Archive for September, 2006

Moved Servers

Friday, September 29th, 2006

My blog has now moved to her new location.

The Celeron 2.0GHz machine, with 1GB RAM, and a pair of 80GB HDDs in RAID1 should be enough to run my little old blog without the risk of any more data loss.

When i get a minute, I might consider trying to make my radio work again. That would be nice.

Free Email Spam and Virus Scanning

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

I am currently in the process of launching a Free Email Spam and Virus Scanning service.

For more information, go to the Free Mail Scanner

LGS Computing Leavers Reunion – Summer 2006

Sunday, September 24th, 2006

This weekend I went home to a reunion I had organised with my A-Level computing set, a member from the year above, and our computing teacher.

I was rather impressed with my organisation, to the extent that everyone that I had invited turned up.

From about 7:00pm in the Dexter Pub in Shadwell, I am told people arrived. A miserable 45 minutes later, I arrive at the end of the pack, after being delayed in London because I missed my train.

Half way through the event it turned out that I had forgotten to invite someone, so if you read this… Sorry! :(

Apart from that minor oversight, the event was a success, and another one will be arranged for Christmas.


Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

It seems that wireless in my new flat is going to be “Fun”…

The new Wireless AP is working fine and wireless is accessible everywhere in the flat.
There is only one minor issue; due to the age of the flat, and other things beyond my control, it seems that the signal doesn’t reach very far. This is a common issue with wireless networks within the same block of flats.

Basically, it boils down to the fact that at the extremities of the flat, the wireless signal is “Very Poor”. This is not good enough. I want “Good” or “Very Good” signal throughout the flat.

The solution is simple. Since the router/adsl modem I bought supports WDS, all I need to do is buy another Access Point (or two) and configure it to extend my wireless network.

Hopefully, by placing the additional two access points strategically around the flat, I should be able to maintain fairly good wireless coverage.

At some point in the future, I shall blog how it went.


Friday, September 22nd, 2006

Red Bull


Sadly, i’m drinking Sainsburys “Blue Bolt”, however, I couldn’t find a picture of it.

After a late night with not much sleep, this pick-me-up really works.

*boing* *boing*

I’m sure i’ll stop bouncing off the walls in a minute, but for the moment, the high is fun :-P

Plus, at 300mg of caffeine per bottle, it becomes lethal after your 10th :-)

The future of spam email harvesters

Thursday, September 21st, 2006


A little more intelligent than your average perl script :-p

How can you get round them?

Dynamode ADSL Modem/Router

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

Dynamode Router

This is my new toy for the next few days, a fairly budget ADSL Modem/Router from ebuyer.

From what I’ve seen in the 10 minutes or so that I’ve been playing with it, it has all the functionality that you could need, but the documentation is rather lacking.

Noticably, it supports the following features:

  • WEP
  • WPA
  • 802.1x Raduis Authentication
  • WDS

It is also running Linux, and the router is accessible via telnet.

My favourite thing about this router is that it runs iptables. At least I can have some fun there.

I’m told that I am a little behind the times, and that almost all routers now come with some form of embedded Linux.

Ah well, for £40 including VAT, it seems a pretty good buy.