Linux

Linux on Toshiba's Libretto U100

Ahhh... it's cold out but I'm outside with my new couple-day old Toshiba Libretto U100.. typing is slow and I feel like my fingers are very fat, but I'm happy and satisfied. After a couple days of struggling, I've got this little beast configured almost the way I want it.

The Toshiba Libretto is probably the smallest full-feature laptop I've ever laid eyes on. It's got a Pentium M 1.1GHz chip, bluetooth, 802.11a/b/g, a ...

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macOS

iBook iNsanity?

Oh my God... I just read the scariest thing on slashdot about the sale of 1000 iBooks for $50 each and the resulting riot.

http://hardware.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/08/16/197222

This is the sickest thing I think I've read in a long time. People actually feel justified by trying to run people over (with a stinking car no less!), crushing old men underfoot, and pushing over baby strollers, all for some stinking iBooks?!? What in God's name has this ...

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macOS

Tiger's Mail.app stinks

Has anyone else had issues with Tiger's Mail.app? I preferred the version that came with Panther! After using it for a while, and doing a fresh install about two days ago (granted, I copied all of the old files, but still... the whole system feels spunkier so one would assume that Mail would speed up a bit as well), it's dragging like there's no tomorrow. I get more mail than the average ...

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Linux

How I hate thee LDAP authentication...

I find LDAP for authentication highly irritating. It's better than some alternatives, like NIS (haven't looked at NIS+ so I don't know how it measures up), but man oh man, it's a real nuisance sometimes.

I wrote that LDAP Authentication piece when there was essentially nothing else and it took a long time to figure out all the bits. Now it seems like LDAP for authentication is all the rage.. everyone uses or wants ...

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Linux

Kerberos 5 authentication paper

Just finished the first draft of my Using Kerberos 5 for Single Sign-On Authentication paper. Needs to be re-read and proofed and definitely needs some adding (i.e. adding Windows XP and Mac OS X clients, integrating with OpenLDAP, etc.). but for a starter, it's pretty good (I needed it to document the setup and testing of kerberos for security update testing anyways). Not bad... only 2 days of work to get it ...

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macOS

Essential Applications

I think everyone has a set of applications that are absolutely essential to them. I'd like to list a few of the essentials and favourite apps that I use for OS X (I'll do another list later for Linux). There are a lot of great applications out there... some open source and/or free, some shareware, and some commercial. I think each have their place and unlike some people, I don't necessarily go ...

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Linux

Mandriva needs Debian? Come on

Yesterday started some of the most laughable speculation regarding Mandriva's future that I've read in a long time. It made for quite a good chuckle at first. To recap, an interview on LinuxPlanet with Ian Murdock was published yesterday indicating, among other silly rhetoric, that "Not only can they do it, my assertion is if they don't do it, they can't survive" which is Ian speaking about Mandriva buying a commercial ...

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Life

EverQuest2 character links

This may be of interest to some people, but it's more of interest to me. Below are links to my current EQ2 characters. Yes, most of them are pretty sucky right now, but I'm working on it (it's not like I have tonnes of spare time!). Right now my main is a druid barbarian chick and my secondary working is an in-the-works froglok paladin.

Trinjade - currently a level 18 barbarian druid

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macOS

This whole "MacTel" thing is getting old...

I hate to add to the noise that's going on about Apple's move from PPC to x86, but it's just starting to irritate me so much. I can't believe that people are so stupid and/or blind! The death of Linux? Come on. Microsoft might like us to believe that, but it's just more FUD. Will Apple steal marketshare from Linux now that OS X will run on x86? Puhlease. ...

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Life

New blogging software

Well, I ditched the old static-page iBlog software in order to use Serendipity, which is PHP-based, hackable, and moveable in that I can add entries wherever I am. iBlog had a stupid licensing thing so I could only use it on my desktop machine. Oh well. Anyways, I'm hoping that this will make me write more. I've also added an EverQuest blog so that I can track my adventures through Norrath.. ...

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