I'm adding a new category on my site: reviews. Like all new things, my first review is more a "preview" than a review, and its subject is a closed beta 3D browser: the pogo browser. Today's browsers became so popular that we may distinguish between "core"-browsers and "value-added" ones. "Core"-browsers are more specialized on interpreting… Read More

  Tonight, instead of going to sleep, I took the nerd test, a fast, good, honest and uncheated way to waste time and have fun. Kick your browser in and show everyone the nerd inside you! Now, all the wanna-be pwrusrs, have to score at least 75 on the Nerd Rank 8-)… Read More

  Great news from Free and Open Source World! As you all may know, Mozilla Foundation Inc. anticipated some time ago the download day event, with the objective to set a new guiness world record, by becoming the most downloaded software on 24 hours (the objective was set at 5 million downloads). Actual numbers seem… Read More

  For some reason, at work I needed to enable/disable Javascript on Intenet Explorer 7. Tested Versions: Internet Explorer 7.0.6000.16643 on Windows Vista. Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.11 on Windows XP. How to: "Tools" Menu -> "Internet Options" -> "Security" tab. choose "Internet" and click on "Custom Level..." button inside "Security Level for this zone" box. on… Read More

Aint't Neverwinter Nights 2 unpatched enough for your wine emulation aspirations? Do you wanna take the Red Pill ? This part is gonna focus on the hardest part of getting Neverwinter Nights 2 + Neverwinter Nights 2: The Mask of The Betrayer Official Expansion fully patched, to work under wine-0.9.60 and Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 X86_64.… Read More

I like games, who doesn't? I started from "Press Play on tape" to (misattributed) "640K ought to be enough for anybody" to Voodoos & today's wine. I'm also trying to avoid Windows XP when possible (why? IDK...) and I'm with the people that thinks 2008 will be the Linux Desktop year. So that's my short intro to my… Read More

Network Users & Computers management is what I've been studying recently. The following is a placeholder-post related to info I should inspect and eventually try: What is LDAP? Here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightweight_Directory_Access_Protocol Well, I wanna try it! Here: http://www.howtoforge.com/openldap-samba-domain-controller-ubuntu7.10 Other clues? Here: http://islandlinux.org/howto/installing-samba-openldap-ubuntu#install_samba What about security? Here: http://islandlinux.org/howto/installing-secure-ldap-openldap-ssl-ubuntu-using-self-signed-certificate A self signed Cert is crap! I want mine.… Read More

After sharing the same Asus AMD PC with my wife for sometime, we've decided to get one each. 'Though, provisioning a new PC for her, it would've meant re-installing Windows XP from scratch and re-customising all her Desktop & re-installing all her programs (unacceptable!). So I thought of making 2 New Computers by cloning the Hard… Read More

After cloning and migrating my Windows XP install From an Old Asus MB to a New(ish) Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3 Main board (read this first: xp clone & migrate (without install)), I experienced an issue whereas I've lost access to all my SATA HDDs. What I eneded up with was a booting Windows XP OS from an IDE HDD,… Read More

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