“Merry Christmas to all of you.”

Its meanings and variations are:

  • As “Merry Christmas”, the traditionally used greeting for Americans, composed of merry (jolly, happy) and Christmas (Old English: Cristes mæsse, for Christ’s Mass).
  • As “Merry Xmas”, usually used to avoid the length of “Merry Christmas“, with the “X” (sometimes controversially) replacing “Christ”. (see Xmas)
  • As “Happy Christmas”, an equivalent that is commonly used in the United Kingdom and Ireland, as well as “Merry Christmas”.
  • As “Feliz Navidad”, which is the Spanish language equivalent of “Happy Christmas“, but is frequently used in English context. The phrase “Felices Fiestas”, the Spanish language counterpart of “Happy Holidays” has also been used in some Spanish speaking communities.


On the net there is a news circulating about “Personal” Nuclear reactor.

Toshiba MicroNuclear

I did not find any confirmation on Toshiba web site, but here are projected specs for Toshiba MicroNuclear:

Dimensions: 20×6 ft (1 foot = 0.3048 meters)

Power:  200 kilowatt

Security: fail-safe and totally automatic and will not overheat

Fuel: liquid lithium-6

Expected life: 40 years

Electricity cost: 5 c/ kW

Expected date: 2008

Price: ???????

Knowing price tag for current Nuclear reactors this may not fit in my budget for next year Christmas shopping, but it may be good solution for remote areas or as backup power source for data-centers.

Microsoft release candidate for Windows XP service pack 3 is available for download.

You can download it now:


Major changes for this version are:

* samba has been updated to version 3.0.25b. This addresses several
critical issues affecting interoperability with Windows 2003в„ў and
Windows Vistaв„ў (resolved in recent upstream releases).

* autofs5 is included in this release as a Technology Preview. This new
version of autofs resolves several long-standing interoperability issues
in multi-vendor environments.

* There is a technology preview of OpenOffice-2.0 included in the
updates directory. You can install this OOo2 preview alongside the
current OOo-1.1.5 version, or you may install the OOo2 preview alone.
We apologize that this was not included on the ISOs, however it was not
on the upstream ISOs and we followed that layout. To List the new
OpenOffice-2.0 RPMS with yum use this command:

yum search openoffice.org2 | grep i386 | grep -v langpack

For finding Language Packs (if you want other than English) do:

yum search openoffice.org2 | grep langpack

Use “yum install <pkg_name1> <pkg_name2>” to install the packages
that you want, or “yum info <pkg_name1> <pkg_name2>” to obtain more
information about them.

* A new yum included in CentOS-4.6 requires the installation of
yum-metadata-parser. The yum-metadata-parser package contains a
metadata parser for yum written in C. It speeds up the metadata parsing
phase of yum considerably and does not change yum behavior in any other way.

I’ve decided to check the logs on my Compaq system and I discovered following error:

Event Type:    Error
Event Source:    Service Control Manager
Event Category:    None
Event ID:    7026
Date:        16/12/2007
Time:        2:50:16 PM
User:        N/A
Computer:    COMPAQ
The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

It was little bit strange, because I have nvidia s-ata drivers installed, and this driver appear to be from promise. After searching on Internet I came to following solution posted on hp site:

Go to Start->Control Panel->System->Hardware->Device Manager->View->Show Hidden Devices->Non Plug and Play Drivers->ftsata2->Driver->Start up Type = Demand

Shortcut: just press Win key + Pause/Break -> and continue from Hardware

New(old) PcTools tool detected my wget.exe as keylogger. After submitting the issue to tech support they concluded(surprisingly fast for free product) that most probably it is false positive and after further study they will update their rules.

For now just add wget.exe to safe processes.

Working with OO documents and Google Docs?!

This plugin will allow you to export and import your documets to and from Google docs to OpenOffice.org



More info

If you learn Linux so command line looks little bit scary for you.

The solution could be summary of base Linux commands. So you never again wonder what was the command that do……?

Found here

Direct link to the pdf document

Soon after ASUS released it on the market first enthusiast’s already hack/mod it.

Here you can find tutorial how to double  memory and add Bluetooth.

Materials used:

  1. 30 AWG Wire
  2. Lots of patience
  3. 2 * Surface mount USB ports
  4. Microsoft Bluetooth Adapter
  5. Healthy fear of turning your Eee into steaming pile of burnt PCB
  6. Corsair Flash Voyager 16GB

The result:


Finally it is out and until Monday It should be synced to all mirrors with iso’s available for download.

Release notes

If you do not have fast connection you can buy it on CD ot DVD from our store

My Experience

After 450M download (186 packages) here are first problems:

In my setup sysreport package (from rpmforge) conflicted so I just removed it and installation went OK. Later I saw it was replaced by sos package.

New kernel welcomed me with new message:

“Memory for crash kernel (0x0 to 0x0) notwithin permissible range”

To be honest I’ve seen the same message in RHEL 5.1 so I expected it.

Next thing was that redhat-release was still with version 5?

Will wait for day or two before bringing this as bug (it is possible that the repo was no fully synced)

No other problems for now….

After browsing mirrors I was surprised that finally there is netinstall CD.


“Memory for crash kernel (0x0 to 0x0) notwithin permissible range” is harmless message