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Alcatel Speedtouch under Gentoo linux

Preface

This is my first How-to so bear with me :-)

This guide is written for people who want to use an old Alcatel Speedtouch ADSL modem under linux. The first part of the guide will tell you how to set up the uplink using the modem. After that, I'll explain how to turn the gentoo machine which controls the uplink into a internet router.

Note: this is a copy from the original article I posted on Gentoo Wiki. By now there might be differences in the content but this is the original.
Updated: Reformatted by hand to clean up the HTML to fix the layout.

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MySQL update complete...

Remembering the saying:
    It if ain't broken, do not fix it!
I left my server untouched as pretty much everything on there is in use so wrecking stuff might be a problem :)

ImageHowever, after 9 months or so I decided it was about time to update the server and make sure everything works as expected (again). I extracted the database content as the update guide explained and started the mysql compile for upgrade. 15 minutes or so in the compile I discovered that the SQL export file was empty... After cursing and some frantic Googling I decided to stop the compile, copy the raw database files back and keep my fingers crossed as I fired up the incomplete mysql server.

Although I saw loads of errors it seemed to come online - sorta.
I tried extracting the data once more, copied the backup, backed up that one once more, moved it off site and then made the whole collection read-only - just to be sure, ya know :-P

After 3 more hours of compiling (why did I shut down the compiler again?!) it was finally done and after some agonising moments after entering the startup and import commands I was relieved to see the whole shabang coming back to life.

I was planning on doing the apache server next but for now l think I'll leave it at this :-)

Cyberwizzard signing off at 4:31 AM...

Team Speak plugin for LCD Smartie

ImageI found a plugin for LCD Smartie for people who want to show TS data on their display. Unfortunately the original plugin couldn't show one speaker for each line - which looked the coolest in my opinion. So I started coding in the plugin and after 30 minutes I got a modified version ready to go :)

Download the the binary version of the dll using the download menu or grab it on the next page.

Continue to the main text for instructions, source code and downloads.

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Java on PalmOS sucks

Yes, you read it coming from me - the idiot who practically worshipped Java because of its easy structures and I used to be convinced that its almost up for every task... "ALMOST"....

I found a tool called PalmOrb which allows me to use my PDA - Palm Tungsten T3 - as a matrix display for my computer while its in the cradle. Useless but cool - non?
Anyway, the guy maintining this piece of brilliance is dropping the project because he has so many real lcd's hooked up he no longer needs to (ab)use a pda for the task.
Ofcourse this code is written in C and I have more experience with Java at this point. So I decided to try to do this in Java.

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Articles

Ooohhh I just came up with yet another extension for this site: a list of my publications.
You see, I work freelance for a dutch computer magazine called PC-Active. Although the list of publications isn't world shocking yet I thought it might be nice to record it anyway - perhaps even re-release my writings online (after a while offcourse - I can imagine my boss getting a tad pissed off when I publish in his magazine as well as online).

Ahh well - lets see if I can set this up Tongue out

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