Apr 22, 2009
On April 16 I attended the Trailer Park Boys Community Service Show
The show was well attended and quite funny. The Trailer Park Boys is a hit Canadian tv show (see link). They are currently on tour with their live show under the premise of being sentenced to perform a show warning of the dangers of drug use.
There are a few audience participation portions in the show, one of which is a 'shredding' contest. I was in the front row and got picked for this. Below are some photos.
The show took place Thursday, April 16, 2009 at the GM Center, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Apr 15, 2009
Installing OpenSolaris ..
I recently installed OpenSolaris (the first attempts were using the current release, which was quite buggy, I managed with OpenSolaris 2009.06 snv_111 X86) on my HP dv 7-1245ca.
A few notes are:
- the livecd as well as the hard drive install booted with a squelching white noise, I appended "-B disable-audiohd=true" to the grub boot line.
- This laptop has an ATI 3200 HD video card, which works with the radeonhd driver 1.2.4. To enable I shutdown GDM and ran Xorg -configure then restarted X/GDM.
Both the wired and wifi network interfaces work well.
Myself and Peter Wu recently partnered to form the Toronto OpenSolaris user group
Finally the Toronto OpenSolaris User Group is now a reality!
Myself and Peter Wu partnered and we hope all in the Toronto/.GTA region will take part. Here's the link:
Apr 08, 2009
I recently bought an HP dv 7-1245ca laptop..
The specs are here for this machine. I am currently running Ubuntu 9.04, the development version of Ubuntu. I also run virtualbox on it with Opensolaris 2008.06 as the guest O/S ... I haven't had a chance to work out some issues precluding installation of OSOL as a dual-boot option.