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This place is dedicated to Computer related topics, such as Linux system administration and networking.

I use this site to store information, with the secret hope that it could be helpful for someone else.

Beside this, I may also store databases, Perl or even Windows information.

Please consider NOT sending any money, I wrote this blog because I like that, I like that because I find it beautiful to give out (little) knowledge and I find it beautiful because IT IS FREE.


News :


January 01, 2015:

Happy New Year !


November 12, 2014:

Philae view from Rosetta

Philae view from Rosetta

For the historical records ! : Philae finally landed on 67P …

Here is the very first image from Philae, 511 000 000 Km from us, launched 10 years from now :

Very first pic from p67, thanks to Philae and all the people that works on this project : Thank You !

Very first pic from 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko, thanks to Philae and all the people that works on this project : Thank You !



September ~1st, 2014 :

For the records : got the 200,000th visitor today.


May 12th, 2014 :

Scheduled downtime for hardware upgrade (memory upgrade : 4Go -> 10Go)

Site offline time : less than 1 hour


March 7th, 2014 :

The site encountered an expected downtime due to me moving to a new home, without my ex-wife… Shit happens…

Everything is back online now.

Site offline time : ~ 2 weeks


March ~1st, 2014 :

For the records : got the 100,000th visitor today.


October 26th, 2013 :

After a one week “kind of storm”, a tree felt on my phone line : No connection for almost 3 days, until my ISP came to repair… Everything is back online now.

Site offline time : ~ 60 hours


August 18th, 2013 :

For the records : got the 50,000th visitor today.


July 29th, 2013 :

Again the site was down today (July 29th) because a quite big storm hit my place and thunderbolts were not too far (apparently). This caused a major power outage and knocked out my server PSU. I replaced it on the evening.

Site offline time : ~ 8 hours


July 4rd, 2013 :

The site Google custom search is currently broken, it displays search results but the links just open an empty new tab. I will be fixing this when i’all have time for this, the sooner the better..




July 3rd, 2013 :

The site went offline for the last 2 days , again I am sorry for those who tried to reach it. This time it looks like it was my router that does strange thing (this is an ISP router, there is little if any control for this kind of hardware). I still do not understand what happened, I did reboot it few times before it comes back online… Hope this will not occur again.

Site offline time : ~ 40 hours


June 17th, 2013 :

The site went offline for 4 hours today, sorry for that. That’s what’s happening when using the online site as a dev site !

Learnt the lesson, i swear…

Site offline time : ~ 4 hours


June 4st, 2013 :

Reached  30 000 click today… (got 20 000 the first year, and already 30 000 in the first 3 months of second year)


June 1st, 2013 :

The last theme update broke a lot of things, anyway i was looking for a new style for this blog, something simpler and yet clear.

I just put the new theme on-line, it needs quite some customization and refined settings, but it is still better than a broken theme.


May 4-5, 2013 :

The site went off-line for two days because of my ISP. Everything should be fine now.

Site offline time : ~ 48 hours


April 12, 2013 :

Due to a database merge (?) or any updates (??), the website is currently experiencing encoding issues, I will fix that soon.


Fixed now, by the way i had to change the DB_CHARSET parameter (inside the wp-config.php) from utf8 to ISO8859-1 as :

/** define('DB_CHARSET', 'utf8');
define('DB_CHARSET', 'ISO8859-1');

April 12, 2013 :

After just one Year this blog finally got its 20 000th visitor…

March 11, 2013 :

I am currently trying to setup a multisite wordpress, you may then experience some downtime and/or general problems, it won’t be long !


February 13, 2013 :

After 2 weeks of DNS issues on my host server, and no time to fix it, I finally fixed it.

Everything should be ok now.


January 05, 2013 :

I just finished the host server hardware update and fixed the last issue.

Enjoy the site new speed!

Site offline time : ~ 4 hours

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