Halftime Musings..

Just taken this personality test at halftime of Portugal vs Germany Euro tie

Global Personality Test Results
Stability (53%) medium which suggests you average somewhere in between being calm and resilient and being anxious and reactive.
Orderliness (83%) high which suggests you are overly organized, reliable, neat, and hard working at the expense too often of flexibility, efficiency, spontaneity, and fun.
Extraversion (40%) moderately low which suggests you are reclusive, quiet, unassertive, and secretive.

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Waiting for the kickoff

Time: 12:13am

It has been a tiring two months for a sports fanatic. First IPL then French open and now Euro 2008. Waiting desperately for the kickoff of Portugal Vs Germany quarter final match. It is strange that someĀ  countries who have big names in football goes out in league matches in this particular tournament. Anyway itz 12:18 already so signing off.

Getting Wifi Working on Dell E1405/640m running Ubuntu 8.04

This most tricky part of linux installation in laptop is to make wireless card detected and getting wifi connection up to connect with encrypted network. Thanks to the enthusiastic crowd @ Ubuntu forum for their help in getting it work for my lappie. Most of these cards won’t be having suitable open source drivers and have to run Windows XP drivers using ndiswrapper. This link below is very well written and it worked for me,

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=760568

The next hurdle is to get it connected to an encrypted wifi network with WPA1, WPA2 or WEP network. Below link explains in detail about connecting to various networks.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=571188

It took a couple of days to get everything working

Back to Linux

Installed Ubuntu 8.04 on my Dell laptop. Other than wifi most of the things are up and working. Feel really nice, seeing how mature the Linux has become in terms of installation and support from the open source community. There was a time where the linux installation was nightmare and needed a couple of tries to get it working. fine!!