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Android:Sprint officially releases Android 2.1 for Samsung Moment!

by on May.15, 2010, under Embedded devices, Linux, Product Reviews, Software

While writing up the review for the Samsung Moment versus the Palm Pre, I happened to find out that Sprint has now released Android 2.1 (Eclair) for the Moment.  Guess now I have to start over again, but the up side is that this is a very significant update from Samsung’s initial release, Android 1.5.

You can download the update from Sprint at http://shop.sprint.com/en/software_downloads/pda_smartphone/samsung_moment.shtml

Please note: According to the instructions available at the link above, you will need to use a Windows PC to apply the update to your phone.  I will be posting a mirror shortly and it will show up in the “Download Files” page at the top of this page.

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Site News: I have a new toy!

by on Apr.01, 2010, under Embedded devices, Hardware, Linux, Product Reviews, Site News

Well my life has been busy as all get out and I do have a new post in the works however I’m taking a quick break because I have a new toy that makes for a far better story.

I have recently gotten my hands on a new Samsung Moment on the Sprint network. Within the next few days, I will post all the gory details from this Android n00b and will be offering a comparison against the other smartphone I have, the Palm Pre.

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Using Clonezilla to make your HD bigger

by on Dec.29, 2009, under How-To's, Linux, Software

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Well, the Christmas/Yule break is over with and it’s time to get cracking.   If you were like me this holiday season, you were either placed in the position if needing to do a hard drive upgrade for someone else or you received a new hard drive of your own that warrants upgrading.  The CloneZilla site didn’t contain very clear instructions for what to do so I decided to write this howto documenting the process. In this howto, I will cover using the free application “CloneZilla” to perform a hard drive upgrade on a test installation of Windows XP from 4GB to a 10GB drive.

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Add an SD card slot to a WRT54G v2

by on Sep.09, 2009, under Embedded devices, Hardware, How-To's, Linux

routerIn this post, we’ll cover step-by-step how to add a SD cardslot to your Linksys WRT54G running DD-WRT and how to configure it in the DD-WRT UI.    Granted, this has been done a lot already, however there is a significant lack of information on how to do it on the older V2’s.  Read more for the complete step-by-step guide. (continue reading…)

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Make APCUPSd tweet for help!

by on Aug.18, 2009, under How-To's, Linux, Software

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Please note:  Twitter stopped using “Basic” authentication methods on their API calls and unfortunately this method no longer works.  User “Laramy” (comment below)  has provided a workaround and I am currently working to test this.    This document is still posted for archival reasons.

Well, the world is abuzz with all things twitter so I figured that I’d join the fray.  But rather than tweeting about farts being blasted into an office chair or a toilet that twitters or even a tweeting toaster, I decided to do something useful with this thing called Twitter.  I have APCUPSd running on a Linux box that tweets when the server detects a change in power.  Read more to find out how you can incorporate this into your linux server.

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Setting up Ubuntu to tftpboot with menu for installations

by on Aug.17, 2009, under How-To's, Linux, Networking, Software

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This howto will cover performing the necessary steps for configuring Ubuntu Server 9.04 to distribute pxelinux images over the network for you to use to install Ubuntu or your favorite Linux distribution over the network. No more fumbling for installation CDs or boot floppies!
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