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Accessing Windows from a browser

In using the CR-48 I have found I can do most things from just a browser, including:

  • web-based development using the file manager in cpanel
  • streaming music using subsonic on my desktop
  • database development using mysql and phpmyadmin

But there are a few of things I cannot do:

Verizon email addresses bouncing after switch to Frontier.

In Washington State, at least Western Washington, Frontier purchased Verizon's operations. Part of this transition was changing everyone's email address from @verizon.net to @frontier.com. If you haven't updated your email address with everyone, any email to @verizon.net will "bounce," meaning the sender will get a message saying it couldn't be delivered.

Blocking websites using Dansguardian

Implementation for kiosk.

1). Changed the homepage of the kiosk user to an allowed website by editing /home/kiosk/.mozilla/firefox//user.js

2). Installed and configured dansguardian using the directions here:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=207008

a). sudo apt-get install dansguardian tinyproxy firehol
b). Change the user's home page in firefox by editing /home/user/.mozilla/firefox//user.js
c). edit /etc/dansguardian/dansguardian.conf and comment the line that starts with UNCONFIGURED

Trouble with AMD Cool and Quiet

I've had an ongoing problem with my computer ever since I purchased it in 2008. Every once in a while, mostly under high load, the computer would freeze. I couldn't find anything in the logs regarding the lock up, and the problem persisted through multiple versions of Ubuntu, so I assumed it was a hardware and not a software problem.

The processor is an AMD Phenom 9850 and the motherboard an Asus M3N-HD HDMI.

I have been compiling the Chromium OS image, or trying to, for the last few weeks. I have been successful a few times, but nearly every time the machine would freeze.

Text based browsers and Linux

I am typing this from a text based browser on my son's laptop over my wireless which was configured using wpa_supplicant. I have to admit, it took quite a bit of work.

I know I can do most everything using the command line including:

*browsing the internet
*use gmail
*use a mail client
*edit documents
*ssh, telnet, etc
*chat using text based clients
*listen to music

Some tasks I cannot do:

*use a virtual machine
*remote desktop
*use flash
*use gnucash
*view movies
*view images (maybe)

Tmobile G2 update adds tethering

An OTA update today added USB and WIFI hotspot tethering to the G2.

I ordered my G2 today!

The T-Mobile G2 is available for pre-order for current customers as low as $199.00 with a two year contract. The phone will be delivered October 6, the same day it's available everywhere else.

G2 pre-order tomorrow?

The G2 is rumored to be available for pre-order tomorrow, September 1 2010.

Upgrading my G1

I remember waiting for what seemed like an eternity to purchase a Linux based cell phone. I was stuck on T-Mobile's network with the T-Mobile Wing which, for it's time, was a decent Window's based cell phone.

When the G1, the first Android based cell phone hit the market, I was one of the first to pre-order the phone. Not only did it have a keyboard, but it was Linux based and built upon an open source operating system called Android.

U.S. Government to Explicitly Allow iPhone Jailbreaking

http://www.macrumors.com/2010/07/26/u-s-government-to-explicitly-allow-i...

Doing what you want with your own device? Us Android people have been doing that for a while. I've been running Cyanogen mod on my 2 year old G1, adding features TMobile refuses to add. I have an option that I can check that allows installation of packages outside of the market.

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