Thursday, December 17, 2009

Moblin 2.1 Haiku

Moblin 2.1 boots with haste
Moblin 2.1 is stable as rock
Moblin 2.1 up to date

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Pizzas Pizzas

I love pizza. How can anyone not love pizza; it's one of the few foods that can contain the entire food triangle in one serving. Even the whiniest hipster who hates everything not from the mystical ancient Asian continent, did you know that like Sun Tzu wrote The Art of War like a thousand years before Jesus never lived, likes pizza. Cats love pizza; dogs love pizza, on this there is no dispute. Pizza resides in it's own aisle in most grocery stores, that aren't the ghetto HEB. This brings me to my point. What the hell does Manfred von Richthofen know about making pizzas? I know the Italians and Germans palled around a couple of times, but are we so hard up for pizza makers that we must rely on Prussian nobility to adequately supply us with pizza. What's next Genghis Kahn's authentic Texas Chili?

Monday, November 16, 2009

Fantasy Football

After some two weeks of mediocrity my long slow ascent to the summit of mount Yahoo Public 103680 renews.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Solution to BSOD 0x000000E3

In researching this particular error I came across the exact answer I was looking for at state of the tech.

method for uninstalling any Microsoft update that is applicable here. Here is the quick rundown:

1. Boot from your Windows XP CD or DVD and start the recovery console (see this Microsoft article for help with this step)
2. Type this command: CHDIR $NtUninstallKB971486$\spuninst
3. Type this command: BATCH spuninst.txt
4. Type this command: exit

The computer should restart and hopefully your problem will be fixed.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

GPointingDeviceSettings on Moblin

If your like me, you don't like touchpad scrolling; thankfully there is the program, formerly known as gsynaptics, gpointing-device-settings. Unfortunately Moblin doesn't have a package for this program yet, fortunately all the dependencies (gtk2-devel, libXi-devel, GConf-dbus-devel) are available from the Moblin repositories. The steps are as follows:

$sudo yum groupinstall “Development Tools”
$sudo yum install gtk2-devel libXi-devel GConf-dbus-devel
$tar -xvf gpointing-device-settings-1.3.2.tar.gz
$cd gpointing-device-settings-1.3.2
$sudo make install

After this process you can run the program with the command gpointing-device-settings.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Nokia E71x Maps Howto

this does not require your phone to be unlocked

1. goto in your phone's browser, download and install the software for 5700 xpress music. start the maps program. (version 1.0)

2. go back to in your phone's browser, download and install the software for e71. start the maps program. (version 2.0)

3. use the maps updater program from nokia's site to go to version 3.0

4. ...

5. profit.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Moblin Haiku

Moblin boots with haste
Moblin is buggy as hell
Moblin crashes oft

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Friday, March 13, 2009

Inside the mac os x kernel

Have you ever said that os x has a bsd based kernel or a microkernel? Well you're wrong; you should watch this video.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Watchmen Review

~3 hours
~20 minutes of big blue penis
2 fantastic breasts from Harold and Kumar

Overall it's good movie, which will provide future pursuers of higher education many hours of drinking fun.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Sunday, January 25, 2009

DTV Flow Chart

The consumerist has made an image that perfectly explains what people should do for the DTV transition.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Vista fixes 08

I finally upgraded to vista a few weeks back and here are some helpful things I found.

By default vista didn't want to accept that my monitor could do 1280x1024@60Hz and some googling led to this post on the hardforums, unfortunately the fix is specific to nvidia.

I also had to move my router downstairs (cheapest way to get brother's xbox online) and use a wireless adapter on my main computer. needless to say this led to some serious lag spikes in videogames. The problem has been around since xp and the solution was to disable the wireless zeroconf service; the vista service is called wlan autoconfig which works. I also noticed people mentioning a program called vista anti lag written by some german guy whose site is down, I did find it on some german freeware site I never heard of though and it seems to work well. To get the program to work you have to disable your wireless card, then start the program, and then enable the wireless card.

On a completely different note I was watching Necessary Roughness on the tv and I noticed something funny. In the movie the football team of the, at the time fictional, Texas state plays their first game against Southwest; which through the hilarious vagaries of time is now known as Texas State.