New URL

21 03 2008

Blog has moved, new URL is http://ewanm89.co.uk/ (yes I own a domain now 🙂 ) and it’s hosted on a nice new server!
Please update all your links.





Catch up post

14 09 2007

Sorry haven’t posted in a while. Been busy getting ready to go to university next Saturday (22nd Sept). For those of you don’t know, I’m going to Royal Holloway University of London to read Computer Science.

In other news, about three weeks ago I tried to play a DVD in my laptop. It wouldn’t play and BIOS stopped detecting that the drive even existed. Yesterday I found out that the drive was removable and one of the data pins had come out of contact when I inserted the DVD.





Laptop cardreader, ENE Tecnology

13 08 2007

If you have a laptop and it has a cardreader that doesn’t seem to work on linux.

This one lspci reports as:
06:04.1 FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc ENE PCI Memory Stick Card Reader Controller (rev 01)
06:04.2 Generic system peripheral [0805]: ENE Technology Inc ENE PCI Secure Digital Card Reader Controller (rev 01)
06:04.3 FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc: (rev 01)
06:04.4 FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc SD/MMC Card Reader Controller (rev 01)

Check, for /dev/ files that look lik /dev/mmcblk0 and /dev/mmcblk0p1. It may just work (on recent kernels).

mount with something like “sudo mount /dev/mmcblk0p1 /mnt”

All the files will be under /mnt/ in this example.

and don’t forget to umount it with “sudo umount /mnt” before you yank it out.





openmoko

16 07 2007

I’ve been following openmoko for quite a few months now and actually started getting a multiuser environment together, development version of the neo-1973 is out. However parents won’t let me order one :(. Please mum, I need it for development, qemu is just too tedious for such development.

Good news is in a few weeks I’ll hopefully have a bank account I can use to order it.

For those of you that have read this blog and got confused, see http://openmoko.org/ and http://openmoko.com/





Compiz-fusion

25 06 2007

I’ve been using compiz-fusion for a couple of weeks now, for those of you that don’t know it is the the compiz-extras/Beryl merge. It isn’t ready for release quite yet but I have it built from the git repos using the xeffects gentoo overlay (see http://gentoo-xeffects.org/). I’ll leave you with these images of various new things.
Compiz-fusion cube reflection
Draw fire
Expo
And finally I thought it was stable enough for this:
Stable





Gentoo

10 06 2007

Started playing around with gentoo, after the difficult task of resizing the ‘buntu partition I did the basic install, mostly things went well. So I now have a working system (still a few problems to iron out) and I still have a lot to install.





Boycott eurovision, bring back Dr Who

12 05 2007

I’m calling for everyone to boycott eurovision as the BBC are using it to replace Dr Who tonight. We want Dr Who. So if we get the viewer ratings down, the BBC might think twice next year.