Jaime Frutos Morales's blog

26/03/2007

N800 flashed

Filed under: GNOME — acidborg @ 20:26

I had some trouble with my N800, so today I decided to flash it. In 10 minutes I downloaded the flasher and the new firmware. Following the instructions to flash my N800 in Linux, it just took a couple of minutes to flash the device.

It seems that the new firmware has solved my problems, so I’m very happy with the easy flashing process and its results 😉

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14/03/2007

Simulated mail server

Filed under: Studies, SysAdmin — acidborg @ 01:49

Today, I finished configuring both a SMTP server with Postfix and a POP3 server with Courier for a network simulation.

I had some problems with authentication, mainly using Courier, but finally I managed to solve them. Although it wasn’t a trivial task, it wasn’t as difficult as I had expected.

I just have to configure a simple firewall using IPtables to finish the basic dual IPv4/IPv6 network simulation.

I would like to thank my friend Maño for his Apache configuration file and his answers to my IPtables questions about HTTP and HTTPS filtering.

12/03/2007

C# and Mono

Filed under: Books, Free Software — acidborg @ 20:25

I was curious to know what the Mono project is all about, so yesterday I read the basic documentation they have on their web. I found it interesting, so today I started reading this book:

Mono kick start

It’s a bit old (2003) for the current state of Mono, but it’s quite good. I will have to code some programs for my concurrent programming subject in several programming languages, so after C and Java, I will try C# using Mono and test its compatibility with the Windows .NET framework. Let’s see what happens…

10/03/2007

What to do after the degree

Filed under: Studies — acidborg @ 22:08

I’ve been talking this week with one of my lecturers about what to do after I finish my degree in Computer Science Engineering (I don’t know whether this is the right name for my degree in English, in Spanish it is called “Ingeniero en Informática”). He has advised me to do the PhD, but only if I want to stay at the faculty as a teacher, because in Spain the PhD is not appreciated outside the university.

So, the problem is that I don’t know yet whether I want to stay at the faculty as a teacher or not. I been thinking about working for a year or two in a Free Software firm and decide then. Meanwhile, I could improve my English a bit and my German, which I have neglected more than I should.

Any advice or suggestion will be welcomed. Thanks in advance 🙂

05/03/2007

Hacker culture

Filed under: Free Software, Studies — acidborg @ 23:49

Although it can sound weird (not for me, but for the rest of my classmates), a seminar about hacker culture, free software, software patents and related topics has started at the faculty.

In the first classes, we’ve been talking about hacker culture and we were told to read the article “How to become a hacker” by Eric S. Raymond. I had already read it, but it was funny to read it again, specially if you are told to read it at the faculty!

I hope this seminar will continue with the same approach, because I love this kind of topics and the way they are discussed so far.

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