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Ubuntu 10 Lucid is here

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Ubuntu's long awaited new distribution has been released. A lot of new features and updates and the all new colors from Ubuntu is top of the log.

Grab it now, or wait for your local mirror.

Hit www.ubuntu.com for details.

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Google Chrome Pins

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Was looking for ways to use less desktop on my netbook, and found this very nice tip.

Pin the tabs in Google Chrome, and then add make them start like that every time by adding:

--pinned-tab-count=x

to the shortcut for Chrome. Change the X to the amount of tabs you have when starting Chrome.

Full story over at HowToGeek.com under http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/7264/make-google-chrome-open-with-pinned-tabs/

RadarVirtuel.com

So everybody is Tweeting and Blogging this site (http://www.radarvirtuel.com/) about aircraft over UK and the Volcano cloud, but what I found funny is the notice on the site when using IE:
"We strongly advice all Internet Explorer users to switch to another browser, like Firefox, Chrome, Opera or Safari. Internet Explorer is not powerful enough to run this website."
Zoom out as well, 2 birds in the air over Durban.
Now that is funny!

Nokia Light Saber

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Last night after a heavy routing training session for the PTA WUG admins, Blaze and BazzDaddy where comparing notes between Iphone and Nexus One.
Or rather what can yours do that mine cannot do!
Look, most of the stuff are gimmicks, but the one that was really cool was the Light Saber app. Or should I rather say BazzDaddy's impression of Luke Skywalker slicing Blaze up with his lightsaber.
So I had a look around and found the Nokia Symbian version of the same app, for free.
Head on over to http://graho.wordpress.com/ and download the free little app and loose a couple of hours in the office, slicing some colleagues in half!
Still, looking for that one amazing thing any other phone can do, that my N97 cannot do.....

Welcome back

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Strange how technology and fashion are making 360 circles.
Who remembers the old Commodore VIC20? I still have mine, on display in my study. I do not have the PSU or tape drive anymore, but still have the machine.
Now you can get a modern Intel processor machine, all in a keyboard! Just like the old days!
Cybernet (http://www.cybernet.com.tw) has build this little machine to be a Zero-Footprint-PC. With up to Intel Core 2 Quad CPU, 4Gb RAM, 500Gb SATA Hdd and Intel 3100 GPU, this little machine should run Windows 7 no problem.
What next, return of Burning Rubber?

ISADSL and MiktoTIK Router

So we have an ISADSL Business Uncapped Shaped service from IS. I've been shouting at them for weeks now, because I just do not get anything out of this service. They looked at it, Telkom looked at it and still nothing.

Now, I did ask them if I could use my own modem, but no, I have to use the modem from them.

So today, I loose my diginet line and have to push the whole company onto my IS ADSL service.

Having users shouting at me, I decided to really look at this problem and after many hours I found that for some reason the router from IS has issues with mishappedMSS and MTU's on the Ethernet. Now this is something I assumed any good router would resolve, but not the one from IS.

So I added "change MSS" mangle rules to the Ethernet on the Mikrotik connected to this router:
/ip firewall mangle
add action=change-mss chain=forward comment="" disabled=no in-interface=ether2 new-mss=clamp-to-pmtu protocol=tcptcp-flags=syn tcp-mss=1441-65535
add action=change-mss chain=f…