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August 26, 2010 — BarryK
Quick post from an Internet kiosk. Away from home helping someone renovate their house. Back home in a couple of days!


Miracle worker strikes.
Username: Sage
"..renovate .., house. Back ... couple of days!" Just taken me 15months. Send me some Aussie renovators.

Painting some rooms
Username: BarryK
"I'm "only" painting three bedrooms, on this trip. They looked crappy, so fresh paint, especially I am doing the edges nicely -- you know when someone paints a wall and the edges around door and window frames have noot been done neatly, looks awful. Plus, a previous tenant painted some walls in high-contrast wwith adjoining wall, again with awful corners. Very old stained carpet, have taken that out, we will choose new carpet tomorrow. This is a relative that I am helping out, so just getting "petrol money" for my services. No problem, she is struggling financially and needs to sell this place.

Optus wireless works
Username: BarryK
"Hey, I'm running Puppy Linux on my relative's laptop, and Internet works. She has a an Optus mobile wireless connection, with USB HUAWEI Mobile Connect 3G Modem. Thanks to rerwin, it just-worked when I ran PupDial. I used phone number *99# and changed max speed to 460800, left all other fields as-is, this connection does not need any username/password to be specified, so I guess that is built-in to the USB modem.

Is this Pet a malware?
Username: ChrisThomas
"This pet was developed by Stu90 Can you check if this is a malware? This doesn't make any entery in Puppy Package Manager and after I installed it, it cannot be uninstalled Regards

probably not malware
Username: technosaurus
"since it is a window manager, it likely won't have a menu entry. to start it instead of jwm do something like: echo pekwm >/etc/windowmanager (if that is the executable name?? I haven't checked, since I am stuck on a win-box at the moment) then restart X from the menu

Re: Malware
Username: fsckyocouch
Username: I extracted the pet package to look inside, and it looks ok to me.
@technosaurus: yeah, that's the executable's name

re pekwm wm
Username: BarryK
"Exit from X, type "xwin pekwm" (or whatever the name of the execuable is) -- that will start X with pekwm and automatically update /etc/windowmanager.

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