Author: billy

  • WordPress 1.5 upgrade

    The upgrade of wordpress from 1.2.2 to 1.5 took less that 10 minutes. And it rocks 🙂 I am missing my plugins but i will install them when the developpers update them for 1.5

  • WordPress 1.5

    Yes, the long waiting version of wordpress 1.5 it’s released. Time for upgrade 🙂 🙂 Thank you guys

  • software suspend 2.1.7

    Could please somebody tell me why i cannot have a laptop that it will hibernate properly ? I am trying to make it work for more that a week. Today i had a better luck. With software suspend 2.1.7 for kernel 2.6.11-rc4 i am able to hibernate in runlevel 1 (using ACPI) all the time. […]

  • First dive of the year

    I came back a couple of hour ago from my first dive for this year. It wasn’t so cold 🙂 :). The temperature was 7 degrees and the water temperature 13 deggres. Total dive time: 20 min Max depth: 23 meters. I think that i will use my blog as a dive log also….. Is […]

  • Debrick a WRT54G

    I friend came a couple of hours ago with a bricked WRT54G. It isn’t so bad as it sounds. I was able to recover it in less that 15 minutes. There is a nice howto in the openwrt site ([url][/url]), look at the JTAG-adaptor Method. I build the adapter with one minor change. The ground […]

  • Monitor your ups using mrtg

    For a long time i wanted to monitor my UPS a APC SmartUPS 700VA using mrtg. The main problem is that the ups doesn’t support snmp. APCUPSD is a great program to monitor your ups (battery level, Load, etc) and shutdown your pc when the battey level is below a value. But it doesn’t provide […]

  • 50 gmail invitations

    I logged in my gmail account today and i show 50 invitations waiting. Of course there are a lot of them 🙂 🙂 If anybody wants one please post a comment with your email address

  • clamav hits 30000 virus definitions

    The latest clamav database has more than 30000 virus definitions. It is far away from the 100K, 120K that the commercial antivirus has but who cares about viruses 10 years old ?

  • slmodem and kernel 2.6.10

    Following my debian installation, [url][/url] i had left a couple of things to take care. On of them was the onboard Modem. It took me more that 4 hours to figure what was going wrong with the slmodem. I tried a lot of versions up to 2.9.10. First of all if you are using kernel […]

  • debian testing = Microsoft Free Laptop

    I have spend most of my weekend installing debian testing. Finally i am microsoft free. No more dual boot in my laptop. Only debian. I was planning to do that when the sarge would be releases, but since there is no release schedule i wanted to try. Installation of debian testing using the debian-installer rc2 […]

  • hotmail down ?

    Hotmail service appears to be down for the last 3-4 hours. Even the check service page is giving errors….

  • spammers using mod_proxy ?

    Everyday last week, somebody was trying to connect to a spesific host on port 25 (SMTP), using mod_proxy. The IP’s are from a provider somewhere in Asia and the host they are trying to connect is in China. My apache mod_proxy cause it is disabled. I just see it on the logs. They want to […]

  • sendmail and maildir

    Yes sendmail DOESN’T support maildir format. But if you use procmail here is the solution: Create a Maildir directory on your home folder using maildirmake. If you don’t have it you can try the following: mkdir $HOME/Maildir mkdir $HOME/Maildir/cur mkdir $HOME/Maildir/new mkdir $HOME/Maildir/tmp And create a .procmailrc using only that rule: :0 /home/yourhomedirectory/Maildir/ If procmail […]

  • lame server resolving

    My DNS server (bind 9) was writing on the syslog quite often the common error message: [b]lame server resolving[/b]. A server is marked as lame when either an NS record points to an incorrect host, or the authoritative server is not giving authoritative anwers (that means is responding from his cache). Solution: You can turn […]

  • Hotmail account upgraded to 250MB

    I just login into my hotmail account to see that it is upgraded to 250MB 🙂 It looks like the trick ([url][/url]) work and it took less that 10 days. Nice 🙂

  • News from an old friend

    I had an interesting phone call today buy I guy know as my mentor since his teached me everything i know on Unix and show me the way 🙂 . I have lost his traces on the net. He was busy writing a book and learning new stuff as allways. We will arrange a coffe […]

  • firefox crashes

    I have about 5-6 installation of firefox 1.0 on win32, most of them on windows xp. All of them with the same settings, same extensions and theme. From time to time i get a lot of crashes with the following error: [b]AppName: firefox.exe AppVer: ModName: js3250.dll ModVer: Offset: 000084f7[/b] Especially when i try […]

  • emerge system

    I am playing with gentoo on my laptop for about 3 months. Today i decided to do an emerge system. It is really easy to update it: emerge –sync followed by a emerge system (you can also use emerge –pretend system first in order to see what it will be updated) and finally a etc-update. […]

  • Back from trip

    I spend the days 6-9 on thesalloniki. I had a really really nice time, and a lot of photos too. More on that soon. Today is the first day in the office after about 10 days…. A lot of stuff to take care off…

  • spam using pingback ?

    The first time i got spam on my blog from spammers using comments. Authimage did a great job, and i never received again. Now the are spamming using pingbacks….Go figure. I will find a solution soon