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If you find that your board isn’t showing up in ports and you’re getting this error:

error: espcomm_open failed

error: espcomm_upload_mem failed

First install the  Silicon Labs CP2102 USB to UART Bridge driver for your operating system.

Then follow the instructions here to add the ESP8266 board to the Arduino IDE.

see this tutorial 



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New U8UNTU Elixir Site

Our new address: http://u8untu.blogetery.com

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Good news is blogetery.com is back online. If you recall, this blog was  in the process of moving to blogetery when the site got taken down by an over-eager service provider who thought Open Source was the work of El Quaeda. It didn’t help matters that a magazine called Vision was publishing recipes about how to blow up the world with Ubuntu.

Check out our new site


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U8UNTU needs a new logo

Been thinking about a new logo. Something like the above, which is based on Ubuntu FM.

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Yes, that’s right, this blog is 1 in 2 million, 1,718,711 to be exact.

There are 1,718,710 sites with a better three-month global Alexa traffic rank than Indlovu.wordpress.com. Search engines refer about 42% of visits to it, and visitors to it spend approximately 78 seconds on each pageview and a total of two minutes on the site during each visit. We estimate that 68% of its visitors are in the US, where it has attained a traffic rank of 420,158. About 85% of visits to Indlovu.wordpress.com consist of only one pageview …


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THE YES MEN FIX THE WORLD is a screwball true story about two gonzo political activists who, posing as top executives of giant corporations, lie their way into big business conferences and pull off the world’s most outrageous pranks. This peer-to-peer special edition of the film is unique: it is preceded by an EXCLUSIVE VIDEO of the Yes Men impersonating the United States Chamber of Commerce. p2p  is the only way that this film is being distributed. Please spread the word!


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