and have my netbook, my blackberry, and CompacFlash reader. I was trying out a few different operating systems on the CF for this WRAP.2E router board. Of course I got into the quick habit of doing fdisk, wipe partition table, yada yada. WELL OF COURSE I use '/dev/sda' the last time instead of '/dev/sdc'. I realize this before I rebooted though. I grabbed TestDisk and fixed that easy. I still have *NOTHING* on hand to fix it in case I reboot and problems arose, so I didn't plan to.

    Well, Sunday ...

    Tagged as : grub linux cellular
  3. time for a post - NOOKcolor / Xbox issues

    Sun 21 August 2011
    By mute

    I guess it's Aug 22nd and I should post something (see, now every other month on the 22nd ... ha!).

    I rooted my mom's NOOKcolor again... It likes to kill itself it seems if you don't reboot soon after. Like, root it, load up software, reboot couple hour later, and it'll not come up. So I wipe /data and start again and reboot right after accepting Market's terms and it is OK again. meh!

    Going to Virginia tomorrow. Bringing the two WRAP.2E boards to load up. Probably OpenWRT, maybe try some FreeBSD, maybe another linux ...

  4. Early Internet Days

    Wed 22 June 2011
    By mute

    I was reminiscing my early internet connections this morning on the drive to work for some reason.

    My first service was Prodigy Online. I probably had the 286 at 2400 baud. Then I believe CompuServe. They were weird. Then my parents paid for two phone lines but eventually couldn't afford internet so as a 12 year old I had to find other means. They kept the second phone line of course, because I was addicted to BBS's as well.

    I think first was using the local dial-up for The Citadel's GOPHER system. It's a military university ...

  5. Debian lenny SiI3114 FakeRAID GRUB2 JFS

    Fri 22 April 2011
    By mute

    Well shit. I was messing with this for awhile, and I was about to post how I did it... but it seems the debian wiki was updated just a few hours ago: http://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstaller/SataRaid

    I had the netinst media for amd64. I basically used my Ubuntu LiveCD to install grub2. meh. Took awhile. Also, I used JFS for my root partition... It won't mount read-write until after an fsck if not properly shut down. So it helps to have jfsutils installed lol.

    Actually I had so much trouble, because the jfs thing threw me off ...

  6. Virgin Mobile LG Optimus V

    Wed 23 March 2011
    By mute

    Got one. not as fun to type on as the blackberry. I'm on it now using the WordPress app. so maybe I'll edit this later. I'm not a fan of virtual keyboards. maybe I'll get use to it but for now I'm keeping the blackberry as well. I got the keyboard-less LG since it has EVDO Rev.A but seems they throttle at 200-300kbps anyway :( okay for $25 I guess! it is very responsive with its 600Mhz armv6. but armv6 means no hope for flash. oh well. Angry Birds works, pandora works, wifi ap works...

    Tagged as : cellular
  7. GNU screen screenrc tweaks - windows and titles

    Tue 22 February 2011
    By mute

    I decided after all these years I would rebind the CTRL+A after I ended up logging out of my shell by pressing CTRL+A CTRL+D [times 3] trying to go to the beginning of a bash prompt and delete the beginning few characters. Yes, I use CTRL+D :P

    So while looking into this I found so many other useful things to do inside of .screenrc. I chose CTRL+S as my new screen command character, since nothing I do uses it, and it really shouldn't since it's the old XON/XOFF flow control.

    Below is ...

    Tagged as : linux
  8. IPv6 with 6to4 and 6in4/SixXS

    Wed 09 February 2011
    By mute

    I took interest in IPv6 again, possibly like many other people, after hearing about IPv4's last big blocks being assigned and a World IPv6 day scheduled in June. I had signed up for both SixXS and HE.net's tunnel broker services in Janurary 2009 but didn't really use them.

    First, I setup a 6in4 tunnel from my WRT54G using SixXS's acciu client. This setup is nice. You only get a single IP though, and must run the tunnel for a week before getting your /64 subnet.

    My WRT54G is currently a "dial-up router" which has a ...

  9. oh hiii. wordpress spam // antarctica // wrt54g modem

    Sun 16 January 2011
    By mute

    so it's not fun to visit the blog admin pages because so much spam. i never activated the akismet plug-in. oh well, i decided to try the reCAPTCHA deal for comments, and turn off moderation. we'll see how that goes ;)

    i'm in antarctica for a little bit and installed a SocketModem MT5600SMI i got from eBay into my WRT54G-TM (not the WRTU54G-TM tho).

    i was originally unsuccessful on dialing into the provided dial-up here, and setup the router as a dial-in ppp server and tried dialing in with a discarded original iMac (233MHz G3, 96MB ram, 4GB ...

  10. HP t5510 with XPe

    Mon 06 December 2010
    By mute

    Okay, I bought a 512MB flash ide chip from eBay for like $12 pre-flashed with another HP thin client image. It began to boot, but didn't... Maybe I didn't wait long enough? Who knows, but instead I tried some Linux on it and then wanted to flash the HP t5710's 256MB XPe onto it. That didn't work.. Says the image isn't made for my client, but as I said in another post it's a disk image with some other crap before it... I simply started Linux from USB stick and dd if=flash.img ...

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