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Stupid password restrictions …

This has been getting up my nose for quite some time. Webmasters and/or webprogrammers that believe it is their duty to ensure my new account password is “secure” / “safe” / “hard to crack”. must contain upper case and lower … Continue reading

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ISDN, the end of an era

Both Swisscom and Deutsche Telekom have announced the end of ISDN support. In Switzerland, Swisscom plans to migrate all existing ISDN customers to all-over-IP by the end of 2017. This really means the end of an era for me. In … Continue reading

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Honeypot

This is a very simple blog entry. If you are a real person with a genuine comment, please do not post it here. Since I started this site, I have been receiving a steadily increasing amount of WordPress spam. Please … Continue reading

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Moving to MythTV

I’ve long meant to take a closer look at MythTV, but I’ve never really had the time nor the hardware, so it’s been just another project waiting in the pipeline. Besides, we’ve had a Nokia PVR for over ten years, … Continue reading

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New air-conditioning plant

Our Herrliberg datacentre is usually kept at a cool 20°C (currently klop°C). We could keep it higher to try to reduce energy costs, but due to the excellent insulation there is actually very little gained by raising the temperature threshold … Continue reading

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FOSS Project Management

Within the openSUSE Community, the topic of resource planning and project management appeared and was discussed in mid-to-late June 2012. Due to factors largely outside the community’s control (hardware issues, the poor state of Factory), the planned release-date of openSUSE … Continue reading

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Five years of running Asterisk and VoIP

In my business, we receive faxes via Asterisk and Hylafax, which send them to a dedicated email-address. We don’t really receive many faxes, certainly no more than one or two per week. Today I was just checking to see if … Continue reading

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FTTH – we’re online!

Slightly late update, but as of last Friday 23/3/2012, we have fibre-optic internet access! My provider called up in the morning to say “never mind about the VLAN, we’re skipping that, just use plain DHCP to get an address.”. Sure, … Continue reading

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FTTH – our fibre box is here!

We’re still missing the final step, but as of this morning, the 2nd last step was accomplished, the neat little white plactic box was installed, see picture. Apparently we have a total of twelve fibres – four for building 1, … Continue reading

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LEGO Technic U400

I celebrated my birthday only two weeks ago, and was fortunate to receive the LEGO Technic U400 as a present from my wife. Well, “fortunate” might not be entirely appropriate here. Some months ago, I noticed an ad on TV, … Continue reading

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