JUL
24
2006

Un-be-lie-va-ble. British transport of radioactive material destined for Iranian military confiscated in Bulgaria.

A British lorry transporting radioactive material has been confiscated in Bulgaria at the border to Rumania on Saturday. The radiating load contained lots of Caesium 137 and Americium-Beryllium which can be used to build a "dirty bomb". It arouse the suspicion of border guards only because its radiation level was 2000 times above the normal.

JUN
23
2006

Recommendations to (K)Ubuntu Dapper users: How to restore an uncrippled CUPS [1: web interface admin functions]

[1] Restoring the CUPS web interface admin functions

(K)Ubuntu Dapper maintainers have crippled the CUPS 1.2 web interface. If you open http://localhost:631/ (link only works if you have CUPS up and running) you'll even get notified about it:

JUN
18
2006

Recommendations to (K)Ubuntu Dapper users: How to restore an uncrippled CUPS [0]

In recent months I wrote various blog entries (no, they were rather "rants", and even tagged as such; [1], [2], [3], [4], [5]) dealing with Ubuntu's crippled CUPS 1.2 configuration.

JUN
15
2006

AFPL Ghostscript 8.54 released -- and 8.54 is now GPL'd as well!

Boy, did I nearly miss the news! Was it because of the soccer world championship? Anyway, the news rocks. I wonder why it was not picked up by any of the major news sites. (Heh... I'm sure they will now.)

JUN
5
2006

NEXT: Testing CUPS 1.2.1 Preview Packages for Dapper

Since I also got pinged on IRC yesterday by one of the Ubuntu print software packagers; I'll continue tomorrow with investigating a newer package version. He told me he had built new CUPS 1.2.1 packages for testing, and I agreed to look closely at them and report back. I'll download those and continue my testing (and ranting) based on these packages.

JUN
5
2006

[UPDATE] How Dapper LTS Succeeded To Spoil CUPS Printing (Part Three -- Installed on Harddisk)


Update: Debian packager Adeodato Simo wrote a comment to my previous blog entry, establishing as a fact that the instructions in the README.Debian.gz file in fact where not added by "upstream Debian" (as someone in #kubuntu tried to suggest to me). Isaac Clarencia confirmed to me (also in IRC, in channel #nx), that Debian does not disable the CUPS web interface.
JUN
5
2006

How Dapper LTS Succeeded To Spoil CUPS Printing (Part Three -- Installed on Harddisk)

I installed Kubuntu Dapper now from the Live CD to the harddisk.

The hardware is very "low end": Intel P IV 1.80 GHz, 256 MByte RAM, 20 GByte HD. But it should be good enough to check the printing capabilities of Dapper, and see how the packagers modified the CUPS setup away from how CUPS.org's defaults. After all, the complaints and calls for help I received must have a reason...

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JUN
3
2006

How Dapper LTS Succeeded To Spoil CUPS Printing (Part Two -- The Live CD)

Kubuntu Dapper CD download finished now. Took long enough to complete....

I'm booting one of the spare machines here in the office, a very cheap desktop workstation (Intel P IV 1.80 GHz, 256 MByte RAM, 20 GByte HD) into a full KDE 3.5.2 desktop system right now...

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