Cold War Cools Down

At the end of the exams, we all say to ourselves Come what may… The incident at Banglore took us by a complete surprise and then the Geography exam was post-ponded later, leading to an increase in tension and also causing problems in travelling. We finaly had to travel by bus, which ofcourse was very, very irritating. 

The long awaited holidays have finally begun, each moment being like a million years. Let’s just say that all went well and so, enjoy the present, forget about the past and don’t bother about the future.

ICSE 2009 of St. Mary’s High School, Mt. Abu
Batch of '09

Exams finally round the corner!

Finally, the long awaited exams… the ICSE boys of St. Mary’s High School, Mt. Abu retreat back to the campus early on the the 6th day of the glorified month February for the teachers give final instructions and refine the students in their knowledge… Then follows the Board Exam on 2nd March, 2009. The exams end on 30th March and I am free from the ill air of the exam dungeon! Hope for the best…

FaunOS Shadow

It’s a distribution based totally on Arch Linux… specialized for USB Portable installs and can also be used as primary OS has over 600 packages pre-installed (I know… it reminds you of Fedora and me too!). So that’s to say that it comes with definitely all the packages you would ever want along with several drivers(except the Broadcom WiFi one…). And what’s more? It has compiz-fusion which works like a thunder. It’s the distro’s Second release only and it’s really great… Though, they shouldn’t have had pacman as their package manager…
Snowing FaunOS

noatime System Boost

Is your system slow? Do you have to wait 6.2 seconds to start Firefox and other heavy applications?

Well, what you need is the “noatime” filesystem mount option! What exactly happens when system files are read? They are written too! The system writes access times to the files causing unnecessary IO traffic between you and your HDD.

To avoid this, you can mount all your partitions with the noatime option. Simply append “,noatime” beside the “defaults” option in the /etc/fstab and your done!

  /dev/sdb2          /          ext3          defaults,noatime          0  1

Make sure there is no space between defaults and noatime, only a comma.

To test this instantly, execute:

mount -o remount /dev/sdb2

Have fun with the new Performance!

Gentoo on a USB Pendrive

This is what made me leave Fedora within one week:

  • Drivers were not upto date
  • Too generic, resulting is slow performance

This made me remove Fedora Sulphur and finally get Gentoo. Well, the reason for using fedora was because they had a USB specialized version. It seemed too slow and along with other factors, it was terminated.

A fan of Gentoo can never leave it without thinking about it. So, I got the Gentoo installation disk and got it working. The true flavor of Linux. Why were distributions like Ubuntu released? Gentoo is the perfect distribution for humankind. If you want to use Ubuntu, think again! Slow performance with no flexibility.That’s what it is. That’s why I didn’t even think of it though it had a USB special.

Run Gentoo and promote Gentoo Expertises…

Gentoo is fast, non-generic, flexible, etc.

Happy New Year

Seasons change as time passes by. What’s more? It’s now 2009 years A.D.! People are joyful, partying all night long. May peace thrive the hearts of men and women as they set out on this new year! Peace to all and a Happy New Year to you and your Family!
New Year

wininit.exe

How many of you use Windows? Well, it’s a bad……very bad idea to use it. I was using it lately just to find out that the system had a bunch of trojans! The user had no clue of it. Process: “wininit.exe”. If you use Windows Vista, see if you have that app running. It’s a WOLLF.16. Apparently, wininit.exe is a crucial system file in Vista, that if you try to kill it(which you will succeed), what do you see? A blue screen! Your system has just crashed!

What is “wininit.exe” exactly?
It looks for a file called “WinInit.INI”. If its found, it processes the commands found in this file. There is your malware hidden. It’s very dangerous when a filename crosses between legit, malware, etc.
Vista Scanning by NOD32
Continue reading “wininit.exe”

Merry Christmas

“I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.”
Christmas
Merry Christmas to you and your Family