The Zaurus was not behaving because of a dud Compact Flash card, admittedly I have had the thing for 5 years.
I have submitted a patch for ophcrack to stop the initial screen being unusable on the default 640x480 X display created by the live cd.
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=133599&atid=729669 And I found a bug that meant the correct directory could not be automatically used on my dodgy machine (the CDROM drive is connected to the secondary slave IDE connection instead of the Master.
I have had some fun following the tutorials GIMP tutorials at http://gug.sunsite.dk/?page=tutorials
I have been playing with the Olphcrack live CD v1.1 just use it to boot any old windows machine and it will happily crack the passwords of any accounts in a few mins (more complex passwords may require addition steps/tables).
http://ophcrack.sourceforge.net/ And although I found a NAND backup for my Zaurus things are not going well ...
Linux(v1.0) Pub Quiz is now front page along with the long forgotten http://www.jumpstation.co.uk/img2/img2.html which has been around but only if you knew where to look.
My ISP had a major outage yesterday and my amazing ADSL modem reboot script began to be run even when it was in the middle of running, so I have had to add safe guards.
My Python script for blender is ever so slightly more famous as it is linked from the main blender site http://www.blender3d.org/cms/Modifier_scripts.62.0.html In other news I am having 'issues' with my Zaurus, it does not help that I trashed the NVRAM, but as no one has a working pdaxrom version available I think it will just sit gathering dust for a while ...
The second book is one I have been working my way through for a while "Life's Matrix - A Biography of Water".
This is a very thorough look at H2o in its many guises from rain to religious significance. Some of the world and weather sections were a bit long winded and some of the chemistry stuff went straight over my head.
But overall this is a good book with something for everyone, I guaranty you will learn something, like, did you know that water has more than the three common states we are used to ?
Finished two books, first is a quick dabble into obsucra medica "Why do men have nipples?" with a highly descriptive sub title "Hundreds of Questions you'd only ask a doctor after your third martini".
Great fun, though my main criticism is it is too short ! The book makes a story out of the two authors and their quest to discover this book with apt locations and situations ranging from "you are what you eat" starting at a party buffet and ending up with "getting older" at the somber end of the party, not forgetting the sex and bathroom humor in the middle.
Very entertaining and I now know why men have nipples ...
I have been very busy and very hot the last few days, what with not being able to open any windows or doors because of the invasion of the thunder bugs from the freshly turned fields.
One thing that had been bugging me was errors in my weekly backup script, I have very few folders/files with spaces in the names but tar would give me an error processing them and I tried all sorts of ways to escape the space characters but nothing worked !
Until I found xargs has a -0 option and find has a -print0 option that complement each other, followed by grep having a -zZ option that accepts and then produces the null terminated format that the two previous commands use, perfect :)
I saw the legendary Serenity and was very impressed, well recommended to all sifi fans. I especially liked the fact the the fight scenes were short, clever and to the point and that the story is so strong.
I was under the belief that after the success of the film, the series FireFly was produced but it is the other way around.
I had been busy hating Ubuntu after it failed to handle partitioning my hard drive, but it is hard to stay mad when everything else 'just works', the live CD for http://gparted.sourceforge.net/ fixed me up, but even that hung for 25mins working out the state of the old windows partition.
Ubunut 6.06.6 recognised my new Belkin wifi card with Ralink chip set from http://www.linuxemporium.co.uk/, that is a native Linux driver, not needing ndiswrapper.
Richard Grant managed to update to modular Xorg before me and was nice enough to supply the necessary updates for my http://www.jumpstation.co.uk/linux/cymotion/ web page, which is still being referred to as the best place for information regarding this keyboard !
Well most of the ten thousand bugs have vanished without a trace but watching a Howls moving Castle yesterday I found them inside the case sleave and just now I can see two BEHIND the glass on my monitor !
Oh and the movie was soppy but overall good.
AGHHHHhhhhh.....!!! its attack of the thunder bugs ! run for the hills.
We live a little too near fields and every summer of a couple of days we get clouds of tiny black bugs that get into everything.
Biggest problem is that they only visit when its really really hot, so closing the windows makes it just that bit hotter !.
Talking about hot, the resivator is handling the heat with out blinking, the temp went up from a normal 17-19C to 24-26C but the CPU went up by a max of 5C.
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