It’s not my week for electronics.

The router dropped down dead a few days ago, so the house with 7 people in has 1 internet connection at a time. Yay. :-(

Then, whilst trying to rig up my laptop to act as a temporary router, I accidentally wiped my partition …


Finally, after 10 hours work, got Samba to work on my server. I’m relieved that I can now have some spare space on my laptop to play with other distros and get Lapwing-Linux off the ground and into something approaching a distro.

As ever, R’ingTFM works wonders :-)

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Hurricane Katrina

It’s been hard to miss the news coverage of the biggest hurricane of the last decade.

To all the people caught in the hurricane, I offer a salute to your bravery, and heart felt apologies to those who have lost loved ones.

Open DRM?

Just reading /. ; Sun Microsystems want the FOSS community on board to develop an open standard DRM protocol:

Called DReaM, its meant to remove vendor dependant code and be available for everyone.

Sun’s major problem, which they have missed IMHO, is that FOSS coders don’t …

Will eventually figure out I don't have the time to write all my own software.