Android 2.2 for Samsung Galaxy S

Even though this is not official yet, a test firmware is available. You will need Windows for this 🙁 but this is quite worth it. I got the 2.2 JP3 version. So far so good, some minor glitches but overall experience much faster! The final is due for september, so not long to wait i […]

Chrooting Bind under Debian

I needed to do this quickly so found this nice document than explains it all. Applied to latest Squeeze and works accordingly, here is the quick and dirty guide for the impatient: #installapt-get install bind9 bind9-doc dnsutils/etc/init.d/bind9 stop#setup of chrootmkdir -p /var/chroot/bind9/{etc,dev,var/cache/bind,var/run/bind/run}chown -R bind:bind /var/chroot/bind9/var/*mknod /var/chroot/bind9/dev/null c 1 3mknod /var/chroot/bind9/dev/random c 1 8chmod 666 /var/chroot/bind9/dev/{null,random}#move […]

Timing attacks

This is an article forwarded to me by a friend, really interesting stuff about the timing attacks, definitely worth a read:

One month with an Android Phone

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I (for the first time in 7 years, i did the move from Symbian to Android) bought a Samsung Galaxy S i9000. If there were two items i’d keep on that phone versus its competition, this would be the super AMOLED screen, pure jewel and the second […]

handy dd trick

I am sure many people know this but I didn’t 🙂 I wanted to know what dd transfers, you can do so by killing it (not -9 obviously 🙂 but like this : dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/null& pid=$!kill -USR1 $pid; sleep 1 Fairly handy 🙂 Thanks Jef!

Die OpenSolaris!

Behind this sensational title hides a crisis which is now growing between the OpenSolaris board and Oracle. I am sad to see that it seems I was fairly right about this… You can read it all right here : OGB Threatens to Shoot Itself In The Head. I will leave you with this piece : […]

Moving a domain to Google Apps

I would like to start this post by saying that I have no affiliation with Google whatsoever. Sean convinced me recently to try out Google Apps (which you can do for free) to migrate a domain to it. Because I have many, i decided to go for I then signed up on Google Apps […]

A few days with Android

I don’t exactly know how to start that post but here goes 🙂 I have been a Nokia phone fan from day one. Drifted away a bit there and then to Sony Ericsson always finding myself going back to Nokia. Few days ago, my n97 broke and I was faced with having no phone for […]