Posts Tagged ‘Linux’

BlackVPN: A global OpenVPN service

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Many websites restrict the access to their content by geo IP.
E.g. you cannot access the BBC streams outside of UK, you cannot access Netflix/Hulu/Pandora outside of USA and so on…

The solution to this problem is to use a VPN service that will give you an IP of the country of your choice.

I’ve now tried BlackVPN, a global OpenVPN service, located in the Netherlands.

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Installing Debian Squeeze on the Joggler for Lazy People (Updated 2010-06-06)

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

For fearless and lazy people only: ;-)

http://jogglerwiki.info/index.php?title=Installing_Debian_Squeeze#Install_scripts_for_lazy_people

Update 2010-06-06, Version 0.2:

prepare_squeeze_joggler.sh has a –usage parameter now (and many more parameters):

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HO! Debian packages

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

I’m currently preparing Debian Linux packages (.deb) for HO to make it easier for Linux users to install Hattrick Organizer.

If you are using Debian or Ubuntu, please try the following steps to install the (beta) debian package.

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Mobile UMTS access in Germany with Linux

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

As mentioned, I’ve got an Asus EeePC 901 Go.

It’s very nice to have internet-everywhere via the internal UMTS G3.5 modem, and this is very easy to accomplish with (Debian) Linux.

I’ve written a small HowTo that describes the necessary steps.
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SSD speed test on Asus EeePC 901Go (Linux)

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

As written in my first blog article about my Asus EeePC 901Go, there are two different versions of this EeePC model available, one with a very slow SSD and one with a fast SSD.

You can distinguish the two models by looking at P/N on the EeePC box or by opening the EeePC and identifying the SSD itself:

  • The slow SSD model has this P/N: 90OA0BTI4214AFNE2X2Q, the SSD is labeled “P2-SSD PS Rev. 2.0G”
  • The fast SSD model has this P/N: 90OA0BTI8214AFNE2X2Q, the SSD is labeled “S4-SSD JM Rev. 1.1″

I made sure that I got a fast SSD model, but the question arises:

How fast is it?

Today, I found the time to perform some benchmarks of the SSD read/write speed.

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Installing Debian Lenny on an ASUS EeePC 901Go

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

eeepc-debianOne of the first things I did with my new ASUS EeePC 901Go was to install my familiar Debian GNU/Linux environment on the little box. (Ok, the very first thing was to upgrade the RAM by changing the 1GB PC5300 SODIMM to a 2GB model ;-) ).

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ASUS EeePC 901Go 16G Linux

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

eeepc901I found a new tech gadget that’s great as travel companion!

I’m talking about the “ASUS EeePC 901Go 16G Linux”. It’s a small 8.9″ notebook with a 16GB SSD and a G3.5 UMTS modem on-board.

I did tinker with the idea of buying such a companion for a long time now, but did not find the perfect model until now. Either the screen was too small (7″), the overall size was too big (with >= 10″ screen), a very slow processer was inside, the battery life was too short or the notebook had Windows preinstalled (I don’t like to be forced to pay the Microsoft tax)…

I’m using Linux on my “normal” notebook as well as on my desktop PC, so I’d like to have my well-known Linux environment (Debian) on this small gadget, too.

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