Logging in to Mac OS X from modem

 11/02/2004 -  Sam Ban

I got a support call from my old friend, Meszi. He has a customer who wanted to use his Mac server from a modem connection. After a sort search I found mgetty has been ported to Mac OS X. The link is here: http://www.leo.org/~doering/mgetty/ I had to change Makefile a bit (there is no fax and modem user or group), I bet nobody will be enough. On panther I had to remove an “extern int sys_nerr;” from the logfile.

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Wannabe Lord of the (snow)boards

 29/01/2004 -  Sam Ban

Sunday we will leave for a skying trip, 5 days without Internet access (Panic! Panic!)… I think this will be hard. What more, I will have to leave my PowerBook home 🙁 No way. What will I do in the hospital after breaking my bones on the slope? 😀 I definitely have to bring the notebook.

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Almakor MUG meeting last weekend

 29/01/2004 -  Sam Ban

This was such an event! GarageBand demo, beautiful machines… aaand… 512M RAM more in my PowerBook 🙂 I’m happy with the speedup, but of course I have to wait for some apps, yet. I am waiting for G5 notebooks 🙂

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Apple Center in Paris

 20/01/2004 -  Sam Ban

After some calculations I’ve decided to buy new battery for my Powerbook here. I will have problems with warranty but the price was cheaper (around 35 Euros). It’s hard to find an Apple shop! I checked apple.fr for the list of resellers, then I met with different shops: They don’t sell Apple parts but complete computers They don’t have stock The given address is a warehouse (or something with a big steel door) … and of course there are others who sell Apple parts 🙂 We’ve had some problem with France Telecom (their phone boxes are not properly

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From Paris

 18/01/2004 -  Sam Ban

Here we are, Sebastien’s place… changed a lot… new furnitures, washing machine… Cool. Today we will try to visit some museums and the Eiffel tower, the weather is cold but nice. Today morning I managed to buy some bread and Coke, in French. I’m proud of myself 🙂

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Will be off to Paris

 16/01/2004 -  Sam Ban

Tomorrow evening we will visit Sebastien (this is a picture, his website is down) in Paris. This is the first time Maji will join to us, he will be a bit unhappy with the other people speaking foreign languages and no Hungarian. He can understand some basic words and expressions like “Yes”, “No”, “OK”, “Let’s go” in English but nothing in French. We will show him the city, I’m sure he will enjoy the trip.

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Gimp seminar in NIIF

 16/01/2004 -  Sam Ban

Last week I held a seminar about GIMP, within the confines of IPSZILON project by NIIF. There were a live stream and there will be an archive some day later. I had to cut half my planned presentation, because the audience had no idea about picture formats, colours and other fundamentals, but I think they were happy with those nifty tricks after the killing theories.

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Lord of the Ring 3 – Return of the King

 16/01/2004 -  Sam Ban

OK, yesterday evening I managed to collect my friends and buy tickets for LOTR3. I enjoyed it, the film had outstanding visual effects – except the hobbits… The bluebox stuff was lame and badly lighted. The storyline was well made, not much quake-like bloodbath… I think the giant spider was a bit too scarry. The end was long, but they left out the last boring events from the book, so it was a bit hollywood-kind end (family, kids, happy wife

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After important exams

 16/01/2004 -  Sam Ban

I like it! I have some time today to write a blog entry about my exams and other things. I did my exams well (I have written a graphics and an applied informatics exam last week, a numeric recipes exam yesterday), I will have to make a homework about didactics and I will have a programming languages exam next week, too. Then two more semesters and I got my MSC!

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Fun with a Powermac G5

 02/01/2004 -  Sam Ban

I borrowed a PowerMac G5 form HAndras, I met him first on a MUG meeting where I saw his G5 (A clip from HAndras) He managed to sell his “old” 1.6 GHz model and to buy a new one, a freaking dual 2GHz G5. While the old one is waiting for the new owner HAndras was so kind he gave it to me to compile the OpenOffice.org. I am so happy!

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