Soekris 4801 PXE boot installation

After half a weekend at LinuxForum 2006 I retuned with a Soekris Engineering net4801 witch I got from Wim Vandeputte, who runs

Soekris 4801-50

Now the challange was: How to install something on it. The solution was at Ultradesic site. They got a very through HOWTO on how to install most *BSDs (FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD and miniBSD) and some Linux distros on this SBC.

Worth checking out if you either have a Soekris 4801 or are considering to get one.

New Mozilla Firefox out

I’ve must have been sleeping, because important thing have gone by without me noticing it.

I’ve must have been sleeping, because important things have gone by without me noticing it.

I’m talking about the new Mozilla Firefox 1.5 which hit the streets yesterday. And the fact they moved the distribution of Firefox and Thunderbird to instead of the .org site where we – by now – are used to get the best browser currently available.

Go get it while it’s fresh:

Then, if you are on a Mac, go check out the theme at The Firefox 1.5 release is more Mac friendly – This also makes it look Mac like.

So you have got yourself a Mac

Handling the move from Linux to Mac OS X

I have recently acquired myself a Apple Mac mini, while being in Apple county (That is California). As one might suspect, as it is the only Mac to fit in the hand luggage (Laptops apart). Fortunately I got the secretly upgraded version with a 1.5 GHz G4. It also got fitted with 1GB RAM, now I was at it…

Complete story
in the HOWTOs section.

XCode 2.2 and ruby’s mysql gem

The problem:

`gem install mysql` failed with a

can't find header files for ruby.
ERROR: While executing gem ... (RuntimeError)
ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.

The problem seemed to be related with the fresh version of XCode 2.2, which introduces support for the intel architecture (Who needs that anyway).

Google Groups : comp.lang.ruby had the solution. Not pretty, but it works. Now one can continue hacking some RoR.