Friday, November 18, 2005

cornstarch and water video - c00l!

Here's what I've found on amazing video of cornstarch mixed with water and than shaken - with vibrations applied from the generator. The initially liquid solution starts to behave really, ehm, trippy!

Friday, November 04, 2005

WPA configuration: slowly getting there

Following up the previous post on WPA configuration I've been exploring the matter today and found out, that ipw2100 driver (version 1.1.3, the latest from the repository) does not work with LEAP authentication (the one that uses RADIUS to authenticate). As I'm not that good in Linux driver hacking (I tinkered with it for some time but I had to give up), I'll inquire the mailing list/bugzilla of ipw2100 project.

At least now I know what is happening! :-)

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

KiSS DP-1500 and real shuffle mode

Today I got this `bright' idea how to implement real shuffle in my KiSS DP-1500 multimedia player (by default, the playback options are, well, limited: you can only play the objects as they come in the order, at least with the version of the software I'm using: EzLink NG).

If you telnet to the KiSS box and see the processes, you'll probably see something like that:

/ # Uid VmSize Stat Command
1 0 SW msh
2 0 SW [keventd]
3 0 SWN [ksoftirqd_CPU0]
4 0 RW [kswapd]
5 0 SW [bdflush]
6 0 SW [kupdated]
11 0 SW /bin/telnetd
20 0 SW /bin/cardmgr
184 0 SW /fileplayer.bin PC1 D:\mp3\_New Albums\Tiga_op_Lowlan
185 0 RW /fileplayer.bin PC1 D:\mp3\_New Albums\Tiga_op_Lowlan
186 0 SW /bin/lash
191 0 RW ps -aefwww

'fileplayer.bin' is a process that plays all the content, in this case regular files (mp3s, oggs, mpegs; as opposed to content streamed from the internet, like radio streams).

So, if you could find a version of so popular iTunes clones apps, that keep the database of all the files, and you were able to configure it so that is uses any media player (I've just checked that mine, called 'madman' cannot - it only works with XMMS), you would be able to implement shuffle and whatnot.