The Rollerblade Twister Plus is still by far my favourite skate, especially when it comes to customization. Yes, I already wrote that in my last entry… it’s just not likely to change any time soon. Here’s a couple of simple variations on the same base.
The common part is a Rollerblade Twister Plus (2004) size 28.0 [...]
» Custom : Twister Plus Mod and Metro
The Rollerblade Twister Plus is still by far my favourite skate, especially when it comes to customization. Here is a simple variation I’ve made, where the accent is on both aesthetics and details.
The base is one of my Rollerblade Twister Plus (2004) in size 28.0 MP (43 EU, 10 US). At this size, the front [...]
» Custom : Rollerblade Twister Plus Red Touch
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Something I had in mind for a very long time.
I was having problems with my home DSL gateway device a few months ago. It was an old-ish Netgear device which had been running fine for years. Since it supported only wireless A/B/G, I decided it was a good time to replace it for a wireless (draft) N compatible device as my latest laptop supported [...]
» Linksys WAG160N vs. D-Link DSL-2740R
I’ve just wasted a couple of hours trying to get a FreeNX server working, but just kept getting this error :
Cannot establish any listening sockets – Make sure an X server isn’t already running
Not very explicit, not very useful, and searching returns many results about people having the same problem. The solution is simple, though [...]
» FreeNX headache
It breaks my heart to see great old skates being thrown away. This is what was about to happen to these Roces LAX (Los Angeles) skates when their owner decided to buy new ones in September 2009. Because of their above-average potential, and also because they were my size, I just couldn’t let that happen [...]
» Retro Custom : Roces Los Angeles
Most GNU/Linux distributions include the proper mime types to be handled by Xine when it is installed, but not for DVD Video ISO images on disk. But it’s really easy to add.
If the DVD button in Xine work for real Video DVDs, then just create the /usr/share/applications/xine-open-iso.desktop file with the following content, and you’ll now [...]
» GNOME menu entry for Xine DVD playback
Here are some instructions on how to configure a computer using Fedora for image or video slideshows. The idea is to have the computer automatically run some fullscreen application on boot, which is typically what is wanted on public displays in fairs, hallways, stores etc, all this without running any window manager.
To achieve this in [...]
» Fedora to display automated image or video slideshows
The bazaar documentation is quite extensive, but not when it comes to setting up an ssh server. The solution for allowing bzr+ssh access to a server without a full shell access is nowhere to be found. But it’s actually quite simple…
Just make sure the ~bzruser/.ssh/authorized_keys entries are as follows :
command=”bzr serve –inet –directory=/home/bzruser –allow-writes”,no-port-forwarding,no-pty,no-agent-forwarding,no-X11-forwarding ssh-dss [...]
» Creating a restricted bzr+ssh smart server
I just received the Sennheiser PXC 450 headphones I ordered online. One morning in the office, I just couldn’t stand the ambient noise of all the co-workers and decided it would be worth trying.
It’s a brand new office with some serious acoustic defects if you ask me. They should be sorted out eventually, but for [...]
» Sennheiser PXC 450 headphones
I needed some SFF (Small Form Factor) computers for a project, and Dell recently released the FX160 which looked exactly like what I was after. But let me give you some quick advice before you read any further : If you want to run GNU/Linux, you’re in for some ugly surprises.
It’s really a shame since [...]
» Dell OptiPlex FX160 and GNU/Linux
We’ve waited years (literally) for this skate to come out. Here are my impressions.
First, I have to admit that like everyone who has seen this skate, my very first impression was a bit disappointing : It’s not feather light like one would expect from a Carbon skate. But when you think of it, a lot [...]
» Universkate Seba High Carbon
Here are my Seba (Universkate) FR1 skates from the very first batch (end of 2006, I think) with their current customisations. Only the outer shell and a few screws are still from the original skates!
I did it. I bought a Blu-Ray and HD-DVD player yesterday… then I bought a couple of Blu-Ray video discs earlier today (Superbad and Stranger Than Fiction, two movies I absolutely love).
My problem is that I want to watch them using exclusively free software. On Fedora 10 x86_64 to be more precise…
So I’ve started looking [...]
» Playing Blu-Ray Video Discs with (Fedora) GNU/Linux
I just wasted hours trying to figure out how to upgrade a Cisco Catalyst 3750 using the .bin image instead of the .tar archive, since I don’t want any fancy web interface on any of my core network devices.
All of the current documentation explains only how to use the archive command, which can’t be used [...]
» Upgrading a Cisco 3750 IOS from a .bin image file
I ran into a chicken and egg problem recently, while trying to configure Xen’s bridging interfaces on top of bonding interfaces.
This setup is for HA (High Availability), since with 4 network interfaces on the system, connected to two different switch cards or stack units, and configured as 2 LACP bonding interfaces in RHEL5, you can [...]
» Using bonding with Xen bridging on RHEL5
I just got a brand new Sony Micro Vault Tiny USB key. As you can see on the picture, it’s about half the size of an SD card, although slightly thicker. The trick it uses to be so small is to slide directly inside the USB port. The size makes it very handy to keep [...]
» Encrypting the data on your USB key to use with GNOME
The new Rollerblade Twister for this 2008 season will be improved at last. No real major changes, in fact the entire outer shell is identical, and the overall skate looks very much the same, but some details have been changed.
I have to admit that I’ve been impressed by Serendipity. It just works. I really like PHP, but very often things are implemented pretty badly with it, and code gets rapidly hard to improve, modularize and so on… but here, it really looks like the developers have done a great job, congrats to them!
Update 2010/04/11 [...]
» Serendipity (this blog ran it)
I fought for days, literally, to get an external SAS enclosure, the Dell MD1000, working with decent performance on RHEL5 x86_64 (PowerEdge 1950 III w/ two quad cores and 16GB RAM) . It’s a 15 disk enclosure, and this one is stuffed with 15 Hitachi 1TB SATAII drives which deliver a raw linear read speed [...]
» Dell PERC5/E and MD1000 performance tweaks