Saturday, August 23 2008
Monday, August 18 2008
today I visited FrOSCon for the first time. My impression is very mixed. The location is quite nice, the admission fee is low (5 Euros) and the talks are mixed.
I visited the OpenVZ talk which was OK but not great. The iPhone talk was garbage or worse. The guy didn't have a clue. He didn't talk about free/open software he did a 35 minute iPhone tour. I wished he would have covered the free SDK that exists since the first iPhone was released. ARG I'm pissed about this what a waste of time. The OpenMoko talk was interesting, I saw many talks about OpenMoko and the Neo device and every time they tell you a little more.
The actual reason for me going to FrOSCon was the keynote by Andrew Tannenbaum (the MINIX guy). His talk about MINIX 3 was interesting and funny.
All in all a nice day - also we only stayed until 4pm.
Saturday, August 16 2008
Friday, August 08 2008
I just saw a Google Street View car driving through Darmstadt passing me on
the Rheinstrasse. Lets see when the pictures show up on Google.
Wednesday, August 06 2008
slides for for BlackHat and DefCon 2008 are already available online.
Get them here and here
Tuesday, August 05 2008
Ubuntu 8.04.1 works just fine on the MSI Wind just make sure you really have
8.04.1 since 8.04 will not install due to module crash.
Stuff that worked out of the box for me: Audio, Ethernet, WebCam, Bluetooth, SD/MMC card slot.
Wireless LAN was the only thing that didn't work out of the box. After I installed the right
driver for the Realtek Unknown 8199i (rev 22) it worked. The driver is auto loaded and
the network manager can configure it for WPA-PSK and unencrypted (only modes I tested).
The driver is rtl8187se get it from here the current version seems to be from 07.16.2008, this works for me.
The whole wireless lan issue with the MSI Wind is kind of strange. The initial report said that the
Wind will have an Atheros based wireless card. The Media Akoya Mini apparently has a RaLink wireless
card. My MSI Wind has a Realtek card. Anyway it works so I don't care.
Sunday, August 03 2008
I finally got my MSI Wind (one month after I ordered it). I bought the black version with
a pre installed 2GB upgrade (yep I'm getting older). Right now I'm installing Ubuntu
since there is no way I use WinXP (home).
First overall impression is good.