Thursday, January 24, 2008

Steve Jobs' speech at Stanford in 2005

This is the Apple co-founder. Very inspirational speech.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

RMS visits Sri Lanka

I had the good fortune of being with RMS during his visit to SL.

In the good name of avoiding duplication of work, here is a list of pointers that have covered the event in good detail.

gives a vivid description of the happenings.

Photos (courtesy of Suchetha and his SLR :)

The local news paper "The Nation" interviewed RMS and the online version is available here.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Internet thru dialog GPRS

Many thanks to AR ( for sharing the wvdial script during RMS' visit to sigiriya :)

To install wvdial (thought it comes preloaded with most distros)

# apt-get install wvdial

The /etc/wvdial.conf file for dialog GPRS/EDGE.

[Dialer Defaults]
Modem = /dev/ttyACM0
Baud = 115200
Init = AT
Init2 = ATE0
Init3 = ATV1
Init4 = AT+CGDCONT=5,"IP",""
Init5 = ATS0=0
Init6 = AT+CGQREQ=5,0,0,0,0,0
Init7 = AT+CGQMIN=5,0,0,0,0,0
Init8 = AT+CGATT?
Dial Command = ATDT
Phone = *99***5#
Username = 777123123 (Your mobile no.)
Password = 777807190test (this doesnt really matter)
Stupid Mode = yes

This worked with my w810i using the USB data cable on Ubuntu 7.10

Can't really boast of fast connectivity but its a life saver in emergencies :)