Fuck jeg hader Windows servere.. og HP “Ingegrated Lights Out”

At have en server med et grafisk interface i første omgang, er dybt useriøst. Hvorfor skal man spilde båndbredde, få museskade OG spilde systemressourcer på at køre en fin grafisk overflade til sin SERVER, som man ikke skal bruge til at se porno eller spille WOW på?

Alright, jeg har temmelig god tålmodighed når det kommer til servere, men når en omgang ubrugeligt lort som Microsoft Windows Server bliver blandet sammen med endnu mere ubrugelige “Remote Management” systemer fra HP og samtidig bliver blandet sammen med en sidste gang ubrugeligt skrot fra HP, som de kalder “PSP”.. Altså en stak…grafiske…værktøjer der skal gøre det hele meget nemmere.

Når man skal installere en update til det hersens fantastiske PSP system (lyser min entusiasme?), så bliver man præsenteret for en meget ringe installer, som IKKE er mulig at betjene kun med keyboardcontrols.. Det vil sige at man skal bruge musen (igen, hvorfor? det er en SERVER..).. Men i og med at PSP piller i networkinterfaces, så kan man jo selvfølgelig ikke bruge Micorosfts ellers på sin vis nogenlunde velfungerende Remote Desktop fittelifut.. Nej man skal bruge HP INTEGRATED LIGHTS OUT (og lyset går ud, ja;( ) For lige at opsummere for dem, som ikke ved hvad dét er, så er det et system hvor konceptet egentlig er genialt, man kan forbinde til konsollen (altså, ligesom at man sad dér, lige foran skærmen!) via internettet (wow..) og så burde man kunne styre tingene ligesom hvis man sad der – og det kan man på sin vis også, musen er bare ude af sync, hvilket betyder at man ikke kan flytte den ned i hjørnet… og gæt hvor “NEXT” knappen sidder i det skrot man skal installere, som ikke kan styre med tastaturet?… Hvis du er lidt langsom, så er svaret: nede i hjørnet!!

Suk.. Windows servere er sikkert fine nok, hvis man er useriøs omkring sin serverdrift, men til et miljø der skal spille max, så dur det der altså ikke.. HP (mfl).. STRAM OP!

Mine 25 øre om nattens frustrationer med HP og Microsoft.

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Stakkels sprog

Uden en umiddelbar idé om, hvor jeg skal begynde, så springer jeg lige ud i det. Min spontane beslutning om at skrive dette indlæg udspringer egentlig fra, at en pige på 17 skriver i sin blog: følserne og har ondt i mit hovede. Det er bestemt ikke de værste fejl man kan lave, men de bidrager bestemt til det generelle sløseri med vort sprog.

Set med mine øjne, så har vi ikke ret mange ting tilbage der er danske, så hvorfor ikke i det mindste forsøge, at bevare dem vi har? Vores sprog er ét af de sprog, der er sværest at lære – men når nu vi er danskere, så formår vi (i de fleste tilfælde) at tale sproget. Når vi kan dét, så handler det kun om at lære stavemåde, fordi reglerne omkring hvornår det hedder “fod” eller “fødder” mv. kender vi på forhånd.

De fejl, jeg tit oplever.

Jeg er nød til at gøre det.
Nej, du er ikke “nød til” noget som helst. Men det kan ske du er “nødt til” det.

Vi køre lige derhen. Vi var ude at kører.
Forkert! Prøv dog med “prøver”. “Vi prøve lige derhen” eller “Vi prøver lige derhen” – hvad lyder bedst? Det samme gælder i det andet tilfælde – jeg forstår simpelthen ikke, at det kan være så svært at sætte det r rigtigt.

Jeg ligger mig lige hen på sengen.
Nej, du lægger dig hen på sengen.

Jeg tror vidst, at du er dum!
Jamen, tak. Men først tror du og lige bagefter ved du? “vidst” udspringer af “at vide” – “det burde jeg have vidst”. I andre tilfælde hedder det “Jeg tror vist, at du er dum”. Så svært kan det ikke være! Stram op.

Det er så grelt, at “majonæse” er blevet optaget i retskrivningsordbogen som stavemåde for “mayonnaise”.

Jeg kunne egentlig blive ved længe, men denne epidemi breder sig – det er synd og skam, lad os da værne om det danske sprog.

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iPhone divX conversion

This guide will tell you how to convert DivX files into something that your iPhone can understand – wonderfully!

What you will need

  • A Mac running OS X
  • Quicktime 7 Pro

If you do not already have Quicktime Pro – buy it, at a very low price you get very useful software, that does the job extraordinary.

Quicktime Pro by itself cannot playback DivX encoded files, which makes it tell you to go buy some plugin. This is not necessary! You can use Perian which is free of charge and easy to install. It makes you able to playback (and export!!) DivX and more. Get it and install it…. it can be used even if you do not have pro, however there’s no exporting stuff in standard.. more on this later.

For this example I will be using the Brother Bear trailer which can be downloaded here:
http://www.dvdloc8.com/clip.php?movieid=249&clipid=2

Open your moviefile as if you were going to watch it. Then go to File > Export:

At this point you will see a box, where you can set the Exportsetting to be “Movie to iPhone”

Your computer will start converting and use up a lot of your CPU time. An entire movie will take around 40 minutes to convert. Drink coffee while doing it, right? .. So, video is converted, now fire up iTunes and drag it into the “Movies” section


(click for fullsize)

Now sync it to your iPhone. And this will be your result (click link):

iPhone trailer

Have fun 🙂

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Brinck & Maria Marcus – In The End I Started Lyrics

Nowhere to be found.. Let me bring the magic..

Is it too late
Have we blown it apart
Is it too late to try to fix what we got..

Is this the corner
That we failed to turn
Are these the flames in which we’re meant to burn

x2
It is your life
Not the end
Can we try to make amends
Cause in the end I started thinking about the beginning

Is it too late
Have we blown it apart
Is it too late to play it back from the start

You hair is everywhere
A constant reminder
Of the face I love and all that we share

x2
It is your life
Not the end
Let’s try to make amends
Cause in the end I started thinking about the beginning

And now I’m seeing clear the things I lost in everyday life and in all my fears
Now I’m seeing clear through eyes that’s soaking wet and drowning fast in tears
Now I see and know exactly just how beautiful it is you are my dear
All is coming back to me the beginning is near

It’s your life
Not the end
Let’s try to make amends
Cause in the end I started thinking about the beginning

C’est la vie’

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iPhone: Customize Carrier Logo

How to make a custom logo like this

To use this guide you must have access to the filesystem. If you do not know how to do this, read this post.

  1. Go to installer.app
  2. Browse to Utilities and install “Make It Mine”
  3. Access the root filesystem and browse to /System/Library/CoreServices and then ctrl+click on “SpringBoard” and select “Show Package Pontents”.
  4. Now you need your PNG’s.
    They must be called Default_CARRIER_IPOD.png and FSO_CARRIER_IPOD.png. The “Default” is the one shown in every application you open. The other one is the one shown at “Home”.If you use a danish carrier, I have created a logopack including: Bibob, Happii, Sonofon, TDC, Telia and Telmore logos. Preview them below the howto. Download it here: dk_carrier_bundle.zip

    If you want to create your own logoset, you can use these two as templates:
    FSO: <– It’s there, you can click it. It’s transparent with white logo.
    Default:
  5. Turn your iPhone off (holding down the button at the top for 3 secs).
  6. Turn it on again..
  7. Open the “MIM” application you installed earlier.
  8. Enter Carrier Name: Ipod
  9. Click “Set”
  10. Voila, you now have your own beautiful custom logo.

Logo Previews

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iPhone pt. 1: Accessing filesystem

So.. I got it.. The iPhone, finally. What I could do is to write the regular stuff that everyone does on how it works and so on.. But I’d rather not. Hacking devices and gadgets is funny, and that is exactly what my iPhone is. Hacked.
To do all of this you need:

  • Jailbroken iPhone.
  • Mac OS X (I use 10.5.2 on an iMac)
  • iPhone USB Cable (duh..)
  • patience
  • WLAN

Everything you do is at your own risk. I did it all to my iPhone with great success.

Gaining access to the filesystem

A large portion of the mods requires that you gain access to the iPhones filesystem. If you do not use any special method you like, read this on how to gain access – it is required for most mods.

There are many ways to do this. I found one of them the easiest of them all (at least I think..).

  1. Fire up Installer.app and browse to Install > Network > AFPd
  2. Install it.
  3. Open AFPd and make your settings. It should something like this:

  4. After that, your iPhone will show up in your Finder:
  5. Click it and choose “Connect As…” from the bar at the top of the window.
  6. login as root. If you did not change it, the default password is alpine
  7. Congrats. You’re in your iPhone.. do not mess around too much – we don’t wanna end up with an iBrick.
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