Monthly Archive: March 2008

Facebook sabotages site for Adblock Plus users? 2

Facebook sabotages site for Adblock Plus users?

I was trying to update my status on Facebook for the first time in months, and I couldn’t. At first I thought it was some glitch so I ignored it and let it be. Then it was reported to me by a friend that in the last few days, he could no longer post comments on people’s wall (which also didn’t work for me). I tested a hunch, I disabled...

“Renaming” ethernet adapters in Debian 0

“Renaming” ethernet adapters in Debian

I have a Dell PowerEdge 1950 server running Debian Sarge. It recently experienced the joy of a motherboard replacement (which will hopefully make the hardware faults go away). This normally isn’t a big deal, except for the fact that I use the onboard gigabit NICs. See Debian “knows” which network card is which by MAC address and when you replace the motherboard you get 2 new MACs. So instead of...

Dropped Cedega for Wine 0.9.57 0

Dropped Cedega for Wine 0.9.57

So a while back you may remember that I posted about switching to Ubuntu, and a second post later about running Warcraft under Linux. Up until yesterday I was running WoW using Cedega 6, and its been working “good enough”. Occasionally I’ve had problems with WoW not launching, crashing on launch, or launching wrong (no graphics, no sound, or extremely slow). Even with these problems, it hasn’t been a big...

Your Real Birthday? Better not be in 1910. 2

Your Real Birthday? Better not be in 1910.

I was recently mucking about with my profile on Facebook and accidentally set my Birthday to 1910 (first year in the list). It threw me back an error message saying “Please enter your real birthday.”. I found this extremely odd, just I fiddled about a bit with the birthdates. As it turns out – Facebook gives you the option of being born in 1910 – but you can’t use it....

Doomsday 2

Doomsday

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD – That being said, this is a review so that should be obvious. Doomsday is a post-apocalyptic thriller, sort-a-kind-a. Basic premise is that there is a virus outbreak in Scotland/Northern England. So like any good government, the Brits build a wall to trap the infected and anyone who might be infected. Fast forward 30 years or so and an infection shows up south of the wall, no,...