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Upgrading HP LaserJet 4250 fw

Friday, February 13th, 2015

To my joy I noticed that my HP LaserJet 4250 had an ancient FW. Not that the newer firmwares provided anything useful in my case. Neither bugfixes for bugs that I was hit by, or features that I longed for. The process of FW upgradinga HP LaserJet 4250 to a newer FW is actually quite simple. Here goes

zensonic@x230:~/Downloads$ wget

zensonic@x230:~/Downloads$ ncftp
NcFTP 3.2.5 (Feb 02, 2011) by Mike Gleason (

Copyright (c) 1992-2011 by Mike Gleason.
All rights reserved.

Connecting to…
FTP Server Ready
Logging in…
Hewlett-Packard FTP Print Server Version 3.0.
Directory:    Description:
PORT          hp LaserJet 4250

To print a file use the command put <filename> [portx]
or ‘cd’ to a desired port and use put <filename>.

User logged in.
Logged in to
ncftp / > bin
ncftp / > mput lj4240_4250_4350fw_08_250_2.rfu

lj4240_4250_4350fw_08_250_2.rfu:  ETA:   0:00   16.68/ 16.68 MB  277.63 B/s

And then the printer rebooted yielding.


All done.

A trip to Häckeberga Castle in Sweden

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Just returned from a trip to Häckeberga Castle in Sweden with my wife I just have to write that this is one of the best weekends in a long time. The castle is beautifully located on one of the 7 islands in the Häckebergalake.The castle nicely presents itself

Häckebergas castle

What sets the experience apart from your normal swedish castle is these things:

  • The nature surrounding the castle is simply astonishing. Almost no man made sound can be heard and it is very easy to take a tour into one of the forrests around the castle without hearing or meeting anybody but yourself and your spouse.
  • The food served at the castle is of gourmet class. It is not your average continental steak or ala carte menu. You get a 4-dish gourmet menu with 2-3 appetizers in between. It is complemented with a 4 glass wine menu that enhances the experience believe it or not.
  • The staff is professional yet very relaxed and friendly
  • There is only room for very few guests due to the limited amount of rooms, so it never gets crowded (the downside being that you have to book months in advance ;-)

I had a splendid weekend there. Real quality time with my beautiful wife. Will not be the last time we visit that place!