Second Life

After all the hipe that’s being created around the virtual online game Second Life, I decided to give it a quick spin. Quick being very quick here, since after around 30 minutes I bailed out and deleted the game.

The interface is rather unintuitive, and the graphics aren’t what I’d call up to spec with the current grade of MMORPG’s. It’s probably me :p

I’ll stick with Guildwars and the like ;)

I sold it on eBay…

A while back (basically, in december) I decided to sell my Cisco Catalyst C2924-XL switch on eBay. Since I’ve done plenty of auctions before there, no problem! So, the item got sold to someone from the EasyHost company. Fine by me, I don’t really care who buys my stuff, as long as they follow up ;)

Sofar so good. Payment got in swiftly, I shipped out the switch the same week. I didn’t hear anything, so I thought everything was okay.

Wrong.

A week after, I got an email stating the switch was defective. Since I do pride myself on testing everything prior to sending it out, I found it odd. Still, shipping can (unfortunately) damage stuff. I first asked him what he got when he connected to the serial console, if he had set everything correctly (I put the serial console at 57600 baud instead of the regular slowass 9600), and so on.. Answer I got back: “Yes, everything is set correctly, it doesn’t work, please give me another item or refund”.

So, I told him to ship the stuff back, I’d refund.

Today, the item arrived. The package was incomplete (missing cables), and when testing the switch, everything worked perfectly.

That can so piss me off. People like that aren’t worth your time. So, be warned when selling stuff to the snmc1800 eBay user!

And he won’t be getting his money back until he ships me the cables.

— EDIT —
Finally, after about 3 more weeks without answer I finally got answer after I threatened to just ‘close the deal as is’. Shows how much he really cares about doing decent business with people.

Lunarpages upgrade :0 :)

Oi!

We’re hosted at Lunar Pages for our hosting, and they just announced they’re once again going to upgrade their shared hosting packages… this time to a whopping 250 Gigs Storage and 2500 Gigs Transfer, and you get 10 addon-domains too ;)

I can just say: Thank you! And keep up the good work!

(In any case, if you hadn’t noticed: we’re quite happy with their offers and their support ;) )

phptelemeter 1.28 released

I’ve just released phptelemeter 1.28. This version includes the following changes:

  • New parameter: ignore_errors, makes phptelemeter ignore any runtime errors (instead of quitting).
  • Splitted off all common publisher stuff into a new parent class.
  • Fixed warnings/notices that appear when php is run with E_ALL error reporting.
  • Removed useless variable from parser_telemeter4tools
  • Fixed error handling in scarlet_web parser
  • Fixed off-by-one bug in the last day before reset in the scarlet_web parser.

As per usual, you can download it from SourceForge.

Posts moved

Hello!

I’ve just finished moving all my personal Blog posts from my site to this blog, since It didn’t make much sense keeping them separate after all. So, from now on, you’ll be able to find them here ;)

Happy reading!

Jan