A new MB doesn't always mean headaches ... OK, OK - I know, let's take this #### pill. I got this New (super-ultra-cool-powerful) Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3 Motherboard, which has got an intel P35 Chipset. My main computer instead was based off an ASUS A7N8X-Deluxe Rev 2 (AMD MB) while all of my main OS (Windows XP) data was stored… Read More

Ubuntu Linux aims at being a good OS solution for the desktop. The fact that it aims doesn't necessarily means it is already...I heard 2008 will have more to say about this. Form me, I think it is good enough, and I enjoy using it everyday, yet sometimes I encounter "strange" & "correlated" errors that… Read More

Here I'll expose some descriptive personal considerations from the (almost successful) experiment with my MAC OS X + MSI EX700 laptop. INTRO Some of the reasons for pursuing such an experiment fall back to a time where the most powerful PCs were intel's i386. During that time, I had my (father's) very expensive IBM 286 (w/IBM DOS). On the IBM… Read More

Hello, new reader, I welcome you to read my previous (intro) post first, here: My MSI EX700 MAC OSX86 Hackintosh Part 1/3 - the laptop. If you've been following already, here I'll show you what hardware from the MSI EX700 laptop worked OOB and what not: The LCD is working correctly Out of the box. Nothing… Read More

Under christmas I gifted my gracious wife with a new laptop. I wished her a brand new Apple Macbook Pro, but bince I ain't rich, opted for a cheaper one; enter MSI EX700. You can find various editions of the so-called laptop, mine has the following specs: Vista Home Basic 32 LCD 17,1'' / ACV… Read More

Happy day, today: My personal weblog is now Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional. I've made essential corrections needed to clean the code. As promised previously, on an older post (look here), I was struggling to make this template and related modifications, Valid XHTML 1.0. Now I finally made it! The magic between PHP, CSS, JAVASCRIPT and… Read More

Today I'll post my fav rsync options. rsync is a little program that automates the syncronization between two folders, filesystems or partitions, the beauty of it is that is even works remotely (by relying on the SSH Protocol - Quick Tip: Configure and use SSH keys for that!). Its main use is to move every kind of data, either local (ie.… Read More

I stuck into a little problem related to a hostname change; basically I needed to change hostname for a basic debian install. I then powered up my fav browser with my fav search engine, then searched for that stuff. Easy as that! You change Hostname by simply doing vi /etc/hostname (and put your new hostname… Read More

I am used to store my URLs+User+Password combos inside an encrypted DB file. The Software I love (and hate) is KeepassX (grab your copy here http://www.keepassx.org/ - XP, Linux or Mac OS X). Every now and then (especially after the holidays...), I may forget to keep my passwords DB updated. As a result, I might end… Read More

This is about validation and clean coding techniques. Recently, I discovered the w3c validator. Everybody knows it, everybody use it...or everybody ignores it? Maybe the latter is true! Let's start from the basics: after some modifications this current template (typography), thought about of giving the (in)famous W3C Validator a go. By Clicking on a link on… Read More

Here's my experience on actively contributing in the resolution of a problem related to Active FTP & gnu-linux/ip-tables based firewall solution. First, make sure your firewall has loaded the following modules: ip_conntrack_ftp ip_nat_ftp Then check that the right Forwarding rules apply: iptables -I FORWARD -m state --state ESTABLISHED,RELATED -j ACCEPT being "RELATED" the important part.… Read More

My primary objective is to make a pc boot from usb flash drive and launch the standard debian installer. Check & make sure your BIOS is set to "Boot from USB" (sometimes also known as "Boot from Removable Device"). Get boot.img.gz (stable linked below): wget http://ftp.be.debian.org/debian/dists/etch/main/installer-i386/current/images/hd-media/boot.img.gz unzip & place raw content inside the UNMOUNTED flash drive:… Read More

My first post is gonna talk about the nice integration often searched by people 'round the web... Enter Joomla & Flash Integration: Quickstart for the impatient 1) Create a Section/Category/Content of your choice (say "intro"). 2) Create a void Joomla theme (go to compassdesign, they have one ready). 3) Customize the template to your needs (ie.… Read More