Archive for July, 2008

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Monday, July 28th, 2008

A friend of mine send me this awesome funny video which shows clearly how the avarage admin’s work day passed. Enjoy watching it here! . :)END—–

A train trip to Sofia, My stay there and Down and Metallica’s concert

Monday, July 28th, 2008

My trip to Sofia started at 10:05 at Thursday with a train. It took me around 8 hours 30 minutes to arrive there.The reason I traveled to Sofia was the Metallica concert which was going to happen at Friday night. It seemedthat few other old friends were traveling to Sofia so we traveled in one compartment. I wasn’t able to sleep muchonly 2 or maximum 3 hours. The last time I traveled to sofia was 6 years ago so this long journey was somethingI haven’t done from a long time. Thanks to God the journey was “flawless”, we arrived whole. It seemed thattwo of the guys traveling with me (Toto and Neicho) had some engagements so I had to stay with the other twoguys (The so called “Lurch” and Miro – who is a reporter in a radio here in Dobrich ). Miro had to meet anold school friend from his military service. It happened that this guy was pretty cool. When we met themafter we spend some time wondering what are the plans for the day I proposed to go to the Sofia city Zoo aftera bit of arguing against all of the guys accepted the idea so we asked few people which tram we had to takein order to go to the Zoo. After finding out we needed number 9 we took that tram and traveled across the “Borisov’s garden” which is a sort of Sofia’s central park. We had to get down at one of the bus stationsbecause Vladimir (The Miro’s friend) had to use bathroom in urgency cause he had upset digestion. After hedrop the shit :). We took another tram and went to the station we had to get out and walk to the Zoo.First we went with Vladimir to take him some medicine against his upset digest, after which we walked aroundtwo bus stations before we arrived to the Zoo. The Zoo’s animals were awesome although the animals are a prisoners ..The animals we observed were Jaguars, Owls, hippopotamus, tigers, parrots, bears, rhinos, monkeys, turtles,ostrichs and many many more. After that we were hungry so we went to the Sofia Student City. And we saton a place called “Krivoto”, after seeing the high prices there we decided we won’t eat there and stayedonly for a drink there. After which we went to a place called “Dzhumajata” where we ate cheap pastrys and snacks.Speaking about cheap stuff I should say I noticed that the prices in Sofia are a way more expensive comparingto the prices in most of the towns and citys. After we had our lunch we took a bus and traveled to the Boris’sGarden to a place pretty near to the stadium where the Metallica concert was going to happen. The weatherwas terrible at the beginning it was raining then it was shiny afterwards it was rainy, sunshine and rain changedfor a few times during the day and as a whole the time was pretty unsteady. We were there near the stadiumat 1 o’clock in the afternoon so we had a lot of time to loose, most of the people who were already therewere young uncivilized metalheads who were a pretty disgusting picture. Until maybe 3 o’clock most of the guysI’ve saw was in the age interval 14-16 years old which make me feel like like I’m in the kinder garden. This guys were drinking screaming unhumanly. Yes 9 years ago when I was on the Metallica’s concert in PlovdivI know I was looking probably pretty similar to that guys but still I hated that. At a point I was so disgustedfrom the metal culture and the young metalheads that I wanted no more to attend the concert I was thinking ofselling my ticket and going for a walk with Nomen. In the end I decided I won’t sell my ticket and willenter the concert. It seemed I entered late and the concert has already started because I wasn’t able to listento the warm up band called “The Sword”, when I entered I came just on time for “Down” band performance.I have to say I wasn’t impressed I never listened this band seriously but as far as I am an ex-Pantera fanI expected more from (Pantera’s frontman) Phil Anselmo. From I’ve heard I personally think he can’t sing at all.Most of the public around me seemed like they aren’t enjoying Down too. Next an 50 minutes or so after DownMetallica went on stage heating the audience to red with Creeping Death and a bunch of other fromtheir all well known songs from Kill’em All, Ride the Ligthning, Master of Puppets, And Justice for All andThe Black Album. The only song thay played from an album after year ’91 was Fuel which is one of the best songs from their carreer after ’91. The sound quality was pretty good and as a whole Metallica performancewas so good that it seemed they’re performing on a playback. This is the good things I may say, the bad thingsare I realized a lot of their things are devilish and inspired by the devil himself. Also I examined in theirattitude and their stage behaviour this guys have completely gone insane. They acted like Metallica is some kindof God who they feed. From a believers perspective I can say Metallica as a band became an idol to the band members.An idol which is their God. I really hate that and at a point I wanted that the concert be done as soon as possible.After the concert I went out from one of the stadium exits, and tried to find the place where we were with the guysbefore the concert but I got lost, and decided to call to Nomen and tell him I’m going to his place because i didn’thave much of a thing to do, I had to call Vlado (Hellpain) afther the concert but there were some problems withthe GSM networks exactly then so I wasn’t able to find him right then. I was walking in a streets at Sofia havingno idea where I am going. I was searching for a cheaper I can take to Nomen’s quarter (Dyrvenica). Luckily I meta friends from Dobrich who were in Sofia for many years and asked them which taxi to take in order to save some money.The suggested I should take a taxi called from the taxis “1 euro” and told me in which street it’s more probableto find such a taxi. One of this taxis i’ve saw was taken right before me, so I was walking and searching for another taxiat this point I was very tired. I prayed Jesus to help me earlier because I felt a kind of totally lost in Sofiaand I really wanted not to spend much money for a taxi. And the prayer was answered like always Hellpain called to meand asked where I’m, I told him I have absolutely no idea where I am and asked him if it’s a problem for himto drive me to Dyrvenica, he said: “it’s not a problem because they’re pass by this quarter anyways.I had to call him 4 or 5 times before I was able to find the stadium where he was waiting for me. They took me and bring me to dyrvenica,then Nomen took me from the bus station and after we went to the shop to take something for eating, we ate spaghetti talked a bitand went to bed. At the next day after I woke up I have awaken him too and we went to Djumayata to have a breakfast.After that we went to the center and “by chance” although no chances at this life, Nasko (with which we were a colleagues at “”,called to hear me how I am and I told him I’m in Sofia. He suggested that we may see each other and we did 2 hours later or so.Before that we had a coffee to a coffeterea very close to the Sofia’s university. Right before that we walked around the National Assembly,and we went to the Largest Church in Sofia, “St. Alexander Nevski”. The church is beatiful and big and has much lessorthodox icons than the one hear in Dobrich. Later when we met Nasko infront of Sofia’s University we went to a place called”Krivoto” which is right next to the Sofia’s university. The prices there again were pretty high. After that we wentto the Sofia’s mall where we went to IMAX (3d cinema). We watched a film Nascar their which is a sort of documentary filmfor the nascar racings which happen in america. Watching cinema in 3d is pretty awesome althought it tires your brain a lot.In order to see in 3d, when you enter the cinema a personal provides you with special glasses which make the films projected in 3d.After that we went to Student City again where we met vlado we ate a burgers with Nomen, after which we went to the Djumaya again.There are 2 Djumaya’s one is for fast food the other one is like a restaurant and a sort of pub in one. This time we went to the restaurant/pub. We drinked beer with fried potates and went to Mitko’s place again where we watched an English comedy called “The Black Adder”. At the nextday after we woke up we went to a monestery pretty close to the Dyrvenica’s quarter “Dyrvenishki Monestery”. There I asked the priestto bless two crosses I bought the day before from Alexander Nevski and he blessed them with a holy water in the name of “The Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit). After that we went back to the center in Sofia and called to see Nasko. Together we went to a place where we ate pretty cheap pizzas this was located very near to a park. The interesting thing about the park was that it was a free wifi zone. Too bad nobodywas with his laptop :). We had to meet toto their and we sat to a coffeeteria. After the coffe we tried to kill some time at the parkwatching the fountains and talking about stuff. At 5 o’clock we went around the Sofia’s Theather which I think is a sort of national theater.After that we had another cheap pizza to a place near the NDK building. I and nasko walked around NDK. Something really good that I rememberI saw the day before was a Russian Orthodox Church we went in it only for few minutes and there was some sort of liturgy or so happening,so we went out. I also saw quiet a lot of other interesting buildings and places which right now I cannot say by name cause I don’tremember the name. At 8 o’clock we took a bus to the train station. We bought tickets and we catched the train back to Dobrich. At the train a guy I didn’t know started talking with me, I introduced myself to him and he to me. And very fast we became a friends. He is called “Bagryian” and is a machine engineer on a ship, he is right now graduating at the Naval school in Varna. It seemed he also was from Tyrgovishte and he knew Nasko the guy with whom we spend our day and the day before 🙂 Accidence Huh? The guy told me he is coming back from a sailing courseto Malta. It seemed he is a interested into wireless cracking and security as a whole at the same time he is a “stopper” geek (not sure about the term but basicly he enjoys to stop random cars to bring him from a destination to another destination. He was also interested into security in general although he is not so deeply into computing, he explained me some interesting stuff about wireless technology. He made and embededan external antena to his laptop wireless in order to make it catch more wifi-networks. Also He showed me his gps and gsm with the “tomtom” software which indicated our location when we were moving with the train and also our speed we travel with. He was a pretty interesting buddy. Luckily my travel to Dobrich was incident free and now I’m home blogging 🙂 Bagryan mentioned he owns a website about tech stuff called . Also he told me that the stop guys have gatherings just like the rockers gatherings and he mentioned the official site for the stopper guys in Bulgaria. Check it out .END—–

Question, Questions, Questions

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

I don’t know about you out there, but I’m a kind of person asking questions all the time.I really wanna serve the Lord in a way. Today my grandma came home and shared she is on a wayto go completely crazy I really am in pain for her she is so kind and good but she suffers so badlyshe suffers from diabetic foot disease I fervently pray to our creator to have mercy over her and help herand heal her disease or at least take away the pain in the Name of Jesus Our Saviour! Amen.


End of the work week

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

It’s the end of the work week again Hooray. The week was an easy one Thanks to God’s help and guidance :)I haven’t done nothing special today except I advanced a bit my host checker script the new version couldbe downloaded from here . Hope it wouldbe helpful to somebody out there. Right now I’m listening to SoundGarden – Spoonman. And after few minutesI’m going to bed. I’m tired since yesterday I have slept for around 5 hours. I have to mention todayin a conversation with a friend in icq, he mentioned about openvpn patches one person I knowhave contributed to the openvpn project. I googled around and a had a big fun reading his CV whichis a pretty ridiculous. You may read it here and have a big fun of the guy’s I quote “fluent English” :DEND—–

Access Mac OS filesystem from GNU/Linux

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Today I booted the new release of elive in virtualbox on my Debian System and was looking over the packages I saw a packageshfsplus and hfsplus-utils the description of the packages says through them it’s possible to read Mac OS HFS+ filesystems so everybodyout there willing to have access to such filesystems should install the two packages. Enjoy :)END—–

On a beach again

Monday, July 14th, 2008

Yesterday I was to the beach again. We went first to a place called “The robinson” which was a terrible place. A small “beach” with oldnon functional quay. There were some of the planks missing so I had to walk very carefully at some places there were nails.At first I almost fall down from the quay there were a broken plank and I lost equilibrium thanks God I was able to balance myself and not fall.If I had fallen down I would probably seriously hurt or even die, cause down there the sea was shallow, the possible scenarious was to seriously hurt myself or even die .. Just a minute later a friend of mine who was walking in front of me warned me to be careful with the nails on some of the planks and even though I was carefully watching my steps I step over a nail. The nail pierced my sport shoes. At this moment I felt just a little hurt so I thoght I didn’t hurt seriously. Anyway I decided to take off the shoe and sock and blood started sprinkling. It took me some time to come back to the beach because I had to walk back through all that broken planks on the quay. Thanks to God I moved back to the beach where I put my leg in the salty water. Nomen and Javor were going to Kavarna at this moment so Toto (the guy who was with me) did call to Nomen and told him to get some medical alcohol (spirits) from the drug-store. After they came we used the alcolol to wash the wound in order disinfect it. Later while I was sitting on the beach Toto and Nomen went to the sea to catch some mussels. Toto was diving and searching for musselsfor some time and he quit at a point because he wasn’t able to collect enough. They came with only two mussels. At this time Javor tried to catch some fish from the quay, again unsuccesfully. Later we decided to move to another beach because I proposed so, I hated this place really plus it location was too near to the sea shore. We tried to move to another nice beach but since it was proprietary we wasn’t allowed to establish the tent and make the camp fire. So at the end we decided to move to Topola’s beach. The night there was a nerdy one, Toto and Javor were trying to make fun of me and I got really angry .. They made a fire and we baked some meat balls and had a nice dinner. The sky was full of stars, really beautiful ! I spend maybe an hour watching at the sky adoring the mighty work of God’s hands. I slept that Night at Nomen’s car (Audio A4 :)). At the morning Nomen and Toto and after that Mitko came one after another and woked me up for a few times at the end when I realized i won’t be able to sleep anymore and stand up and dressed my bathing trunks and went to the beach. I entered 3 times at the sea and had a really nice baths, we played volley ball in the water and had great time. At midday we had to set off to home because Nomen was going to travel back to Sofia in the afternoon. There was a problem one of the car’s tyre was passing the air out so Toto and Nomen used there 3l337 skillz to exchange the broken tyre. At somewhere around 14:30 we were back in Dobrich. I haven’t been to my grandma for a day so I went to her apartment (she lives 6 stages above my parent’s apartment. After that I went to the Church where I lighted few candles and prayed to God to have mercy over me the sinner and my family. On my way back home I met Papi (Paco). Papi is very guy a christian who for some time was like a Spiritual Father to me. We had a walk at the city park and spoke a bit about our life and the christianity’s face in general and how poor the condition of the christianity and faith in general is. Later at home my mother helped me to exercise the driving lessons tests. Another thing I did the recent 2 or 3 days was to configure a FreeBSD server who was going to host a website it was required the server to have Apache, PHP, MySQL and Qmail.Configuring Apache, PHP, MySQL on was pretty straight forward. The real problem occured when I tried to install Qmail from ports. I followed a freebsd qmail tutorial and at the end I was not happy with the qmail installation. After that I tried using the FreeBSD qmail toaster. But again I should say that FreeBSD qmail toaster is a total mess. Then I decided to go in another direction and tried to install qmail following the qmailrocks method I’m not really sure if I did everything the way I had to because I was really in a hurry to start a working SMTP server to send and receive mails. At the end I used a lot of custom configuration files and daemontools+qmail-spamcontrol+vpopmail ports in a ways I use on few of the other Qmails I administrate. Thanks God everything worked just fine and now I’m happy to have another functional qmail server on FreeBSD.END—–


Saturday, July 12th, 2008

Today in the afternoon mitko has called me and we went for a coffee afterward we went to a place out of the city where I was practicing in driving after maybe 40 minutes I drived his car (Audi A4) to the near village and we ate Izida’s wuffle icecreams. Towards evening I went to my cousin Zlatina’s furniture shop and had a nice talk with them. They were in the Netherlands and in France and they visited Disneyland. They narrated about their experience in disneyland and shared how cool disneyland is, another thing they told me about is the Belgium capital Brussel. They said it’s a terrible place to be and it’s full of arabs and gipsies and it’s the dirtiest city they have ever seen. Now in the eveningI just checked the elive website because I wanted to know what kind of dock is included in the distro and I came a cross an interesting adobe flash video player alternative. It’s called flowplayer Check it out Here That’s mostly how my day passed. Now Probably I’m going to watch Starwars Episode “V” movie after which I’m going to bed.END—–

Night in a tent in Kavarna and the Topola Beach

Monday, July 7th, 2008

Saturday evening I and a group of friends went to Kavarna. I met some oldschool friends there like Zornica (Blacksun), and one of the twins(Ivailo). Ivailo is studying philophy and most likely believes that phisophy serves a good purpose.In general I spend something like 3 hours in a non sense talk on the topic of my faith in Christ. He tried to mock my faith and tried to make me incompetent not well educated etc. etc., anyways I don’t much care of this because my Savior Lives and what God has done and is continuing to do for me is very real.So in general The night was a sort of waste of time. After having a distant walk from Kavarna beach where our tent was established to the Kavarna Stadium where all the rock’n roll buzz was happening.There was a tons of metal heads around the town of Kavarna, most of themdrunkards or on a way to get dead drunk lost in the lie that the metal philosophy presents, something in which I was a prisoner for a very long time. The happening which gathered all of them there is the Rock concert of Manowar. This is thesecond time Manowar are playing in Kavarna and I think the 3rd time they play in Bulgaria. I didn’t bought a ticket because of the highprice and my unwilling to listen to Manowar for a second year. The previous year I was on there concert and I was happy with it except I nomore I’m a real fan of Manowar since there band phisophy and preaching is hypocritic. I was happy to see that ex-girlfriend from my past Zornica,because it’s pretty probably that I won’t see her for a long time since there is a probability to go to study in the Netherlands in August, I should say that she is from the most beautiful girls I’ve seen in my life and for a moment I did fall in a sort of despair I was not able to keep her as a girlfriend long time ago. Happily thanks to God all this satanic temptation went away. When I came back to the Kavarna beach the friends there had already made a fire and was grilling some meat. I ate more than I usually had appetite for since there was a lot of food. Later I had a small walk around the Kavarna quay I prayed a bit during my walk there and afterwards came back to the fire camp but was too tired and it was pretty early in the morning (3:34) so I went to the tent where Nomen (Mitko) was already sleeping for 2 hours and went to sleep. I woke up a lot of times during the night and I remember the last time I woke up somewhere around 7:30. The day before I was thinking that I would like to go to a Church service just I do every Sunday and after I tried to fall in a sleep again unsuccesful and realizing I can’t because I felt cold and pain in my lower back so I stand up and decided to go to the Church in Kavarna for a Liturgy, A month ago I met father Vasilij there by the way is one of the most gentle priests I have seen in my life. The church service was just perfect. I think the people in that Church was a way more sincere comparing to the Chuch I usually attend here in Dobrich. What impressed me was that I was able to understand almost 100% percent of what the priest said something I usually can’t in the othor orthodox Churches where I’ve been on a Liturgy. The other thing that was I think great was that the service continued until 10:40 which is 30 minutes more comparing to the normal Church services I have attended before. Another thing that impressed me was the woman on the clergy they sang songs which glorified our Lord 🙂 Another thing that make sense to meis that the priest personally was giving the blessed communion (in the st. George I usually attend the communion is left alone and every could take of it), the priest also required to know my name :). Another thing was the incense odour it was smelling different from the one I’ve smelled before. The preach of the father was also very nice, the only word that describes it is the word “simple”. After the liturgy, Nomen calledand we said they’re already in Kavarna and are going to have a coffee. We went for a coffee and after that we decided to go to Topola Beach. Topola beach is a pleasent beach located near a village close to Kavarna. I didn’t know that there were plans to have a beach I thought we’re going only for one night. Happily Mitko (Metallicata) had his old bathing trunks with him and they fitted me. The beach experience was fine in general. At a point I and mitko decided to go to the small wood where one of the cars was perked and we spend some time there listening to music (Disco from the ’90s 🙂 and relaxing, we had to do this etherwise we would have bad sun burns which eventually were going to lead us to a painful burn condition at least for at least few days. On our way back to Dobrich both the drivers drived like a suiciders not following the road signs, getting ahead of other cars on a dangerous places etc. etc. I should thank God that he bring us home alive :)END—–

Mirror of lcdtest

Friday, July 4th, 2008

I just checked the little handy prog which strenghtens in finding burned pixels, I decided to mirror the lcdtest since the official maintainer website is down. Here is the file itself lcdtest_1.08.orig.tar.gz .END—–

A Psycho day

Friday, July 4th, 2008

Today it was a pretty psycho day for me. I had a bit of work at the same time I was too lazy the whole day. I haven’t prayed seriously for 2 days and my unbelief is pretty serious. I should thank God for still granting me his grace although I don’t deserve it. A big part of the day My psychic was under a big stress and pressure, also my physical condition was pretty bad during the whole day. At 6:30 I went to my driving lessons. Right now I’m reading in google and still tweakening and configuring my thinkpad laptop today I tested it with external display after following the instructions of thinkpadwiki it played just fine. In order to do that it was required to add some lines into xorg.conf and create a small script which is mapped to my fn+f7 key. The script itself is presented Here . Another nice script I found on the gentoo’s wiki was controlling the thinklight, check it out mirrored here what the script do is turn on/off the think light. In order to check if you have enabled external display properly I used the command xrandr -q, there is also a nice gui tool which may be used it’s called grandr. I decided to publish my xorg.conf conf which works fine with my Thinkpad r61 8943 DTG I’ll be glad if that’s of use to somebody out there download it here . Recently I needed a way to check the Motherboard name of a Linux machine remotely and after a bit asking in and doing individual research online I got a program that is of use it’s called dmidecode. In order to gather hardware information of the machine all I had to do was simply type the command and check it’s output. In the city center of the town there was a Korean dancing Christian group who were gathered there praising Jesus wearing shirts “Jesus Loves”, it was a nice thing to see there are still people who belief in our Lord Jesus. I should say I’m in a big temptation one step away from falling away from faith, I pray to God that he strenghtem my faith and heal my body and use me as a sign that he still reigns over the Universe and it’s still his will what is happening and will happen with this dying world.END—–