I’ve been a heavy Google services user. I used on a daily basis Google Search, Gmail, Google Calendar, Picasa, Google Reader and Google Maps. And as I stated before, this dependency is not good, so eventually I got rid of it. On this post I want to explain the alternatives I’m currently using, and how happy I am with them. It could have been a “30 days without Google”, but it has been more than 30 days since I’ve been living with not-so-much-Google-in-my-life and I didn’t a detailed follow-up of the migration process, so it was a bit out for this title. Continue reading
On this post I will explain how to set-up an e-mail server on Debian using Postfix, Cyrus, Courier, PAM, PostfixAdmin and Roundcube. I’m not going to explain nothing completely new or revolutionary neither reinvent the wheel. To be clear, what I did to implement the server was following this guide: Simple Virtual User Mail System. But, it’s for Arch Linux, so if we want it to work on Debian there are several changes that we have to take into account. So, instead of repeating everything, I will just highlight the changes. Continue reading
With the new home page, the old cube logo was a bit out of place. It still had the old flavour of the previous web page, so I also wanted to change it.
I remember that I did it with Gimp, following a tutorial about how to do a 3D cube. I even used the same colours and did everything exactly as explained there, so it was not very original… but I liked it. Geez, so many years have passed since then…
This time, I tried asking my brother (who is supposedly studying graphic design or something like that :P) for help, but after a few weeks he has not shown much interest on it. So, “ni corto ni perezoso”, one afternoon of boringness I opened Inkscape and started to play with it. The results are what you can see below.
So, what do you think? Actually, I’m open to new options, therefore if you think you can do something much better and appealing than that (quite easy to achieve), just sent it to me and I will praise you on this so cool place that my blog is. Or if you have a suggestion about how I could improve it by myself, leave a comment, it will also be welcomed :).
Existeixen bastantes aplicacions pels telèfons mòbils (ja siguin Symbian, Android o Iphone) per consultar el temps. Però normalment aquestes aplicacions t’ensenyen el temps d’una població en concret, i hi ha ocasions en que vull una perspectiva més general.
De fet, el que és molt útil (sobretot si t’has de moure amb moto) és la imatge del radar que es pot consultar per la web de Meteocat. Amb aquesta imatge pots veure exactament a on està plovent i amb quina intensitat d’una ullada ràpida. Però la pàgina de Meteocat no està molt optimitzada per terminals mòbils, i vaig pensar que era una llàstima malgastar tants kilobytes només per fer una ullada ràpida d’una imatge.
Així, doncs, m’he fet una pàgina per consultar el temps des del telèfon, que mostra de forma ràpida els mateixos mapes de Meteocat. L’únic que em queda pendent és millorar el tema de la predicció a 8 dies, que ara redirecciono “a lo bèstia” a un menú en JavaSript que és massa pesat pel telèfon.
M’he decidit a crear una secciÃ³ on explicar com he configurat el servidor, amb dos motius:
- Tinc molt mala memÃ²ria, i em servirÃ per refrescar que he fet fins el moment, i tenir-ho per escrit per si ho necessito mÃ©s endavat.
- Si algu detecta algun error o forat de seguretat, si us plau que me n’informi! :P
De moment hi ha informaciÃ³ bÃ sica i sobre com montar un FTP, l’anirÃ© ampliant de mica en mica amb temes com xarxes P2P, web, blog, correu… Ah, i ho podeu trobar aquÃ! EDITAT: He canviat el contingut de la web, i ja no ofereixo aquesta informació
I’ve started a new section about how I’ve configured my server, for two reasons:
- I have a bad memory, so it should help me to remember how I did it. And I will have it written if I need it on the future.
- If someone detects any error of security hole, please, tell me! :P
Now you can find info about the basic issues and how to set up an FTP server. I will expand it with topics such as P2P networks, web, blog, e-mail… Oh, and you can find it here! EDIT: I’ve changed the web content, and this information is not provided anymore.
I am glad of saying: I have a new server.
I have the old one being buried by a mountain of dust, but on a honour place in my heart, for his service during several years. It was a good computer, until its hardware started failing randomly. Nobody can scape to the pass of the years.
But a new generation is here, and with only a few hours is offering some of his services at full performance (for example, this blog). I will explain more about it (and the distribution I am using on it – not debian this time) on future posts, so keep an eye on it ;).
Oh, and for all of you who don’t like my long domain name, I have a surprise that could be showed soon…
Sorryyyyy my readers! And sorry to anybody who has sent me an e-mail, or has tried to do anything with my server. Last weekend, i touched thing that i shoudn’t have touched, resulting on the server down the whole week. I have not been able to repair it until now, but at the moment it seems to be ok.
Anyway, I have detected problems with the graphic card and network card, and I solved it replacing it with another ones that I had on my house (at least, save all these crappy computer parts has served for soemthing useful! :D), I think that the main problem is with the mainboard, and it could be damaging the other components. Perhaps it’s time to buy new hardware for my server (Dell maybe?), and do a clean debian sarge installation, instead of the mess that I have now (Mepis + Debian testing).