Installing Jolicloud on an Asus T91 or T91MT

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I’ve been using Jolicloud (http://www.jolicloud.com/) Linux on my T91MT for about a month now, mostly as a “coffee-table” computer. Jolicloud 1.0 is built on Ubuntu 9.04. As it turns out, when trying to install Jolicloud 1.0 on an Asus T91MT (with the infamous GMA500), Xorg crashes due to the graphical installer. Although Jolicloud has built-in… Read more »

.CO TLD available for pre-register

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I know many people are server admins for large companies that may be interested in this. The .CO TLD has been opened up for pre-registration for non-Columbians. Godaddy and other registrars are trying to convince people this is the next big TLD – associating .CO with COmpany or COrporation or COmmerce. The sad thing is,… Read more »

Converting MySQL tables from Latin1 to UTF8

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Many content management systems and forums were originally created using the latin1 character set and the latin1_swedish_ci collation in MySQL. The problem many of these systems are facing today is the growing demand for multi-language content using special characters that cannot be accurately represented in the latin1 character set. This is where utf8 comes in…. Read more »

Are people the weak point in IT security?

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Some time ago a co-worker had mentioned someone had been rummaging through her files on her computer. She had expressed some concern over the situation as the files in question were pertaining to a terminated employee. I nodded in sympathy and asked her the following questions: When did this happen? Her response: After she had… Read more »