6 years today, Cristina Castagna left this word while climbing on Broad Peak. La neve ti sia lieve. “Quos dei amant iuvenes moriuntur”
Philae lander from rosetta mission just woken up today
I recently fixed a problem on an Asus Fonepad FE170CG. This tablet (or technically, more a phablet, since you can also make phone calls with it) is sold in Italy at the bargain price of 99€ and is quite popular in circles where people need a cheap appliance that can stand as access point, and make the occasional phone call.
I recently installed the Eclipse + ADT plugin on a Opensuse x64. It was nearly unusable due a nasty series of crashes.
12.11.2014: boldly bringing @philae2014 where no man-made object has been before. Thank you @ESA_Rosetta for letting philae piggybacking and for waking up on time. Thank you @philae2014 for getting us a comet, no less! We are so proud! Isn’t it amazing? Isn’t that romantic? People often say Engineering is aseptic. I beg to dissent. This is … Leggi tutto
Now and then I used to come in touch with a PC (a laptop) of a friend of mine. This PC used to display a rather strange behavior. This PC, running Windows 7, would not correctly mount any usb hard disk or pendrive, except for a few new USB 3.0 drives. This Asus laptop had a really convoluted installation history, as even specifying the precise model it is not very easy to uniquely determine the specific driver to install for a given device. It turns out that every re-installation is made is a sort of trial-and-error procedure and the final outcome is, as one can see, not very nice.
Another time, another LTS release. It’s has been a while and our 12.04 LTS is now pretty old…time to switch to the new 14.04 LTS. Or maybe not.