niels / Software /

AliPay on GNU/Linux

AliPay is the Paypal of China and hard to ignore if you want to use websites like TaoBao (the Chinese eBay.) Unlike Paypal however, it requires ActiveX components or Firefox plugins to function. Getting this to work on Linux can be a pain if you don’t read Chinese. So here’s in English: Download http://blog.alipay.com/wp-content/2008/10/aliedit.tar.gz Extract […]

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niels / Software /

Google Gears 64-bit

Links to outdated and potentially dangerous binaries have been removed. While eagerly installing Offline Gmail on my computers I ran into the fact the Google Gears is actually not available for 64-bit Linux. I managed to find a number of builds out there, but none that would actually work for me with Offline Gmail or […]

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niels / Software /

Comparing web hosting packages

Comparing web hosting packages is harder than it seems. When searching for the best deal there is a huge list of companies claiming to offer all the features you could ever want and more bandwidth than you need. Unfortunately, most of these offers are useless. The small print usually contains one or more vague clauses […]

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niels / Hardware /

Windows Mobile 5.0 on HX4700

After many delays HP finally released a Windows Mobile 5.0 upgrade for the HX4700. Normally I wouldn’t care about the Windows upgrades, but unfortunately Linux does not support the built-in WiFi of the HX4700 yet. Running the upgrade from VMWare caused too many problems with the USB passthrough. It got to 50% once out of […]

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niels / Hardware / #voip

Addpac 200 with Asterisk

After telling you how to turn a Pilmo Voicefinder into an Addpac 200 I noticed some people are looking for an actual configuration example. Some fragments might not be needed in your setup. The Addpac 200 configuration: version 8.12 !hostname AP200 !no ip-share enable ip-share interface net-side ether0.0 ip-share interface local-side ether1.0 !interface ether0.0ip address […]

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niels / Code / #php

Geo DNS

There are many databases and pieces of code out there that allow you to detect which country (or even city) a visitor to your website is from. Most of this code is intended to allow you to adjust the content of your website. Very useful. Really! There are instances however where adjusting content is not […]

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niels / Software / #voip

Asterisk 1.2.4 with Sarge

Of course this had to happen: I finish my 1.2.4 packages and the Asterisk team releases 1.2.5. Oh well, the Debian VoIP team will probably follow soon enough and so will I. When upgrading, make sure you choose the correct version of asterisk: asterisk-classic or asterisk-bristuff. Also, H323 support is removed and chan_capi is included […]

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