🍱Felipe Alvarez's Blog

OpenMediaVault

OpenMediaVault is looking quite promising. Development is still underway, and author has provided no taste to his loyal fans. This is another project from the same developers that brought you FreeNAS, an OS designed to store all of your files safely and secure, and make them accessible via a wide array of different networking protocols. It was based on FreeBSD. However, OpenMediaVault will be based on Debian GNU/Linux....

GNU find and -perm option – Part 2

In the last installment we looked at GNU find’s perm test, which checks the permissions on files and directories. To recap, there are three main options under the perm test perm 755 — absolute. Print files or directories that have the exact file permissions ‘755’ (rwxr-xr-x) perm /444 — at least (OR). Print files that have at least the read bit on user or group or other. perm -644 — mimimum (AND)....

Adobe Flash player alternate download – without Adobe DLM Download Manager

Do you really dislike being forced to use Adobe Download Manager (DLM) just to download flash for your favourite browser? Look no more! Get Adobe Flash directly! If Adobe leaves you high ‘n’ dry and the link fails, try their Troubleshooting page....

Review of openSUSE 11.3 – Totally impressive

openSUSE was released on July 15th. I downloaded the 32-bit DVD today, because I wanted to try the new LXDE Desktop that is included with the disk (thanks to Andreas for making that effort!). It is currently being test driven on VirtualBox on openSUSE 11.2, and MAN is it ever FAST! It’s probably the 1.5GB RAM upgrade I made only a month ago that is adding significant performance boost to the Guest OS on Virtualbox, but the LXDE desktop seems so fluid, so beautiful. A little XFCE-like, but I’m definately going to spend a little more time toying with this desktop. ...

Canada’s new Copyright Law!

Canada’s new Copyright Law! Copyright-Act-C-32-English-Redline (PDF 460K)...

GNU find and -perm option – Part 1

I have always found GNU find to be a little bit tricky to use. It is indeed quite a powerful program. It allows you to search anywhere, for anything! With the output, you can use the -exec option to run a command on each and every file find finds. ...

Week 8

It’s week 8 now at Uni, out of 13 weeks in all. The pressure will come in around two weeks, I think. CCNA case study, CCNA practicals, Computer Forenics Project report (80% of my mark), 20% for Computer Forensic presentation, around 30-40% for surviving group attacks from Advanced Network Management (aka GNU Linux server management). All in all, a laid-back semester. Heading out to Cairns on Saturday. Stoked! Going scuba diving....

“As the southern hemisphere turns…”

I can feel Brizzy getting colder now, as April begins to close. May will be stressful, with assignments and group work. Overall, this semester has been among my easiest. Reminds me of my final year as undergrad in Canada. I took French, Spanish, and Philosophy – what a breeze! Cairns coming up. Promise I’ll post up underwater pics 😉...

6 little endians

There is a great thread about endianess, Unicode, BOM (byte order marks), and other interesting topics....

Court Ruled that Novell is the copyright holder for UNIX

Today, the jury in the District Court of Utah trial between SCO Group and Novell issued a verdict. Novell is very pleased with the jury’s decision confirming Novell’s ownership of the Unix copyrights, which SCO had asserted to own in its attack on Linux. Novell remains committed to promoting Linux, including by defending Linux on the intellectual property front. This decision is good news for Novell, for Linux, and for the open source community....