Xmarks - There is hope...

Submitted by donmc on Thu, 10/07/2010 - 10:21

It seems there was sufficient response to the shutdown announcement on the Xmarks site that thye have opened up a pledge database to see what the numbers are like. If they get 100,000 pledges of willingness to pay between $10 and $20 per YEAR, they will consider not shutting down the servers.

Go to: http://www.xmarks.com/about/company

And make a pledge if you too would like them to continue to offer their service...

XMARKS to close down...

Submitted by donmc on Tue, 09/28/2010 - 00:50

Foxmarks, which became "Xmarks" in 2009, have announced that they are closing their doors in January 2011. I have been a user of this service for several years now, and it is one of my favourite browser apps. See the blog entry announcing the closure here:

http://blog.xmarks.com/?p=1886

Dell 5224 Password Reset

Submitted by donmc on Thu, 09/23/2010 - 17:19
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The documentation doesn't appear to give this up very easily: to reset to Factury Defaults, you'll need to restart the switch while having a serial console open, and hit CTRL-F (lots of times) until the boot completes, and it drops down to a boot-rom style prompt.

Fixing the Twitter module in Drupal

Submitted by donmc on Sun, 09/19/2010 - 20:56
The Twitter module for Drupal now needs to use the new OAuth module for authentication in Twitter.  This has broken many web sites.  I use this feature on this site to automatically post a tweet whenever I add a new blog entry.  I use a global account in Drupal to do it, rather than individual Twitter accounts for each drupal user.

Interface config in Debian Linux

Submitted by donmc on Sat, 06/19/2010 - 13:24
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Configuring DHCP address for your network card

If you want to configure DHCP address you need to edit the /etc/network/interfaces and you need to enter the following lines replace eth0 with your network interface card

sudo vi /etc/network/interfaces
# The primary network interface: DHCP address assignment
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

Configuring Static IP address for your network card