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Name: Gilbert Fernandes
Member since: 2011-05-18 22:17:13
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Notes: sysadmin/netadmin. interested in cryptography, C langage and bsd systems (mainly openbsd and netbsd) had an account here by 2002-09-12 but because of a job i had to remove everything :/ so i am restarting it to have some place to drop interesting links or ideas i can come across


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ordered a refurbished laptop. didnt have much to spare, so i went for a 5 years old Lenovo x200 Tablet. think it went out in 2011. came with 4 gb ram but since chipset can handle 8 gb i spent some time trying to have it work. found that crucial modules in 4 gb size with ref CT51264BF160B do work (the models with J and the end don't). Two of those, 4 gb each, gave me 8 gb in bios and windows (it came with win7...). memtest86+ seems happy. waiting for ssd to reach me (kingston uv400 240 gb) so i can install it and put a fedora 64-bit there. this will let me keep the original hard disk with its win7 and rescue partition in case i need to sell/give the machine in its original state. found that erenbach (GER) sells 4400 mhA batteries for the machine, in small 6-cell format. a bit old and not too powerful, but small and handy, this machine should soon be my main c++/java development pad.
did not post anything for years. finished learning c# and used it for several projects. now learning java. upgraded my main box to the latest fedora and playing with netbeans. i kinda like the gnome 3 desktop, once you learn the keyboard shortcuts it's quite fast and sweet. no idea what all the fuss about gnome changes is about.
started learning c#. love it. funny as its designer wrote the turbo pascal which my father offered me when I was 8 and his pascal ide and compiler marked my programming learning days. it's like coming back to the beginning in a circle of life, and finding hejlsberg work again, and learning again as if learning programming from scratch. two days for langage, and now ahead a long way to learn its massive API.
working on porting netbsd to the lemote leeyoong. busy.
sleep/suspend support is working on lemote netbook on openbsd current. while it goes to sleep and comes back with no problem, it seems the machine still puts out heat when sleeping so some parts of the motherboard are not cut off from power as they should (otto is looking at this if i'm not wrong). meanwhile, i had some fun in removing the lemote picture from the boot screen and put a nice openbsd blowish there, and also upgraded the pmon to 1.4.9 (i am looking for sources for PMON 1.4.5 to make a diff between 1.4.5 and 1.4.9 but can't find them on the Lemote website anywhere). here is a link to a post on misc@openbsd and a picture of what it looked like before, and after. so you can tweak your lemote netbook to display the pic of your choice on boot and really hack it from the very Bios itself, which is not a Bios anyway. spending some time with gallant12x22.h in order to try to redraw the chars to get something closer to what Inconsolata looks like since the console font is loaded from kernel and we're not using some kind of vga font (being on a mips platform, we don't have no stinkin vga device there). made a picture in size 12 and rewdrawing it pixel per pixel, and converting each line to an hexadecimal value :p spent a lot of time reading the pmon 1.4.9 sources especially the machine langage parts initializing dram and various things. code is worse than what's found in linux, my eyes are bleeding (who's the masturbating monkey, linus ?). been waiting for two hours for mutt to finish compiling with sasl flavor, seems the poor netbook is compiling dependency after dependency from sources. i probably got hacked by miod who's taking revenge for me storming his mail box with "fucking useless fucking chinese unreadable fucking ptt/doc files". considering replacing its hard disk with a sd because the hard-disk is the highest source of heat for that machine.

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