Mundanes may wish to skip this entry.
Yes, I called you mundanes. You prefer muggles?
Latest MT-Blacklist plugin spammer blacklist is dated December 8th. If you're running MT-Blacklist -- and at this point, if you're running MovableType, you damn well should be, he wrote, glancing over at Jesse with anticipatory condemnation -- you owe it to yourself to add the updated file every once in a while. And to export your own; mine is at http://www.uppity-negro.com/blacklist.txt, which includes the ones from the master list and the random idjits who show up here but haven't made the master list yet.
Got Debian to recognize the Lucent Winmodem, more or less, by downloading the source and compiling the thing, rather than just adding the appropriate entries to my
sources.list and letting apt-get take care of bidness. Still getting unresolved symbols using
insmod on lt_serial[.o], but figure adding the right stanzas to
modules.conf will take care of them.
Warned you about the geek, didn't I?
Still nothing on the CardBus/PCMCIA wireless adapter front; the new, new kernel I compiled loads the right modules, but doesn't automagically configure the card. Which is probably too much to hope for, but I can have some illusions, right?
Yeah, that's what I thought. Sorry I asked.
Trouble is, the card, a Gigafast WF721-AEX -- which says on the box that it supports Linux -- comes in a variety of flavors, with a variety of chipsets, so there's a bit of poking about
/proc and suchlike to figure out what I'm dealing with, then getting the right settings and modules.
Mind you, the card also says it supports Windows 98, but all it does is detect the card, bring up the New Hardware Wizard to install a PCI Ethernet Adapter, fail to find any driver whatsoever, and leave me with a big yella question mark for that socket.
Keep meaning to call/write Gigafast about that, but decided to tackle the GNU/Linux stuff first.
It's geekier that way.
We now return you to your regularly scheduled veiny evil, already in progress.