Showing posts from December, 2007

Domain Renewals

I have my own domain name for email and other purposes that I've owned for a while. Recently, I was in the process on transferring my domain name to a much less expensive registrar and I found out that domain transfers are less simple than they used to be. First, my registrar (and many others, I assume) has a mechanism to lock the domain from transfer. I knew about this beforehand, and so I made sure to disable this function just before I started. Then, I went to the site for the new registrar and started the transfer process. A few days later, I got an email back from the new registrar telling me that the transfer had failed due to a lack of a reply from the administrative contact listed on the domain. I checked and found out that my domain had expired and I figured that was probably the reason for the issue. I called up the service line for the current registrar and I found out there is a whole process they use to create a domain transfer authorization code that must be sen

Spammer? Me??

This past week, somehow Google's spam detection bots for Blogger thought I was running a spam blog . It's happened to a few other people I know, and, luckily, Google seems to be pretty responsive to unblocking improperly flagged blogs. I can understand the paranoid settings for the bots since Google appears to be getting a lot of flak for all the spam content on Blogger . But, sheesh, I didn't think my content was that bad!

More Fedora 8 Info

I have a Lenovo T60 with ATI Radeon Mobility x1400, and Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG wireless card. I was previously running Fedora 6, and decided that since patches were going to stop soon for that version, I should probably upgrade. :) Here's what worked out of the ISO: Suspend to Ram/Disk Audio Wireless Wired Ethernet Video Worked with the Vesa driver, but most folks will probably want to use the fglrx driver (see below) Some things required a little extra work. Video with the Proprietary ATI fglrx driver repackages the ATI fglrx driver and kernel module as RPMs which make it simpler to install. You can add this yum repository easily by installing the Livna repo RPM using this command: rpm -ivh This will add a repo file to /etc/yum.repos.d with the information needed to find the Livna RPMs from yum. Next, you need to issue a yum install xorg-x11-drv-fglrx command to drag down the driver and the kern

1 year old Headbanger

Therese and I noticed that Gabe was doing some strange, headbanging motions which we realized was his way of mimicing someone sneezing. I grabbed some video of it and set it to some appropriate music.