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Filed under: Software — Erwin @ 4:35 am

Run this by me again?

eth2      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:04:5A:80:BD:3A  
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          RX packets:1842504 errors:39 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:39
          TX packets:0 errors:3651809 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:7167231
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:337022665 (321.4 MiB)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
          Interrupt:12 Base address:0xb000

I really don’t think this is accurate, considering eth2 is the network interface where the WAP is hooked up. It works fine, obviously, since I’d never noticed anything wrong until I wanted to make some network usage stats (MRTG) for it.

Time to either upgrade the driver (kernel modules) or put a different network card in, then. *mutter*

Linkage (14)

Filed under: Linkage,News,Technology — Erwin @ 2:48 am

The BBC is planning to put its (first two) channels on the net:

He announced plans for the MyBBCPlayer – which will allow viewers to legally download seven days of programmes – at the Edinburgh Television Festival.

A simulcast of BBC One or BBC Two, letting UK viewers see programmes on the web at the same time as they go out on TV, is also planned as part of MyBBCPlayer .

Here’s hoping that others will follow that excellent example, and maybe that the BBC will open it up to more than the UK at some point as well.

The Pianoman is back home… in Germany:

Yesterday Mr Grassl – now better known as Piano Man – was back home with his parents, Josef and Christina, after a remarkable four-and-a-half month odyssey which took him from Germany to a beach in Kent, and then hospital.

His parents must’ve lived under an interesting rock:

During all this, Mr Grassl’s parents had no idea where he was. After the last phone call in March they phoned his landlord in France to ask if he knew what had happened to Andreas. They also contacted the French police but they were unable to help.

According to Mr Linhart, the Grassls did not see the photo of their son circulated worldwide by the baffled doctors.

But then the article goes on to contradict itself:

… “But even when they did see the photo they didn’t recognise their son. He usually wears glasses. And he has blond hair. The photo was taken in such a way as to make his hair seem white.”

Oh well. Welcome back home, Mr Grassl, you certainly had your 15 minutes of fame, even if you were blissfully unaware of it apparently.

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