Mac OS X vs Windows kernel development: from hell to paradise (Part # 2)

This post is a continuation of the compulsive thoughts about OSX vs Windows kernel development started here: Part # 1 So, it’s being a while since I was writing about OSX. My project has grown up a little and it’s time to release a first alpha. The kernel extention (kext) behaves as a socket level …

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Asus P5QL PRO: no post, fans spin, switch off / switch on

I have this bizarre bug with my Asus P5QL-PRO motherboard: each time I go to sleep in OS, and the sleep is interrupted by power off event, on the next start the motherboard does the following: 1. Screen is off 2. No post signal 3. Fans continue to spin 4. Machine starts, then stops, then …

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Asus P5QL Pro & Noctua NH-14 cooler

I’ve been recently playing with my oldish Asus P5QL Pro box trying to cool down CPU because the stock Intel cooler was already almost dead. I got idle temperature like 45 C or above. So, I decided to go for a Noctua NH-14 cooler which seems to be pretty effective when reading reviews, etc, etc. …

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Configuring gtalk in pidgin in Debian 6 Squeeze x64 GNOME for Google Apps account

If you are going to use Google Apps account in pidgin you have to use a few tricks to make things working: In Basic tab: 1. Change Domain from gmail.com to yourdomain.com In Advanced tab: 2. Remove check “Require SSL/TLS” and set “Force old (port 5223) SSL 3. Change “Connect port” to 443 4. Change …

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Configuring ICQ in pidgin in Debian 6 Squeeze x64 GNOME

I’ve always had problems configuring ICQ account in my pidgin in Debian. Somehow it never worked although I tried all these different combinations like “Use clientlogin” or “Use SSL”, etc, etc, etc. It never worked out of the box like it happens with Kopete in Debian KDE. At some point I thought it was a …

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ABM handlebar conversion kit for Honda CBR 600 F4i (FSport) 2001

Just got handlebar conversion kit for my Honda CBR F4i from ABM. The kit basically looks like this: It contains the following items: 1. Top yoke 2. Longer brake lines for front brakes 3. Longer clutch cable 4. Handlebar & handlebar ends 5. Longer wires for lights, etc 6. Dot 5.1 brake fluid 7. Some …

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