September 21st, 2013
There went some days between my last round of LOL and until I tried opening it today. More months, really.
And the message that met me was “Client to old to get updates from boompje, please download the new one”.
As diligent as I was, I did. And guess what. The same error!
Well, I found a solution.
With a text editor, open the file located at:
/Applications/iLoL 2.0 Open Beta.app/Contents/Resources/iLoL.version
Set the version to 2.1.0
save, and open your ilol client. Patching shall now go on.
This was my route to solving this problem. (Hacking it really).
Now what to do? Google it ofcourse.
The official faq only says “download the newest version of the client”, and offered no hints upon which to breach this loop.
A forum post had a plea from a poor guy, who got no attention on the matter.
Well, I decided to investigate a little. My first hinch was that there were some corrupt caches laying around.
So a quick search with
May 4th, 2013
There seems to be a lot of effort put into creating open source tools that liberates the net. However what also seems to be a trademark of these services, is
– High technical skills to even COMPILE it.
– NON-universal userinterfaces
# Open communication 03.03.2012
# – todays case study
# Robin. G. Aaberg
The goal of users seems to always be those already technical enlightend.
Thus reflected in the uses of these services, require knowledge about hosting servers, compiling source code, understanding and being able to configure a heap of configuration parameters.
These aquisations, I hope are wrong. Because the free internet of tomorrow needs to have free available alternative services.
Available, being the word of utter importance. But not alone. In conjunction with these natures of a liberated internet application suite:
– Distributed services: No dependency of a big company’s datacenter/ cloud to host your im chat application.
– Open source: You should not have only the choice to install propriatery closed source applications. In which you don’t even have the right to understand how it works. You can’t alter it to make your own security patches or even to form it according to what you need. (and maybe others aswell)
– Integrate with other applications; for the users point of view seemlessly. For the more technical advanced user; full of options giving him / her full control.
– Transparent :
Every part of the appplication should be transparent to the user. In order to
– Have a real IRL user value. In buisneses, personal, organizational, social, whatever.
Now I will have to study these acquisations, to proof or disproof them.
To grasp an overview of what is available today. To grasp an overview of which forces are already set in motion to change the net. Both those working to liberate the net, and those working to close it down.
May 4th, 2013
. packet based
. One master[the mac] may communicate with up to 7 slaves[ipod/spheros]
. all devices share the master’s clock.
Bluetooth 1.0: (BR)
GFSK ~ 1mbps
Bluetooth 2.0: (EDR)
π/4-DQPSK mod or 8DPSK mod ~ 2-3mbps
Bluetooth 3.0 (HS)
Bluetooth 4.0 (BER)
Topics of interest:
discovery and setup of services between devices
PAN, SPP, DUN, HID, HCRP
And more are listed here:
# discovery and setup of services between devices
Bluetooth devices can advertise all of the services they provide.
The manufacturer has programmed each unit with an address that falls into a range of addresses it has established for a particular type of device.
May 4th, 2013
This post should now be posted.
August 17th, 2012
While starting to learn Django, and using version 1.4; it all went smoothly until actually trying to utilize the db.
In my case I used sqlite3.
Error: Unknown locale name UTF-8
This is using python 2.7, on snow leopard
After some reading up, i knew that it should be
no-NO.UTF-8 for my case. Well this issue is really a unix / posix issue, not a python or django issue.
The solution is sketched here: http://patrick.arminio.info/blog/2012/02/fix-valueerror-unknown-locale-utf8/
in short, add this to your .bash_profile in your homedir:
And restart your terminal
June 27th, 2012
Two norwegian bloggers published two separate articles containing criticism on the acclaimed health effects of Xocai chocholate. They had a constructive debate and solid arguments. In response they get several threats, from big corporative law suits, to what might only be interpreted as physical threats. They ultimately removed their blog posts. Reference: http://tjomlid.com/?p=6650
Now this is a really tough situation for the individuals in question. Hopefully they’ll recover from this ugly experience.
But in a broader sense, this is an attempt to censor the internet. A power abuse by a capital strong company, and really just unethical.
It should not be those with great resources, money, power that dictates the rules of information on the internet exclusively. Atleast not by these means.
So in a response to this threat, I reposts the original blog posts here:
Norwegian press has startet to take interest in this story:
June 6th, 2012
You are bound to crash into tedious errors. That is a dogma chanted from the shadows of so many people having been giving up and those who didn’t alike.
You meet resistance. The system is rigid, it can preserve itself from years of constant operations; -by design. It is designed for sustainability, not primarily usability. After all those years of experience the gurus had, they still experience anew; there is so much unknown that needs to be learned!
The feeling of always having to learn, in order to fully comprehend how to use the system; is not an exclusive feeling for the rookie alone. It is a characteristic of the system, not its people.
There will always be something new to learn, in order to use it.
Now, those who stay put after realizing this daunting merit; are those who have a strong will for learning. Those who valuate making mistakes; not so they could repeat them, but for their acknowledgment of the insights laying readily in the air after the smoke has calmed.
And as time reveals the true habits of the earths habitants, people being those of most interest for the time being; those who are fit, survives. Resulting in a concentration of people with a strong will to learn, and to adapt.
Thus, Unix is powered by the collective force of their combined willpower.
April 19th, 2012
Mac OSX is having opengl installed by default. However compiling a program that uses it wasn’t so straight forward.
How do you link the openGL library to your executable?
Took me a hard time googling this one, but eventually I found this blog post: http://dandesousa.com/2010/01/16/compiling-opengl-on-mac-os-x-or-linux/ .
gcc helloGL.c -Framework OpenGL
in linux / unix I think it’s :
gcc helloGL.c -lGL
for windows(in msys f.eks) I think it’s:
gcc helloGL.c -lopengl32
So in short, three different library names for three different os-environments.