Setting up AWStats with GeoIP

The first thing anyone who’s set up a blog would want to know… well, generally it would be something like “How many people actually check this out?”. This is where web statistics come into play. Previously I used Tracewatch, which was quite a handy piece of work. Now I use the WordPress Stats plugin, as […]

Sri Lankan PC info

It doesn’t help very much when the monitor needs constant gamma correction to work. When the RAM just dies and I’m left with half of the full complement (another good reason to have two DIMMS) things just get ornery.

Then there’s the constant trouble with the network adapter, generally fixed with a reboot. Ditto for the newly fixed SATA HDD (connected via the chinese-made PCI card) suddenly vanishing trick.

By all indications, it looks like I need to upgrade my PC. The dust factor hasn’t helped either, so probably a good dusting is in order before that. But definitely, I need a new power supply, motherboard, processor, monitor and RAM.

Back in my school days, when I was a lot more techno savvy the method of finding out about the costs of putting a PC together meant trawling the shops at Unity Plaza and dealing with people who had no idea about the specs of what they were selling. The vendors in general were pretty clueless about anything that wasn’t in their shops; often they were clueless about what they were selling in the first place. Heaven forbid you even asked them about future-proofing.

But now that we’re pretty firmly in the 21st century and capable of putting world class websites online, I expected a plethora of hits when I searched for sri lankan computer retailers. Alas, I was mistaken.

No longer in the dark

My initial days at Vesess, were just a little traumatic for me, due to the fact that all the monitors were so good with their colours. Compared with my own monitor at home… I didn’t really notice it earlier. Perhaps games were meant to be played that way – where the road was more a […]

On the way up

Since it’s Poya holiday today, I’m home and able to do some much needed upgrades that I had meant to do for some time.

HSBC (SL) doesn’t want me to use Linux

It’s weird. I like the service I get from HSBC. I don’t bother them very much. I have friends who work there.

So why should they (the local branch) have a problem with me switching to a more secure and less crash-prone operating system/web browser?

HSBC (SL) doesn't want me to use Linux

It’s weird. I like the service I get from HSBC. I don’t bother them very much. I have friends who work there.

So why should they (the local branch) have a problem with me switching to a more secure and less crash-prone operating system/web browser?

Rescued

Brilliant. My PC crashed again. GRUB stops working and there’s no way to access anything. Or is there?

Tears and Fears

Knowledge is Power. A little knowledge is dangerous thing.

So it goes without saying that people with a lot of knowledge on a subject are powerful, whereas those with a little knowledge on a subject are walking time bombs.

Guess which category I belong to?