Tuesday, November 24, 2009

LJ1020 on UBuntu Karmic 9.10

HP LJ1020 driver for UBuntu Karmic (9.10):


Friday, November 6, 2009

Netflix on PS3

The Netflix PS3 blue-ray CD arrived today.  The first time it ran on PS3, it gave authentication code to be put on my Netflix account from PC.  After the authentication was done, it came up with nice menu to navigate online videos available from my account's queue.  When I played some of the movies, the quality of the pictures were really beyond my expectation.  I was expecting the quality was about the same as standard TV, but what I got was almost-bluray/HDTV quality!

Bravo to both Sony & Netflix to provide with this excellent access. Now we can watch hundreds, or even thousands of movies available at Netflix on our LCD TV.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Battery for Toyota Sienna XLE 2005

I was looking for an auto-battery replacement of my Sienna XLE 2005  at Costco.  When I asked the salesperson, he pointed me to a Costco battery for about $70 + tax (and there is no charge for returning the old one to them).  It's number 3 and the group size is 35, but when I tried to install it, it wouldn't fit as the size was smaller and the anode (positive terminal) and the cathode (negative terminal) were at the opposite side, unlike the original one,.  I went back to Costco to exchange, but unfortunately they didn' carry the one I wanted (interestingly, the reference book they had really showed  group size 35 was indeed the only group size for my car, not group size 24 as written on the original battery).

I ended up returning the battery and went to Kragen.  Luckily, they have this type, as well as the 35 (strangely, their computer initially showed group size 35 as well, but the salesperson said they carried also the group size 24).  It costed me about $80 with 84 months limited warranty (but 36 months full warranty).

Went back home in rush to install the battery, and now it works flawlessly, at least for now.

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