Friday, February 20, 2009

Thinkpad X61 - broken WIFI (and how to fix it)

So, I upgrade my 8.04 (Hardy) on my Thinpad X61 and get a new kernel 2.6.24-23. All is fine except the WIFI which comprehensively does not work. The flashing light under the monitor does not flash. The hardware pessimist in me thinks hardware failure. The "all upgrades have consequences" Karmic causal correlationist in me blames the kernel upgrade.

I hobbled my way to a wired network and found the solution here.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Bootstrapping tomorrow, today

    "Maybe our choice of words will be of interest to linguists boldly looking to re-instate the ungrammaticality of the split infinitive?" -- Bootstrapping tomorrow, today