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Buying a GPS.

Submitted by msameer on Wed, 04/04/2007 - 9:57pm

Dear Lazyweb,

Well, my 3rd post shouldn't be like this but I need help.

Given the fact that I have a very low sight and that it's very easy for me to get lost (I was getting lost for a whole week trying to find where my home is when I relocated here!). I decided to hunt for a GPS to help me.

I was searching and fount that I can go for:
* The garmin mobile 10x as I already have an iPAQ that can be used with it.
* A widescreen garmin device (No idea which model yet but maybe a nuvi 6XX ?).
* A wide screen TomTom navigator (No idea which model yet).

I don't really know which one is better and I'm also open to other alternatives.
I prefer if I can get it directly from a shop here in Finland but I can also buy it online.

So dear lazyweb, do you have something for me ?


katoob 0.5.7 is out...

Submitted by msameer on Tue, 03/04/2007 - 5:23pm

ChangeLog: A bug that could crash the application when OK or Apply is clicked in the preferences dialog under UTF-8 locales was fixed. A lot of small features and enhancements were made as well as some code cleanups. GtkSourceView is now used instead of gtksourceviewmm.

Tarball, md5sum and GPG signed md5sum


DPL Elections 2007

Submitted by msameer on Sun, 01/04/2007 - 7:55pm

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[ 8 ] Choice 1: Wouter Verhelst
[ 9 ] Choice 2: Aigars Mahinovs
[ 6 ] Choice 3: Gustavo Franco
[ 1 ] Choice 4: Sam Hocevar
[ 1 ] Choice 5: Steve McIntyre
[ 5 ] Choice 6: Raphaël Hertzog
[ 7 ] Choice 7: Anthony Towns
[ 9 ] Choice 8: Simon Richter
[ 2 ] Choice 9: None Of The Above
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Of scratchbox, stupidity and empty cpu transparency list!

Submitted by msameer on Tue, 20/03/2007 - 11:41am

OK. Here we go:

To select a devkit when you are setting up a scratchbox target via sb-menu, the target MUST NOT BE in the list for it to be selected (Pressing Enter should remove it from the list for it to be active!!!).

And I had to spend days wondering why is the cpu-transparency list empty even though the cputransp devkit is there in the devkits selection menu!

/me is really pissed off.


Hello, Planet\n

Submitted by msameer on Wed, 14/03/2007 - 12:31am

Thanks to all the people volunteering their time for Debian and FOSS, to my sponsors, to anyone who gave me a tip and to those involved in the NM process.

I'm now a proud DD!


So yesterday.

Submitted by msameer on Wed, 14/03/2007 - 12:00am

* A month since I've been here in Finland and started working for Nokia
* I've got my creditcard PIN code in the morning (From the nordea bank suckers). At last they accepted my application but they decided to send the card to the wrong branch. 7 minutes on the phone to convince them to send it to another branch. It takes them also 2-3 days to send it to another branch!
* My debian.org account has been created and NOW I'm at last an official Debian Developer (Technically, this happened on the 14th. An hour ago ;-))



Of ethernet and docking stations...

Submitted by msameer on Fri, 23/02/2007 - 7:34pm

When you dock the laptop into its docking station, make sure to plug the ethernet cable into the docking station rj output. NOT into the laptop. It could've saved me a lot of time today.


1st fullday, 2nd day at Nokia.

Submitted by msameer on Tue, 20/02/2007 - 7:23pm

Nothing to say. Nothing real yet. I'm still alive. I'm not that OK. I got lost 2 times when I was coming back home today. This is the 2nd time for me to come home and the 2nd time to get lost. I moved here yesterday. Over.


... And back to the hotel!

Submitted by msameer on Sun, 18/02/2007 - 3:57pm

Now I'm back at the hotel. Coming back wasn't that easy but it was easier than going to myhome. I still can't find any landmark near my home but identifying a landmark near the hotel is easy (The Nokia research center building).

I missed the bus at 15:44 (It passed just in front of me but I didn't wave to the driver. Don't ask me how). But I took the 16:14 bus. 30 minutes in this cold!

The problem is that I can't see the bus number except when it's very near to me that waving to the driver will get my ass kicked by him. I decided that I'll wave to any bs passing by when it's 16:14 and then check the number!

So, I'm cold, a bit tired and hungry but I feel GREAT!

I really like it here :-)


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