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Portage Errors: Portage is Blocking Python

I started updating a pair of neglected Xen servers a few days ago and I ran into this problem:

xen2 ~ # emerge portage

* IMPORTANT: 3 news items need reading for repository 'gentoo'.
* Use eselect news to read news items.

Calculating dependencies... done!
[ebuild     U ] app-admin/eselect-1.2.11 [1.0.11-r1]
[ebuild  N    ] app-admin/eselect-python-20100321
[uninstall    ] app-admin/eselect-news-20080320
[blocks b     ] app-admin/eselect-news ("app-admin/eselect-news" is blocking app-admin/eselect-1.2.11)
[ebuild  NS   ] dev-lang/python-2.6.6-r2 [2.4.4-r13, 2.5.2-r7] USE="berkdb gdbm ipv6 ncurses readline ssl threads (wide-unicode) xml -build -doc -examples -sqlite -tk -wininst"
[ebuild     U ] sys-apps/portage-2.1.9.42 [2.1.6.7] USE="(ipc%*) -python2% -python3%"
*** Portage will stop merging at this point and reload itself,
then resume the merge.
[blocks B     ] <sys-apps/portage-2.1.9 ("<sys-apps/portage-2.1.9" is blocking dev-lang/python-2.6.6-r2)

This conflict arises on machines which have not been updated since the mainstream python 2 version was upgraded from 2.5 to 2.6. The fix is fairly ham-fisted: untar these files and overlay them on your filesystem:

http://tinderbox.dev.gentoo.org/default-linux/x86/dev-lang/python-2.6.6-r2.tbz2
http://tinderbox.dev.gentoo.org/default-linux/x86/sys-apps/portage-2.1.9.25.tbz2

# tar -xjf portage-2.1.9.25.tar.bz2
# tar -xjf python-2.6.6-r2.tbz2
# cp -ax etc /
# cp -ax usr /

Ignore the warnings about trailing garbage. I'm not sure what's going on there but it seems to work anyway. Now update the python symlink:

# rm /usr/bin/python
# ln -s /usr/bin/python2.6 /usr/bin/python

Now re-emerge portage and python and you're on your merry way.

Apple iSight G5: iMac From Hell

I haven't given macs much thought since they switched to Intel and my computer repair days are long behind me but one of my clients is a doll of an ol' gal who eats, sleeps and breathes mailing lists and when her old mac started crapping out I could not bear to let her go without.

It did not take long to figure out the Maxtor (so much for the "choice components" argument, huh Apple?) drive which shipped with the mac years ago had fried.

Opening up this thing is an immense pain in the ass. The iMac models above and below the iSight G5 seem to all open by lifting out the back panel by the stand, exposing all the replaceable parts. That makes perfect sense and I can see working on one of them to be a dream. The people who designed this chassis, on the other hand, were clearly drunk.

Not only does the front bezel (which includes the outer sides) have to be removed from the back, the LCD display must be unscrewed and disconnected - all the while one must put up with copious amounts of easily torn tape. Tape which I eventually decided served its purpose better in the rubbish bin.

The worst part about taking this thing apart is the two strange latches at the top of the bezel. I'm still not sure how to correctly operate them, I just dug in with a butterknife and shimmied around a bit until the damn things unhinged.

Once the display has been lifted and some of the plugs disconnected you can remove the hard drive. You will probably need a "proper" Torx driver set to do this; the screws mounting the screen are sunk into wells which were not large enough for the shaft of my ratchet driver to fit down. If I did not happen to have a precision slot driver that "fit" these screws handy this mac would have ended up benched for weeks (exactly how long it takes for a Torx set to ship here from Hong Kong)

The drive has a mounting bracket and little headless screw-pegs that slide into the rubber grommets on the inward side of the enclosure.

Here's a photo of those grommets:

The drive has a heat sensor mounted on its side. I'm not sure if it was by intention or if this mac was unique but the PCB was mounted with a corner covering half of the middle bolt hole on the drive. This let me pry it off easily and I took the hint to do the same thing when mounting it on the new drive.

It's held on by a little goo-pad. If you pry gently it should stay mostly intact.

Her mac is now as healthy as a horse. Despite this, I told her next time she has a problem with it to toss it in the bin.

Payment? One homemade blueberry-blackberry-raspberry cheesecake and a 26er of rye.

Bring on the NWO, I've got my bartering skills in line.

Resources:

http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=996617

This post in particular:

Remove all 5 screws on the bottom. The two for the ram slot are captive. The other 3 are not. One is longer than the others, note which slot it came from.

There are catch levers on the top corners that need to be released by sliding something in there. That post recommended a credit card or thin plastic. I used two thin table knives with non-serrated edges.

Once the top is off you can flip it up and lay it down or undo all the tape and unplug the iSight. I left mine intact.

Then the fun part (NOT!). Using my table knife I very carefully peeled up the thick black foil tape stuff along the two edges. It's so sticky and tears easily. You need infinte patience. Once peeled up it reveals 4 torx screws holding the LCD in down on the bottom. You need a long Torx screwdriver and make sure it is magnetic—the screws are not captive and what a pain! Especially when you don't have a magnetic driver!

The you can lift up the LCD. Again I left mine connected and just propped it up by sticking a can of compressed air I had sitting nearby in as a prop (obviously away from the boards). I did have to disconnect the video though (two white connectors on the left that are easy to disconnect).

Beefcase

As a dedicated IT professional on-the-go I can tell you that losing my laptop would be like losing one of my hands. Fortunately, today I can guarantee the former will only happen in the event of the latter.

If you've ever wanted to raise the undue suspicion of your friendly neighbourhood gestapo or encourage the local thugs to downgrade from pistols to safer weapons (like rusty machetes!) you've probably considered getting a stylish metal attaché with handcuffs, just like in the movies. Like you, I think movies are sweet.

I bought a dark, gunmetal-looking electroplated brushed aluminum attaché and ordered a custom set of 24" Chicago handcuffs. I went for 24" because I figured they should be long enough that taking a dump with them on would be comfortable.

I decided to take this a wee bit further and ensure that once my hand is chopped off and the briefcase penetrated our friends will have to bugger up the goods (or at least significantly reduce its resale value) to get it out. Just my little way of saying "As if you took my hand off. Fuck you." It will be difficult to do so personally whilst in agony.

Many laptops and all sorts of devices have what is called a Kensington Security Slot. Basically it's a metal bar securely affixed to or a part of the chassis which allows compatible locks to physically secure the device with cables, etc. I use a white-label subnotebook which lacks this feature. Fortunately for those of us who do there are also VGA-port and single screw "universal" locks on the market. I'm particularly fond of the VGA port lock because removing the lock would cause immense stress on my laptop's mobo and certainly ruin the VGA port both functionally and aesthetically.

To bake this cake, you will need:

Drill your holes, using the security cable's mounting bracket as a template:

Make sure the rivet heads pass through:

Clamp the bracket down nice and tight before you pop the rivets:

The second rivet actually broke my rivet gun. Or the gun is crap - I'm not entirely sure which is to blame. It literally pulled the nozzle out of its fitting, stripping the threads bare along the way. I had another gun handy (I'm good like that :D) but the pin refused to pop. Not thinking too clearly on this one I wiggled it to try and break the pin off and ended up denting my beautiful beefcase!

At least everything went as planned on the inside:

Up next: installing a proximity alarm and pointers for preserving a recently severed appendage.

Dumpster Diving Part One: Meet the Nortel Meridian Norstar Modular Key Phone System/PBX

I recently partook in a pleasure which I have not indulged for some years. I went dumpster diving.

I noticed a company was tossing out their old Meridian phones and made plans to return at night in hopes of scoring the whole system. These phones, unfortunately, are useless without the ICS or Integrated Communications System as they have special power requirements and communicate voice data digitally.

A little background information from wikipedia:

The Meridian Norstar, later called Nortel Norstar was a small-office digital PBX introduced by Northern Telecom (now Nortel). It is based on the same internal design and instruction set as Nortel's earlier SL-1 and DMS systems, allowing it to support features such as integrated voice messaging, automatic call distribution and other features, but can support a total of up to 192 phones and has limited processing power. In the United Kingdom it is sold by British Telecom, rebadged as the BT Norstar.

I've had the pleasure of using these old Norstar phones for years. They can survive torture and their speaker phone capability is still among the best 24 years later.

They are also badass retro. I had to have my own.

I went back at night with a 6 foot long yagi antenna and fished out a dozen black and beige phones. Much to my relief the ICS was also in the bin - intact - along with a 16-line copper trunk expansion module and FlashTalk voicemail/automatic operator module.

I will be writing about my adventures playing with these units in the coming weeks. Until then, enjoy these snazzy photos:

Sniping k-fox.com

If my last article told you one thing it should be that I HATE e-mail. About a week ago I started receiving spam from domain fraudsters regarding the upcoming sale of k-fox.com (http://k-fox.net/ is my furry business card). This is by no means an unusual occurrence; I hold hundreds of domains which get the same nonsense and folks have been playing this game for years.

The idea is they e-mail the owners of domain names similar to those which are pending deletion (i.e.: k-fox.org, k-fox.info etc.), try to get them to show interest in purchasing the domain which is ostensibly being "relisted" by the owner. If you bite they will proceed to backorder the domain with any number of such services. They don't own the domain yet, other people could have backorders placed and sometimes the domain is even open for registration.

My favourite thing to do to these people is reply and sound rabidly desperate for the domain, exceptionally wealthy and not very bright with the newfangled Internet jargon Jimmy in IT keeps rambling on about. You only make them loose up to $60 a shot but it is very satisfying.

This time it was different. I didn't mind dropping some spare change for k-fox.com and it was still pending deletion. I was curious to see what all this backordering hullabaloo was about. Wouldn't it be neat if all of my suiters were bluffing and I could snipe this domain with what has been described as "entry level" godaddy/wild west domains backordering?

The order went in and the domain manager reported the last "check" that had been made on the domain's status was at 08h35PST. I set the tab with my domain manager to reload every 5 minutes. It did not change until the next day, at the same time. That's good, I thought. The top players can reportedly snipe a domain more often than not in the first few minutes after "the drop." This godaddy reseller was giving me one hit every 24 hours.

Fortunately, it seems no one else had actually put an order on k-fox.com. I won the domain yesterday. $13 and more fun than the movies. Thank you, godaddy.

I wonder if any of these pricks want to buy my shiny new domain?

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bout the domain <a href=3D"http://HLMGROUPS.COM/f57efb285856410b"><strong>k=
-fox.com</strong></a>:<br /></span></span></span></p>
<p><span style=3D"font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span st=
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M/f57efb285856410b"><strong>k-fox.com</strong></a> for sale in a couple day=
s. At the moment I am trying to reach people who might be interested in buy=
ing <a href=3D"http://HLMGROUPS.COM/f57efb285856410b"><strong>k-fox.com</st=
rong></a>. I found you as a prospect, because you own a similar domain. Sho=
uld you be interested in this name - I'd be glad to consider your offer. Pl=
ease use the following link  - <a href=3D"http://HLMGROUPS.COM/f57efb2=
85856410b"><strong>http://HLMGROUPS.COM/f57efb285856410b</strong></a></span=
></span></p>
<p><span style=3D"font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span st=
yle=3D"font-size: small;">I look forward to hearing back from you. <br /><=
/span></span></p>
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yle=3D"font-size: small;">Sincerely,<br />Arthur Simmons<br />InTrust Domai=
ns<br />4164 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Suite 135<br />
Colorado Springs, CO 80918</span></span></p>
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<p><em><br /><br /><br /></em></p>
<div><span style=3D"font-size: small;"><span style=3D"font-family: Tahoma;"=
>PS. I have received a number of questions from my morning email about=
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most common questions:</span></span></div>
<div><span style=3D"font-size: small;"> </span></div>
<div><span style=3D"font-size: small;"><span style=3D"font-family: Tahoma;"=
><strong>1.  How can I be sure this offer is legit?</strong> - We have=
been in business for two years with a very positive rating at the Better B=
usiness Bureau. Also, we offer <strong>bonding</strong> on all transaction=
s, just to show you that we are serious about delivering on our promises.</=
span></span></div>
<div><span style=3D"font-size: small;"> </span></div>
<div><span style=3D"font-size: small;"><span style=3D"font-family: Tahoma;"=
><strong>2. I do not want to get into a bidding war. </strong>  -=
We get this a lot. That is why we have sent you a <strong>priority of=
fer</strong>. You will have priority over any bidder who does not own a re=
lated domain name.<strong>   </strong></span></span></div>
<div><span style=3D"font-size: small;"> </span></div>
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><strong>3. How much should I bid? </strong>  - We acce=
pt all reasonable offers on domains and we sell the domain first-come, firs=
t-serve to the first reasonable offer.</span></span></div>
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OM/bc5da0c775324ee5">k-fox.com</a>.</span></span></div>
<div><span style=3D"font-size: small;"> </span></div>
<div><span style=3D"font-size: small;"><span style=3D"font-family: Tahoma;"=
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f;"><span style=3D"font-size: small;">http://RCCGBD.COM/f57efb285856410b</s=
pan></span></a></span></span></p>
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The other day, either I or one of my colleagues contacted you about purchas=
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x.net. k-fox.com will be offered for sale to the public in the next few day=
s.

At that time, you didn’t indicate an interest in k-fox.com. But beca=
use I want to be sure you do not miss a chance to acquire an Internet prope=
rty with potentially high value to you at an attractive price, I’m se=
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ere’s still time for you to take a priority position to buy it here: =
http://BROWNSCAFE.COM/f57efb285856410b

It occurred to me that you may have questions about purchasing domains like=
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1. I actually could use it, but I don't want to rebrand everything –=
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You can submit your offer on k-fox.com here: http://BROWNSCAFE.COM/f57efb28=
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ou to take a priority position to buy it here: <a href=3D"http://BROWNSCAFE=
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/>It occurred to me that you may have questions about purchasing domains li=
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href=3D"http://BROWNSCAFE.COM/f57efb285856410b">http://BROWNSCAFE.COM/f57e=
fb285856410b</a></strong>.<br /><br />Best regards,<br /><br /> Arthur S</s=
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