cogito ergo vagus

August 1, 2010

GemFire on my N900

Filed under: gadgets,linux,software,tech — vagus @ 10:19 am

GemFire Enterprise: http://gemstone.com/products/gemfire
The premier in-memory distributed data management platform now with VMware/SpringSource.

Nokia’s N900: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nokia_N900 and http://maemo.nokia.com/n900
Runs a 600 mhz ARM Cortex A8 (65 nm, 32 bit RISC TI OMAP 3430) CPU and 256 MB RAM.

After installing mmjre and bash on the N900, let its console output do the talking:

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October 24, 2009

It Drives Me.

Filed under: about me,tech,wishlist — vagus @ 6:46 am

The gist:

  • Test driven on Sunday October 4th.
  • Driven home from the dealer’s on Saturday October 17th.

Bought a new silver Honda Civic 1.8 S MT!

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November 4, 2007

Synergy2 – cross platform screen, keyboard and mouse sharing

Filed under: gadgets,open source,software,tech — vagus @ 5:07 pm

Today I tried out this fun software called Synergy which is open source (GPL) and cross platform. It’s for virtual screen, keyboard and mouse sharing.

See the Synergy2 SourceForge webpage for more information about it.

It took about 15 minutes to download, install, configure and run on three devices, a Windows XP desktop as the “server” (called blackbird) placed on the left side, a tablet PC with openSUSE Linux (called silverbird) placed in the middle and an Ubuntu laptop (called vaiobird) on the right. I believe it works with Windows Vista as well. Real nifty and a cool toy to play with! :)

workstation

I just had to manually add the positioning information to the config file’s links section as follows:

section: links
blackbird:
right = silverbird
silverbird:
left = blackbird
right = vaiobird
vaiobird:
left = silverbird
end

October 2, 2007

Hardware And Software Bonanza Coming Up

Filed under: computers,gadgets,linux,open source,windows vista,wishlist — vagus @ 10:08 am

A bunch of new GNU/Linux distributions’ releases are coming up and will coincide with my plans to buy a new desktop and a new tablet PC for home use.

OpenSuse 10.3 is coming October 4th, Ubuntu 7.10 (codename: Gutsy Gibbon) is coming October 18th and Fedora 8 is coming November 8th. I plan to install and play with each one and decide on which distro to settle. My current preference is Ubuntu even though I like KDE better than GNOME. I’m currently running Ubuntu “Gutsy” Beta on my home desktop and “Feisty Fawn” (Ubuntu 7.04) on my work desktop and am very impressed with things.

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February 24, 2006

Instant Messenger and E-Mail Etiquette (and Flamewars)

Filed under: computers,humour,microsoft,software,tech — vagus @ 2:41 am

Saw this post on the “mobile help” (John Kennedy) blog. Doesn’t mention those cute emoticons. ;-p
The comments has a link to some 25 e-mail etiquette rules.

Reminded me of a recent article on why flamewars happen.

February 14, 2006

The history of mathematics and astronomy

Filed under: crypto,security,software,tech — vagus @ 9:49 pm

While on my daily web surf I stopped by the 2006 RSA Conference (running Feb 13-17) site to see the keynote agenda. A portion of the entry for one of the speakers, Dr. Subhash Kak, caught my eye:

he has also researched the history of mathematics and astronomy. He is the author of 15 books that include “In Search of the Cradle of Civilization”, “Computing Science in Ancient India”, “The Astronomical Code of the Rgveda”, and “The Architecture of Knowledge”. (more…)

February 13, 2006

Sony VAIO laptop boot problem

Filed under: about me,microsoft,rants,tech,windows vista,wishlist — vagus @ 11:22 am

I’ve got this Sony VAIO laptop – a 3.5 year old model PCG-GRX 560 – which I suspect is about to expire.

About mid-’05 it started having boot problems – wouldn’t “POST” unless I smartly tapped it underneath…

Came across a discussion topic online which helped – many other people have been complaining of similar problems with their VAIOs – looks like one of the two RAM slots is bad! (more…)

It’s a material world

The wait for Windows Vista is driving me nuts! I’m waiting for the “next wave” of hardware and price drops to come out so I can go on a shopping spree. (more…)

3GSM World Congress

Filed under: 3gsm,broadband,gadgets,hsdpa,microsoft,tech,windows mobile 5 — vagus @ 9:45 am

The 2006 3GSM World Congress is on now (13-16 Feb ’06). Found out (and reading) about it on MobileWhack.

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