Nicht vergessen, die mitteleuropäische Sommerzeit beginnt: Heute Nacht stellt man in Europa die Uhren eine Stunde vor, von zwei auf drei Uhr.

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"Soccer is for girls", sagen sie hier, und ernten damit bei Europäern böse Blicke und manchmal auch ein schlagfertiges "maybe in your country".

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Finally I got my Oregon License and from now on, I won't have to

  • give people my passport
  • take care of the immigration documents not to fall out of it
  • show them which page to look at
  • help them to find the birth date on it
  • wait five minutes until they can finally read it
  • make an evil face to match the photo


Yeah :)

I will miss the evil face part, though ;)

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Lieblingswort Nummer 2 kommt aus dem Uni-Alltag und lautet:

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Today I was connecting a second USB harddrive to my NSLU2.

What you get is a few interesting effects, among them device IDs (/dev/sda, sdb...) changing depending on the order in which you attach the drives. Plus, I added a USB hub, which makes the device names change anyway.

udev plus tux, from the udev pageThe solution for the crazily jumping dev nodes is the udev system, which is part of Linux for quite a while now, but I never really had a need to play with it yet. But the howto is pretty nice and easy to apply.

Still, a few notes:

  • The SYSFS{whatever} rules support wildcards, so that you don't have to write the whole descriptor if you don't want to. For example, "Max*" instead of "Maxtor 6" works totally fine. -- That's especially useful since SYSFS{model} descriptors often seem to be filled up with a couple of spaces at the end.
  • Some (all?) USB hard drives in fact don't consider themselves to be USB devices. So in this case defining BUS=="usb" will not result in any device links to be created at all. I had to define BUS=="scsi" instead. You should look at the udevinfo output as suggested in the "writing udev rules" howto, it will tell you exactly what setup is necessary for your device/drive configuration.

That's how my two new rules look like (each in one line only): BUS=="scsi", KERNEL=="sd", SYSFS{vendor}=="Maxtor", SYSFS{model}=="L250R0", NAME="%k", SYMLINK="usbhd/maxtor250%n" BUS=="scsi", KERNEL=="sd", SYSFS{vendor}=="Maxtor", SYSFS{model}=="Y080P0", NAME="%k", SYMLINK="usbhd/maxtor80%n"

If you have any questions, let me know.

If not, have fun :)

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Es war mal wieder Zeit für ein neues Avatar. Wer erkennt mich?

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Sieh an! Gerade habe ich meine Briefwahlunterlagen für den Baden-Württembergischen Landtag im Briefkasten gefunden.

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The harddrive manufacturer Hitachi offers something new on its website:

Noises that indicate hard drive failure in WAV format.

Be warned, it's not for the faint of heart. Now that's what I call a nightmarish soundtrack - hopefully nobody sues them because of the emotional pain when hearing harddrives crash ;)

(via (German) zeitwissen blog)

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Ich denke, ich sollte eine kleine Reihe beginnen. Autofahren in den USA. - Nicht, dass es unglaublich unterschiedlich zu dem wäre, was wir so kennen (außer dass hier der durchschnittliche Fahrer deutlich schlechter Auto fährt als der durchschnittliche Deutsche, vielleicht...), schließlich fahren sie auf der rechten Seite, halten am Stopschild...

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Heute ist ein guter Tag, um meine lose Artikelfolge über seltsames oregonisches Wetter fortzusetzen:

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