Eyeglasses vs Contact lenses from geek point of view

September 20, 2007 – 16:43 by Adnan Hodzic


This is just my opinion, all you Slackware users ... just stick to glasses and skip this post :) Losing my eyesight ... well I'd say it started some 2 years ago, I just didn't pay too much attention to it. I go see a Ophthalmologists (let's call him an eye doctor from now on), he gives me my diopter , I go to the first store and get my eyeglasses, note my first virgin eyeglasses. Also please note that when I was getting them (my frames), my comment on which pair do I like was: "I don't give a fuck" So I got my pair, also please note that there aren't any normal eyeglasses frames nowdays! I wasn't looking anything ... "extravagant" I was just looking for a normal eyeglasses frame. Geeky ones were stolen by Emo population. Really geeky ones were just ... your grandfather style of glasses were the ...

Slackware to Debian switch, final?

September 17, 2007 – 11:37 by Adnan Hodzic


This is going to be a rather long post, so I suggest you go get yourself a cup of coffee/beer/cigarette's or whatever your fix is. Last year, since I got this new notebook, I pretty much became a real distro slut. It was pretty much all because of the bleeding edge hardware you had and bleeding edge software that was around, Fedora ... Mandriva. Don't get me wrong, Slackware (any distro) can do those things too, but it's just ... to much pain in the ass. Long story short, I always returned home, to Slackware that is. Now I think that may not be the case, since I'm already on Debian for a month now, and it's not annoying me at all. My previous Debian experiences were mostly server based, whole philosophy was something close to reading Nietzsche, but once you got it figured ... you like it, a lot :) Of ...

WTF is what the fuck?

September 15, 2007 – 22:09 by Adnan Hodzic


I haven't posted anything in 20 days (only, I really though ages passed ...)I was kind of in a ... havoc; So in those 20 days, right I just realized that I just might have interesting life ... I mean, well first after years of Slackware, I think I definitely switched to Debian. That has been put into drafts, I'm writing about it, also I switched from glasses to lenses, that is also one nice draft over there, (see the pattern? Debian, lenses ... getting bling bling. Yes, I am growing a vagina)Oh yes, almost forgot, Adnan Hodzic, almost killed his alter ego AbsintheSyringe, that bastard. That was an interesting trip, I guess I could write about that too, for most part, when was the last time you tried moving your inbox from few mb to maybe few gb's? Graphical tools, such as Thunderbird (IceDove), Kmail, definitely fail in backing ...

Slackware 12.0 + ipw3945

August 5, 2007 – 16:14 by Adnan Hodzic


I still see these questions being asked, so let's solve it once for all. Mount Slackware 12 dvd, go to /extras, copy intel-wlan-ipw3945 somewhere on your disk. Or if you don't have Slackware 12 dvd, just get it off the web. ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.0/extra/intel-wlan-ipw3945 Version of kernel of this and that, it doesn't matter, for example I did this on 2.6.22.1 Remove ieee80211. If not, just remove while installing/upgrading new ieee80211 1) Install the ieee80211 subsystem #tar zxvf ieee and the -1.2.17.tar.gz #cd ieee80211-1.2.17 #make #make install 2) Install kernel modules #tar zxvf ipw3945-1.2.1.tar.gz #cd ipw3945-1.2.1 #make #make install #depmod 3) Copy the firmware to the right place #tar xzvf ipw3945-ucode-1.14.2.tgz #cd ipw3945-ucode-1.14.2 #cp ipw3945.ucode /lib/firmware d) Compile the daemon #tar xzvf ipw3945d-1.7.22.tgz #cd ipw3945d-1.7.22 If you have a x86 processor #cd x86 (else cd x86_64) #cp ipw3945d /sbin Now make sure the ieee80211 the ipw3945 modules are loaded by the kernel. There is an utility in the ipw3945-1.2.1 directory called 'load' that will do just that, but it also can be (and should be) accomplished by #modprobe ...

Mein teil of free Open Solaris 10

July 31, 2007 – 15:21 by Adnan Hodzic


I was the first in our LUG to find out about Free Solaris DVD, I posted something along the line: "Open Solaris looking up on Ubuntu - Short registration, and unbelieveable but DVD's should arrive in 10 work days time period. You'll get 10CD's per "order" and OS is x86-86/SPARC compliant. " I posted that on "14.01.2007 23:11:16" Today is 31.07.2007, almost 8months after that post, I never got my Solaris. Nothing. Today my cuzin who got months ago, gave it to me, so after almost 8months in the end I got my hands on it. I tried this on x86 notebook. root@havok:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep -i model model : 14 model name : Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2400 @ 1.83GHz model ...