Saturday Nov 29, 2008

Working around really really a small but irritating nwam bug

The euphoria over having a laptop that would suspend to RAM did not last long before it was shattered by a more real world situation. That is suspending while the wireless is connected, ie not when at my desk. This is bug 6766807 which is somewhat irritating and I'm sure will be resolved soon. With my work hat on I wonder if this could be one of the bugs that will be fixed in a supported update. However there is a simple work around.

#!/bin/ksh

function restart_nwam
{
	pfexec svcadm restart nwam
}
trap restart_nwam 35

while :
do
	sleep $((60\*60\*24))
done

Run that script as one of the programs started by the session and this problem is history. Obviously keep an eye on the bug so that when the fix is delivered you remove the work around. I'll update the bug with the workaround on Monday.

Tuesday Nov 27, 2007

Trapped in an airport

The bad news is your flight is delayed 2 hours.

The good news is there is free WiFi in the airport.

The bad news is that the battery on you laptop is only good for 1 hour.

So that is one vote for KLIA.

Update: perhaps not a vote for KLIA after all. As you would expect from free Wifi the service is less than perfect however the most irritating thing is it appears to be blocking a number of port including IMAP so I can't even read my email, much less send the presentation to those who are on the call at 9am tomorrow.

Monday Oct 29, 2007

Screenlock, bugs, bluetooth and wifi

How do you file a bug against the image displayed by screen lock?




My, well Tim's, solution was to use my phone. The picture is not great but still good enough to file the bug, what is slightly worrying is how long it took to suck the image over bluetooth and then email over wifi, via Tim's PDA.

Now I have to file the bug if it is not filed already

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