Archive for September, 2008

Reverie: A DSLR Masterpiece in HD

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Yes, I am busy again that’s why I have been so quiet. As usual Rizal pointed me to an interesting post that leads me to Reverie. It caught my attention so much I had to write this short post. I was astonished by the quality of the movie, especially since it is taken using a […]

Setting DD-WRT Cron Job Through Command Line

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

I managed to get OpenVPN running on my DD-WRT v2.2 router, with the instructions from the wiki. However after a few reboot tests I saw that OpenVPN died immediately after it started, with no traceable reasons. Sep 12 00:51:10 192.168.xx.xx openvpn[3940]: TUN/TAP device tap0 opened . . . Sep 12 00:51:11 192.168.xx.xx openvpn[3949]: Initialization Sequence […]

OpenVZ On Ubuntu Or Debian

Monday, September 8th, 2008

As a SysAdmin I have been using OpenVZ since it was introduced, and trust me it has not always been this easy. I used to take care of 20 physical servers with yearly replacement of about 5 machines. Since some of the servers are running different Linux distributions and different hardware it was decided that […]

DD-WRT v24 Upgrade on My WRT54G v2.2 Wireless Router

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

It has been some time that I wanted to upgrade the firmware, but I rarely have the motivation to do so. I ensured myself that I would not brick the router, and reminded myself on how DD-WRT always produces new and exciting features. So today, I did it. It took around 20 minutes to upgrade […]

OSCC: The Silent Mirror

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

All hyped out about sharing Linux knowledge with friends especially dirn, I wanted to download Ubuntu for my own use mainly because I am a strict Debian user. Browsing the mirror list in Ubuntu official site I am disappointed by the speed of most of the mirrors I selected, and the fastest I can get […]

SMART Tunnel Woes

Friday, September 5th, 2008

I just watched a segment from TV3’s Buletin Utama about complaints regarding the closure of the SMART tunnel. It amuses me with the fact that people seem to be blaming it on the tunnel management alone when the reason is closure is known – to redirect water. For the ignorant or the unrelated readers from […]

MyBlogLog: Where Have I Been?

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

I am a little embarrassed to admit that I have neglected MyBlogLog for quite some time that I never noticed that it has been bought by Yahoo!. I did wonder on how some people get very nice MyBlogLog widgets and today I decided to check it out. I was asked to link my account to […]

Google Chrome: More Findings

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Actually, if you really watch the 52-minutes video or read the whole manual you might already know about these cool features. And then again maybe not. I didn’t have the time to go thorough with the documents / videos so I am just documenting based on casual use. One of most obvious feature would be […]

Google Chrome: My Findings So Far

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Like Rizal, I was also thrilled to try out Google Chrome when I saw the posts in nazham.com and dirn.name. I am simply discussing my initial findings, and we all know it’s Beta. This is by no means an official or detailed review. This is what I have encountered so far while using it casually.

Ramadhan: McDonald’s Breakfast Starts at 5.00

Monday, September 1st, 2008

I have just returned from a short trip to Taman Equine McDonald’s to look for some light food for sahur. It was exactly 4.22 AM when I arrived at the drive-thru. We wanted to have the big breakfast set but the voice on the display said “during Ramadhan breakfast starts at 5.00 AM”. I said […]