|A||X||Make spreadsheet for cost estimate (2005.06.17 Adphoto)|
|A||C||Set up an iptables rule for an antivirus scanner (Adphoto)|
|B||X||Make signs for Adphoto (2005.06.17 Adphoto)|
|B||X||Retype Mom's form (2005.06.17 Adphoto)|
|B||X||Test multiple page copy delete (2005.06.17 planner help)|
|B||X||Document planner-multi (2005.06.17 planner doc)|
|B||X||Make autoadd page variable : E-Mail from Alex Polite (2005.06.17 help planner)|
|B||X||Check new update mechanism for planner-mark-task (2005.06.17 planner bug)|
|B||X||Test nested with-planner-update-setup (2005.06.17 planner bug)|
|A||X||Schedule driving lessons|
|B||X||Reply to tasks-and-skills followup questions : E-Mail from Moray Allan (debian)|
|B||X||Get my wireless card to work|
|B||X||Write Alex the juggler regarding tomorrow (2005.06.17 juggling)|
|B||X||Write announcement for Software Freedom Day plans : SFD Philippines - SFD (2005.06.17 sfd writing)|
|B||X||Read the 50 writing tools (2005.06.17 writing)|
|B||X||Find A1 driving receipt|
1. Wireless wonders
I struggled with installing the DWL-650 wireless LAN card on my Microsoft Windows XP partition for half an hour before I gave up and booted to Linux. I suppose that if the operating system hadn't been in Japanese, I might've had a shot. What do you expect from Sony recovery CDs for a unit primarily for the Japanese market?
Setting up wireless was just a matter of plugging my DWL-650 in. D-Link really screwed up with that card by using the same model number for cards using completely different chipsets, but Ubuntu automatically found and loaded the module I needed.
Because we don't want the next-door Internet cafe to sponge off our wireless access, we protect our router with a simple MAC address filter list. I couldn't figure out where to find my MAC address in the graphical network configuration tool, but a quick whiz through dmesg turned up the magic numbers I needed to add to my router's filters. After I plugged that into the router's web-based configuration tool, set the ESSID in Ubuntu's friendly network admin interface, and activated the device, I was off and running.
Great stuff, huh? Now if I can just get it to work under stock Debian...
コンピューターは、たちえ緩慢にせよ大きな変化を引き起こした。 Computers caused a great if gradual change.
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