Monthly Archives: October 2010

WebMin 1.520 tempdelete bug

WebMin 1.520 sometimes creates a cron job for “/etc/webmin/cron/” that will keep sending you error emails saying “Failed to run /usr/libexec/webmin/cron/”

Apparently its safe just to delete this webmin cronjob via WebMin | System | Scheduled Cron Jobs

DELL OMSA BIOS & firmware installer

DELL OMSA 6.2 can now be used to install BIOS & firmware updates on DELL PowerEdge servers running CentOS, OracL or RHEL 5. With OMSA 6.2 you’ll get the extra commands

  • bootstrap_firmware –inventory
  • inventory_firmware
  • update_firware

However if your PowerEdge has any LSI Logic / Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS 1078 (rev 04)  disk controllers do not be tempted to try OMSA 6.4 or you will lose all RAID SAS mgmt access ! Solution downgrade back to OMSA 6.2.

Server Administrator: Storage Service EventID: 2131 The current firmware version  6.0.2-0002 is older than the required firmware version 6.2.0-0012 for a controller of model 0x1F0C:  Controller 0 (PERC 6/i Integrated)

NOKIA will now focus on Qt

NOKIA will now focus on Qt as the sole application development framework and intends to support HTML5 for development of Web content and applications for future evolutions of Symbian as well as upcoming MeeGo products.




Digital Surrey Oct 2010

Another great talk hosted by Digital Surrey about the future of mobile advertising that featured Ogilvy IBM Wimbledon Seer augmented reality (AR) app !

If you have an android or iphone (even the super small Sony X10 mini android) you can start playing with AR and Android Cloud Crowd Powered Apps such as LayarSensorly Map Viewer, waze, today !

Learn to program with Alice

Alice is an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web. Alice is a freely available teaching tool designed to be a student’s first exposure to object-oriented programming. It allows students to learn fundamental programming concepts in the context of creating animated movies and simple video games. In Alice, 3-D objects (e.g., people, animals, and vehicles) populate a virtual world and students create a program to animate the objects.

IE9 beta 32bit & 64bit gotcha

If you have test driven the IE9 HTML 5 web browser and are thinking of installing the M$ IE 9 32bit beta browser or M$ IE 9 64bit beta browser locally then dont fall into the trap of thinking that just installing the 64bit one will leave your IE 8 32bit alone – it doesnt !

After downloading and installing the M$ IE 9 64bit beta I found that when I tried to run my old IE8 32bit browser that in fact the IE9 32bit beta was running instead !

ie9 beta browser

Update : Instead of installing IE9 Beta you can now download the IE9 Platform Preview which will still let you use IE8 !