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Monday, February 28, 2011

google openid url

I wish more people would adopt openid

Since I've been switching between computers so much, remembering my password in the browser is failing me.

When a site asks for your openid url you can give it this to associate it with you google ID:

Thursday, February 24, 2011

flakey ethernet on Lenovo Q150 Nettop

Thank goodness for the internets.

The network card on my Lenovo Q150 Nettop gave me some grief right after I got it, but then I twiddled some things and it started to work. Then today, right before I need it for a demo, the network is out again and it left me scrambling with modprobe, dmesg, and google (from my laptop).

Turns out if you reboot from windows into linux without yanking the power cord, the ethernet card won't see the network.

Sounds like a firmware issue to me.

OSS Notebook: Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick on Lenovo Q150

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Android strenths

This kind of open standards inclusion is a key strength of Android.

Open NFC 4.2 brings true NFC hardware independence to Google Android 2.3