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


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