getting DNS to stick in OpenWRT

Posted in gadgets, hardware hacking on June 12th, 2008 by fabienne


as of a week now, i have OpenWRT version “Kamikaze” 7.09 running on my linksys WRT54GL v1.1 (marked WRT54GL-DE on the box). by following the setup instructions here for PPPoE, almost everything worked perfectly.

one part of the setup did cause me trouble. i need to manually dictate DNS addresses for my ISP. it turns out that it’s not /etc/resolv.conf one should worry about, but /etc/dnsmasq.conf instead.

in /etc/dnsmasq.conf change the line:


…and change the ip addresses at the end of the line to match the DNS addresses that play well with your particular ISP. now the DNS entries will survive a router reboot. now if only i had something interesting to do with my old BEFW11S4v2:


phones on a table

Posted in gadgets, photography on June 10th, 2008 by fabienne

e70 fans turn up all over the world

i’ve had a little photo project going regarding people and their cellphones which i call phones on a table. somehow i manage to hang out with a lot of nokia fangirls and fanboys. i know a lot of nokia e70 users (of which i’m a fangirl). the nokia n95, the new communicator (aka the e90) and the n810 internet tablet are creeping into the photos as of late.

phones on a table the leet edition

i thought i would be more excited about a 3g capable iphone announcement. am i just not as much of a gadget hound as i used to be or is it that i just haven’t tasted the iphone kool-aid? i have tried the keyboard typing interface on the iphone on more than one occasion and frankly i struggled to get the letters i wanted out of it. i just hope that nokia changes their mind about discontinuing the e70 flip-over full keyboard line of phones.

nokia kids unite

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Posted in berlin, photography on June 9th, 2008 by fabienne

too k00l for sk00l

this weekend i made my second trip to the Rechenzentrum — a sand-filled club on the Spree on the outskirts of Berlin. the photos here are from the first trip about three weeks ago when it was considerably less crowded. the club consists of a beach portion with a UFO style prefab structure (unfortunately not open to the public). dj’s spin on the beach portion and inside the rotary-phone-bedecked interior section.

this past saturday was a tad disappointing because the dj’s on the interior weren’t really feeding the crowds desire to dance. outside there was some sort of audio malfunction which resulted in one functioning mono set of speakers on the left. needless to say, my quest for perfect audio and danceability didn’t go so well. the atmosphere and crowd thankfully made up for any and all deficits of this venue. i ran into more than a few friends who had been there since the afternoon soaking up the rays on der Strand. if you want a hip, though remote, place to hang this summer, the Rechenzentrum is where it’s at.

too k00l for sk00l

the stuff power bloggers dream of

Posted in blawging on June 8th, 2008 by fabienne


there is a meme going around, about first name google lust. check it. well it helps a little i’m sure that my first name IS the name of my site. on the other hand, i was a tad worried last year when i hadn’t hit the first page of fabienne on nor now i’ve hit page one on both and i’m aiming for the number one spot in all three. if you think about it, it’s harder for me to get number one on .fr and .de because my first name is actually semi-common out there. that, and i don’t really blog in french or german at this point. the really hilarious part of all this is that i haven’t done a darn thing except blog. seo’s eat your heart out. being [in]famous in the interwebs is deceptively simple: just keep creating content.