Swapping Ginger for Chilly

Aug. 31, 2008, 6:30 p.m. religion

I moved away from Fedora a few weeks ago after becoming increasingly annoyed with it's messy upgrade process. The distro that I chose was Debian. Here in Sri Lanka we have adage that goes like 'giving up ginger to get chilly'. The saying apparently first came into use a few centuries ago when Portug ...

JoPPP

Aug. 28, 2008, 7:49 a.m. broadband , security , weird

We know of PPPoE and POE which are crucial to Wimax implementations that use Alvarian outdoor antennae, but have you ever heard of JoPPP? that's short for Junk over PPP, which is what is passed back and forth over the PPP link when using Lanka Bell WiMax. No wonder it's crawling ...

Lanka Bell Crawls to a halt.

Aug. 28, 2008, 7:15 a.m. broadband

Lanka Bell Wimax has been slower than Dialog but last evening it disappeared all together. Fell off the face of the earth. A connection would be established but you cannot use it, nothing can be pinged, sshed, telneted or fingered. ...

PHP5 XSLT on Debian.

Aug. 15, 2008, 1:29 a.m. XML

Another side effect of using the unstable repo to install FF3 was that it messed up my apache. Debian does advice against using the unstable repo. That means it really isn't suited for anyone who wants to use the latest version of any software. There is a long gap between Debian releases and at that ...

Dialog vs Lanka Bell

Aug. 8, 2008, 8:49 p.m. broadband

I am so fed up with Dialog Broadband's pathetic service that I decided to switch to Lanka Bell instead. Lanka Bell has recently announced WiMax services and already they have signed up more than 250 customers. Dialog on the other hand has less than 2000 inspite of being the first service provider to ...

Debian worse than Fedora?

Aug. 8, 2008, 1:13 a.m. religion

Installing Firefox 3 (Iceweasel 3, if you want to call it that) on Debian turned out to be a very painfull task. Memories fade but I don't recall things being that difficult on Fedora. The trouble didn't end when the installation was completed, in fact, it was just the beginning. I am beginning to r ...

Macbook Blank Screen solved.

Aug. 7, 2008, 5:17 a.m. Macbook

The other day I ran into a problem where the screen on the macbook suddenly appeared to power down. It was just black. It stayed the same even after a restart. It appears as if the computer is in sleep mode, but In actual fact the screen is live - but the back light is switched off. It's as if the e ...

Apple Sucks

Aug. 6, 2008, 2:10 a.m.

Sure windows sucks but apple seems to suck even more. The back-light on the Macbook LCD shutting down (gives the impression that the computer is asleep) will not go away. There are thousands of 'me too' posts on the web out there. Apple doesn't seem to be able to or want to come up with a solution. ...

Macbook blank screen.

Aug. 3, 2008, 11:35 p.m. Macbook

A few months earlier, my father's Macbook refused to boot up, it wouldn't produce anything except a blank screen. It wasn't something that could be fixed by the usual remedies such as resetting the PVRAM. It was a major hardware problem that was covered by the warranty but getting it fixed by the l ...