Archive › September, 2004

Global positioning sucker

I stayed up pretty late last night trying to patch the Orinoco driver so it can slip into monitoring mode. It turns out that the version in 2.6.8 is 0.13a and version 0.15 has the interesting monitoring code in it. Anyway, dragorn from Kismet hacked together a patch for the version in the kernel that […]

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Wireless abstraction rooms

Got up early today and started writing up some SuperDisc pages for PC Plus magazine. This kind of work is always interesting because I often get to see a broad subset of quality from different vendors. This is no Microsoft, Adobe, Macromedia or other big name software, but lesser known niche applications, one of which […]

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Combusting in the oval office

Recently, I have been reading Alan Cooper’s The Inmates Are Running the Asylum, and it is quite evident that although Cooper has worked in software and usability for 25 years, he has a bit of a hatred towards the familiar box of circuitry that most of us use. probably built up from his 25 year […]

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Update

Well, I just wrote an article about some things that were knocking around in my head for a while. The result of my key tapping has been shoved onto my O’Reilly Blog in the form of Dumbing down the decision. Anyone who is familiar with UK loans adverts will probably see some truth in what […]

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Ripper

Things seem to be going pretty good at the moment – got some articles sent off and I am finishing up some other bits and bobs. I went over to Birmingham yesterday to meet with Exposed Magazine to start a new column with them on the local metal scene. I submit my first effort tomorrow. […]

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Ubuntu

First of all, thanks must go out to everyone who passed on their birthday wishes. Thanks so much, I am really grateful. I had a bit of a birthday bash on the Friday night, and I managed to put away a remarkable amount of lager. It was a great night and it took most of […]

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Caged blenders

Yesterday I headed down to London for the Voluntary & Community Sector Open Source Meze. It was a great day and I had the opportunity to meet some really interesting people, many of which I have spoken to over email before. I think Dan, Adrian and the rest of the team did a great job […]

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I love birthdays

Susan got me an iRiver MP3/OGG player for my birthday. It is awesome. Busy days yesterday and today. Just after I wrote my last log entry, I practically blew away the database on the jonobacon.org server when I was messing around with some MySQL configuration. All is sorted now, and I won’t be doing that […]

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Watch it go

Well, well, well, my most recent article for the O’Reilly Network called Improving Linux Driver Installation seems to have caused a bit of a stir across the ether. The story has been linked on Slashdot (link), OSNews (link), Linux Weekly News (link) and trackbacked from various blogs. Since the article hit the wire, I have […]

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There must be a better way

I am pleased to see that my talk has been finalised at the Blender Conference 2004 in Amsterdam. I am heading over there with my buddy Jon Leek and t’will be fun. I have added the talk to my Speaking Events page and it is on the front page of jonobacon.org toon the Events block. […]

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