The GRUB bootloader sometimes doesn’t survive imaging with Symantec Ghost. After applying an image of Ubuntu Linux to a target machine, GRUB may need to be repaired before the machine will boot properly. To repair GRUB, do the following: Load the Live CD, boot from it until you reach the desktop. Open a terminal window. [...]
Back in my first job out of college, the Director of IS got his $125,000+ job from the CIO, a golf buddy. Never heard of any other qualifications. That summer I picked up a set of golf clubs. I eventually started liking the game, instead of just seeing it as a career tool. Went out [...]
The “‘Lobster Eye’ X-ray focusing optics” device is a hand-held optical device able to see through walls, even shipping containers.Â Their target market is law enforcement.Â Great.Â I love how they list “contraband hidden behind walls” as a use for this device. “Anything behind walls” sounds too invasive…
Physicists at the Bhavnagar University in Gujarat, India, have discovered a way to trap, store, and release laser light in a fluid on command.Â The fluid operates at room temperature, and is controlled with magnetic fields. [The scientists] coated micron-size magnetite spheres with oleic acid and dispersed them through a ferrofluid, which is a suspension [...]
December 13, 2007No Comments
“SCiB” touted to be safer than today’s Lithium Ion, lasts 10 years, charges in minutes (@ up to 50 amps). 1/3 pound (150 gram) cell is – the size of a mobile phone – provides 4.2 aH @ 2.4 volts. (devices) 4.4 pound (2 kg) cell is – the size of a small paperback novel [...]
I usually try to keep it down at work, but the latest xkcd had me literally LOLing.Â Look at Stallman’s beard!Â Hilarious.Â And DVD Jon gets an honorable mention.Â Oh, how I love this comic.
I thought I would do my part to help this guy out.Â Good luck, buddy.
Â After I upgraded my dual-boot laptop’s Ubuntu from 7.04 to 7.10, I’ve noticed that the upgrade overwrote my GRUB settings, so when I boot my machine, I no longer have a choice for booting into WinXP. I know the partition is still there, because Ubuntu 7.10 comes with NTFS read/write capability, and automatically shows [...]
I switched to Ubuntu about 8 months ago or so, and really started using it full-time about 6 months ago. As the sole IT person for an organization of 1200 users, 420+ WinXP machines, and three server centers, I can easily say that administrating everything out of 7.04 has been a breeze. I’ve been reading [...]