It is with a heavy heart that I start writing this entry. I’ve always enjoyed working with asterisk after overcoming an initial (unfounded) fear of it, in part due to the words from a relatively brilliant ex-coleage of mine from my days working at Techteam (CS dept at the University of Pretoria). It’s a mind-bending experience, to say the least, fun and requires a decent amount of intuition. However, recently I’ve been realizing that the current state of affairs is oh so very far from ideal. (more…)
Archive for January, 2010
In my experience dealing with ACPI events as a non-root user is a pain in the backside. Firstly, let’s say for arguments sake (even though this isn’t that often) multiple people use a laptop, and want to deal with the “external monitor on/off” button in different ways? Currently there is no simply way to do that AFAIK. So … enters a little script to deal with that particular gripe. (more…)
So I got this working on my older Nokia 3120, then got an E52 and then had to go through all of this again. So I decided that’s that, I need a reference. Posted here because it’s least likely to go away, and easiest place to find it again. Also, other people may find this useful.