DSL VS Cable Modem

The most common question we get in DSL vs Cable Modem discussions is which service is faster? Cable  download speeds are up to 2 times faster than 1.5Mbps DSL about 50x the average speed of a 28.8K Modem.

TV on Linux

A number of cards exist allowing you to watch and record TV on your PC. Most come with software for Windows only, like so many things, but it is possible to do the same thing on Linux. Linux comes with several drivers which make up the Video4Linux drivers. Several cards are supported by these drivers, and a list of them is available at http://roadrunner.swansea.linux.org.uk/v4l.shtml. This is the driver side. You also need software to use the devices.
Several programs are available to watch TV, capture images and even Web applications. A list of some of the
programs is available at http://www.thp.uni-koeln.de/~rjkm/linux/bttv.html including datasheets.

Find hardware information in Linux

When the Linux system boots, it will try to detect the hardware installed in the computer. It will then make a fake file system called procfs and will store important information about your system in it. You can get information about your system simply by browsing the directory /proc. The files in there will contain information such as the processor you have, the amount of memory and the file systems the kernel currently supports. A usefull application exists to browse the /proc file system. It is called Xproc and is available from http://devplanet.fastethernet.net/files.html

Detecting 2 ethernet cards in Linux

To configure an ethernet card in Linux, you need to enable it in the kernel. Then the kernel will detect your ethernet card if it is at a common IO port. But it will stop there, and will never check if you have 2 ethernet cards. The trick is to tell the ethernet driver that there are 2 cards in the system. The following line will tell the kernel that there is an ethernet card at IRQ 10 and IO 0x300, and another one at IRQ 9 and IO 0x340: ether=10,0x300,eth0 ether=9,0x340,eth1 .You can add that line on bootup at the "boot:" prompt, or in the /etc/lilo.conf file. Don't forget to run: lilo
That will reload the lilo.conf file and enable changes.

How to Remove and Hide Blogger NavBar

When browsing Blogger powered weblogs hosted on blogspot.com domain or custom domain, there is always a NavBar (Navigation Bar or Banner) that appears on top of the blog. The Blogger NavBar contains Search Blog textbox, Flag Blog to notify Blogger about objectionable contents on the blog, Next Blog link to visit another blog randomly, plus links to create a blog or sign in to Blogger.

No many visitors nor bloggers themselves may find it useful though. It’s possible to hide and remove the NavBar with a little CSS hack. The trick will not interfere or mess up with the custom layouts that webmaster has designed, and pretty safe and easy to implement. In fact, if you’re publishing the Blogger blog to own custom domain with FTP or SFTP, it’s possible to turn off NavBar.