In Thailand living the sweet life

As most of you know, I went to Thailand about a week ago. Since then, I’ve enjoyed lots of the local beer brews as well as the more common known beer types. I’ve been on the beach, swimming around in water that holds a nice 29 degrees celsius. The temperature during the day is a good and warm 32 degrees celsius. All in all, I’m enjoying myself immensly.

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I love the open source community

As many of you know, I’m a true Debian fanatic. Some even say I’m a Debian nut head, borderline evangelist. And mark my words, to call me an evangelist is something truly unique, seeing how my feelings are towards true evangelists. But it has to be said, that I without a shadow of a doubt love and cherish the open source community. Many of us have heard the term open source, both in the media and in our travels across the world wide web. But what is open source, and even more importantly the open source community?

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Gamespot fires Jeff Gerstmann

[singlepic id=5 w=320 h=240 float=left]If you’re anything like me, you like to fire up a game every now and again. It’s a great way to relieve stress, as well as an excellent way to waste some time. But not only that, playing games can be both very entertaining, educating as well as highly social. There are many ways way people are attracted to playing games. The modern gaming industry is far away from the way the industry was in the early days of computing. Back in the good old days, a game could be made be a single person sitting in his bedroom on late nights burning the midnight oil. And that was in fact how most games were produced back then. That was before the gaming industry became a multi million dollar industry, where the money governed and the production line has become more and more similar to any given Hollywood production.

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Top Gear London challenge

[singlepic id=8 w=320 h=240 float=left]Imagine the Top Gear gang, imagine a challenge, imagine London. Try imagining four guys getting from one side of London to the other quickest, as fast as possible. How you might ask, seeing as Top Gear is a TV show around cars. Well, of course you have your standard SUV on the plate in this challenge, but then there are other methods of getting from A to B than using a car. In this challenge, we have to good old bicycle, and of course what most cities can boast, good public transportation. The ace up the sleeve in this challenge though, is a boat. We start of in West London, where the final destination is London Airport.

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Light at the end of the tunnel

As some of you noticed, my blog just vanished from the face of the earth. And it did, for quite some time too. It was gone well over two weeks. Because of matters out of my control, the server this blog (and other domains) was hosted on was taken offline. But not only was it taken offline, after some time, the whole server was deleted. And yes, I didn’t keep any backups! When will I ever learn?

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It’s been a busy month

It’s been a busy month, with work and training and adjusting back to the real world. After having been out on extended sick leave all summer with a back injury I sustained in late March. And there’s been lots and lots of football to watch and attend too, with my local team Strømsgodset fighting for survival in the Norwegian equivalent of the Premier League. They only need one more victory to save themselves from being relegated. And then we have Liverpool, with a packed Premier League program as well as playing in group A of the Champions League, there’s plenty of football to keep up with.

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Debian Etch IPv6 howto

So you want to set up IPv6 on your Debian box? Sick and tired of the fact that you can’t test the new stage of Internet addressing because your ISP simply just doesn’t offer IPv6 connectivity yet? Well, fear not, because here is your solution. Getting IPv6 up and running might sound rather daunting, involving quite a few steps and rather complicated configurations? Well, let me be the first to tell you that this just isn’t the case. You will actually find it rather surprising just how easy it is to set up, and how little time you’ll be spending doing it. Once you’re done, you’ll be wondering why you didn’t do it sooner.

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How Amazon.com cheats just like the porn industry

Today I was made aware of something that’s been pestering the Internet for ages. A trend that the pornography industry started ages ago, and has fooled more than one innocent web user. We all know how easy it is to make typos, both in letters, e-mails and when we enter the web address of the site we want to go to. This of course is really annoying, especially when we’re at work when we try to make this office friendly. So what is this method that so many use to fool innocent Internet users? Well, the technique is as easy as it is in terms ingenious. What companies do, is that they register a domain name with very similar spelling to a popular web site. For instance, it might be gooogle.com, googel.com, gogle.com etc. All possible misspellings of the word Google, that might get you to a site you didn’t ask for. So what happens when you misspell the domain name? Well, you’re taken to a page which in effect redirects your request to another site. This is something that porn industry has done for ages, and has gained them millions upon millions of unjustified hits.

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End of the World of Warcraft

[singlepic id=7 w=320 h=240 float=left]Yes, it’s official! This might be the end of the world (of Warcraft), as we know it. It’s been a ghost and a fear that has chased humanity and mother earth for all eternity. As you all know, we are but a small planet in the galaxy known as the Milky […]

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Yellow patch cable

After the IRC operators on Undernet had a singing competition the other night, I felt compelled to write a song myself based on a ever popular The Beatles song. So here goes. On the network where I was born Lived a man who surfed the net And he told of us of his life, In […]

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