What's an M$ ad doing on a linux site?

Dec. 9, 2006, 4:58 a.m. web 0.8 , weird

(Click to enlarge)This screenshot is from http://www.linux-mag.com/content/view/2830/ at the time I checked it out, There was an MS ad running on it (as you can see). Would an M$ site or even a pro M$ site ever carry an add for an open source project? I don't think so.I clicked on the add just out o ...

One thing leads to another ....

Dec. 7, 2006, 8:42 a.m. weird

Hear about an open source clustering system for java called Terracota, went to download it, halfway through firefox bailed out saying there is no space on disk. Surprising. I have three hard drives on my computer ranging from 40GB to 120GB. It's just junk (mostly old downloads) filling up the home p ...

Nokia 6151

Dec. 6, 2006, 6:05 a.m. photography , toast

My faithfull old Siemens S55 is dead. It became sick a few weeks ago when it was splashed while at the beach. Then last week one of the keys got stuck and the phone stopped responding. In my attempt to make the key 'un stuck' the whole phone came unstuck. ...

Qemu on OS X.

Dec. 5, 2006, 3:02 a.m. Macbook , virtualization

Tried to install Qemu on OS X. Apparently it's unavailable. There is a link from the qemu site to a OS X port at free os zoo unfortunately that throws up a 404 error. Then I came across Q [kju], another port.As with everything else on OS X installation is straightforward, I even managed to copy am i ...

Macbook and sudo

Dec. 2, 2006, 9:43 p.m. Macbook

I have not been using the Macbook for even 24 hours but almost ended up formatting it. In my haste to get started and frustration with the long list of information asked for by the registration process; i had accidentally entered 'radithadissanayake' as the username instead of raditha. So I used net ...

OS X and MacBook.

Dec. 2, 2006, 8:55 a.m. Macbook

Finally got hold of a MacBook. I've been wanting to buy one since May. It's a 2.0 Ghz core 2 duo and it's just beautiful. My four year old daughter has already claimed it as her own. She spent an hour playing chess on it. The wow factor is very high. So far everyone who has seen it has been thorough ...

There is no magic in jarsigner.

Nov. 29, 2006, 11:51 p.m. weird

Tried to sign an applet and ran into an error: ...

CAD and houseplans.

Nov. 22, 2006, 9:45 a.m.

I am about to build a new house. The architect that I hired to design it is a dud. True he has come up with a pretty good design, which will be easy on the eye (hopefully) and practical. However the design is structurally not very good. Unfortunately I came to realize this only after the plan was pa ...

SLT Mail.

Nov. 19, 2006, 7:45 p.m. broadband

Sri Lanka Telecom is a poor excuse for a telecom company. One of the reasons that Sri Lankan ICT infrastructure is lagging so far behind is because SLT used to enjoy a monopoly for such a long time. Even today they have a near monopoly in certain fields. DSL is one of them.The ADSL connections provi ...

Fedora and Local Repositories.

Nov. 16, 2006, 11:59 p.m. weird

One of the most annoying things about Fedora is the fact that it will not install any packages from the DVD! Sounds absurd? of course it is. If you decide to add any package after the OS installation has completed YUM will look for it online rather than on the DVD. Seems such a waste of bandwidth an ...

Fedora Core 6.

Nov. 15, 2006, 7:31 a.m. toast

I should have installed Fedora Core 6 long ago. I was eagerly looking forward to it's release but when that event did happen, I had a burnt motherboard on my hand. I wasn't sure which arch to download cause I wasn't sure whether I would go for an AMD or a core duo. In the end I didn't buy either. Th ...

Rad Upload 3.02

Nov. 14, 2006, 7:56 a.m. Rad Upload

We have released version 3.02 of Rad Upload just after version 3.10. Why have we done that? well Firefox 2 seems to have a spot of bother with the way Rad Upload interacts with HTML forms. So we have had to make a slight change for compatibility (of course it still works with the older versions of F ...

Rad Upload 3.10

Nov. 10, 2006, 2:32 a.m. Rad Upload

Rad Upload 3.10 (beta) was released yesterday. The difference between this version and the previous one is that two new progress monitors have been included. That means four progress monitors are available to choose from.The new version allows you to place the progress monitor inside the applet box ...

PHP 5.20 obsoletes Megaupload?

Nov. 4, 2006, 11:53 p.m.

It was bound to happen sooner or later. The developers of the PHP engine were going to heed the numerous requests made for file upload hooks so that it become possible to track PHP file upload progress without third party tools like my own MegaUpload.MegaUpload of course is the original PHP file upl ...

Core 2 Duo.

Oct. 24, 2006, 10:14 p.m. motherboard , toast

Since the mother board is toast and there is a 10 day waiting period for macbooks (and Imacs). The next step is to set up a new core 2 duo machine. I have always preffered AMD over intel, the only reason that the now deceased machine is an intel is because I am sick and tired of poor quality mother ...

Toast Motherboards and Macbooks.

Oct. 23, 2006, 10:08 p.m. Macbook , motherboard , toast

I have been coming up with various excuses for delaying the purchase of a macbook. One of them is pretty valid. It cost an Outrageous 153,000 rupees in Colombo while it costs only about 115,000 Rupees in the US and about 122,000 in Singapore. With people as reluctant as they have ever been to fly, y ...

Yet Another Toasted mother board.

Oct. 23, 2006, 2:52 a.m. motherboard , toast

My hardware has a tendency to fail more often than the next persons. It could be that I put too much a of a load on my machine or it could be because they manufactures always ship their low quality junk to South Asian while sending the best stuff to North America and Europe. Anyway, my motherboard, ...

Wierd IE 7

Oct. 16, 2006, 5:48 a.m. weird

This wired screenshot is off Internet Explorer 7. Well it's by microsoft, what do you expect?Hopefully they will fix it in time for their full release. ...

Rad Upload 3.01

Oct. 12, 2006, 12:08 a.m. Rad Upload

It's been a few months since we released Rad Upload 3.0, we have just made version 3.01 available for download. 3.01 is a a bug fix release. Unfortunately it seems that there were a couple of glitches in HTML form processing.Version 3.0 made it possible to directly embed the applet into an HTML form ...

Lame HSBC

Oct. 10, 2006, 7:51 p.m. web 0.8

HSBC loves to position themselves as the most sophisticated bank in Sri Lanka. They also like to pretend that they are most tech savy bank in the country. Nothing can be further from the truth. They are still living in the stone ages and haven't even heard of FireFox.So much for sophistication. ...

Building a kernel on Centos

Sept. 30, 2006, 7:02 p.m.

I need to have ReiserFs support in my (Annoying) Centos server. Sadly, the Centos Plus kernel doesn't support Reiser as it is. As I learnt the hard way, It's not safe to attempt to replace the kernel without physical access to the server (The server is in California I am in Sri Lanka), the only way ...

Centos and Reiserfs.

Sept. 29, 2006, 6:53 p.m.

Lame old Centos doesn't support Reiserfs. When the old server was replaced, the hard drive that contained the data was moved across to the new server. It wasn't until a little while ago that I had need to access that data. It was then that I realized that it has a Reiserfs partition which is not sup ...

Macbook and Sigma Zoom.

Sept. 26, 2006, 2:29 a.m. Macbook , photography

What does a Macbook and a Sigma Zoom lense have in common? their out of this world pricing (at least in Sri Lanka.)Today I walked into the apple retailer's shop in Colombo and inquired about macbooks and Imacs. The entry level macbook is Rs 153,000.00 compare that with the price in Singapore which i ...

Getting hold of the Saadhu.

Sept. 17, 2006, 7:30 p.m.

The saadhu.com, the first asian electronic novel will be celebrating it's 8th birthday soon. And it's about time that I regained full control of the domain name.I certainly own the domain but I am not in full control of it due to a sequence of events that took place over period of time. It started o ...

Centos Getting on My nervous.

Sept. 10, 2006, 8:06 a.m.

Centos is getting on my nervous. raditha.com is now hosted on a server that runs Centos. It was unavailable for nearly two days purely because it's fault (though the Centors community might argue that the fault is mine).The server had to be restarted (because a new hard disk was added), after the re ...