PCB Etching

After succefully etching 2 boards at home i think it is time to write down a howto.

It isn’t so difficult as it sounds. After you done it for the first time it is 30 min work to have a board ready.

20 mil track between pads isn’t bad at all 😀
Time to gather all my notes….

Spam statistics for December

As the month ends in a few hours and this year ends also, it is time to have a look on the spam statistics for this month.

For month December:
I received 796 messages.
214 of them where caught by dspam, 11 missed.
That gives us:
[*]Spam ratio (of total processed) [b]22.037%[/b]
[*]Spam identification [b]95.111%[/b]

Not bad at all. Anyway, happy new year outhere, and i hope the guys at DSPAM will do the same good job as the did this year

Asterisk on WRT54GS ?

I came across to this [url]http://www.sineapps.com/news.php?rssid=421[/url].

In short: Asterisk runs on the WRT :). That means a lot if you understand. You will have a 100 Euro device to terminate voip calls or use it as a voip gateway. I just added it on my todo list

Launchcast Radio

I came back from a coffe to my desktop. And i show a message on my yahoo messenger (Launchcast Radio): “Are you still there ?”.

Yahoo Messenger detects when you are idle and stops playing Launchcast Radio in order not to consume valuable bandwidth when you are not on your desktop.

Nice work.

linuxmail account full of undeliverable notifications

I have an account on linuxmail.org which i don’t use it too much. I hadn’t login for more that 2 months.

The account was over quota from the Undeliverable (or returned ) mails new viruses send using my email as the from address, or spams that spammers send using the same method

It will take me some time to clear it up. It is more than 350 mail messages 🙂

De-Spamming The Inbox

Anurag Jain suggests that switching off your mail server for 2 days = no more spam.
Read [url]http://anuragjain.blogspot.com/2004/12/de-spamming-inbox-hard-way-i-have-been.html[/url]

Time to switch of my mailserver also ? After reading his blog…. I will put it in my todo list 🙂

slashdot ads again ?

I am a slashdot subscriber for only one reason: I don’t want ads.

As am i seeing now i have only one ad on all pages from mediaplex on the top of the page.

I can easilly block all of them using firefox and adblock but i pay for not having them. Even if the money is 5$.

Something wrong with there configuration or just because it is Christmas coming ?

Let’s see what they will say

Permalinks finally

Finally. I got permalinks to work.

The story: My blog is under a virtual host on apache (Fedora Core 3), and i allways got a 404 error when i enabled permalinks.

Solution simple:

Options Indexes Includes FollowSymLinks Multiviews
AllowOverride All
Order allow,deny
Allow from all

For the directory that wordpress is installed

And do a apachectl restart.

That allowoverride all makes the trick. It took me a couple of hours to figure out what was wrong.

The .htaccess file used was the one that wordpress suggests but even i searched on google i didn’t found a correct solution till i found this one [url=http://wordpress.org/support/3/1717][/url]

news from a chef

My friend Dimitris is a Chef de partir.

He send me some photos from Spain. Well, not exactly photos from Spain, but from his creations….. This guy can turn the food that you don’t like in something that is really plesant to the eye and ofcource in delicious in your mouth 🙂

Todo: Remember to upload a couple of them


Mikel Maron has done an excellent work with the geoblog. Have a look at [url]http://www.brainoff.com/geoblog/[/url], as he says “the World as a Blog”

I also added geo information on my weblog. And it works

A week using blog

It is about a week since i started using/writing a blog. All i can say it is a lot of fun.
The thanks goes to the guys that wrote wordpress.
There are a lot of stuff to learn about it…. A lot of plugins to play with….

OK enough back to the shell

slashdot slashdotted ?

What is going on ? Slashdot got slashdotted 🙂 ? A lot of 503 Service Unavailable today.

Maybe they are updating the slashcode slashdot uses….[url]http://www.slashcode.com/[/url]

Yahoo mail upgraded

Justed login in my account on yahoo and instead of the usual 100MB space it is upgraded to 250MB.

Well i don’t use it so much since i use my gmail but it is a start for yahoo, who knows maybe next year will offer 1 GB or more 🙂

blog spam ?

To be honest, i didn’t know that there is spam on comments on blogs.

The strange think is that this blog is alive for less than 3 days. Where the hell they find it ? 🙂

For the last 1 hour: 15 spam comments waiting for moderation. The funny think is that they are from 15 different IPs but all of them suggest to go to the same url 🙂

I was really lucky since i found the authimage plugin for wordpress, lets se if it will work.

[b]Update[/b]: 07/12/2004 21:09: Yes it works 🙂

Hello world!

I always wanted to create a blog, now i think the time has come. Well, to be honest, i found some time to do it 🙂

The best use of a blog for me is more than a diary i can keep notes and keep them online.

Paper is good, but you cann’t have it online when you need it. Plus i don’t like to use a CMS…. Well not yet 🙂

Edit: BBCode plugin for wordpress works just great. Get it [url]http://www.procata.com/software/wordpress-bbcode/[/url]