This is the GDM theme I am using on Gentoo, this theme is the best amongst the many themes I got with this ebuild. And it looks very nice and professional. I used the login in a new window option in Gnome which uses Xnest to open a window displaying the Gnome desktop manager to …

Installing a vanilla kernel in the Gentoo distribution is very easy. Just install the vanilla kernel source from kernel.org and then unpack the sources into /usr/src/linux as shown below. I am using 2.6.39-rc6 and I have symlinked the source tree to /usr/src/linux. Then type cd linux/ and then run make menuconfig to set up a …

The unfortunate movie fans who snagged a copy of the Sylvester Stallone film The Expendables now are facing a lawsuit by the movie studios for copyright infringement. it is bad enough they are downloading a copy of this horrible film. I mean I am downloading a copy myself, but only out of morbid curiosity. I …

Hello there. I have just finished installing the vanilla 2.6.36-rc6 kernel in my Gentoo installation in a chroot, I tried to boot the standard Gentoo kernel and I got an error after the “Starting Mdev” line that said that the kernel could not find the root block device, but the file-system drivers for ext4 were …

http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2011/04/29/3203610.htm The poisonous organic compound Formaldehyde has turned out to have been a deciding factor in enabling life on Earth to survive the gigantic impact that created the Earth`s moon. The impact would have melted the entire crust of the Earth and vaporised any water and organic materials that existed on the planet at that …

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2011/0429/Cracker-size-satellites-to-launch-with-Space-Shuttle-Endeavour A new mini satellite has need developed to drift down through the atmosphere upon release and gather information about the makeup of the atmosphere of the planet being studied. They could drift slowly down through the atmosphere and sample the various layers on the way down giving humanity a valuable insight into the real …

The Playstation Network has been cracked into by some evil person and data belonging to thousands of customers has been compromised. More information here: http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2011/04/sonys-black-eye-is-a-pr-problem-not-a-legal-one.ars I have used the Playstation Network to buy a game and play it, but I will not use this network anymore, they need to beef up security before I will …

I just found this interesting video on Youtube and I thought I would share this with you. It talks about what happens when a planet or planetoid collides with another planet and how such an occurrence has been photographed by observatories on Earth. This is how the Earth`s moon was formed, a planetary body the …

I was taking my laptop apart today because I had to clean out the fans and the heat pipe between the CPU and the fan outlet, there is a thick piece of copper that connects the CPU to the heatsink that the fan blows through. And it went quite well although the heatsink assembly was …

Here is a FizzBuzz solution I coded in C. I have uploaded it as an image so you will have to type it in yourself, but I am a gracious and giving person, so here you are. I coded this on FreeBSD 8.2 with GNU Emacs and I am very happy with how it turned …

http://www.precursorblog.com/content/google-chrome-we-dont-need-your-permission. Found this website discussing the Google Chrome web browser, the Google company are apparently using it to open a security hole in users machines, according to the blog. I am not sure about this, but Google Chrome is the most advertised web browser, you see the advertisements everywhere you look, out in the streets …

I have just found this and thought I would share this very useful information, a port of the Chromium browser for OpenBSD UNIX. http://sightly.net/peter/openbsd/chromium/ This should be very useful for those who are using that browser and who want a fast web browser for their UNIX desktop.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/china/2011-03/03/c_13759948.htm China are designing a heavy lift rocket that will be used for a manned mission to the Moon and beyond. America have been cutting back on their space program, but at least China the new superpower on the world stage can deliver a space program to rival NASA in 1969 when they went all …