Thursday, April 28, 2011

My Motorola Xoom Wifi (MZ604), Month One

I decided to wait a month before bothering to write anything about my Xoom.  I'm certainly not a professional blogger and there's certainly no worry about me scooping anything that others have written.  I picked up my Xoom Wifi on opening day last month.  All I can offer is the perspective of a long time power user who makes his living in the broadband internet industry, generally elbow deep in the systems engineering side of the house.  Although I'm very comfortable running on the bleeding edge with my operating systems (these days I run openSUSE Factory edition on my workstation), I chose not to root my Xoom right away.  No particular reason, other than giving Motorola a bit of patience while they work things out.  I'm also waiting for them to release the factory default images for the Xoom Wifi so that I can "unroot" should I so desire.  They already officially release the factory image for the Xoom 3g, just not the Wifi yet.

After a month of use, here's some of my impressions.

 

Friday, April 15, 2011

Whack whacking and IPv6...

I saw this in a forum and had to look it up. As hard as it is to believe, the following is true.

Quote: IPv6 Address Nomenclature Used for a UNC Path

Follow these steps when specifying a literal IPv6 address in a UNC path:

Replace any colon ":" characters with a dash "-" character.

Append the text ".ipv6-literal.net" to the IP address.

For example, the nomenclature for a URI that points to a file share on a computer with the IPv6 address 2001:DB8:2a:1005:230:48ff:fe73:989d would be:

\\2001-DB8-2a-1005-230-48ff-fe73-989d.ipv6-literal.net\<sharename> Where <sharename> is the name of the file share on the target computer.