Archive for March, 2006

Fresh keys for the PowerBook

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

After hobbling along without a ‘D’ key for about a week, the faulty behavior of my ailing keyboard changed from “no ‘D’ key” to “all ‘D’, all the time.” At least with no ‘D’, I could work so long as I didn’t have to use words like “didn’t” or “words.” But with D’s spewing out nonstop, I quickly ran out of words I could use at all. There’s only so much you can say with “dddddddddddddddddddddddddd.”

The upshot: I got my new keyboard installed a little ahead of schedule, discovering along the way how the backlighting system works and just how precise the manufacture of these PowerBooks is, down to the last fraction of a millimeter on the tiniest of myriad screws.

There’s pics!

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And a video of the bare backlight in action!

Pi, Robot

Monday, March 20th, 2006


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MySQL socket file relocated in Tiger

Monday, March 6th, 2006

I just finished fixing the blog and forums of one Doctor Pantzo, unleashing no doubt a fury of obscenities upon an unsuspecting galaxy. Here’s how.
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Routers vulnerable to IRC DoS attack

Sunday, March 5th, 2006

Certain routers from Netgear and Linksys can apparently be triggered to drop their connections by sending a DCC SEND in an IRC channel. I just witnessed a demonstration, and sure enough, it works. And it’s fun.
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