Sunday, December 23, 2007
"To avoid serious data loss, disable removable drives with the "Eject" option in the drive icon's context menu on the desktop, Computer place, or drive applet."
After weeks of frustration, I resorted to IRC.freenode.net at channel #Ubuntu for help.
The IRC user HardDisk suggested I do this -
sudo rmmod ehci_hcd ---> This will change USB 2.0 to USB 1.0
sudo modprobe ehci-hcd ---> This will revert the above change
Both of these commands should be used in conjunction.
Bingo! This solved the problem.
I've done a lot of updates to my OS recently. But those for later.
EDIT 11/24/2008 - Installing usbmount resolves the problem forever without slowing transfer.
EDIT 12/08/2008 - Blacklisting uhci_hcd in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist might help too.
Saturday, December 08, 2007
The next planned stop was the waterfront of Portland. It was a very cold day and we rushed.
Portland has a huge China Town which has several Chinese Restaurants, Shops and a Chinese Garden. We ate at a Chinese Bistro that night. It is one of my favorites.
The Garden of awakening Orchids, Portland.
The Japanese Garden, Portland
The Japanese Garden is divided into multiple sections.
Sand and Stone Garden
It reveals the stark simplicity of weathered stones
rising from a sea of raked sand.
The two islands in the shape of sake and sake bottle (gourd)
represent pleasure—spiritual and temporal.
they might remember this features during duel
between O-ren ishii and the Bride.
After returning from the Japanese garden, I had a delicious meal of sushi in an authentic Japanese Restaurant, accompanied with Japanese Fried Ice cream (yummy).
The other places that we visited were - Powell Book Store in Portland and the state capital of Washington - Olympia.
Friday, December 07, 2007
Snowfall was a luxury that I had no idea how to afford. Being in Seattle gave me an opportunity to be introduced to a preliminary snowfall last year in 2006 and last weekend it had full 3 inches of snowfall.
Here are some of the pictures that I took from and around my apartment.
Leaf in Snow
Snow settling on the branches
Snow on the cobweb
My roomie's Linux penguin on our patio
Overwhelmed with snow
Preparing for Christmas
Snow was recently ploughed off