I would like to start teaching my children programming. They have access
to an iMac, I am thinking that now they old enough to learn a language.
I've looked at the standard Mac programming. But it seems to complex to
start them off on. Any suggestions?
By the way the children's ages are 9 (boy) and 13 (girl). They are home
schooled it would be great to be able to add another subject under their
If necessary I could create a virtual machine with linux running in it.
Thanks for any suggestions.
due to a problem with the USB DVD/ RW burner that I used to use for
booting my eeePC 900;
with various exotic OS's;
I have of late been trying to 'burn' ISO files to flash-cards and USB
sticks ie. SD memory.
If I boot with EASEUS on a USB stick I can create an ISO image of a
but when I come to 'burn' that image to a USB stick ; even when they do
burn they mostly
........... obviously there is some complication which I am not
thanks Rohan McLeod
The naive networking problem is this; I have a very low cap 'HomeFibre
Starter Plus' account with iPrimus; low cap being: 5GB/month 'on- peak'
(noon to midnight) 10GB/month (midnight to noon).
Since it doesn't cost me anything more; I have elected to share this
account via wireless
with 2 -4 other users gratis.I would like to restrict their access to
1/-manually switchng off wireless access on the Linksys E2000 router is
possible; but too tedious.
-after consultation with Cisco(Aust) it seems this device does not have
the capacity to
unconditionally switch off wireless during certain hours
-but it does have the capacity to restrict certain LAN IP addresses
during certain hours
Now given that the other users are even more naive than myself,
that is asking them for their LAN IP addresses would not be an easy path;
can any one suggest a method of gathering these addresses ?
any suggestions welcome, regards Rohan Mcleod
I'll be at Ruxcon today and tomorrow if anyone wants to meet for lunch.
NB It's fully booked so anyone who hasn't registered can't attend. But anyone
who's in the area for other reasons could meet some of us for lunch anyway.
My Main Blog http://etbe.coker.com.au/
My Documents Blog http://doc.coker.com.au/
I'm posting this on behalf of a work colleague who has asked the following:
I have a request from <name withled> to retrieve some data from an old
tape reel. It's on a Memorex MRX-V half inch 6250 BPI (bits per inch)
magnetic tape reel. The tape contains data from his PHD. He has had it
mounted once here at Monash on a Burroughs machine in 1990. At the time
he viewed the data through his Vaxc account.
Can anyone recommend a commercial service to retrieve the data, or have
access to a functioning museum relic that might do the job?"
If anyone has anything they can add please contact Greg directly (I've
set the Reply-to: to his address).
Just looking for some diagnostic suggestions:
When trying to access my Telstra mobile account info at:
on two different machines
1/ both machines running XP (apologies)
2/ both machines running SeaMonkey and InternetExplorer(fall back only)
3/ both machines machines with ethernet connection to Linksys E2000;
on Iprimus 'Home Fibre StarterPlus' account
In both SeaMonkey and IE:
-machine 1: old slow desk-top accesses site OK
-machine 2 eeePC laptop just sits with circling dots..forever
any ideas welcome thanks Rohan McLeod
Sorry if this should have gone to LUV-Main instead. I'm not sure how
Linux related it will end up being.
I'm looking for a little direction on an issue with an Acer P1266
projector which won't work with PC devices plugged in using HDMI. My
knowledge of HDMI and all of its standards and uses is very limited
but I understand I should be able to plug in a PC and have it just
The issue is that the projector will just sit on HDMI without
attempting to mode set when a computer is plugged in. I was under the
impression that the HDMI port was just broken until fiddling with the
HDMI caused it to set a mode once or twice. What it set was something
unexpected like 480x360 48.36 hz @ 85 and after reading the available
modes for HDMI in the projector manual I found this was not one of
Remembering something about EDID information I thought that the port
might not be broken and that something else might be happening.
Windows and Lion have woeful verbosity when things break so I got out
a trusty Ubuntu computer and hooked it up to the projector to see what
it could see. Here is what I found in the Xorg.0.log
http://pastebin.com/iXU86awD (note I fixed the Validated Modes being
wrong resolution and device after taking this log).
The Nvidia manual allowed me to remove the first clear issue which is
the conflict with Horizontal Sync in Xorg like so...
HorizSync 15.0 - 50.0 # a guess based on xorg log output
Option "UseEdidFreqs" "false"
This cleared up all errors except...
[ 19.896] (WW) NVIDIA(0): ACER P1266 (DFP-0)'s EDID does not
contain a maximum image
[ 19.896] (WW) NVIDIA(0): size; cannot compute DPI from ACER
P1266 (DFP-0)'s EDID.
[ 19.896] (==) NVIDIA(0): DPI set to (75, 75); computed from built-in default
So I started reading into what EDIDs are and how to do anything with
them. First priority seemed to be to get a copy and then work out how
to fix this issue. Enter what I found when I output the EDID and
parsed it http://pastebin.com/EtNtArfk
I think this maybe the time to ask for some advice from some people
who may have come across this before.
The net gives me some suggestions but I've got no idea what to look into...
* Continuing to look at how to modify the EDID that is there to set a
maximum image size and load that EDID on the projector
* Looking at taking the information I do have from the EDID and making
an xorg conf that uses that
* Not trusting the EDID source as advised by parse-edid
Some extra notes:
* The projector is out of warranty and Acer have never put out any
updates for it. It was never very popular so it's entirely possible
no one ever bothered fixing this issue.
* Xorg.conf is totally stock standard with nothing strange apart from
the above, I can include a copy if someone wishes to see it.
* Xorg.0.log is totally normal beyond what's included in the above
paste bin, I can include a copy of the entire thing if required.
* I don't have any video devices that output to HDMI to test with as I
believe this sends a separate EDID?
* The PC devices can drive projector using analog connections.
 http://pastebin.com/iXU86awD subset of xorg.0.log with stock
 http://pastebin.com/EtNtArfk output of get-edid | parse-edid
Thanks in advance if anyone has any experience with this,