Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Dear Abobe ...

joltcolaofevil@Illyria:~/Documents$ sudo dpkg -i install_flash_player_10_linux.deb
[sudo] password for joltcolaofevil:
dpkg: error processing install_flash_player_10_linux.deb (--install):
package architecture (i386) does not match system (amd64)
Errors were encountered while processing:

A 64 bit binary of Flash for Linux would be nice please.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Woosh broadband and the Linksys WRT54GL

I just got a Linksys WRT54GL, with the intention of hooking it into my Woosh wireless broadband. It was a bit of a mission, so here's what I did in case anyone else has the same equipment, and finds this post!

I hooked up the Linksys between Woosh and my computer. Then I ran the SetupWizard for the Linksys. The first 7 pages just check that you've hooked things up correctly. Then I told the WRT54GL that I had a PPPoE connection. This allowed me to enter my Woosh username and password. The "" part of the username is very important!

Then I entered the WRT54GL's password, of which the default is "admin". Naturally, I changed this straight away as you can do at this point. The first time through I gave the SecureEasySetup button a go, but this was a step that I dropped on my sucessful run. So doing it manually, I changed the SSID away from the default. But it can be almost anything really. I left everything else the same on this screen, and went to the next one where I selected WEP 128bit for my security. Again, this can be almost anything, though I suggest some security. Unsecured wireless points are bad!

I entered a passphrase, and generated a WEP Key. Then the wizard tries to save the settings to the WRT54GL. This always failed for me at the point where it tries to detect the internet.

After some thought, I figured that perhaps both the WRT54GL and the Woosh router were both trying to exist at . So, I logged into the web based utility and changed the IP of the WRT54GL to . I also set it to only use HTTPS connection, though due to self signing certs I had to add an exception for Firefox. Lastly, I changed the Setup from PPPoE, to DHCP.

Now I was able to ping out from the WRT54GL.

Then I set up the laptop to use the wireless access point using the WEP key generated above. This was really easy so I won't go into detail.

The computer only needed one more crucial setting to make it work also. In Network Connections, I right clicked on my Local Area Connection and got properties. Then properties of TCP/IP -> Advanced -> IP Settings. In the default gateways area, I added

Now it all works, yay! If anyone else happens to stumble across this and it helps, please let me know by commenting.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


Mainly for my reference, these are the sites that I check everyday:

Stuff - New Zealand news site.
/. - Geek news.
Ars Technica - Geek news.
Planet Mozilla - Blog aggregator for Mozilla projects.
The Old New Thing - Raymond Chen's blog.
WWdN: In Exile - Wil Wheaton's blog.
Joel on Software - Joel Spolsky writes about software, and other stuff.
Penny Arcade - Gaming comic and opinion.

I always have at least one Wikipedia page open, for quick referencing!

Occasionally, I remember to check these sites also:

Digg - Random interesting stuff.
Boing Boing - Random interesting stuff.
Rands In Repose - Occasional articles, mainly software management.
Just Thinking - Earl Pomerantz's blog, a retired writer for US television shows.
Box Office Mojo - Tracks US film box office returns.
Cricinfo - The home of cricket on the internet.

And now that Improbable Research has put their entire back catalogue up for free, I should work through it!

That's all for now, will add more as I find / think of them.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Dr Horrible

If you haven't seen Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog yet, you missed out. Well, not entirely. While the free streaming episodes have gone from it's still possible to view them elsewhere. Also, the DVD will be coming soon! News here.

Also, lyrics!