DebConf9 Cáceres summary (uncut)

August 19, 2009 – 04:36 by Adnan Hodzic


If you get to write a DebConf9 cover story for a magazine (for money) + after conference you end up in London with your gf + ... We'll I guess that's enough of a reason to conclude why I haven't wrote anything in 3 weeks after conference's end :) Besides all that, this DebConf left such a great impact on me, that I'm still going through all my impressions. Even though I didn't mention anything here or anywhere really, I had big plans ;) Either way I attended this years annual Debian developer conference from 23th to 31rd of July, which was held in Cáceres, Extramadura, Spain. Getting to Cáceres My route was following: Zagreb > Stuttgart > Madrid > Cáceres; Even while still in Zagreb, I "bumped" into Bosnian most famous rapper "Edo Maajka", so trip started just fine :) Stuttgart didn't go bad itself either, except they asked me couple of weird ...

Sony Ericsson w960 touchscreen not working; DIY

April 30, 2009 – 16:46 by Adnan Hodzic


I'm completely out of time, but I gotta tell you about this one. My touchscreen adventures with w960 As I remember I got w960 in February last year. I really take great care of this phone, but touchscreen stopped working twice already in this as some might say short period of time. I'm one of them btw. First time it stopped working I was sitting in a chair which FYI was incredibly low, I dropped out of my hand, it hit the floor (with some sort of rug on it). My colleague at the time is driving us home from work, rain is ... ballistic, insane trash containers are on the streets, aaah mayhem! I grab my phone to take few pictures or something, touchscreen is not reacting ... I restart it, it's still not working. We're going through this lake, car is about to stop running. Ok now I hard restart, nah still ...

Debian 5.0 Lenny released … [updated]

February 18, 2009 – 15:22 by Adnan Hodzic


Debian 5.0 Lenny was released on 14th this month. 22 months of development, I knew the exact release date long time upfront, but I didn't plan that right on that day FoolControl will go through some downtime :/ Nevertheless, Lenny is out, and out of sudden I don't have much stuff left to talk about on this very topic now :) I find Lenny to be one of the best releases Debian releases yet, I too contributed to this release as much as I could. Didin't make into package maintainers, but it's all matter of free time, and dedication really. I've been with Lenny, well pretty much since Etch was released, I moved to Lenny. Since Lenny is stable now, and new testing is Squeeze, don't jump on Squeeze right about now, since there aren't security updates at the moment, since security team for Squeeze isn't formed yet. However, Lenny has been great ...

Downtime?

February 16, 2009 – 23:06 by Adnan Hodzic


Foolcontrol has been down, that is ... you'd actually see "Hello World" post and that's about it, for last ~3 days. I was actually making switching from one server to another, and I really thought there won't be any disturbances (why oh why did I think that) and ended up with ~3 days downtime. Oh well, now it's all fine, and if for anything I must apologize to all the people that are hosted under FoolControl :) Nevertheless, what bothers me the most is that Debian 5 (lenny) was released in the meantime after 22 months of development, but I'll make sure I blog all about it :)

Windows 7 is identical to KDE4?

February 7, 2009 – 17:37 by Adnan Hodzic


Since everybody and everything keeps talking about Windows 7, here's what I've got to say :) I said it tons of times, that new Windows looks is identical to one if KDE4 (posts: Gnome vs KDE … after release of KDE 4 and KDE 4) Nevethless, these guys went a step further with this same thought, Is it Windows 7 or KDE 4? Source: ZDNet Australia: Is it Windows 7 or KDE4?