Webmin back door

NOTE: Do not accidently drop your own permissions to su to root.

{Unless you happen to remember to have Webmin running. }

This weekend while trying to get CUPS to print on my DYI-Server I managed to grant myself ‘CUPS management’ and lost all other permissions, including the ability to su to root. If you aren’t a sysadmin this is roughly the equivalent of locking your keys in your house. OpenSolaris, and most of the modern Linux distro’s don’t allow root login. So I thought I was thoughly screwed, until I calmed down, and realized that I had Webmin running, so permissions repaired. Yet another harrowing learning experience.

I’m learning too much that a classic, easy to administer desktop operating system might be beyond Linux and OpenSolaris. Windows and MacOSX have just managed to hide most of the pain involved from the average user. And believe me, there is a lot to hide. Unfortunately for Linux and OpenSolaris, the developers and discussion groups associated with these OS’s ARE NOT end users for the most part, and have little interest in the area of user experience. So if printers don’t print and webcams only work ‘sometimes’ that’s Ok, something of interest, just not a serious impact on their development or their perceptions of the impact to the end user experience.

I appreciate that OpenSolaris is reasonably stable, and features are abundant. I’d just like to snap a picture off the webcam, and play a DVD movie once in a while and not just marvel at ZFS time shifting and what not.

Now back to the books….;-)

A different thing in a real OS.

Through the weekend I believed that I had managed to screw up my OpenSolaris installation. So serious was my suspicion I was planning to erase the disk and reinstall the entire system. The sound system that I’d manage to get working wasn’t, the ZFS snapshot system kept failing into maintenance mode and the NetBeans IDE that I installed disappeared. Perhaps living in a windows world tainted me but in my ignorance, I recognized my lack of understanding and started Googling.

Sometimes panic can instill reason, and so with some illustrations and illumination from the OpenSolaris.org site, I discovered that the issue was the multiple packages that I had been downloading. The ZFS file system had been doing boot snapshots and I was rebooting into one of many boot ‘pools’ that were ‘confusing’ the system, when I was shown the tool for selecting the correct boot environment, and deleting the others, everything became stable. The sound works, the tools were there and it all works.

One note, the ZFS file system in OpenSolaris will surprise you, it takes a ‘snapshot’ of the ‘partitions’ you choose, and performs a type of backup journal of all the files there. Given that, the file manager, using a slide bar, allows you to ‘time slide’ the directory through the entire snapshot history to display the changes that have happened. Very interesting, but it takes a bit of getting used to. I have ‘time machine‘ on my Mac, though I have not used it, so I suspect this behaves in a similar fashion.

There was one issue, of course created by myself, in and effort to get video on the system I purchased a Logitech 3500 video class webcam with built-in Mike. And while the Ekiga VoIP and video conferencing application could detect and use the video from the camera, the built-in mike would kill the sound system. So I’m operating without the camera, hoping for a bugfix.

The conclusion, more or less, is that the fixes I perform, did not require a drastic rebuild and the loss of my work. Only some understanding, and some learning on my part. Learning about how a real OS operates, and protects itself. Something toy OS’s from the past have made us all believe don’t exist.

Time to learn that something old, is new again.

Forgotten Rule of IT!

If you happen to read my Blog, you will know that I’ve started a project to build a home server that more or less mimics the sort of server I use at the office. And while I’ve have had the parts for a few days, in fact, assembled on the first day, following some basic photos, I have not really begun to operate it.

During the weekend, a fellow blogger Connor announced, rather twittered that they had their home media server assembled and running. At first I thought he had beaten me to the Idea, but his is more for home Media, MythTV, rather than IT practice and development. And then he was hit with the first rule of IT regarding new equipment. “Don’t count your systems until they have burned in“.

Which is what happened, his system failed due to a common phenomena in IT. Either the equipment starts and runs for 100 years, or it dies in the first couple of days. Infant Mortality is one of the most common effects of new IT equipment and usually means you can never commit time to the new system for several days, up to a week until you feel safe with the system. During that time you can test it, stress it, but don’t count on it. Then when you are happy, erase your testing environment, and load the real installation.

So hence, I’ve been a bit patient and deliberate in my new system. So far the BOXD945GCLF2 (also known as the INTEL D945GCLF2, or Little Falls 2) motherboard has been performing quite well and the OpenSolaris OS has found and configured all the hardware I attempted to use. The board is currently mounted and operating in a Antec Minuet 350 Case.





And I’ll write and photograph this more later, needless to say that while this is a small case tailored for the microATX D945GCLF2, the board itself is nearly lost inside as I’ll show you later.

Personal IT server Simulator

</p> <p><span style=font-size: 0.9em; margin-top: 0px;><br /> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/21709201@N00/3359869351"><br /> Originally uploaded by </a><br /> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/21709201@N00">Branedy</a><br /> </span></div> <p></center></p> <p>I am undertaking the task of building a personal server which more or less emulates the type of environment I use at work. In this stage I built a small system from the Intel 330 BOXD945GCLF2 motherboard. This is a dual core hyper-threaded Atom chipset that looks like a quad core server, only at 1/4 the wattage, and about 1/3 the CPU crunch power. But it’s still looks and feels snappy enough. </p> <p>I’ve currently loaded <a href="http://opensolaris.org/os/">OpenSolaris</a> as Solaris is a mature OS common in the IT world which also is very well tailored to mutli-core CPU’s.<br /> <br clear=all /></p> <!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on the_content --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.branedy.net/?p=908"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on the_content --> </div><!-- .entry-content --> </div><!-- .post-entry --> <footer class="post-data"> <span class="cat-links"> Posted in <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=220" rel="category">DIY server</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=53" rel="category">Energy</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=2" rel="category">General IT issues</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=10" rel="category">Linux</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=198" rel="category">MySQL</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=83" rel="category">RDBMS</a> </span><br/> <span class="tags-links"> Tagged with <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?tag=intel-atom" rel="tag">Intel Atom</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?tag=opensolaris" rel="tag">OpenSolaris</a> </span> <div class="entry-meta"> </div><!-- .entry-meta --> </footer><!-- .post-data --> </article><!-- #post-## --> <article id="post-755" class="post-755 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-linux category-palm category-telecommunications tag-angstrom tag-linux tag-palm tag-pre tag-tx tag-webos"> <header class="entry-header"> <h1 class="entry-title post-title"><a href="https://www.branedy.net/?p=755" rel="bookmark">Palm WebOS for the T/X</a></h1> <div class="post-meta"> <span class="meta-prep meta-prep-author posted">Posted on </span> <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?p=755" title="9:43 pm" rel="bookmark"><time class="timestamp updated" itemprop="datePublished" datetime="2009-01-10T21:43:33+01:00">January 10, 2009</time></a><span class="byline"> by </span> <span class="author vcard" itemprop="author" itemscope="itemscope" itemtype="http://schema.org/Person"><a class="url fn n" href="https://www.branedy.net/?author=2" title="View all posts by Branedy" itemprop="url" rel="author"><span itemprop="name">Branedy</span></a></span> </div><!-- .post-meta --> </header><!-- .entry-header --> <div class="post-entry"> <div class="entry-content"> <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.branedy.net/?p=755"></div><p>I may be a bit wishful after seeing the demonstration of the <a href="http://palmone.r3h.net/downloads.palm.com/ces.mov">Palm Pre </a> but knowing that you can get <a href="http://atrey.karlin.mff.cuni.cz/~miska/">Angstrom</a> Linux on the Palm T/X, there isn’t any reason that you couldn’t get the Palm WebOS shoehorned into it. But I’m assuming that CPU power and memory will be issues. Still one can be hopeful that since the Linux Kernels are nearly the same version, the WebOS environment is the only portion that needs to be ported. It might be a bit sluggish, but the Angstrom installation has built-in over-clocking of the T/X processor so that hurtle could be overcome. </p> <!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on the_content --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.branedy.net/?p=755"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on the_content --> </div><!-- .entry-content --> </div><!-- .post-entry --> <footer class="post-data"> <span class="cat-links"> Posted in <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=10" rel="category">Linux</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=71" rel="category">Palm</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=62" rel="category">telecommunications</a> </span><br/> <span class="tags-links"> Tagged with <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?tag=angstrom" rel="tag">Ångström</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?tag=linux" rel="tag">Linux</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?tag=palm" rel="tag">Palm</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?tag=pre" rel="tag">Pre</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?tag=tx" rel="tag">T/X</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?tag=webos" rel="tag">WebOS</a> </span> <div class="entry-meta"> </div><!-- .entry-meta --> </footer><!-- .post-data --> </article><!-- #post-## --> <article id="post-732" class="post-732 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-android category-linux category-palm tag-android tag-angstrom tag-linux tag-nova tag-palm"> <header class="entry-header"> <h1 class="entry-title post-title"><a href="https://www.branedy.net/?p=732" rel="bookmark">Future of Linux on the Palm</a></h1> <div class="post-meta"> <span class="meta-prep meta-prep-author posted">Posted on </span> <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?p=732" title="7:11 pm" rel="bookmark"><time class="timestamp updated" itemprop="datePublished" datetime="2008-12-20T19:11:58+01:00">December 20, 2008</time></a><span class="byline"> by </span> <span class="author vcard" itemprop="author" itemscope="itemscope" itemtype="http://schema.org/Person"><a class="url fn n" href="https://www.branedy.net/?author=2" title="View all posts by Branedy" itemprop="url" rel="author"><span itemprop="name">Branedy</span></a></span> </div><!-- .post-meta --> </header><!-- .entry-header --> <div class="post-entry"> <div class="entry-content"> <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.branedy.net/?p=732"></div><p>Having read this article about how to <a href="http://www.palminfocenter.com/news/7204/dual-boot-linux-on-a-palm-tx/"> Dual Boot Linux on a Palm TX</a>. I then downloaded the linux distribution described in the demonstration from the <a href="http://dev.eyebeam.org/projects/reware/wiki/Releases"> Reware Project</a> And loaded it on a spare 2GB SD card as outlined. IT works as described, and it didn’t do any harm to my normal Palm OS installation. After trying the music app from this project and drilling down through the filesystem to find a complete Linux distro, I downloaded another system called Opie from here <a href="http://atrey.karlin.mff.cuni.cz/~miska/">http://atrey.karlin.mff.cuni.cz/~miska/</a> and have now been throughly impressed with Linux running on my Palm. </p> <p>The OPIE project is more or less a replacement PIM running over the Linux, and contains many Palm PIM equivalents, and although not as polished as the Palm applications, it makes for a very good beginning. From what I can know, the OPIE system boots off a <a href="http://www.angstrom-distribution.org/"> Ångström Linux </a> distribution of a Linux v2.6.23 kernel. And while the networking elements of the Palm T/X don’t appear to be operational, it’s still impressive. </p> <p>If the forthcoming release of <a href="http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2337291,00.asp">Nova Linux</a> can take the edges off this OS, much in the vein of <a href="http://code.google.com/android/">Android</a>, Palm just might pull it out of the fire.</p> <p>Here hoping!</p> <!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on the_content --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.branedy.net/?p=732"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on the_content --> </div><!-- .entry-content --> </div><!-- .post-entry --> <footer class="post-data"> <span class="cat-links"> Posted in <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=110" rel="category">Android</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=10" rel="category">Linux</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=71" rel="category">Palm</a> </span><br/> <span class="tags-links"> Tagged with <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?tag=android" rel="tag">Android</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?tag=angstrom" rel="tag">Ångström</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?tag=linux" rel="tag">Linux</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?tag=nova" rel="tag">Nova</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?tag=palm" rel="tag">Palm</a> </span> <div class="entry-meta"> </div><!-- .entry-meta --> </footer><!-- .post-data --> </article><!-- #post-## --> <article id="post-595" class="post-595 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-linux category-microsoft category-palm category-telecommunications category-windows tag-android tag-linux tag-palm tag-windows-mobile"> <header class="entry-header"> <h1 class="entry-title post-title"><a href="https://www.branedy.net/?p=595" rel="bookmark">One more foolish Palm move</a></h1> <div class="post-meta"> <span class="meta-prep meta-prep-author posted">Posted on </span> <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?p=595" title="10:22 am" rel="bookmark"><time class="timestamp updated" itemprop="datePublished" datetime="2008-08-16T10:22:12+01:00">August 16, 2008</time></a><span class="byline"> by </span> <span class="author vcard" itemprop="author" itemscope="itemscope" itemtype="http://schema.org/Person"><a class="url fn n" href="https://www.branedy.net/?author=2" title="View all posts by Branedy" itemprop="url" rel="author"><span itemprop="name">Branedy</span></a></span> </div><!-- .post-meta --> </header><!-- .entry-header --> <div class="post-entry"> <div class="entry-content"> <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.branedy.net/?p=595"></div><p>if this rumor is true that <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2008/08/15/palms-treo-pro-in-the-wild-probably-not-fake-2/"> Palm’s Treo Pro in the wild, probably not fake</a>. Then Palm has got to be the most foolish company in the world. Just when they are promising a new OS, a Linux cum Android like platform, they should announce yet another Windows based Phone, makes the company management come off all unfocused and wishy-washy in the vision department. How foolish can you be? Bring out the new OS, dammit, even in beta format. Get on with it Palm!</p> <!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on the_content --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.branedy.net/?p=595"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on the_content --> </div><!-- .entry-content --> </div><!-- .post-entry --> <footer class="post-data"> <span class="cat-links"> Posted in <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=10" rel="category">Linux</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=16" rel="category">Microsoft</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=71" rel="category">Palm</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=62" rel="category">telecommunications</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=9" rel="category">Windows</a> </span><br/> <span class="tags-links"> Tagged with <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?tag=android" rel="tag">Android</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?tag=linux" rel="tag">Linux</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?tag=palm" rel="tag">Palm</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?tag=windows-mobile" rel="tag">Windows Mobile</a> </span> <div class="entry-meta"> </div><!-- .entry-meta --> </footer><!-- .post-data --> </article><!-- #post-## --> <article id="post-558" class="post-558 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-general-it-issues category-linux"> <header class="entry-header"> <h1 class="entry-title post-title"><a href="https://www.branedy.net/?p=558" rel="bookmark">Linux Flies to entertain</a></h1> <div class="post-meta"> <span class="meta-prep meta-prep-author posted">Posted on </span> <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?p=558" title="10:17 pm" rel="bookmark"><time class="timestamp updated" itemprop="datePublished" datetime="2008-06-11T22:17:18+01:00">June 11, 2008</time></a><span class="byline"> by </span> <span class="author vcard" itemprop="author" itemscope="itemscope" itemtype="http://schema.org/Person"><a class="url fn n" href="https://www.branedy.net/?author=2" title="View all posts by Branedy" itemprop="url" rel="author"><span itemprop="name">Branedy</span></a></span> </div><!-- .post-meta --> </header><!-- .entry-header --> <div class="post-entry"> <div class="entry-content"> <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.branedy.net/?p=558"></div><p>Even Linux gets into trouble, in this fuzzy photo of the AerLingus seatback entertainment screen shows, it is in a reboot just before my Plane left Chicago yesterday<br /> <center><a href="Linux_flys.jpg"><img src="Linux_flys.jpg" width=400 hight=800 ></a></center><br /> Sorry folks, I didn’t get the distro or kernel id.</p> <!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on the_content --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.branedy.net/?p=558"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on the_content --> </div><!-- .entry-content --> </div><!-- .post-entry --> <footer class="post-data"> <span class="cat-links"> Posted in <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=2" rel="category">General IT issues</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=10" rel="category">Linux</a> </span><br/> <div class="entry-meta"> </div><!-- .entry-meta --> </footer><!-- .post-data --> </article><!-- #post-## --> <article id="post-466" class="post-466 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-apple category-information category-lifestyle category-linux category-telecommunications"> <header class="entry-header"> <h1 class="entry-title post-title"><a href="https://www.branedy.net/?p=466" rel="bookmark">The opposite of iPhone, The MotoFone F3</a></h1> <div class="post-meta"> <span class="meta-prep meta-prep-author posted">Posted on </span> <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?p=466" title="2:30 pm" rel="bookmark"><time class="timestamp updated" itemprop="datePublished" datetime="2007-07-05T14:30:18+01:00">July 5, 2007</time></a><span class="byline"> by </span> <span class="author vcard" itemprop="author" itemscope="itemscope" itemtype="http://schema.org/Person"><a class="url fn n" href="https://www.branedy.net/?author=2" title="View all posts by Branedy" itemprop="url" rel="author"><span itemprop="name">Branedy</span></a></span> <span class="comments-link"> <span class="mdash">—</span> <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?p=466#comments">12 Comments ↓</a> </span> </div><!-- .post-meta --> </header><!-- .entry-header --> <div class="post-entry"> <div class="entry-content"> <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.branedy.net/?p=466"></div><p>While the rest of the world is talking about the <a href="http://www.apple.com/iphone/">iPhone</a> like Tom <a href="http://www.tomrafteryit.net/o2-to-sell-the-iphone/">O2 to sell the iPhone?</a>. I went to <a href="http://www.lidl.co.uk/uk/home.nsf/pages/i.home">Lidl</a> this morning a pickup a mobile, that can only be described as the antitheses of the iPhone the <a href=http://direct.motorola.com/hellomoto/motofone/experience/experience/index.html">Motofone F3</a> and I can tell you after only a few hours of use, it’s as beautiful a mobile phone as the iPhone, in exactly the target audience it was proposed for, as that proposed by the iPhone’s target audience.</p> <p>I’ll report more as I go along, but for now, I’m just as happy to have this phone as I might have been to be one of the proud iPhone owners. </p> <p>I am still trying to find out if it runs Linux.</p> <p>UPDATE: The F3 is a SCPL (scalpel) class device which runs a Java/Linux derived OS called <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JUIX">JUIX</a> now all I have to do is hack a command line interface to really get this thing to sing 😉 </p> <p>Links:<br /> <a href="http://www.ururk.com/?p=74">Motorola Motofone F3 Dissassembly</a><br /> <a href="http://www.cneophytou.com/2007/02/19/motorola-motofone-f3">Motorola Motofone F3</a><br /> <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorola_Motofone_F3">Motorola Motofone F3</a></p> <!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on the_content --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.branedy.net/?p=466"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on the_content --> </div><!-- .entry-content --> </div><!-- .post-entry --> <footer class="post-data"> <span class="cat-links"> Posted in <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=17" rel="category">Apple</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=48" rel="category">Information</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=35" rel="category">lifestyle</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=10" rel="category">Linux</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=62" rel="category">telecommunications</a> </span><br/> <div class="entry-meta"> </div><!-- .entry-meta --> </footer><!-- .post-data --> </article><!-- #post-## --> <article id="post-256" class="post-256 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-general-it-issues category-history category-intel category-linux category-microsoft category-myths category-truth category-windows"> <header class="entry-header"> <h1 class="entry-title post-title"><a href="https://www.branedy.net/?p=256" rel="bookmark">Palm and the mysterious nosedive</a></h1> <div class="post-meta"> <span class="meta-prep meta-prep-author posted">Posted on </span> <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?p=256" title="2:18 pm" rel="bookmark"><time class="timestamp updated" itemprop="datePublished" datetime="2006-05-03T14:18:34+01:00">May 3, 2006</time></a><span class="byline"> by </span> <span class="author vcard" itemprop="author" itemscope="itemscope" itemtype="http://schema.org/Person"><a class="url fn n" href="https://www.branedy.net/?author=2" title="View all posts by Branedy" itemprop="url" rel="author"><span itemprop="name">Branedy</span></a></span> </div><!-- .post-meta --> </header><!-- .entry-header --> <div class="post-entry"> <div class="entry-content"> <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.branedy.net/?p=256"></div><p>I am seeing all sorts of articles about Palm and handheld devices in general being in a nosedive. <a href="http://www.internetnews.com/wireless/article.php/3602316">Handheld Sales Nosedive</a> and <a href="http://news.com.com/IDC+Handheld+sales+continue+to+slide/2100-1041_3-5430683.html">Handheld sales continue to slide</a> and it represents what is wrong in market research. Market Research! </p> <p>The primary reason that Handheld sales, and most notably Palm, it this. While most companies are in the replacement/upgrade mode of operation, Microsoft/Intel mindset. Where every time a software release is, well, released. You must buy a new computer. Palm has had a serious problem with their systems, they don’t need replacement. At least not very often. And while they are not perfect, they have bugs, and issues, they do something that other machines don’t do. They are consistent, focused products. Once a bug becomes a known bug, there is a known work around by the owner. And once learned, it’s not a problem. They don’t break often, I still have my Palm Vx, the battery still holds a charge for weeks, it’s reliable and still syncs with my Mac. The only upgrade I ever had for the palm was from a V to the Vx and that’s only because I crushed the screen on the V. Mind you the crushed V still works, but the screen is a bit unusable. And that is the problem. Lots of people have Palms, almost no one needs an upgrade. So the appearance of a ‘slide’ is sales is more about saturation than about lack of interest. I still use mine, and I’ll bet many people still do. But an upgrade, not really. Though the Palm T/X has been tempting with it’s WiFi abilities. </p> <p>So get over the ‘sales’ figures, if you need a Palm, go buy one. It’ll last for years, and you probability won’t need another. And forget about this UMPC thing, it won’t keep up with a Palm. </p> <!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on the_content --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.branedy.net/?p=256"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on the_content --> </div><!-- .entry-content --> </div><!-- .post-entry --> <footer class="post-data"> <span class="cat-links"> Posted in <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=2" rel="category">General IT issues</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=4" rel="category">History</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=14" rel="category">Intel</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=10" rel="category">Linux</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=16" rel="category">Microsoft</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=20" rel="category">Myths</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=26" rel="category">Truth</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=9" rel="category">Windows</a> </span><br/> <div class="entry-meta"> </div><!-- .entry-meta --> </footer><!-- .post-data --> </article><!-- #post-## --> <article id="post-255" class="post-255 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-blog category-general-it-issues category-internet category-linux"> <header class="entry-header"> <h1 class="entry-title post-title"><a href="https://www.branedy.net/?p=255" rel="bookmark">Automated Blog Spammer at …</a></h1> <div class="post-meta"> <span class="meta-prep meta-prep-author posted">Posted on </span> <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?p=255" title="1:49 pm" rel="bookmark"><time class="timestamp updated" itemprop="datePublished" datetime="2006-05-03T13:49:01+01:00">May 3, 2006</time></a><span class="byline"> by </span> <span class="author vcard" itemprop="author" itemscope="itemscope" itemtype="http://schema.org/Person"><a class="url fn n" href="https://www.branedy.net/?author=2" title="View all posts by Branedy" itemprop="url" rel="author"><span itemprop="name">Branedy</span></a></span> </div><!-- .post-meta --> </header><!-- .entry-header --> <div class="post-entry"> <div class="entry-content"> <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.branedy.net/?p=255"></div><p>I am currently fending off an automated blog Spammer originating from IP address 65.39.251.54. It appears to be using the WordPress “wp-trackback.php” as it’s vector. I have sent email to the hosting service and the whois holder for this IP range. But no luck yet. I am currently being hit every 2 minutes, which isn’t yet a Denial of Service, but it is coming close.</p> <p>Update: This spammer now has changed the address to 216.195.47.248 It’s the same Linux system as before, just another address. </p> <p>UPDATE: Now a regular spammer at 69.31.32.5 </p> <!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on the_content --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.branedy.net/?p=255"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on the_content --> </div><!-- .entry-content --> </div><!-- .post-entry --> <footer class="post-data"> <span class="cat-links"> Posted in <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=23" rel="category">Blog</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=2" rel="category">General IT issues</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=7" rel="category">Internet</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=10" rel="category">Linux</a> </span><br/> <div class="entry-meta"> </div><!-- .entry-meta --> </footer><!-- .post-data --> </article><!-- #post-## --> <article id="post-55" class="post-55 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-linux category-mac category-microsoft category-windows"> <header class="entry-header"> <h1 class="entry-title post-title"><a href="https://www.branedy.net/?p=55" rel="bookmark">Windows replacement</a></h1> <div class="post-meta"> <span class="meta-prep meta-prep-author posted">Posted on </span> <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?p=55" title="6:06 pm" rel="bookmark"><time class="timestamp updated" itemprop="datePublished" datetime="2005-08-14T18:06:29+01:00">August 14, 2005</time></a><span class="byline"> by </span> <span class="author vcard" itemprop="author" itemscope="itemscope" itemtype="http://schema.org/Person"><a class="url fn n" href="https://www.branedy.net/?author=2" title="View all posts by Branedy" itemprop="url" rel="author"><span itemprop="name">Branedy</span></a></span> </div><!-- .post-meta --> </header><!-- .entry-header --> <div class="post-entry"> <div class="entry-content"> <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.branedy.net/?p=55"></div><p>My wife’s school has just been donated with 5 used PC’s. Not great ones, but much better than many of the existing ones in the school. Most are around 600 Mhz, 128MB and 15GB systems with monitors. </p> <p>The rub is that they have no Operating systems. The company has suggested that she contact Microsoft for a deal on an OS. But between my wife the Principal of the school and her husband, Linux will be what we try. The problem is choosing which distribution to use. </p> <p>I just tried installing Debian (Sarge) 3.1 on my Virtual-PC version 5 on my Mac to see how it works, it looks nice, but it took hours to install. I’ve been looking for a free Lycoris, Xandros even Linspire as they would be easier on the teachers if it looks like windows and is easy to install.</p> <p>The installations for most of the other distro’s have been the breaking of them. When is someone going to make a simple installation for Ma and Paw, and Mabel the teacher. </p> <p>I know, this is a hot topic in the Linux world, I hope for a fast solution.</p> <!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on the_content --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.branedy.net/?p=55"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on the_content --> </div><!-- .entry-content --> </div><!-- .post-entry --> <footer class="post-data"> <span class="cat-links"> Posted in <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=10" rel="category">Linux</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=5" rel="category">Mac</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=16" rel="category">Microsoft</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=9" rel="category">Windows</a> </span><br/> <div class="entry-meta"> </div><!-- .entry-meta --> </footer><!-- .post-data --> </article><!-- #post-## --> <article id="post-24" class="post-24 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-apple category-general-it-issues category-history category-intel category-internet category-linux category-microsoft category-science"> <header class="entry-header"> <h1 class="entry-title post-title"><a href="https://www.branedy.net/?p=24" rel="bookmark">The Future of Technology</a></h1> <div class="post-meta"> <span class="meta-prep meta-prep-author posted">Posted on </span> <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?p=24" title="7:16 pm" rel="bookmark"><time class="timestamp updated" itemprop="datePublished" datetime="2005-06-14T19:16:08+01:00">June 14, 2005</time></a><span class="byline"> by </span> <span class="author vcard" itemprop="author" itemscope="itemscope" itemtype="http://schema.org/Person"><a class="url fn n" href="https://www.branedy.net/?author=1" title="View all posts by Administrator" itemprop="url" rel="author"><span itemprop="name">Administrator</span></a></span> </div><!-- .post-meta --> </header><!-- .entry-header --> <div class="post-entry"> <div class="entry-content"> <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.branedy.net/?p=24"></div><p>I recently watched the latest Star Wars movie and while the plot was well known to me, I was very happy that the threads in the movie did a fair job of connecting the movie to the original three episodes. I have observed that the technology displayed in the movies is also interesting in that it does two very interesting and different things. The first is something that should be in everyone’s requirements documents during any IT project, or for that matter any software or technology project. </p> <p>First in the movies there is a common use of technology, very high tech, but not intrusive in that the technology is what used to be called ‘Appropriate Technology’. Often this has been used in third world countries to describe technology that fits the situation. As in use of solar electronic devices in an area where distributed power is not common, or skipping the ‘Industrial Age’ in favor of the Digital Age. In any case the technology is enough to help, but not enough to intrude. Making the technology a comfortable chair rather than a large lounger/vibrator/bar/desk object that takes up half a room. This could explain the iPod fad, it’s not intrusive, and does only what it was designed to do. The technology should just work <b>for</b> you, you shouldn’t have to work <b>at</b> the technology. This could apply to most things, Operating Systems, entertainment systems, IT information systems. Always available, doing just as needed, and not intrusive.</p> <p>The other point gleaned from the movies is related but different and that is culture, the technology reflected the various cultural differences, but still provided similar benefits. The spaceships reflected the culture of the planet that operated them. In Ireland, and Europe in general, that is reflected today in automobiles. The cars here are smaller, shaped differently and in some cases are dead ugly functional. Even the heavy equipment here has identifiable differences to those in the U.S. Some of this is due to the environment in which they operate, smaller streets, more expensive fuel, ect. Even McDonalds has adapted their menus here. The one size fits all is not, and should not be a requirement of the technology. It should recognize that there are different cultural and environmental elements to accommodate in the development of technology. I cannot count the number of E-Commerce systems that attempt to sell in Ireland and <b>require</b> an area code or a street number. Here a house address could be a proper name, associated with a village or an estate name, no zip code and no street address. The mapping sites operating on the Internet are going to go crazy here, where the only real way to find some houses are GPS coordinates and the help of the local postman. </p> <p>Anyway, the point is this, development of technology is as much an element of culture and lifestyle as any other object in use today, and should be incorporated into any requirements analysis for future development. The shape of a computer case, the color of a keyboard, the data entry screen, the controls on an MP3 player must all be taken into consideration. Apple more or less knew this with the creation of colored iMacs and iPods. And the PC industry has often copied this with no real understanding as to <b>why</b> one should do this. This is why! Discrete useful, culturally integrated technology is the goal. </p> <!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on the_content --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.branedy.net/?p=24"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on the_content --> </div><!-- .entry-content --> </div><!-- .post-entry --> <footer class="post-data"> <span class="cat-links"> Posted in <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=17" rel="category">Apple</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=2" rel="category">General IT issues</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=4" rel="category">History</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=14" rel="category">Intel</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=7" rel="category">Internet</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=10" rel="category">Linux</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=16" rel="category">Microsoft</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=12" rel="category">Science</a> </span><br/> <div class="entry-meta"> </div><!-- .entry-meta --> </footer><!-- .post-data --> </article><!-- #post-## --> <article id="post-23" class="post-23 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-apple category-linux category-microsoft category-science"> <header class="entry-header"> <h1 class="entry-title post-title"><a href="https://www.branedy.net/?p=23" rel="bookmark">Plumbing supplies, Apple, Linux and Windows</a></h1> <div class="post-meta"> <span class="meta-prep meta-prep-author posted">Posted on </span> <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?p=23" title="7:34 pm" rel="bookmark"><time class="timestamp updated" itemprop="datePublished" datetime="2005-06-13T19:34:33+01:00">June 13, 2005</time></a><span class="byline"> by </span> <span class="author vcard" itemprop="author" itemscope="itemscope" itemtype="http://schema.org/Person"><a class="url fn n" href="https://www.branedy.net/?author=1" title="View all posts by Administrator" itemprop="url" rel="author"><span itemprop="name">Administrator</span></a></span> </div><!-- .post-meta --> </header><!-- .entry-header --> <div class="post-entry"> <div class="entry-content"> <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.branedy.net/?p=23"></div><p>Living in another country has been a learning experience. Coming from the U.S. I had been spoiled with choices. My house in Seattle had different faucets in almost every bathroom and in the kitchen. The fixtures were even from different venders, some very good venders. The kitchen faucet broke once, it was from a vendor that had a lifetime warrant. And they honored it, after I called the support number, told them the problem and the part number. They sent me the replacement part, twice! The first kit they sent was for a newer version of the same faucet, not the older version I had. (Some of you know where this is going, I’ll bet.)</p> <p>In Ireland I was struck by the ‘primitive’ nature of the plumbing fixtures. But when I was trying to fix a faucet in the bathroom recently, the primitive part was an easy fix, and every DIY (Do It Yourself) store in town had the part. And it fit, and was cheap. This was not a small part, bits and bobs of brass, washers and seals. Fairly complete piece, but the broken piece just screwed out and back in with the new. Even the old handle worked. </p> <p>Now some of you who skipped ahead saw this coming. Linux, Apple, and Windows have been selling to the U.S. market. A market where everyone expects choice, and products all try to differentiate them selves to provide value. And this has lead to hundreds of different Desktops (GUI) in Linux Distros. The Linux advocates call this freedom to choose. but a vast majority of the population just want things to work. Like the plumbing, choice is good, when you have a support infrastructure and lifetime warrantees from the vendor. But if the plumbing is available at the corner hardware store and can be replaced by anyone, why can’t Linux’s parts do the same? Any Geek could I’m sure, but if we talk about Ma and Paw user, not a prayer. </p> <p>Looking at Windows, it takes a different tack. It puts every part into the kit, to fit every possible plumbing issue. And that’s a lot of parts. Apple on the other hand, builds the parts and puts in only the parts it makes into the kit. Clean and simple. It’s no wonder that OS-X is so much more stable. No second hand, third party parts in the plumbing. But then you can’t get the plumbing parts from anyone but them. Heck, you can barely find the whole system for sale here in Cork, and they have a factory in town!</p> <p>This is not a new concept, everyone knows the story of interchangeable parts. I always like the flintlock part. Instead of custom flintlocks with custom parts the parts were all the same. Not as pretty, maybe not as good, but faster to make and easier to fix when broken. And yes, even custom parts do break, even it they are better made. But replacing is not so simple. Interchangeable parts made weapon (read product) production easy.</p> <p>Operating systems have become this way. Windows trying to fit everything, and locking the customer into their custom parts. Linux providing so may parts, it’s hard to choose, and then some of them don’t fit without rebuilding the house (kernel). And trying to use Windows parts in Linux (read drivers) don’t fit either. </p> <p>Now everyone will state the obvious Standards (there is even a plumbing supplier called Standard, but do you have one?) but then that’s the nice thing about standards, there are so many to choose from.</p> <p>The point I’ve been trying to reach is Linux will have to start standardizing it’s plumbing parts. These Distro ‘choices’ are going to have to be dropped to save Linux. The FUD about Linux fragmenting isn’t FUD, Linux IS fragmented! It will never be a desktop replacement until it becomes as common and familiar as DIY faucets. Microsoft will have to drop all the legacy plumbing parts in the Longhorn release (or fail). Apple will have to open DIY shops (and stores) everywhere. And I have to get this bit of a drip from the faucet stopped, and clean up the floor.</p> <!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on the_content --><div class="at-below-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.branedy.net/?p=23"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on the_content --> </div><!-- .entry-content --> </div><!-- .post-entry --> <footer class="post-data"> <span class="cat-links"> Posted in <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=17" rel="category">Apple</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=10" rel="category">Linux</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=16" rel="category">Microsoft</a>, <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?cat=12" rel="category">Science</a> </span><br/> <div class="entry-meta"> </div><!-- .entry-meta --> </footer><!-- .post-data --> </article><!-- #post-## --> <article id="post-14" class="post-14 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-linux category-microsoft category-windows"> <header class="entry-header"> <h1 class="entry-title post-title"><a href="https://www.branedy.net/?p=14" rel="bookmark">More Windows and Linux issues</a></h1> <div class="post-meta"> <span class="meta-prep meta-prep-author posted">Posted on </span> <a href="https://www.branedy.net/?p=14" title="8:08 pm" rel="bookmark"><time class="timestamp updated" itemprop="datePublished" datetime="2005-06-05T20:08:55+01:00">June 5, 2005</time></a><span class="byline"> by </span> <span class="author vcard" itemprop="author" itemscope="itemscope" itemtype="http://schema.org/Person"><a class="url fn n" href="https://www.branedy.net/?author=1" title="View all posts by Administrator" itemprop="url" rel="author"><span itemprop="name">Administrator</span></a></span> </div><!-- .post-meta --> </header><!-- .entry-header --> <div class="post-entry"> <div class="entry-content"> <div class="at-above-post-cat-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.branedy.net/?p=14"></div><p>Earlier this week I was helping my wife’s teacher colleagues with fixing windows on a generic Packard Bell computer. Well now my wife’s Sony Laptop, appears to be on the injured player list as well. While she has not been kind to the Sony over the years, it has managed to work. But lately it has been causing her grief. She did manage to drop the thing on the Netgear 401 WiFi adaptor (PCMCIA) and it looks to have broken the connector from the mother board. Windows continued to work and I managed to get her wireless again with a Belkin’s USB WiFi adaptor. And this worked for a while. </p> <p>Now Windows XP was never stable on this laptop. It regularly locked up, took long pauses for no discernible reason, or generally blue screened. This was something she took in stride, and was fine with. Until the Sony became really unstable. Now it may have been the damage to the PCMCIA mount, or not. And with the assumption that it just needed to have the OS reinstalled, she proceeded. </p> <p>It’s been three days now, the Sony has yet to operate on windows. After three failed attempts to reinstall Windows. Everything from the install CD’s failing on the third disk with an unknown error, to not being able to install the virus software, to having to uninstall the XP service pack 2 and reinstall it.</p> <p>This brought my wife to her current dilemma, and breaking point. She has known for a long time that Mac’s just work. And that I have been a supporter of Linux. So we embarked on a journey of exploration for a User friendly Linux install for her Sony. I personally had been dying to try out the different distro’s and had quite a selection. We started with Mandrake (now Mandriva) 10. I had this on CD from one of the magazines. This installed great all three CDs full, and seemed to be going great up until we found we couldn’t use the built in track-pad. Nothing I tried would get mandrake to recognize the mouse.</p> <p>On to XanderOS this I thought would be good, as one of the applications my wife uses a lot were the MS Office suite. Having CrossOver office on it made it interesting. Mind you we have been Installing OpenOffice on the school machines she is in-charge of at her school. So she was comfortable with the Star Office in this distro. So on to the the install, not a problem even the track-pad worked this time, and I even managed to get it on the internet. On the built-in ethernet adaptor. There was nothing I could do to get it to recognize the Belkin USB adaptor. My wife, a fan of WiFi, (why have a laptop if you can’t use wireless) found this useless.</p> <p>Lycorius never finished installing, Knoppix, while fine on the liveCD, it was too crude for my wife. And I couldn’t easily install Gentoo, or Ubuntu. </p> <p>This could just be a broken Sony Laptop, But that’s only part of the problem. While Windows XP did install, it did not provide any better service than it’s previous erratic behaviors. But worse were the Linux installs, either they were too hard to install, or did not provide enough coverage of the hardware to produce a viable laptop operating system. Now I know that Linux may work better on a more generic desk side mini tower. But really, how many people are really using simple generic systems. And how do you win the hearts and minds of the general public, who can barely manage to install Windows XP, if the alternative is in the Linux distro’s which are so bad.</p> <p>As another thought, from what I can tell, Linux will never be a widely used desktop, until one of the big PC builders Dell, Sony, HP or someone else starts building Linux configured Laptops and desk side systems. Then Joe user could rightly migrate from Windows XP to a safer, and stable Operating system. </p> <p>I hope someone, an Outsource builder, or overseas manufacture will fill this role. Maybe Lenovo will utilize the IBM think pad design’s and pump out Linux laptops. 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