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[7 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]

There’s some instructions on ZTE forums on how to get this modem working and it *does work* but it’s convoluted.
I just created a file called /etc/modprobe.d/zte-mf633.conf
and added the following to it:
options usbserial vendor=0x19d2 product=0×0031
and then reboot with the modem in to test it works on a fresh boot. If you insert the modem *after* you have booted, you may have to unmount/eject the cdrom that it is detect as prior to it being detect in connection manager. The above may also interrupt with other usb devices, though my storage …

Hardware & Gadgetry, Internet Goodness, Open Source »

[30 Jul 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

TonidoPlug is a tiny, low power, low cost home server based on the 1.2 GHz Sheeva processor that allows you to access your applications, files, photos, music and media from anywhere (Powered by Tonido).
TonidoPlug comes pre-installed with powerful Tonido Applications – Photos, Jukebox, Webshare, Workspace, Thots, Explorer, Torrent and Search – all running on top of embedded Ubuntu Jaunty Linux OS. Additionally, TonidoPlug can be extended by installing new applications from Tonido App store.
Not sure if we are going to see them in Australia anytime soon, and if any …

Bash, Internet Goodness, Open Source, Python, Web Development »

[29 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

I have been playing around with boo a little bit because it has Python-inspired syntax, runs at C# speeds and is a first class citizen on dotnet.
So I decided to find out what it would be like to do some web programming in it. I learned a bit about asp.Net in the process and mono also.
So first thing I did was:
$ cd /usr/share/doc/boo/examples/asp.net$ xsp2
and then from your browser you can run any of the “inline” samples
http://localhost:8080/InlineBooButtonClick.aspxhttp://localhost:8080/InlineBooExpression.aspxhttp://localhost:8080/InlineBooHelloAspNet.aspx
but if you try and run one of the code behind samples, you get something …

Bash, Linux Administration »

[28 Apr 2008 | No Comment | ]

Here’s a simple method of automatically muting your volume overnight and resetting it in the morning. This is especially good for those who use softphones, skype or an IM client that have sound alerts output to speakers.
We are going to use three command line tools for this: aumix, which and cron. We are also only going to set things up so the commands are run under the user account, rather than as root as cron used incorrectly can open up some security issues.
so, to get started try and run:
:~$ aumix
and …