Posted on May 28th, 2008 by Luke Sheldrick.
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28 05 2008

Literately, my macbook has seen better days, as it has cracked around the seems. I just accepted it as one of those things. Until a little bird told me that he had his fixed, by just taking into the Apple store, and booking a repair.

Apparently they even do it if your macbook is out of warrenty. woop!

Took mine into the BlueWater store today,

and will be ready and shiny tomorrow! Fucking A.

This being similar to my problem:



Wait is almost over?

Posted on May 27th, 2008 by Luke Sheldrick.
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27 05 2008

Was out shopping today, and noticed that the Carphone Warehouse had a new poster. Stating that the wait is almost over, for the iPhone, and the date being Friday 9th (June?) hmm around the same time as the WDDC.

The HP laptop was a sticker on the wall, for carphone warehouse, touting their free laptop / broadband office.

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Twit twoo

Posted on May 20th, 2008 by Luke Sheldrick.
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20 05 2008

Would also appear that my twitter feed on the right has broken, oh no it’s not the script, it’s that appears to have fallen off the face of the planet.

Bad twitter. Not even a sign of a SLR, blaiming it on ‘maintenance’.

Update: have had to disable to plug-in for the time being, as twitter is shockingly still as flakey as yesterday, and would hang the page until it times out trying to get my twitter history. Will put it back when they have pulled their fingers out.


iPhone default shell

Posted on May 18th, 2008 by Luke Sheldrick.
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18 05 2008

Apparently, not a good idea to change to bash.

I’ve been playing with my iPhone today, flashing to different firmwares..etc and everytime I SSH in, the first thing I type is bash, to get into the bash shell.

So thought I would change the shell in /etc/master.passwd

Well as per every other change, the iPhone didn’t like that and threw all it’s toys out of the pram. SSH’ing in using mobile stopped working, if I logged in with root, I could execute anything, as it would just kill the SSH session.

Using terminal on the phone it’s self didn’t play either.

Never mind, lesson learnt.


Netgear SC101

Posted on May 11th, 2008 by Luke Sheldrick.
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11 05 2008

Finally, some clever geek type person has writen a set of tools to be able to mount these horrid things under *nix.

I bought mine a couple of years back, bud didn’t realise you had to use a horrid sluggish windows app to be able to mount the thing.

Netgear use a tool called “Z-SAN” under windows.

However you can now mount the drives under *nix, there are a few draw backs however, you first have to partition te drives under windows, not a huge problem, as my desktop is a dual boot.

Secondly you can’t use passwords on the device. Again not a huge problem, I just stuck it on it’s own vlan, and restricted access to it, so only my linux NAS server could see it.

Then on my NAS server (FC9 + NFS + SMB) I used the utils the toolset provides, mounted the two drives, formatted, and mounted. Bob is your mothers brother it all works.

I just share the drives out now using my existing NAS (NFS + SMB) and supprisingly works really well.

Time will see how stable they are.

If you want to do this too, the code can be found at google code:


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