Today at 11:11 MET my modem lost its sync, to come up back some seconds later with the desired feature: RAM.
Its to early to tell if it is stable. So far, I can tell that I am indeed not limited due the RAM limit, but due the "purchased limit" (1 MBit).
At this time, I can only post some screenshots. (Click on the images to enlarge)(More)
My Broadband Internet conection was always someway "limited": Down at 408kbit and up at approx 80 kbit. This is as my ISP is known to be very conservative according to the technical limits. Well, as the continued to lose customres in significant numbers, the had to react:
However, at the moment, the Telecom is trying out RAM -- Rate Adaptive Mode. This field test is limited to some thousands people here in Germany, and one had to apply at a special homepage for participating.
The participation is free of extra charges.
The concept of the C-modifier "const" is often misunderstood. On a recent question one person asked why there was a "const" parameter to the kfree syscall.(More)
My new toy finally arrived: My Thecus N2100, the winner of my "which-NAS-fits-me-best"-competion.
Here's a brief summary of its key features, as already told in the above article:
- not sealed. (Have-to-open for installation.)
- two options for "own linux on the box": Reflash with debian kernel, or run debian in an chroot.
- comes with128 MB DDR-RAM; expandable up to 512MB with standard DDR memory module.
- 2 Ethernet interfaces, both Gbit
- 3 USB2.0, additionally 1 internal. (that hidden by the case. Needs mod too utilize.)
- Debian supported, can be installed with sotck debian installer.
- Internal mini-PCI slot. Can be used for WLAN, if the two GBits are not enough.
- Intel XScale 80219 CPU @ 600 MHz. FAAAASST!!!
Together with two Samsung Spinpoint F1, HDJ753 -- with a combined storage of 1.5 Terrabytes -- and and upgraded with 512MB DDR Bar, this is a very good hacking opportunity. As my plans include hacking for it, I created a dedicated category for that topic.
(First pictures I made are currently on my camera and will be added soon....)
At the end of January, we will no longer support referrals to the AdSense product in Germany. If you are displaying referral units directing visitors to use AdSense, you will need to update your pages. Learn more..
Anyway, I was already thinking about to completly stop serving ads for google. My blog has just a too small niche to "make money" with or even the hosting costs, as well on the other sides serving ads makes this blog "commercial" (no, you won't have to make profit to qualify). Which is actually bad because you have to concern about a lots more of laws in Germany. Anyway, this is a hobby blog, and adsense was an experiement which appearantly failed.
PS: Google actually ceases worldwide except America and Japan. (See here, plus a nice video some of how the publishers might think. )
A mail -- slipped through spammassassin -- advertised for a site, "where you can write your friends a cool greeting" (well, the site is German, accept appologiies for the poor translation.) The service used seveal registered domains -- probably tocountermeasure anti-spam -- but the all eventually redirect to the one: No, I won't link to them. Do a google search for "Für einen coolen Gruss gibt es einen Grund!".
On the other side, I used that to start an experiment: I "registered" with them using a "non guessable, random" email address. If there is more than the message "to myself", then you this is a prove that they a not cosher.
Some days ago, I patched the La Fonera to support RedBoot over Ethernet. As this is a very good opportunity trying out OpenWRT, I am gonna install OpenWRT on this piece.