Januar 2007

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next Opennet-Firmware 0.11-9pre10 pre-release

Posted by on 22 Jan 2007 | Tagged as: Hacking

A lot of comments came in over the weekend, so I adapted some small things and released a new version. Current one is RC6-ON1rc3 or 0.11-9pre10c. Check this out 😉

Opennet-Firmware 0.11-9pre10 pre-release

Posted by on 20 Jan 2007 | Tagged as: Hacking

cimg0114_mod_small.jpgSo, a new version of the firmware used in our Wireless Community Network is just in front of us. After hacking nearly a whole week I adapted the current firmware to the newly released OpenWRT RC6 and made a lot of improvements regarding CPU-load and flashspace usage. And hopefully cleaned more bugs than I added, but nobody knows… 😉

Called the thing a pre-release, cause it just has to be tested for some days in our network. You can download and test the firmware at the following links, but be warned, its a very Opennet-specific solution by now and the web-interface is only in German. But both aspects will change soon, else there won’t be any way to continue with my project in India.

To install the opennet-firmware ads a package on an plain OpenWRT whiterussian RC5/RC6 you have to add the Opennet-Package-Repository to your ipkg.config.

Or you use the complete firmware below, at your own risk. The initial password is admin.

Have fun with it, I’m now ready for the real world again and it’s time to go on a party this evening. I think the MS Stubnitz is the right place to go, cause it’s hopefully still stormy like yesterday here. And the MS Stubnitz is back from Amsterdam since two days, so it’s time to go there.

Virtual Identity v 0.3.5b

Posted by on 09 Jan 2007 | Tagged as: Hacking, virtual id

A new Thunderbird is on the horizon (v 0.2b1) and some emails reminding me of updating the Virtual Identity extension (see [1], [2]) for usage with the new release. As usual, it’s time to solve some problems and go trough the list of bugs, so I did. And I added some features too.

  • the smart-reply window was sometimes hidden by other windows. Changed the behaivior to wait for the MessageComposeWindow to shown up till a decision in the SmartReply-Dialog was made.
  • smart-reply till now only compared email adresses, not the full names beneath them. But sometimes the email address is always the same, but the full name changes for different recipients. So changed the behaivior.
  • In Thunderbird 2.0b I am able to retrieve an URI of the original email while editing a Draft. So its possible to extract the former senders address. Which means: Now emails with an virtual identity can be saved and edited afterwards, without any problems.

For a testing phase I released a beta version of the upcoming extension, feel free to try it and please report any problems or suggestions. You can find this release under http://absorb.it/hacked/thunderbird/virtual_identity-0.3.5b-mz+tb.xpi

The „Paragraph style Drop-Down Menu inoperable if VirtualIdentity installed„-bug is still open, see my entry in the xulplanet forum. Any help appreciated!

back to the roots

Posted by on 09 Jan 2007 | Tagged as: ... ? ...

Only after a few hours listening to music my some years old amplifier died unexpectedly last week. I decided that any rescue-attempt is not worth the effort and looked for an old amplifier I builded ages ago. Found it, plugged it in and after some small fixes I’m now as proud as I was in the last days of eastern germany with my homemade technology. Great 😉


And now I like to share this impression with you. 😉 Do you realize what the remote control was in her former live?

GXP 2000 XML phonebook from VCARD

Posted by on 09 Jan 2007 | Tagged as: Hacking

Using my Grandstream GXP 2000 since a few days, I liked to get all my adresses from an electronical addressbook to it. I found the possibillity to upload a phonebook as XML (see [1] and [2]) and so I wrote a small script to convert VCARDS (as for instance exported from kaddressbook) into the appropriate format.

You can download version 0.2 of the script at http://absorb.it/hacked/vcard2gxp.awk

Just call it with the addressbook (in the below example the kde kaddressbook) as a parameter and you can send the output to the file you offer your phone than (in my case /var/www/localhost/htdocs/grandstream/gs_phonebook.xml)

vcard2gxp.awk /home/user/.kde/share/apps/kabc/std.vcf >/var/www/localhost/htdocs/grandstream/gs_phonebook.xml

So Tell The Girls That I Am Back In Town

Posted by on 02 Jan 2007 | Tagged as: ... ? ...

Just arrived from Berlin, i was greeted with a song from Jay Jay Johanson, played few minutes ago on radio lohrolisten to this song at amazon


Ive been on the road
Ive been on vacation
Ive been travelling light to reach my final destination

Now Im coming home

So tell the girls that I am back in town
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