Yep, to be spesific, feel free to join in on the fun.

Had alot of grief over the last 6 or so hours, and what do ya know, it was all due to running a 64bit VE. I had flipped upside down & inside out so many obscurities during the night..
Mind you, it wasnt “directly” related to Laconica, the basic functionality were working as expected within 30min, it was the integration to xmpp(Jabber). More spesifically, my own ejabberd running in one of the VE’s on this server( for those interrested in such). No matter my attempts it was stuck at connecting.. Just imagine my relief and to quote a friendly cartoon fella ‘DOH!’ as I fired up xmppdaemon in its newly setup 32bit enviroment only to see debug info being spit out in the terminal. Ahhh funfun despite the hours wasted.

If you dont know what twitter is, or the so-called Microblogging phenomena, I suggest you read up! Laconica( is as mentioned in the title, a new(‘ish) contender, and an open-source one at that, its quickly been embraced by many people world-wide.

Their main site is run at

I first heard about it a couple of weeks ago, but it really started to spark my geek-plugs when I heard a interview with creator Evan Prodromou (Evan in this weeks FLOSS podcast over at TWIT / FLOSS
The main man over at TWIT, Leo Laporte were so impressed that he started to set up his own instance of Laconica during the podcast. Its hosted under the ohh so fitting vhost Both Leo and his “co-“host in FLOSS, Randal L. Schwartz can be found happily ranting there..

Evan Prodromou is by no means a new name to the world of open-source and world travellers, not only does he spend a fair share of dev time on the Debian distro, he is also co-founder(with his wife) of the fantastic resource Wikitravel.

Anywhooo, enough lenghty rants from me for a while, I’ll keep it short from now on, so to keep up to date with whatever I should stick my nose into, do the click’e’ti’click into Laconica does of course give you all the RSS feeds you could possibly urge. Expect integration here…


… what can I tell ya, cats loving prog metal, gotta love it!


Ahhh.. the life of a musician, king-size bed & easy access to beer & food.
(picture taken after the groupies left his bed)

For those unfamiliar with Mr Castello & Moving Oos, head over to their MySpace page.

Albert the Turkish hacker?

| April 2nd, 2007

Got a heads up from my boss on this one, seems a turkish(?) hacker by the non-turkish name/nick ‘Albert’ has taken it upon himself to bring a .no video rental web site down.

Here’s a screen shot in case they have fixed up this break-in before you reach its page..


As you can see on the heading they origin from this page..

Who wanna bet what hole he/they used? Im putting my NOK’s on an outdated php-nuke install…


The Turks are at it again, my turkish is poor to put it mildly, so cant say what their “mission statement” is. A Transexp round didnt clear it up much either;


ooppsss jacket deposit sikerim justice
message absence!!


Kiss the Dino Day

| March 26th, 2007 recently wrote a story about the “murder” snails. With the warmer winters, the D-day for the invasion of our gardens where just around the corner.. the horror! :yawn

As I had a chuckle over the title of the story, I spotted another dino sticking his head out of the wood.. Rupert Murdochs company and NBC Universal had picked up the speed on their alternative to youtube and a launch set for this summer.

So here we have a “murder” snail thats not wanted, and a greedy man that wants more..

They both looked sad to me, so I decided to make the 30th of march; Kiss the Dino Day(KDD).

The first contribution to this celebration follows;

Now, bring out the mockups & make this a proper celebration!