I’m back after 5 days out of home. Some friends and me have been in a country house called “El Parral”, in Els Ivarsos town (Castelló de la Plana – Spain).

It’s been 5 great days among friends, country and alcohol (Licor 43 rulez! :-). Photos will be available in elpauer.org when I take the time to finish & develop the film and to scan the photos (one month far, at least). If you go to La Vall d’Alba (more info), visit a pub called La Factoria, it’s a great place.

From their website:
Ronja is an Open-Hardware optical datalink that connects two PC’s point-to-point. Ronja’s design is licensed under the GNU Public License: you get all the necessary documentations and construction guides free. The construction costs are minimal, it’s probably the cheapest wireless system ever. The operation is very reliable and immune to interference

And here’s the link: http://atrey.karlin.mff.cuni.cz/~clock/twibright/ronja/

Thanks to Internet, Cisco is today one of the most important and largest hardware (and software) companies: talking about routers is talking about Nortel Networks, Motorola and some others, but when you say “router” one always thinks first of Cisco.

Siliconvalley.com carries a story about the beginning of Cisco. It wasn’t easy, man! But patience has its (well paid $$$) rewards.

Read also Slashdot comments on this topic.

As a former OS/2 user (I even joined the Team OS/2!), I thought today OS/2 was only that sorta thing used by some mad people… but I god shocked when I saw that Steve Wendt still maintains a news page (few and low importance news, thought). Not only that, there’s still a soft of Comdex, but only for OS/2 users & apps: the Warpstock.

Another long adored, born, read and many times reborn system, the Amiga, has also a lot of fans and now (for the first time in many years) an important expo: the AmigaExpo.

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?
I didn’t!

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.