Tuesday, June 25, 2013

xPud – How to Connect to Wifi

xPud is a nice little OS. But it has an issue with hidden ssid’s.
Actually, there is nothing wrong with the OS, it’s all you. No seriously, I mean it. In xPud, you are a super user all the time. That means the normal sudo iwconfig “fails”.
What true linux user runs in super user all the time? Well, you are with xPud.
What linux user radiates their ssid? No one, and with this information you won’t have to either.
So the correct usage of iwconfig for getting connected a hidden ssid is:
iwconfig wlan0 essid “insertnamehere” key “insertpasswordhere”
Easy, eh?

Thursday, June 20, 2013


Cubify is a simple 3D printer with software called Invent.
I will review the software and printer shortly, but first I want to share some troubleshooting tips.
If you stumble across this error message:
"Oh noes!! Cubify Invent fall down go boom"
It is time to update your video drivers. This error is remarkably un-descriptive so you will have to take my word for it.
This error bit me on a computer that was downgraded from Windows 7 to XP. (Who the heck does that?)

Monday, June 3, 2013

Old Notes and Magical Items

I have a collection of notes on magic items and history for a campaign I ran a few decades ago. Over the next couple of weeks I will be posting them here. The first item is the Band of Roland and was likely written during a Black Flag phase I was going through. It has been updated for D&D 3.5.
As I mentioned, these items were used in a campaign and actually created by an persons in the game. This explains the comprehensive background on such a small magic items.