Arkisto October, 2008

Use the E90 as a hotspot

Oct 26, 2008 in Howto, Smartphones

Use your Smartphone as a hotspot for your computer

Disclaimer: This article makes an exception in my policy: It’s about proprietary commercial software.

So if you are a real FOSS person you should stop reading right here.

OTOH it’s about software for Nokia and other Symbian stuff, so if you are using those, you may just as well go ahead. And still: This one also comes from Finland, the same place as Linux and Nokia so it should be pretty much OK… (more…)

Firefox Add-ons: Netcraft

Oct 09, 2008 in Uncategorized

I’m used to install some add-ons every time I install Firefox.

Here’s a couple: The “Netcraft Anti-Phishing Toolbar” and “ShowIP”.

The Netcraft Toolbar shows some useful information of each page you browse; Risk Rating, First Time Seen and a Rank of popularity (click screenshots to enlarge):

The Risk Rating bar will show red to green according to whether the site is known for phishing.

Waxborg is showing some red there because of the No-IP domain name. I happened to choose their dynamic IP name service long ago and I haven’t changed it since.

Probably I will have a “slightly red” site as long as the domain name “” is used.

If you click on the Toolbar link “Rank” you will see a list of sites around the same popularity level:

There I was utterly surprised to see that my site is more popular than the Slovakian Toyota!

And if you click on the link “Site Report” you will see “What’s that site running?” I.E. more details of the site, its operating system and so on. There’s also a link in the report to the site’s uptime graph of different periods of time.

The Showip add-on will show the IP address of each site you visit in the lower right corner of your browser:

The real IP shown there will tell you where you really are browsing.


openSUSE: Installing FreeNX

Oct 05, 2008 in Howto, openSUSE, Remote administration

FreeNX: Full screen graphical sessions over network

FreeNX provides you with remote access to your graphical desktop from anywhere.
With the aid of FreeNX full screen graphical sessions can be accessed with even very low end cross platform clients.
This can be achieved also over poor network connections, even a GPRS modem connection works acceptably, over a 3G network the session feels like a local one a few years back.
You can suspend the sessions and resume them later. A session lost due to a network problem can usually be resumed, too.
SUSE includes FreeNX, so implementing it is easy. The FreeNX server package is installed normally on the server side and after that you run the setup script.