Install Samsung ML-1740 driver on Windows 7

The Samsung GDI driver for ml-1740 et al. is packaged in an .exe file from the Samsung download web site. However, the .exe file is not Windows 7 compatible. If you try to install the driver by clicking on the executable, the program will terminate. So what to do? Well, it’s simple really. The […]

Lessons from the Car Repair

Two weeks ago, I was involved in a car accident. Another car “T-boned” into my car at an intersection. The right side of my car was completely damaged, even the tires. Luckily no one was sitting on the passenger side of the vehicle and the damage was limited to just the cars. I showed the […]


Has anyone tried the Sun’s VirtualBox Virtual Server? It’s a fantastic product, dubbed one of the best VM solutions you’ve never heard of. I downloaded the product tonight from and found it very easy to install and use. Compared to VMware server, VirtualBox has some nice features, for example, the wizard walking you through […]

Unix for Dummies –musings from a gcc install

Unix admins are a curious bunch. Exhibit A. Someone posted this message on one of the Unix chat boards: Help! My gcc install failed. The error message I got is: (sparc) 2.95.3cpio: Cannot write “reloc/lib/gcc-lib/sparc-sun-solaris2.8/2.95.3/cc1”, errno 28, No space left on device And the answers from those helpful Unix admins on the board? They ranged […]

Install Samsung ML-1740 Printer in Solaris 10

The Samsung ML-1740 is a non-postscript laser printer. To print in Solaris, I decided to install and run CUPS (common unix printing system) instead of using the standard lpcommand in Solaris Why? Because I know CUPS will work since that’s what my Kubuntu runs. The major steps to install and configure Samsung ML-1740 in Solaris […]

Hacking Picasa

I like the Picasa software primarily for its album feature. The albums I created are stored as meta data in the Picasa database and are not physical copies of the photos, therefore, they are more efficient in terms of data storage. However, what happens if you choose to move your photos to another location. Hey, […]