Ubuntu Wallpapers


Ubuntu’s got two all-new looks, dark and light, for its upcoming 10.04 release, and a whole new set of accompanying wallpapers. You don’t need a Linux desktop to enjoy the stunning photography or ambient renderings—just this download.

Changing Servers

I’ve outgrown my webserver! I’ve been using an OpenVZ virtual private server through Network Redux out in Portland, Oregon. A friend recommended CoreNetworks.net located in East Lansing, Michigan. CoreNetworks.net has a dedicated server package that is quite affordable with many upgrades to what I currently have. Check out the comparison.

Network Redux VPS:

Debian 5.0
OpenVZ Hypervisor
10GB Hard Drive
500 GB Transfer

CoreNetworks.net dedicated server:

Ubuntu Server 9.10
Intel 2.66GHz Processor
2048MB RAM
80GB Hard Drive
1,000 GB Transfer

Also, I’m going to have 3 public IP addresses to distribute among a few virtual machines that I’ll run. Maybe I’ll start using the server for something more than just web services.

Moving WordPress

Because of my change to tumblr, I had to move my old site to a temporary location while I copy content over. Here’s the SQL I ran to update the blog’s new domain information.

UPDATE wp_posts SET guid = replace(guid, ‘http://www.old-domain.com’,’http://www.new-domain.com’);

UPDATE wp_posts SET post_content = replace(post_content, ‘http://www.old-domain.com’, ‘http://www.new-domain.com’);



iPhone 3G v3.1.2 on T-Mobile

I’ve moved my iPhone 3G from AT&T to T-Mobile’s “Even More Plus” fully unlimited plan for $79.99 a month. I’m gaining unlimited minutes, but losing 3G and visual voice mail. I only had 3G enabled 5% of the time anyways, to try and save battery power.

After jail breaking the device with blackra1n, installing sn0w, and inserting my T-Mobile SIM card, these are the settings I have used:

Springboard (aka Home screen) > Settings > General > Network
Enable 3G – OFF
Data Roaming – ON
Cellular Data Network
Cellular Data
APN: epc.tmobile.com
Username: (blank)
Password: (blank)

APN: epc.tmobile.com
Username: (blank)
Password: (blank)
MMSC: mms.msg.eng.t-mobile.com/mms/wapenc
MMS Proxy: (blank)
MMS Max Message Size: (blank)
MMS UA Prof URL: (blank)

After a reboot, everything worked great!