I’ve recently been playing about with Hurricane Electric’s IPv6 Tunnel Broker service, who provides IPv6 access via IPv4 for people using ISPs who don’t support it yet, and added IPv6 support to my ASUS wireless router.
I noticed in my VPS control panel that my server has quite a few IPv6 address spare, so alas, I’ve set up IPv6 support to all of the sub-domains on this server.
A week ago or so my VPS provider for the Counter Strike: Source surf server, DomVPS suspended mine and another person’s VPS because one was getting DDOS attacked or causing kernel errors of some sort. I hadn’t noticed anything strange on my server so I’m going to take a guess and say it was the other person’s, but alas. I contacted their support but they’re very slow (I think the support is just one guy) and nothing seems to be happening so I’ve decided to ‘abandon ship’ and move over.
Unfortunately since I was unable to access the server to backup everything ranks and other stuff has been lost and I’ve had to set-up the server from scratch. We’re now using HLStats:CE rather than Rankme which provides a much richer web interface and fun ‘awards’ etc. We’re also using Sourcebans which is a nice web panel/sourcemod plugin which logs bans to a central MySQL database; making it easier to appeal bans or report people.
I’ve decided to reconfigure my VPS hosting this site and reinstall from scratch. I was previously using Debian/VirtualMin and it was getting messy so I decided to reinstall using CentOS and configuring manually from scratch. I’m now using the NGINX web server rather than Apache which should speed things up a bit.
Tellyium will be down for a bit while I get things up and running.
For my AS use-of-maths course, we’ve had to buy one of these rather expensive calculators, the Casio FX-9750GII. To get my money’s worth, I thought I’d have a look on getting some decent games and programs to run on this calculator. I found that it’s possible to flash it to the next generation (FX-9860GII)’s firmware with no real issue, so that’s what I did. This enables some extra features, such as Spreadsheets and Scientific Display.
My football-mad Grandma subscribes to Sky Sports on Virgin Media’s Cable TV service, and in the past year she’s noticed an annoying number, probably to do with the card which is inserted in the back of the V+ box that pops-up ONLY on Barclay’s Premiere League matches on Sky Sports and recently also on BT Sport.
She went in to the local Virgin Media store and they said they were ‘looking into it’, although nothing has happened since, and that’s about 6 months ago. I decided to do a bit of investigation. Apparently it’s required by Sky for licensing or something like that. However, upon researching I found a work-around.