Author: billy

  • Asterisk 1.2.0-beta2 released

    First mail in my inbox today…. The release of Asterisk 1.2.0-beta2 A ton of bugfixies. Will i find some time to upgrade my asterisk installation ? As a start i put it as the first item in my TODO list

  • Underwater Kinetics C4 eLed

    I bought a Underwater Kinetics C4 eLed from a friend of our local diving club The Abyss The item was new in his box. It is really nice, light and bright….. I am waiting to find some time for a night dive to test it. I am a fun of Underwater Kinetics lights, but of […]

  • Kernel 2.6.14

    Hmmm, a kernel release… So ? Just another kernel release ? Should i upgrade ? No, wait for a few days. Everything works ok with 2.6.13 These are the usual questions after a kernel release 🙂 This time since it was a weekend i want to give a try. The ipw2100 make it way to […]

  • OpenBSD Turns 10

    Reading slashdot is nice. I could have missed the birtday of OpenBSD 🙂 10 years have passed since Theo de Raadt did the commit of his Makefile into the CVS Happy birthday OpenBSD

  • Inverting the F Lock

    Some times Microsoft does good work on hardware. That is keyboards and mouse. The problem is that they do it in their own way => Friendly for the user. Or as they think that is friendly 🙂 On the office keyboards the Function keys has been replaced by functions eg Help,Undo,Redo,New etc. But i don’t […]

  • DIY Oxygen Analyzer

    For a long time i wanted an oxygen analyzer in order to double check my Nitrox mixes. With a couple of parts an LCD display and a Teledyne sensor it is finally alive 🙂 Total cost about 120 Euro

  • One year using gmail

    Today i celebrate one year using the gmail. 2GB was more than enough. I use it for all my mailling lists and after one year i still use only 85MB of my space. It contains about 6000 conversations and counting It is a relief for my normal mail account 🙂

  • GMail Sign-Ups Via Mobile

    With a blog entry on Google Blog (http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2005/08/sign-up-for-gmail.html) Google announced that gmail is open to public, It now accepts sign-ups via mobile. The Beta logo on the gmail page still exists, also our invitations remain there. I cannot see the sign up page maybe cause i am located to Greece, but if i do that […]

  • CompactDrive PD70X

    Going on vacations without a lot of memory cards or a laptop is a really big mistake, so i bought a CompactDrive PD70X from eastgear. The device came with a set of 2500mAh batteries from Sanyo, and a car charger. It is really small and is fast. You can use it with one hand if […]

  • Finding orphaned libraries

    I came across with a really nice utility for debian. It is the deborphan. What it does ? It looks for orphaned libraries in your debian system. That is library packages that you no longer use. Give it a try [url]http://packages.debian.org/stable/admin/deborphan[/url]

  • openvpn 2.0

    Dag hasn’t provided yet an rpm of the openvpn 2.0 for Fecoda Core 4. Here is one, just builded a couple of minutes ago 🙂 [url]http://www.billy.gr/downloads/openvpn-2.0-1.i386.rpm[/url]

  • Sveasoft Talisman 1.0.5 Problems

    I am using the Talisman firmware on my WRT54GS for about 2 months. The last 2 days i was having problems with the connection to the internet. I am not sure that it was a problem with my adsl provider but i could connect at all 🙂 On the dmesg i was seeing messages like […]

  • Building kernel modules the debian way

    What i hate after upgrading a kernel ? Compile all your modules that there are not part of the main stream kernel. If you use a custom kernel is easy. But if you want to stick for a reason with a prepackaged kernel sometimes is difficult. The debian way = Allways build a package for […]

  • ipw2100 and kernel 2.6.12 issues

    After upgrading to kernel 2.6.12 with software suspend2 the ipw2100-1.1.0 driver stopped compiling. The following patch take care of it. It solves the[b] is_multicast_ether_addr[/b] and [b]create_workqueue[/b] errors. diff -Naur ipw2100-1.1.0/ieee80211.h ipw2100-1.1.0.test/ieee80211.h — ipw2100-1.1.0/ieee80211.h 2005-03-14 18:54:24.000000000 +0200 +++ ipw2100-1.1.0.test/ieee80211.h 2005-06-21 11:48:06.000000000 +0300 @@ -643,10 +643,12 @@ #define MAC_ARG(x) ((u8*)(x))[0],((u8*)(x))[1],((u8*)(x))[2],((u8*)(x))[3],((u8*)(x))[4],((u8*)(x))[5] +#if LINUX_VERSION_CODE < KERNEL_VERSION(2,6,12) extern inline int […]

  • Upgrading to Fedora Core 4

    The machine that holds my blog, holds also everything for my domain 🙂 It was running fedora core 3 and it hasn’t been switched to Debian sarge (yet ?) due to the reason above. After the release of Fedora Core 4 i had 2 options: Download the CDs and use them for the upgrade or […]

  • Hare Krishna spam

    Today i received a strange email in my gmail account: Subject: Gouranga Call out Gouranga be happy!!! Gouranga Gouranga Gouranga …. That which brings the highest happiness!! With a little search on google i came across on references on Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gouranga and the following blog. http://www.juju.org/archives/2003/04/06/call-out-gouranga-be-happy It appears that is know also as the “Hare […]

  • Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 released

    Finally after 3 years the new debian sarge waits for us in the mirrors. For as that we were using testing upgrading is simple: Change the sources.list to point to sarge instead of testing and do aptitude update && aptitude -f –with-recommends dist-upgrade. I had allready done it when the sarge was frozen last week […]

  • clamav hits 35000 virus definitions

    In less than 4 months, 5000 definition where added into clam antivirus. 35000 as of today and counting.

  • LAUNCHcast Radio Limits

    And the music stops playing….”Cause i have listened to over 600 songs this months. For the rest of the month, your free service will be reduced” 🙂 Yes it is allways open 🙂

  • Yahoo mail upgraded to 1 GB

    My yahoo mail account has just been upgraded to 1 GB. Yahoo has started to follow Gmail. Even gmail is in 2 GB and counting yahoo has started to follow the competition. Let’s see if hotmail will follow also, cause my hotmail account is still in the 250MB limit