Saturday, September 25, 2010

How others see the present

I have found this interview with the painter Vasile Gheorghita.
Romania - as he sees it...  

Pictor - Vasile Gheorghita. Revoltatul.

Val Munteanu's Illustrations

Almost forgotten now, Val Munteanu had a distinct style in all the artwork he has done. The characters drawn in a medieval like style, resembling old books miniatures or vitralia, populated some of the books I have cherished.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Hackintosh for Toshiba

I have installed OS-X on my decaying Toshiba U400-13k.
I have the following result:

  • Graphics - YES (NO QE)
  • Sound - YES (VoodooHDA)
  • Bluetooth  - NO
  • Network - NO (Marvell Yukon)
  • Wireless - NO (Intel 4965)
I have had some issue with the Firewire onboard controller, it continuously gave me the following error: FireWire (OHCI): start - unable to get device memory

The solution was simple - remove all the Firewire kexts from /System/Library/Extensions.

Moreover I was quite impressed that GRUB2 is able to boot the system - so no need for Chameleon.


I have followed this thread and I have made Bluetooth work.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Virtual Lab

Finally the VMware licenses arrived and were installed.
So I was busy virtualizing most of the expensive lab hardware we were using.
The SIGTRAN simulators, the signaling gateway, the TTS/ASR machines and some of the development machines. They are all sitting inside a nice DL380G6 box.