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Tasks

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Priorities - A: high, B: medium, C: low; Status - _: unfinished, X: finished, C: cancelled, P: pending, o: in progress, >: delegated. Covey quadrants - Q1 & Q3: urgent, Q1 & Q2: important
AXMake spreadsheet for cost estimate (2005.06.17 Adphoto)
ACSet up an iptables rule for an antivirus scanner (Adphoto)
BXMake signs for Adphoto (2005.06.17 Adphoto)
BXRetype Mom's form (2005.06.17 Adphoto)

Planner

Priorities - A: high, B: medium, C: low; Status - _: unfinished, X: finished, C: cancelled, P: pending, o: in progress, >: delegated. Covey quadrants - Q1 & Q3: urgent, Q1 & Q2: important
BXTest multiple page copy delete (2005.06.17 planner help)
BXDocument planner-multi (2005.06.17 planner doc)
BXMake autoadd page variable : E-Mail from Alex Polite (2005.06.17 help planner)
BXCheck new update mechanism for planner-mark-task (2005.06.17 planner bug)
BXTest nested with-planner-update-setup (2005.06.17 planner bug)

Misc

Priorities - A: high, B: medium, C: low; Status - _: unfinished, X: finished, C: cancelled, P: pending, o: in progress, >: delegated. Covey quadrants - Q1 & Q3: urgent, Q1 & Q2: important
AXSchedule driving lessons
BXReply to tasks-and-skills followup questions : E-Mail from Moray Allan (debian)
BXGet my wireless card to work
BXWrite Alex the juggler regarding tomorrow (2005.06.17 juggling)
BXWrite announcement for Software Freedom Day plans : SFD Philippines - SFD (2005.06.17 sfd writing)
BXRead the 50 writing tools (2005.06.17 writing)
BXFind A1 driving receipt

Notes

1. Wireless wonders

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I struggled with installing the DWL-650 wireless LAN card on my Microsoft Windows XP partition for half an hour before I gave up and booted to Linux. I suppose that if the operating system hadn't been in Japanese, I might've had a shot. What do you expect from Sony recovery CDs for a unit primarily for the Japanese market?

On the other hand, Linux was a breeze with Ubuntu Linux, a slick Debian-based distribution backed by Canonical. My copy came from Jerome Gotangco, Ubuntu documentation guy for the Philippines.

Setting up wireless was just a matter of plugging my DWL-650 in. D-Link really screwed up with that card by using the same model number for cards using completely different chipsets, but Ubuntu automatically found and loaded the module I needed.

Because we don't want the next-door Internet cafe to sponge off our wireless access, we protect our router with a simple MAC address filter list. I couldn't figure out where to find my MAC address in the graphical network configuration tool, but a quick whiz through dmesg turned up the magic numbers I needed to add to my router's filters. After I plugged that into the router's web-based configuration tool, set the ESSID in Ubuntu's friendly network admin interface, and activated the device, I was off and running.

Great stuff, huh? Now if I can just get it to work under stock Debian...

コンピューターは、たちえ緩慢にせよ大きな変化を引き起こした。 Computers caused a great if gradual change.

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