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my wet iPhone dissection

The disassembly of my 2g phone that I accidentally dropped into water (toilet water to be precise)

Setting up MDADM

Setting up MDADM

MDADM (multi disk admin) is the software implementation of RAID on linux. It can be used to take a bunch of disks and make them into a single, powerful drive. This leads to several advantages, depending on the raid configuration you choose to implement.

Repair Permissions

WordPress upgrade to 2.9.1: error 500

Just got through a wordpress upgrade and got a 500 internal server error instead of your site? Here is my quick fix! Maybe it can save your site too.

Put that old stereo of yours to good use

Put that old stereo of yours to good use

If you are like me you spent all of your teen years listening to music like mad, with your best friend from the past: a big, bulky and weirdly shaped stereo system with speakers. Here’s mine. I never use it now: all my music is on the server or on my macbook, and thinking of […]

washed wood

Mac-esque wallpapers from Corse

While on a solitary cliff in Corse I found some stunning greenish patches of rocks. They were perfect for some mac style wallpapers.

Lyricwiki.org API ban workaround

Lyricwiki.org API ban workaround

Lyrics can be fetched again from lyricwiki.org in spite of the ban of the API from major music producers. One more little victory of digital freedom

lyricwiki API shutdown

lyricwiki API shutdown

LyricWiki.org API has been shut due restrictions from major music publishers. The posts which offered the dadelyrics widget and the massive lyrics update scripts won’t have files to download anymore.

Simple Lyrics Widget: dadelyrics

Simple Lyrics Widget: dadelyrics

This widget looks up the lyrics for the song currently being played in iTunes, either from the lyrics field of the current track or from the internet if you press the lightning button. That’s it: no strings attached.

Server is dead

Server is dead

Plans for the construction of a new home server, after the one I had suddenly broke up. It will be the occasion to go for a silent machine!

this was fun!

A day at the Delio lake

A BBQ day at the Delio lake in northern italy: a beautiful and unknown artificial lake immersed in pine woods.

Night dive led flasher

Night dive led flasher

The light beacons for nocturnal scuba diving can get quite expensive if bought at the store. Here’s a much cheaper alternative using easy to find / junk parts.