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August 7th, 2011
For the past 20 weeks or so a friend and I have been working weekly on a new
project. SVPradio is an Internet Radio
station for Stratford, Ontario residents and it broadcasts for 6 hours every
week (on wednesdays). While my friend DJ Jaz handles the organization and
sound I took care of the behind the scenes setup that an Internet Radio
station needs. Another friend of mine offered us his server for this which
was very nice. Our weekly traffic is still very low as we're not well known
yet but word is spreading surely as now the DJ'ing is done from the storefront
of Stratford's Compudoc. Here is a picture:
In this picture I believe you see DJ Wigs who does a drum-bass and jungle show.
All in all the people who make SVPradio happen are great and the shows are
always interesting. We always wanted to have SVPradio since our teenager years
and the name "SVP" was picked back then as well. What it stands for I'll leave
to your imagination as we don't want to reveal that yet. One fitting acronym
is "Stratford's very pretty". I'm looking forward to the next 20 weeks and
perhaps our listener volume will increase too.
August 6th, 2011
Yesterday, I got my new sip phone. It's a Grandstream GXP 2100. I'm looking
forward to making it work, but it works already. The voice clarity is great.
Last week I signed up to sipgate.de for a sip account and I'm getting rates
of 1 cent per minute in Germany. There is a flatrate for this but I'll have
to see if it's worth it. Also I'm unsure whether I'm getting billed for
incoming calls, something I'll have to figure out.
August 5th, 2011
I did a bit of programming today and turned on comments on the blog. You
can view them when you click on the articles themselves. No captcha yet
though. I hope you find this useful at all, I don't really but I'm willing
to take this next big step. Comments are restricted to 8000 bytes or
something so keep it short.
July 30th, 2011
Today we purchased and downloaded Mac OS X Lion (10.7). Everything went
smooth. I finally got the Macbook to run in 64 bit mode too. Interesting is
that lion has a "pfctl" command. That's new!
July 24th, 2011
I bought Snow Leopard for my dad yesterday. We installed it on his Mac Book
which has a Core 2 Duo processor. No files were lost but the only thing we
did was upgrade VMware Fusion from 2.0.8 to 3.1.3 which cost 30.70 euros plus
tax. I'm not sure we needed to upgrade the Fusion but it was a surety thing.
The intial update after installing Mac OS X 10.6.3 was a 1 GB update to take us
to 10.6.8 or something. It was quite a download over the 3 Mbps DSL but it
will be nothing compared to the Mac OS X Lion download that we'll be conducting
next week. :-).
July 22nd, 2011
No, the eagle has not landed. It was the US space shuttle Atlantis that
did land at Kennedy Space center a few days ago. There won't be any more
space shuttle launches and some people see this as an embarrasment for the
US. I don't see it that way but rather have been watching the reports
come in from companies such as SpaceX (Falcon rocket, Dragon capsule). The
reports are good and I saw a schedule the other day where we'll see a
Dragon capsule scheduled for docking with the ISS (International Space
Station). Looking back the shuttle has followed and haunted me in my
life, I remember the first time I heard about it when the Challenger
blew up upon launch. That was the first memory I have of the shuttle.
Not exactly a good one. At that time we had immigrated to Canada and
I learned that the Canadarm (the shuttles robotic arm) was Canadas
contribution to the shuttle. A decade and a half later I immigrated
back to Germany and not too soon after that the Columbia disintegrated
upon re-entry over Texas. Another haunting memory, but I can say that
whenever I migrated around the globe that a shuttle and its crew was
lost. My role models were German and Canadian Astronauts. Such as
Ulf Merbold, Thomas Reiter, Chris Hadfield, Marc Garneau, Roberta Bondar,
are some that come to mind. All of them flew on the shuttle I believe
as mission specialists and carried the dream to their respective nations
with stories of another state of being (in freefall/in space). So what's
next now that the shuttles don't rise anymore? Like I said Space X,
Russian Soyuz, European Soyuz and ATV, Chinese, Japanese and Indian space
rockets and a slew of other commercial carriers all striving for manned
space flight. And since most commercial manned space programs are
american it's not an embarrasment but another national hope/treasure.
The shuttle was prohibitively expensive and we need the cheaper alternatives
that are now up and coming. So with that I say "you did well ol' shuttle
fleet, now rest in peace", and I'm thrilled with the future on what's to
July 8th, 2011
I got this out of the program xephem which lists 89 constellations:
And: Andromeda Cyg: Cygnus Pav: Pavo
Ant: Antlia Del: Delphinus Peg: Pegasus
Aps: Apus Dor: Dorado Per: Perseus
Aql: Aquila Dra: Draco Phe: Phoenix
Aqr: Aquarius Equ: Equuleus Pic: Pictor
Ara: Ara Eri: Eridanus PsA: Piscis Austrinus
Ari: Aries For: Fornax Psc: Pisces
Aur: Auriga Gem: Gemini Pup: Puppis
Boo: Bootes Gru: Grus Pyx: Pyxis
CMa: Canis Major Her: Hercules Ret: Reticulum
CMi: Canis Minor Hor: Horologium Scl: Sculptor
CVn: Canes Venatici Hya: Hydra Sco: Scorpius
Cae: Caelum Hyi: Hydrus Sct: Scutum
Cam: Camelopardalis Ind: Indus Se1: Serpens Caput
Cap: Capricornus LMi: Leo Minor Sex: Sextans
Car: Carina Lac: Lacerta Sge: Sagitta
Cas: Cassiopeia Leo: Leo Sgr: Sagittarius
Cen: Centaurus Lep: Lepus Tau: Taurus
Cep: Cepheus Lib: Libra Tel: Telescopium
Cet: Cetus Lup: Lupus TrA: Triangulum Austral
Cha: Chamaeleon Lyn: Lynx Tri: Triangulum
Cir: Circinus Lyr: Lyra Tuc: Tucana
Cnc: Cancer Men: Mensa UMa: Ursa Major
Col: Columba Mic: Microscopium UMi: Ursa Minor
Com: Coma Berenices Mon: Monoceros Vel: Vela
CrA: Corona Australis Mus: Musca Vir: Virgo
CrB: Corona Borealis Nor: Norma Vol: Volans
Crt: Crater Oct: Octans Vul: Vulpecula
Cru: Crux Oph: Ophiuchus Se2: Serpens Cauda
Crv: Corvus Ori: Orion
July 4th, 2011
I've ordered two new books. Now that I'm working hard it's time to reap
the benefits to furthering myself. The one is the book you see in the
So what happened to my UNIX love, now that I'm ordering Windows books you
may ask? It's still there but I'd like to explore other possibilities and
windows is pretty mainstream. I'm toying with the thought of porting
wildcarddnsd to windows. All in good time, if ever.
June 30th, 2011
With help from someone I managed to compile my exploit that crashes the
Speedport W303V type A router. The .exe is executed from Windows 7 cmd
MD5 (speedport_exploit.exe) = 9eb9f16e64feaa8ccd316b9ca51c93c1
I'm gonna try it from my parents house some time and see if it really does
crash the router. :-).
Update: it works at my parents house with windows XP. My mom wanted
to know why I was making this and what my goal is. My goal is to get a
firmware patch out of this from the manufacturer, so that I can continue the
legit operations that this uses for a freebsd ezjail install.
June 29th, 2011
I recently synced all my clocks on OpenBSD vm's using the vmt(4) timedelta
sensor that is included in OpenBSD 4.9.
tail -f /var/log/daemon ...
Jun 29 19:02:23 cupid ntpd: adjusting local clock by -0.275138s
Jun 29 19:03:54 cupid ntpd: clock is now synced
# grep -v ^# /etc/ntpd.conf|grep sensor
That's all that's needed in the config for ntpd to run on the vm.
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