Author: billy

  • Shutdown -h

    I am shutting down the blog section. Eventually will move the content to the main site. Close all post for commenting to avoid spam. Will keep the post for references

  • Whiterussian RC5 Released

    Our friends at openwrt released the Whiterussian RC5 A lot of bugfixes….. Time to do a backup of my WRT54GS and upgrade

  • Upgrading to FC5

    Time to upgrade to FC5… First we upgrade our system to the latest FC4 updates: yum upgrade Upgrade the fedora release: rpm -Uvh Upgrade the yum: yum upgrade yum And now time for the full system upgrade: yum upgrade Wait……….do a reboot and you are up and running.

  • Fedora Core 5 Released

    Fedora core 5 released today. bofh waits for it upgrade, i will give it a couple of days for the mirrors to sync and then i will upgrade through yum

  • appending the bash history

    One common problem with the default settings of bash or the defaults settings of your bash_profile ~/.bashrc is the bash_history. When you logout from your shell all the commands you entered there are writteen to the bash_history. Hmmm what happens when you logout from 2 or more shells ? Yes the last history list is…

  • Cleaning the dosage head

    It is really important to have the write person for the job… 1)Give him a call. 2) Explain him that you need to clean your jet. 3) Follow his instructions. Done. The flow from the 50% Jet is back to normal.

  • Intermediate pressure test

    What do you do when you want to check your first stage ? Option 1: Send it to GKAM Option 2: Step 1: Get the IP test guage from GKAM 🙂 Step 2: Attach it to the low-pressure BC hose The IP pressure from the first stage of Ray is 10.5 bar. And has a…

  • Tank Hydrostatic test

    My 4lt tank just came back from the hydrostatic test. One step closer to dive the unit 🙂

  • Draeger Ray photos

    Some photos of my Ray… Hoses and Mouthpiece Scrubber canister Bottom part of the canister. You can see the P-port waiting for the Oxygauge Dosage head for EAN 50 oxygauge First stage regulator, manifold, octapus and cauge The compete device

  • Draeger Ray Tests…

    I spend my whole day at work reading the manual. Normally i don’t read the manuals. This time i did it and i really enjoy it. The Draeger Ray manual is more than complete. They explain everything from the complete assembly and dissasembly of the unit to pre and post dive maintainance and all the…

  • Draeger Ray

    Yesterday i got a very interesting phone call from my friend GKAM, a known rebreather diver in the greek underwater community. Here is the conversation: GKAM: Bill i found a Draeger ray are you still interested ? Me: Sure, when can i buy it ? GKAM: Tomorrow i think Me: Ok sounds nice Honest i…

  • Google talk on your gmail account

    They did it again 🙂 Finally one IM program less for talking with your friends. Now you don’t need to install google talk in order to talk with your friends. Do it from your google mail page.

  • WordPress 2.0 and a Happy New Year

    First of all Happy new Year 🙂 This year started with the release of WordPress 2.0. WordPress is going better and better. The 2.0 version is slick and you get a WYSIWYG editor among the changes. To be honest for some reason i got the latest.tar.gz containing WordPress 2.0 on Dec 27. The timestamp for…

  • Playing with LVM

    My main problem all the time is that i have small capacities on hard disks (8GB,10GB) and so on. I don’t want to throw them away but i don’t want also to leave them lying around. This time i did an exception: i bought a big one, a Western Digital WDC WD2000JB (200GB) plus this…

  • Converting ext3 to reiserfs

    I am a fun of reiserfs. Period. The only filesystem i had without reiserfs was on my laptop. 20GB of data on ext3. I wanted to converted to reiserfs without doing a tar create a new filesystem on the disk and untar the data. Since i had a working backup set, i give a try…

  • Asterisk 1.2 Released

    The release of asterisk 1.2 came sooner than i expected ( At the time i write this an 1.2 asterisk is being built on my machine. From the asterisk web site “This release of Asterisk contains over 3,000 improvements on version 1.0, including hundreds of new features and applications.” When we will find time to…

  • Debian Installer etch beta 1 released

    Debian team released the new installer for the etch. It appers that the next time (in about 1-2 years 🙂 that you will install Debian you will have a graphical version of the installer. For the rest of us, an apt-get dist-upgrade will be sufficient 🙂 Also they dropped support for installations using 2.6 kernel…

  • Asterisk Releases… I cannot follow anymore

    I don’t know what is going on on Digium but i must admit i cannot follow their releases anymore Have a look on the announcements Asterisk 1.2.0-beta1 29 Aug 2005 Asterisk 1.2.0-beta2 1 Nov 2005 Asterisk 1.2.0-rc1 9 Nov 2005 Asterisk 1.2.0-rc2 12 Nov 2005 It appears that we will have a stable 1.2.0 till…

  • FreeBSD 6.0 Released

    4 days has passed since the new FreeBSD logo and now a fresh FreeBSD is waiting to grab it from the mirrors. I wish i will find some time to test it. Even on a virtual machine…

  • New FreeBSD logo

    The competition is over. Finally after about 8 months from the announcement we have a new Logo. And believe me it is really nice ( Even if it isn’t the daemon, we will get used to it