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Month: August 2008

A Nightmare In The Server Room – Old Hardware

A Nightmare In The Server Room – Old Hardware

Spent the last 2 days at work trying to install Ubuntu Server on an old IBM NetFinity M7000 M10 server (2x Pentium III Xeon 500MH, 512MB RAM, 100GB RAID-5 SCSI), and although installation was successful, booting the server was not. Tried many ways to troubleshoot the problem, and finally found something interesting – Fedora Core 9 LiveCD was able to boot up without any tweaking of the GRUB boot options. So, I decided to install Fedora Core 9. However, the…

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More Rubbish From Digital Life

More Rubbish From Digital Life

Was snickering after reading today’s Digital Life, mainly because of three “strange” things in today’s Digital Life write-up about the UMPCs. In it, they compared the major brands of UMPCs, and was wondering why they awarded the MSI Wind the “DL Choice” award, when the battery life is horrid, and the screen size is the only largest of the lot. The odd thing is, why they did not bring in the Asus eee PC 1000 series for comparison, as it…

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ODEX Anniversary – Japanese Anime Companies Strike Back

ODEX Anniversary – Japanese Anime Companies Strike Back

Read in the HWZ forums that a Singnet user has recieved a “love letter” from the local law firm, Rajah & Tann, representing ShowGate Inc from Japan. Well, looks like the shit has hit the ceiling fan, quite literally. If this goes to the courts, and a landmark case is set, it spells doom on all anime lovers in Singapore. EDIT: More news – Apparently, not only Singnet users have been hit, but Starhub users have received the letter as…

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Sunday Rush

Sunday Rush

Went to HS’s place after his RT, and CheekyHan was there also (since they were taking RT together). His PC, an AMD Palermo Sempron 3500+ with an MSI motherboard was dead. However, not knowing the full cause of the problem, I insisted that the PC had to be brought to my place, since HS did not tell me his system spec, so I came prepared with everything except the important part, which was the MSI Debug Bracket, so CheekyHan drove…

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Busy, Busy Days

Busy, Busy Days

Sorry for the long delay in posting, its been almost a month since I last posted. Been really busy with the final year project, and the prototype was only submitted last Friday – hope that the assessment would be a good one. On top of that, my subordinate got into a minor motorcycle accident two weeks ago, and as a result, I had to run around like a madman for the last two weeks, preparing equipment for others, checking staff…

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