Category: Misc

Starting 2014 Ad Free

As you probably failed to notice I removed from my blog the like/tweet/etc. buttons a while ago as I figured nobody is going to tweet about how he found the latest fix to some obscure daemon. As I find ads…

This guy deserves a beer

Chances are if you are a developer or a sysadmin you had to work with regular expressions. Well I hate them. With passion. So when I discovered this website I was jumping for joy: http://txt2re.com/ Basically you type in your…

BIOS Beep POST Codes

Ever found yourself standing next to a PC that won’t boot and emits all kinds of short or long beeps. Me too. Here’s a list of what these beeps might mean. Please note that because motherboard manufacturers often modify the…

Good VPS hosting

Like I said some time ago I had to move my websites from a shared host (bluehost) to a dedicated sollution. Well, the websites I host (for clients, friends and myself) don’t account for the need of a dedicated server…

Is a site really down?

Sometimes I have to know if one of my websites or one of a client is down or not. More than once I’ve been tricked by the ISP’s troubles that a site is down. I use my smartphone to doublecheck…

List of ISP DNS servers

This is a growing list of DNS servers. I consul it from time to time maybe you’ll find it usefull too. I also maintain a growing list of free dns servers. RDS Sibiu, Romania: 213.154.124.1 and 193.231.252.1 Romtelecom – ClickNet,…

List of open dns servers

This is a growing list of Open DNS servers available around the world. I also maintain a list of ip address of various isp providers. Google Pubic DNS 8.8.8.8 8.8.4.4 OpenDNS 208.67.220.220 208.67.222.222. Open DNS also makes available a third…

Another free e-book about Microcontrollers

Mikroelektronica, beign the nice guys they are released another free e-book about programming PIC microcontrollers this time it’s about programming in C. The title is, unsurprisingly: PIC Microcontrollers – Programming in C What are microcontrollers, anyway? Electronics built in one…

Three browsers on a phone

The current state of browsers available for the Symbian operating system are a proof that there isn’t such thing as a one size fits all. You have the default browser, opera mobile, opera mini, skyfire and some others. I have…