The title of this article seems to be the title of a very stupid article. But in fact it’s worth reading. It shows what happens when a domain expires and the owner has not renewed it yet.
Did you know it is put in ‘hold’ for 60 days?
Did you know after that 60 days the domain acquires the ‘soon to drop’ state and on 06:30 of the 6th day the domain is definitely free?
Read that and more at eCommerceBase, in this article.
After a long time with no news, today (at last) I had time to sit down in front of a computer, update the page and paste a lot of news.
During the next week we will jump to a new server, an old Pentium-133 MHz machine, with 500 Mbytes of hard-disk and 48 Mebibytes of RAM.
This machine, called D’Artagnan, will run Debian GNU/Linux, Slash(finally, you will be able to write without having to ask me for a login & pass), Apache and Tomcat.
It’s not a powerful machine, but it’s more than enough for our traffic by now (that machine could serve round 50,000 pages/day).
The only problem is bandwith: it’s only a 128 Kbps link. I hope it’ll be enough.
Siliconvalley.com has published a survey about start-ups, their beginning and the end of a lot of them. Also info on how to (try to) save your start-up: what to do and how to do it. Interesting if you are trying to set up a business, even if it’s not an e-business.
Ten years ago, when people get bored, they masturbated frenetically until they went to sleep. Today, people does strange (and sometimes useful) things.
This is one of the most incredible utilities for a Pringles tin: making an antenna. You can read the article in O’Reillynet and see a photo here.
Get a lot of info about antennas in the Antennas WebSite of the Technical University of Valencia (information is in Spanish and in English).
O’ReillyNet tells the story of the FreeCiv game, a clone of the well-known Civilizations saga. Read the full story here.
If you have a CRT monitor (the most usual ones people with desktop computers have), you can broadcast your voice or simply favourite music. How? With Tempest for Eliza. The program moves the cathodic ray tube [CRT] of you monitor, and the interferences fall in the AM band. Incredible. Read comments at Slashdot.
Update: you can also use your motherboad to broadcast in the FM band… read Slashdot’s story or visit author’s page (web page seems not to work, Google seems not to have it in cache).
Another update: this page is full of info about Tempest: http://www.eskimo.com/~joelm/tempest.html
Ace’s Hardware carries a (very interesting) story about mounting a new webserver. It gives a general view of software and hardware, and gives some good points. Read it.
to hubble: to see thru the Hubble space telescope
full story and here is Slashdot‘s discussion
What happens if you get a bunch of academic computer scientists and implementors of languages such as Perl, Python, Smalltalk and Curl, and lock them into a room for a day? Find the answer at perl.com. Slashdot carries lots of comments.
Reuters is reporting that a new (and very big) blackhole has been discovered. Its mass is 14 times the mass of our Sun! Read the full news at Excite. Also read Slashdot’s discussion.