Thursday, August 16, 2007

w00t GPRS!!!

Hello world! I'm scriblling this entry using my iPAQ that is connected to my cellphone via Bluetooth.

I'll post the details later on how I made my ancient iPAQ H5550 GPRS-capable. w00t! :)

Virtualization Killer App

Citrix is acquiring XenSource (,1895,2171251,00.asp). Very cool.

As grid computing becomes reality and as processing power, memory, and bandwidth become utilities just like water and electricity, I see that the future lies in virtualization technologies + remote X sessions and/or VNC.

I see that the future in creating an online and pervasive workspace lies on running multiple operating systems and offering it as a service. Each user can have his own virtual machine, and each user can pay the provider based on his memory and processing requirements for each session.

This will be the killer app once the infrastructure is in place.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Sorry, but we are interrupting your GRPS session because of insufficient balance. Pls. reload your account and try again. You have not been charged for this download attempt.

There you go. I feel so suddenly enlightened.


SMART 3G is so sloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow... I can't browse external WAP sites!!!

Or is it because my prepaid load has already ran out? Oopsy.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

New Title

I should replace my blog's title.

Initially, my plan was simply to chronicle my learnings with the FreeBSD Operating System. I was planning to make this similar to The FreeBSD Diary, hence my original title of "A Neophyte's Journey to FreeBSD".

Blah blah blah. Shit. It's 5:42PM already. I have to stop writing this entry. I'm late for church. =)

Friday, August 10, 2007

pfSense IPv6

Basic IPv6 support in pfSense is almost ready now. Although I expect that this still has some bugs, IPv6 support is already usable.

This is only available in the HEAD branch as of this moment. I may merge it to RELENG_1 as soon as it is deemed stable. You may download the daily snapshot at

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

I'm setting up a pfSense CVS mirror right now, and I'm using nginx server for the CVS Web interface. nginx server is kindda weird-- everything has to done manually, even for setting up a Perl process that will bind to a Unix socket in order to run Perl scripts.

Here's the URL for my mirror:

Please note that not everything will work, as this is still highly experimental.