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About knok

I am a Debian Developer and a board member of Free Software Initiative (FSIJ).

Debian seminar in Yokohama, 2017/11/18

I had attended to Tokyo area debian seminar #157. The day’s special guest is Chris Lamb, the Debian Project Leader in 2017. He had attended to Open Compliance Summit, so we invited him as our guest.

The following pdf file is the day’s presentation:

And Hideki Yamane(henrich) talked about a new idea of Debian distribution ‘fresh’, pull-based rolling release. The details would be published by him in a few days.

There were some discussion, and we need to introduce more information aboud Japanese Debian/FLOSS scene, so now I am writing this article.

Anything else, I ccould get good time with debian developers and community. Our community, especially in Japan, requires more new commers, young people.

GAME-ON – the historical videogame exhibition

I attended  “GAME-ON” last weedkend at Miraikan, The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo.

There are many historical videogame hardware and software, and the bland-new PSVR exibition.

DEC PDP-1 DisplayI can see the real DEC PDP-1 hardware. Unfortunately it is only haredware, not worked. And also PONG is exibited.

SPACEWAR description
SPACEWAR description

There are many old hardware Atari 2600, Commodore 64, Spectrum, and so on.

Apple IIe Atari 2600/VCS Commodore 64 Spectrum

Almost exhibition with English description, and officials can talk English,  if you feel interested, go Miraikan until 30th May.

PIXELS (film)

I watched “PIXELS” in a theater. It subjects about video games,  mostly retro 80’s arcade games.

I love video games from childhood, my first game played would be Taito’s Space Invaders, I was the 4 or 5 yeas old time. It had bring me to the computer world.

Fortunately I am working at Akihabara area, so I can play the video games in the movie like Pac-man, Glaga, Cemtipede,  Donkey Kong and so on in two gamecenters, “Natsuge Museum” and “Hey (Hirose Entertainment Yard”.

Natsuge Museum is under private management so it closes week days. They focused to old games between 70’th to 90’th.

Hey is a franchised shop ownd by TAITO. They covered almost video games except medal games. You can play old games like Paper-boy, The Tower of Druaga, and newest games like Left4Dead arcade.

They correct many titles of the games in the movie, and be playable. They are my recommended place in Akihaba, if you like video games.

 

1Gbps FTTH

This month, I changed FTTH Internet from 100Mbps to 1Gbps. The costs is almost same as the past line.

To change the line, I had need to be witness in the construction, so I  couldn’t get time to attend DebConf 2015.

According to Speedtest.net, I can get about 300 Mbps upstream bandwidth.

Jessie installer with kvm/serial console

I tried to install Jessie on a brand-new virtual machine (kvm), but it has a problem about serial console login.

At least, wheezy installer worked fine because it adds getty entry on /etc/inittab. Jessie uses systemd but no care about getty service for serial console. The probrem is reported as #769406.

My solution is invoke “systemctl enable serial-getty@ttyS0.service” via ssh.