Welcome to the Hall of Tips !

This place is dedicated to Computers 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 :


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 the100,000th 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 on-line now.

Site off-line 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 off-line 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 off-line 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 a 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 off-line time : ~ 40 hours


June 17th, 2013 :

The site went off-line 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 off-line time : ~ 4 hours


June 4st, 2013 :

ReachedĀ  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 off-line 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 get rid of 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 off-line time : ~ 4 hours

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