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Throwback time

December 18th, 2020 1 comment

I was browsing the wayback machine and thought I’d post a screenshot of our page back in December 2004. Back when we all had more time for playing around with game servers and fun 🙂


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Vodafone DSL and settings for LinkSys X3500 router

August 19th, 2017 No comments

Since I had to fiddle with the settings at the router here is what finally worked for me:

RFC 2516 PPPoE

Multiplexing: LLC
QoS Type: UBR
PCR: default (4000)
SCR: default (4000)
VPI: 1
VCI: 32
DSL Modulation: ADSL2+

Username: 1und1/
Password: [your password]

Note: This works for ADSL based connections. VDSL is a different topic.

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no more own mail hosting

July 18th, 2012 No comments

Really! I’m fed up with it. Moved my domain’s mail hosting to google apps. Google knows better how to handle spam and it saves me much time.

So, it makes no difference if you drop me a letter at my gmail address or my address at : google will read it anyway 😀

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favourite vim command of the day

July 7th, 2011 No comments

I’m a big fan of writing constants in big letters, in every language. This is perfect for re-editing :


Puts the current word (“w”) into uppercase (“U”), lowercase would be “u”.

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man pages ‘in’ firefox

May 3rd, 2011 No comments

found of the day: enter e.g. ‘man find’ in the url leads direct to an appropriate page on the net

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gzip compression

April 25th, 2011 2 comments

So oft gesehen und immer gedacht das es den Aufwand nicht Wert sei : gestern Nacht auf “Anraten” des Audit-Tools von Chrome mal die gzip Kompression auf meinem Webserver aktiviert und siehe da : mein phpBB Forum wird (subjektiv gesehen) schneller geladen.

Auch interessant : statische Inhalte (Bilder und Co.) auf einen anderen Hostnamen auslagern. Mal bei Gelegenheit ausprobieren.

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Linux kernel swappiness

April 15th, 2011 No comments

actually fiddling around with this :

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busy little server …

December 13th, 2010 2 comments

so busy trying to catch up all the requests, just to fail miserably…

And no, the values shown are not percent : we’re talking about unix load ….

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good bye CVS …. hello git !

November 4th, 2010 No comments

Nachdem das CVS Repository von meinem Forum auf nicht mehr komplett auschecken wollte (seltsame Fehler bei Binärdateien) habe ich das zum Anlass genommen um auf git zu wechseln. Was mir an git gefällt ist die relativ einfache Handhabung und das Konzept dahinter. SubVersion war mir dann doch noch zu “CVS lastig”.

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typeless languages

September 12th, 2010 No comments

Today one of our users over at told me that the Ajax chat doesnt show textlines only containing a “0” (zero) in it. Puzzled me for a second when the likely reason came to my mind :
IF some_textline = 0 THEN no_text_to_print
Yep, easily to correct but none the less a wonderful bug that shows the weaknesses of typeless languages and if you arent aware of them.

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