Archive for May, 2008


Samsung u3

May 25, 2008

I recently got a Sumsung YP U3 based on the suggestion of various commentors.  I connect it to the Hardy partition I have (2.6.20-16-generic kernel due to a bug in wireless in the Hardy kernel) and the media player won’t mount.

If anyone knows how to fix this, let me know…thanks

I used the Rhythmbox MTP plugin and installed libmtp-dev (though I think the latter didn’t have anything to do with the problem)  and the problem is no more.  \o/



May 18, 2008

Dear Lazy web,

I’m looking for a laptop in the 700 – 850 (UDS) dollar range for mostly daily use. It would be used for taking notes in class, doing data analysis in the lab, light coding and web surfing. It would not be used for intense gaming or anything but I need something that is Linux compatible out of the box and preferably, Microsoft-tax free. Also, I would like it to be delived within two weeks of ordering.

I am leaning heavily toward this System 76 machine but would like a range of options. Thanks.


Chiglug meeting tomorrow.

May 17, 2008

The Chicago GNU/Linux uses group will be having a meeting tomorrow.  I am giving my first talk to the GLUG tomorrow so if you are interested bring yourself, your mind, good vibes and great beer.  😛

Saturday, May 17th, 2008 @ 3pm


Institue of Design
350 N LaSalle Blvd
2nd Floor Room 202 Chicago, IL 60610

Our presentation topics are to be:

  • Bio-Informatics – Clyde Forrester
  • Introduction to Digital Electronics – Freddy Martinez
  • VLSI – Dan Krol