Monday, November 26, 2007

Fonera and DD-WRT

Someone at my home stepped on my Fonera and broke its antenna few months back. Since then it was sitting in the closet with all the other hardware that I had.

Finally, i decided to flash it with DD-WRT to try out if it works well. My Fonera was having 7.1R3 firmware. Just by changing the DSN to one provided for Kolofonium helped to enable SSH on the router. Once I got SSH enabled, the confusion was about logging onto it. The admin user of Fonera is actually a root user when used with SSH.

Finally logged in. Loaded patched kernel, changed the loader and then finally loaded DD-WRT. Keep watching for more updates.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

AOL and Plaxo

I just installed new AOL 6.5 client. What it did along with it is that it installed Plaxo with it. It did point it out as part of agreement.


I would have liked an option that would allow me to "not select" Plaxo.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Google Android

Google just released Android aka Open Handset Alliance.

Well, yes, everyone knows that.

But it is not something new. It is something Google had acquired as part of Android Inc. and they have been working on it since then.

But there is a problem. Is it fighting against Handset makers or the carriers or both? Well, it did get support from T-mobile and few others. But those are not the only company in the world. Even if they can not get AT&T and Verizon to sign up, there are many others (well they did get China Mobile) such as Reliance of India, Hutch Worldwide, Airtel Worldwide etc.

But one thing is for sure. It does give Linux Kernel plenty of credibility as a backbone of a Mobile Operating System (Yes, Linux is not an operating system, but just the Kernel).

New Windows Live Writer


But isn't it confusing? Am I Pro-Microsoft or Anti-Microsoft? Well, I am a centrist. I will use whatever works. I am a libertarian. If the tool is great, I would use it.  I would really love, if I can blog from Firefox (after all, it has an HTML editor).

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Plaxo Networking features

Plaxo has finally built a tool that will compete against LinkedIn. check out the screenshot.