Although the brother website has instructions for debian/ubuntu 64bit they only actually work for ubuntu (actually they might not even work with the latest ubuntu) … on debian the instructions should be more like this:
Enable multi-arch for 32bit
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
Install cups 32bit libs
sudo apt-get install libcups2:i386
Download the lpr and cups drivers from brother and install them:
sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/hl3040cnlpr-1.1.2-1.i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/hl3040cncupswrapper-1.1.2-2.i386.deb
You should be good to go if you device is connected via USB, otherwise you will need to go to your local cups and reconfigure the printer to the proper uri.
I recently upgraded to the Precise Pangolin (12.05) … but it wasn’t a simple process. I had issues regarding dependency breakage which is probably a result of some of the ppa’s I had installed. After deleting some of the packages I had installed from ppa’s (e.g. Gimp 2.7, … its all I could remember) the upgrade seemed to go through fine. Of-course I had tried to upgrade using the nifty gui tool, the first few times and then went ahead with the command line tool. By the time I figured out the dependency issue I was using the command line tool.
Was having subtle issues ever since I upgraded from Ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10. The major issues were all fixed the day I upgraded but the subtle issues showed up after. To be honest I cannot really blame the issues on Ubuntu, they may have not been the upgrade at fault with the issues I finally fixed today but rather some buggy software that made it into Ubuntu. Also probably being 64bit had a lot to do with it.
Teaching AJAX to our co-op student at GenieKnows.com (where I currently work) I decided to show him how it works on Google's search. In the process of describing anchor text, back button, transporting content, … I had a look at what Google returns to display search results, to my surprise it was all obfuscated!
I have always thought of tickets as being something that is in place to protect and serve. Many people have slandered the institution that issues such tickets claiming it is a means of generating revenue, but I had always thought that it must not be the primary purpose of the system. Well it seems I am wrong, atleast in terms of the city of Halifax / HRM where I currently reside. Here is the link to the info on parking tickets in the HRM, http://halifax.ca/revenue/genrev/parking_tickets.html, were they keyword targetting (SEO) genrev?
One of the perks of living in Halifax 🙂
I have consistently had issues with Rogers Wireless’ incompetence. I wish I would find out where to apply as a Software Engineer so I can look at the, pardon my french, crappy code that powers their Accounting & Billing. Back in 2006 they have managed to delete my plan and charge me big bucks for every single minute. I have heard horror stories behind Rogers’ bills. I keep noticing minor things all along sometimes I ignore them and sometimes I complain, but it is truly a crappy system that I have absolutely no trust for. What triggered this post, is the funniest thing ever! On my latest Rogers bill, it says from my 10MB Data Roaming plan I have utilized the full 20480.00 KB (20 MB?), apparently I also went over that by 930KB, but you know what I don’t trust any of these numbers so I am going to let it go, they are crooks and they can’t count too.
Thanks to http://bridell.com/how-to-switch-on-an-imac-sic/ I learnt how to turn on an iMac. Stupid Apple!
Edit: The link seems broken now … the power button is basically on the back of the iMac in the lower left corner (when looking at it from the front, bottom right if looking at it from the back).
Unbelievable, Mozilla you should embrace the 21st century, you should have in the least salted those passwords.
I didn’t understand the concept at first, but Jeff Attwood is right (link below)! Although I don’t usually agree with him, this is not an opinion it is a fact. Penny Auctions are not auctions, they are simply Gambling. Why?
How do they work, you spend a certain amount, say 1$ to bid on an item, the last person to press bid wins! So if you are the last person to hit bid you win even though you only spent 1$ and everyone else who bid before you lost all their money!