Wednesday, August 24 2005
I just read heise for breakfast and saw that Google Talk
is just Jabber. This is so great! Finally Jabber is used by a big player and
should therefore get more widespread soon. It's really time to get rid of stuff like ICQ,MSN,YAHOO chat and move
to a open protocol. Nothing is more painful then having something like 5 IM accounts so you can talk to everybody.
Anyway I just setup my Google Talk aka. GMail account in GAIM. Google actually has some documentation on their site
on how to use other clients then their own client to use their service *WOHU* The only bad thing now is that Google
Talk doesn't accept server-to-server connections right now, this prevents someone with a jabber.org account to talk
to someone with a gmail account. When the remove this feature Google Talk will really help Jabber.
yesterday my ThinkPad silently rebooted as I unplugged my (external) USB disk, when it came backup USB was gone!
The OS (Linux/Windows) still sees the USB host controller but non of the many devices I attached get recognized
(dmesg shows nothing). Also some of the devices get power from the bus and others don't (I guess some of them
only turn on the lights if the are ready). The internal Bluetooth is also gone (it's USB too) - so I
guess the complete bus is gone or actually I think only a fuse got shot.
Anyway I spoke to the IBM support today and they told me it will be fixed within 7 days (wow!). To the question if
this is a common problem I got told that it happens from time to time. WTF? USB is hotplug - it should be able
to handle stuff like this.
Let's see how fast I get back my beloved black beauty :-]