"C:\Program Files\SpiderOakONE\SpiderOakONE.exe" -d 1 --redirect=<file>.txt --fulllist
Sunday, March 27, 2016
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Sunday, January 5, 2014
Nothing is lost, except plenty of time. You need a computer which can detect RNDIS USB devices as networked hosts (and not serial line, nor a file system). Well, my laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS works out of the box for that, like about any other Linux distribution.
While the non-booting Sailfish OS problem may be trivial and would be fixed in minutes if there would be just a console for a single user session, there is none here, so probably the fastest method is to use Jolla’s Recovery Boot, albeit it is not user friendly yet. But at least it contains the right ingredients for the future versions of Sailfish OS on it, taking a snapshot of the system and home file systems !
Take off the battery and put it back to get rid off the badly booting installation (soon gone forever).
- Push and hold the volume down button
- Push and hold for a while the power button until the phone vibrates, release all buttons
Same Cyclops’ eye is looking at you, O.K. But hey, it is not exactly the same, you have just booted Jolla in Recovery Mode. Now, only thing missing is a nice application which would give you some options, but it is certainly coming… Meanwhile, you need to connect the phone to the computer with a USB cable, create a private network connection and then make a telnet connection (yes, it still exists) on 192.168.2.15 which the recovery installation OS is listening.
Once you have connected the USB cable to the waiting device, a new Ethernet device will appear. By default it is waiting for DHCP, configure it manually as 192.168.2.14.
root@clevo:~# telnet 192.168.2.15 ----------------------------- Jolla Recovery v0.1 ----------------------------- Welcome to the recovery tool! The available options are: 1) Reset phone to factory settings 2) Reboot phone 3) Exit Type the number of the desired action and press [ENTER]: ... [DONE] DEVICE RECOVERED! ...
That’s it. You can stop reading and start using your phone from point zero again. But if you are interested to understand why half of your phone’s memory is now used in a fresh, empty installation, how to get that memory back and how to, perhaps even to recover some of your data and settings, continue reading. (more…)
Monday, December 30, 2013
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I have this laptop which comes with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS preinstalled. I kind of like it because of that “Long Term Stability“, having done my share of the fighting through. Controversy on Unity desktop does not interest me, I can deal with anything which has buttons on it and gives me an access to the command line. I just want that it works.
Not for the first time, Unity 3D stopped working on the i950/Nvidia GeForce GT640M after an update. Problems appeared of not having a background, closing windows did not disappear, those infamous 3D icons on the task bar were flickering and their pop-up names did not disappear after hoovering over. Sigh… 2D worked, Cinnamon worked…
What Cinnamon ? Well this is a French laptop and they kind of like complexify things, don’t they? That’s why they probably invented(!) (C)ubuntu to have the best of the both worlds, Ubuntu distro and a Cinnamon desktop from Linux Mint on it. Sigh(2)… They can’t decide.
I can. I want stability. I have another machine with a Linux Mint distsro on it if I want Cinnamon to take me back to the Windows 7 (long live to the best product ever from M$).
su - <root password> apt-get --purge autoremove cinnamon init 6
Gone. With the problem that is.
“Gosh, you are working as root there ! Isn’t that terribly dangerous ? You should use that sudo thing I was told.“
“Step back my son, I am coming through.”
Sunday, December 22, 2013
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I have used, since a long time the excellent vignetting module of the awesome open source photo workflow tool called darktable, and I have nothing but good to say about it. However, recently I had a problem at work to create the similar effect on some boring (for the audience) PowerPoint viewgraph, where, as you know, photos are not so common, but engineering diagrams are, drawn sometimes with an incredible complexity, using various M$ tools with more or less sloppy precision and resolution. Please remember that if you manage to grab a decent picture out from those diagrams, you can edit the picture even on your corporate M$ machine using a portable GIMP version. Now, I realized that you can highlight an area in a technical diagram by dimming the areas around it in an extremely convenient and professional way using GIMP, using techniques similar to the photo vignetting. And that effect is extremely useful in a viewgraph, allowing the audience to focus on the important part of a complex diagram.
If you are interested of the vignetting technique of diagrams using GIMP, you may want to read this note in my personal notebook (no scam, I am just too lazy to cut and paste it again here [especially the numerous screenshots] and, besides, the note may evolve once I will be back in the office…).
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
I am so satisfied with my N9 that now when somebody is going to take the MeeGo flag and wave it (even attempt) I will give these guys my support. Why not do the same : supporting the other-brand-you-know-which is also a form of a fan-based support money given away for a good cause (?) :-)