Moving from FC 4 to 5

March 31, 2006, 8:26 a.m.

Fedora Core installation is as annoying as it has always been. Upgrade from Fedora Core 3 to 4 was no different.The first problem occur ed when the installer attempted to mount /usr. This is mirrored on two different hard drives and the installer could not recognize it. The most annoying thing about ...

FC5 DVD

March 30, 2006, 4:58 a.m.

It's exactly a week since I downloaded the Fedora Core 5 DVD image. Didn't get a chance to burn a DVD with cause because of my trip to Thailand. Finally today i attempted it but it didn't meet with much success.I have long believed that CD/DVD writing is the Achilles heel of linux. K3B, what seems t ...

FC5 torrent

March 23, 2006, 3:09 a.m. broadband

Finally completed the download for FC5 DVD image. It took little less than 2 days. Though the upload started off very slowly, the speed gradually increased during the evening. Evening coincides with the start of the day in Europe and night time in Colombo is daytime in the US. As more people started ...

Fedora Core 5

March 21, 2006, 5:22 a.m.

Well the long awaited Fedora core 5 is finally available for downloaded. And I think millions are downloading the DVD image at this moment cause the download speed is astonishingly slow.I am not a regular torrent user so before actually beginning the download I had to upgrade azureus. Then when I be ...

JSObject and JSExceptions

March 20, 2006, 2:50 a.m. JavaScript

If you tried out read my article on java and javascript interaction and then tried out the demo you will probably see the expected result. The sample code provided is compatible with IE, Firefox and Safari. However if you tried to call javascript methods from your applet while using the Safari brows ...

D70S battery.

March 15, 2006, 5:01 a.m. photography

I am about to reluctantly charge the battery on my Nikon D70S. The battery is not completely dead yet, but I need to go out of town in a few hours. It's unlikely that I will have a chance to charge it once I leave home.One of the few complaints I have against the D70S is it's battery. The battery in ...

Uploading Silver Bullets

March 13, 2006, 3:10 a.m. Rad Upload

Rad Upload is a feature rich file uploader. But it's not a silver bullet.Occaisionally we have people downloading Rad Upload without a proper understanding of what's needed to make use of it. They always seem to seem to think that it will upload even to misconfigured servers.Many of users in this ca ...

Firefox extensions.

March 12, 2006, 2 a.m.

I needed a few Firefox extensions to be installed but Firefox just refused to add them. Refused? yes. When you try to install an extension, if the versions match, you should recieve a message saying the extension will be available when the browser is restarted. That message just did not appear. I tr ...

Wiki Hunting.

March 11, 2006, 4:31 a.m. Collaboration

Wikka is not a name that inspires confidence but a rose by any other name smells just as sweet. (No i haven't read the bluffer's guide to shakespeare). I really didn't like the message produced by the installer about the admin name thoughAdmin name must be a wikiname. That means it must start with a ...

Blink and you miss it.

March 9, 2006, 2:58 a.m.

We blinked and we missed it. What? The third anniversary of Rad Inks. The software company that I founded is now three years old.The anniversary was completely forgotten cause there was a lot happening at that time. The cash register was also ringing a bit and we were bit overworked. To make matters ...

Google contradicts itself.

March 7, 2006, 3:44 a.m. search , web 0.8

The following is an extract from an email recieved from google adwords staff. ...

Another quest for the perfect wiki

March 5, 2006, 5:08 a.m. Collaboration

After using it for quite sometimes, I am convinced now that mediawiki is not the software to power to this site's wiki. So I am looking for a new one. The first victim of was TPWiki it's advertised as a really simple Wiki. The trouble is it's too simple. The exact opposite of mediawiki.During the l ...

Godaddy (accidentally?) drops my domain.

March 4, 2006, 1:10 p.m. lame , web 0.8

Here is another one of the horror stories from last week. This domain (raditha.com stopped resolving all of a sudden. After some investigation, I tracked this down to a problem at godaddy. The dns record had apparently been deleted (as indicated by dig and nslookup). ; > DiG 9.2.1 > raditha.com ; ...

Three busted hard drives.

March 2, 2006, 7:20 p.m. toast

What's worse than having a hard disk failure? Having two hard disk failures of course. Then what can you say about having three failed hard drives in one month?Just a couple of days after one of my HDs started to throw up SeekComplete Errors, the second hard disk decided to follow suite. My drive se ...

What a week.

March 1, 2006, 4:57 p.m. lame , toast , weird

It has been an unimaginable week. Trouble began on Wednesday the 22 when we had a problem with the Radinks.com domain name, as a result the was that the web server was inaccessible and mails started to bounce. It took more than 12 hours for services to return to normal.Then on Thursday, the third ha ...