Found this info somewhere on the Web… Don’t remember where exactly.
<?xml version="1.0" standalone='no'?><!--*-nxml-*--> <!DOCTYPE service-group SYSTEM "avahi-service.dtd"> <service-group> <name replace-wildcards="yes">%h</name> <service> <type>_smb._tcp</type> <port>445</port> </service> <service> <type>_ssh._tcp</type> <port>22</port> </service> <service> <type>_sftp-ssh._tcp</type> <port>22</port> </service> <service> <type>_device-info._tcp</type> <port>0</port> <txt-record>model=iPhone3,1</txt-record> </service> </service-group>
You can change iPhone3,1 to any Mac identifier to change the icon. For example MacBook1,1 is a white MacBook or MacBookPro5,2 is an aluminum MBP.
Bonus info: To correctly display and have WP-Syntax highlight XML code, use
<pre lang="xml" escaped="true">
I had an old ThinkPad lying around that is in perfect working condition, but all but useless running any modern Linux, and a little sluggish running Windows XP. This is strange, since it’s a Pentium 4 M 2GHz with 256MB of RAM and 16MB ATI AGP4x graphics, which should be enough for XP or Linux.
Anyway, I went over to the Lenovo/IBM support site looking to see if perchance there were any driver updates, when I noticed that this particular model (R32 2658) seemed to have full hardware driver support for Windows 98. Had a few hours to spare, so I decided to try and get some retro computing going.
First step was to get installation media. I’m not sure where I stashed my old Win98 CD, but fortunately I made ISO images of all my Windows OS discs and saved the product keys in a handy text file. So I burned a fresh copy of Windows 98, booted it up on the laptop, and I was off to the races. (Flash back to 10+ years ago, this would have been slightly more complex, without fast CD writers and proper BIOS CD-ROM boot support on older machines.) I went through the first stages of the installer, taking great pleasure in selecting EVERY installable option because I could fit it all and more on my massive 10GB partition on the laptop’s ridiculously immense 30GB hard drive.
Once that was done, I was greeted with a beautiful 16-colour, 640×480 display, no audio and no network connectivity. Awesome. No problem though, just hop on another computer, download the drivers to a USB drive, then install them on the laptop. Wrong! Good ol’ 98 has no USB mass storage support so that’s not possible. Thinking back to the turn of the century (yes, TURN OF THE CENTURY. we can say that.) the logical step would have been to bring out the ever-useful-but-hated 3.5″ floppy disk. Oh but wait, our dear late Steven P. Jobs helped start the “Legacy-free PC” trend, which means that none of my computers has a floppy drive. I could burn all the drivers on a CD, but that would be a waste of blank media. Staring at my coffee table in search of inspiration, I noticed a D-Link driver CD-ROM I had been using as a coaster. It was the driver for a Cardbus 10/100 Ethernet card. Perfect. Just connect the Cardbus NIC, install drivers from the CD, then download everything else directly via wired network.
Anyway, I’m too lazy to write the rest of the install process up, and nobody would read it anyway, so here are some links to useful tools and info for running Windows 98 today.
Note: Yes, I know, not technically 14 years later, seeing as it’s Win98SE.
A nice explanation of EDGE/3G/4G/HSPA/LTE
Network Symbols Explained
*As I’ve only had AT&T, I can only speak for how it is with them.*
Firstly, AT&T stock LTE phones always showing 4G is a lie. It will show 4G wether you have HPSA or HPSA+. Technically 4G doesn’t even exist. It’s a marketing gimmick.
According to AT&T here is how the symbols work:
- E(dge): GSM – The slowest of the slow.
- 3G: HSPA or UMTS – High Speed Pack Access and Universal Mobile Telecommunications System
- 3G(+): HSPA+ – An upgrade to the HSPA protocal. This is your average network.
- 4G: HSPA+ – Tower upgrade. Enhanced backhaul. (essentially the same tech as 3G+)
- 4G LTE: LTE – Long Term Evolution. On LTE you should typically expect speeds no less then 20mbps.
If you are using the RumRaider ROM (as of 1/3/’12) your symbols will appear as:
- E – E
- 3G/3G+ – 3G
- 4G – H
- 4G LTE – 4G
Bell/Telus/Sprint/Verizon also operate an older 3G network using CDMA2000 technology. 1x, EV-DO and 1xEV refer to CDMA2000 extensions for enhanced data.
Gotta love when marketing brings “technical” terms to the masses.
After attempting to use Asterisk for the past little while, I decided to give FreeSWITCH a try.
Following the instructions at : http://wiki.freeswitch.org/wiki/Quick_Start to build packages for Ubuntu 11.10.
In addition to the packages suggested, I had to install bison and libsofiasip-dev.
WIP, still compiling right now, will update this post as I go along.
Note to self: Always install ubuntu-restricted-extras first. Without it, XBMC will crash when playing MP3s since libmad is missing.
So Ubuntu is getting into the TV business. If they can pull it off, and get into Cable/Satellite/IPTV STBs, the would would be a much better place. This looks way better than Microsoft Mediaroom or any proprietary cable box software I’ve seen.
Now, is it just me or does that video sound a lot like this one?
I have to say, I gotta feeling that Canonical might have got it right. Unfortunately, past experience says Big Telecom isn’t very interested in what’s good for the customer.
Just before Christmas, I was telling a friend visiting from France about our mayor Rob Ford and his gravy train.
Anyway, that evening we decided to watch the classic James Bond flick, Goldfinger, since neither of us had seen Bond movies before Pierce Brosnan.
Upon seeing the titular villain, I couldn’t help but notice his resemblance to the mayor.
(I’m not the first to notice… pictures above from “Goldfinger Elected Mayor of Toronto – Blogging Canadians“.)
Also, neither she nor I could see why Sean Connery as Bond is considered so attractive. Particularly in this outfit.