Saturday, November 29, 2008

Linux, Debian & Bluetooth

I was getting sick of all the wires on my desk, and I needed a new keyboard anyway,
so I bought a logitech bluetooth key and mouse (mx 5000). It's supposed to work just fine.

The keyboard comes with a bluetooth dongle, but it's rather silly not to use the bluetooth build in my laptop, so i never tried the dongle.

I was running linux-image-2.6.26-1-amd64 on my laptop and it had serieus issues with bluetooth. It was very hard to get the device to pair, it imvolved alot of manual probing/forcing.

This morning I upgraded kernel to from and it all started working flawlessly...

P.S.: might be fun to see if I can find a way to have it's LCD display work in Linux ;-)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

first snow (meme)

Since everybody is posting pictures of the first snow of the year, I can't stay behind. Quickly popped out this morning to make this snap of my favorite habitat, the valley of the "Grote Nete":

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nikon d300 • tamron 17-50 f/2.8 • © 2008 Joost Yervante Damad

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Intel® Matrix Storage: software raid?

It's still unclear to me if this is software raid or not.
It might depend on the chipset. My chipset is "Intel® ICH9M-E SATA AHCI/RAID controller hub" which seems to hint that it is hardware RAID.

Dear lazyweb, anyone know how to find if this is software or hardware raid?

Saturday, November 1, 2008


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nikon d300 • nikkor 50mm f/1.4 • © 2008 Joost Yervante Damad