January 18, 2009
I received couple of queries from my friends about which J2ME programs
I use on my mobile phone. I decided to summarize most of the programs I use,
I used in the past or programs I just tried and found useful. I'll try to make
similar list for Windows Mobile applications as well.
May 9, 2008
This blogpost describes installation of OpenSolaris 2008.05 on
dom0 running x86_64 Debian/Etch Linux.
debian-dom0:~# uname -a
Linux debian-dom0 2.6.18-6-xen-amd64 #1 SMP Sun Feb 10 18:02:52 UTC 2008 x86_64 GNU/Linux
December 2, 2007
I've recently bought HP Compaq
2510p notebook (thanks to MEGAOBCHOD.cz for fast and reliable
delivery). I wiped out the default Windows Vista installation and installed KUbuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon on it. There was
no problem during installation. Most of the things works out of the box. Here
are some basic informations which can help other owners of this notebook using
January 13, 2007
This article provides solution for EEPROM checksum problem with Atheros
cards. I've successfully used it to repair Atheros based Wistron Neweb CM9.
wifi%d: unable to attach hardware: 'EEPROM checksum invalid' (HAL status 7)
In the last few days I was solving problem with accessing EEPROM in Atheros
cards in case there is checksum error when loading MadWifi + original Atheros HAL.
After few hours of experiments I found working solution provided by
madwifi-old driver in combination with OpenHAL (from ath-driver.org), which is open-source
implementation of Atheros HAL (not yet finished). Here are few notes how to get
these things to work.
January 11, 2007
If you ever tried to use Atheros MiniPCI module (ie. Wistron Neweb CM9) in older
computer, you probably failed. The reason is old revision of PCI bus.
PCI 2.2 introduces 3.3 volt availability for peripherals usage. The new
Atheros MiniPCI modules require this feature. If you use them in PCI reduction
in older motherboard, you need to find 3.3V source somewhere else. There are few
ways how to get around this, one of them is described in this article.
December 25, 2006
I'm currently searching for multiplatform (Linux, Windows XP) solution for
audio+video transmission. I've summarized list of usable programs I found
December 23, 2006
Few weeks ago Al Jazeera started
new English channel (official launch video on
YouTube). I've watched Al Jazeera English for some time and here are my
opinions about it.
November 24, 2006
In the last few days I was thinking about going to cinema to see one of
these movies – Borat: Cultural
Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Saw III and Children of Men. DVD release of
all of them is far away – cinema was the best choice.
After short search I found cinema ticket for reasonable price. Film was
great – I was laughing all the time. I recommend it to everyone ;).
But I was negativly impressed by British cinemas. Ad-spots in the beginning
are similar to Czech ones. After that they try to fear the people with some
anti-piracy shit and information that you can be put into the jail for filming
of the movie, etc. There are also two infra-red camers in front of the hall –
I hate these Big Brother improvements.
October 23, 2006
I went for a short trip to Brighton
on Saturday. Weather was really nice – there were just short showers during
the day .. and one big in the evening ;). I recommend to visit Royal Pavilion – you have to pay
for entrance but it's worth have.
If you decide to go to Oxford by
coach, don't forget to take your notebook or WiFi enabled PDA with you. Oxfordtube coaches offers free electricity
plug and WiFi connection ;).
I was surprised that there is new law effective from
September 2006 which requires passengers to wear seatbelts on all long distant
coaches in UK.