This one is funny.

Note: The subtitles are not actual translation…. just how Indian is heard in English (with low of fun added)

Does someone remember those ASCII pictures we used to print on old printers. Like this one:

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Spammers get more and more creative… and start using this art to trick spam filters.

Krzysztof Kowalczyk continue to improve his PDF viewer.

Shortly after releasing 0.9, 0.9.1 is released for download.

Here are the improvements from previous version:

  • improved rendering of some PDFs
  • support for links inside PDF file
  • added -restrict and -title cmd-line options (contributed by Matthew Wilcoxson)
  • enabled SyncTex support which mistakenly disabled in 0.9
  • misc fixes and translation updates

Download it

And welome TraceMonkey – new Mozilla JavaScript engine.

It will be introduced in Firefox 3.1.

It will bring near to native performance for the heart of Web 2.0 – JavaScript.

In tests published in mozilla blogs (Brendan’s blog) it is clear that it will be lighting fast in comparison to FF 3.

Actual numbers vary from 2 to 37 times faster.

New version of popular PDF viewer (alternative to Acrobat Reader) is available.


  • add Ctrl-P as print shortcut
  • add F11 as full-screen shortcut
  • password dialog no longer shows the password
  • support for AES-encrypted PDF files
  • updates to SyncTeX/PdfSync integration (contributed by William Blum)
  • add -nameddest command-line option and DDE commands for jumping to named destination(contributed by Alexander Klenin)
  • add -reuse-instance command-line option (contributed by William Blum)
  • add DDE command to open PDF file (contributed by William Blum)
  • removed poppler rendering engine resulting in smaller program and updated to latest mupdf sources
  • misc bugfixes and translation updates

The program can be downloaded form Sumatra web site.

Recently I read a book for VoIP and at some point I found reference to OenSER project.

After visiting the site I was welcomed with the message that OpenSER is now OpenSIPS as you can see from the screenshot.

Why the project forked?

Some answers could be found on the initial post on opensips users mail list:

Hello everybody,

A new project – OpenSIPs (Open SIP Server) – became active today(post is dated Mon Aug 4 11:29:30 CEST 2008), with its first release (OpenSIPS 1.4.0).

What is OpenSIPS about?

OpenSER History:
Voice System started the OpenSER project with a vision of running an open project that will deliver a professional software. Along the years Voice System was the main contributor and sustainer of the OpenSER
project, organizing conferences, events and tutorials, all aiming to consolidate OpenSER as a top solution for industry VoIP.

OpenSER Issues:

In the past time, several critical problems related to OpenSER project were identified by us:
– the need for a new reliable release – delayed or low-quality releases are affecting the credibility of the project
– degradation of the project quality – testing, performance measurements and code quality control are overlooked
– lack of the control, management and coordination of the project – critical project issues could not be handled or solved

OpenSIPS Solutions:

OpenSIPS is a continuation of the OpenSER project – we have a moral obligation to develop and deliver the high quality and reliable software we envisioned when starting OpenSER.

1) a 6 months release cycle, but with no compromise for the technical issues
2) extensive testing and performance measurements before each major release
3) contributions are guaranteed to be answered and integrated (if accepted) in less than 1 month
4) code review, architecture control and integrated design for software quality
5) technical management with a strict developer hierarchy and developer cooperation to prevent deadlocks or un-availabilities
6) intellectual honesty by having decisions taken on value-based criteria and arguments.

It seems that the development is sponsored by!

And the development of opensips is continued as Kamailio.

Maybe we will see better product development after this fork or … – only time will show.

I’ll experiment a bit….

Until now only registered users were able to leave comments.

The reason behind was a automated bot leaving 100-s of comments on my blog.

But on other side even when I want to leave a comment in somebody’s blog I resist to do it if registration is required. So I’ve decided to try and see if bot will break to the antispam protection.


How to become an SEO Ninja - Cover

How to become an SEO Ninja - Cover

Actually the book is called: “How to become an SEO Ninja”.

For the people who do not know what is SEO:

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is the process of improving WEB site from point of view of search engines to bring more and better quality traffic.

SEO act as marketing for the site to increase his relevancy using knowledge of methods how search engines work and what keywords people use to search.

And for those who want to know what is Ninja:

In Japanese history, a ninja was someone specially trained in a variety of unorthodox arts of war. The methods used by ninja included assassination, espionage, and a variety of martial arts.

Do not expect the book to give you knowledge in martial arts, but in case you asked yourself some of following questions it may be very useful for you:

  • What is SEO? – Partially answered in this post, but explained in detail in the book
  • How can I get more search engine traffic? – You know that the traffic is what brings more people to your site or blog.
  • Is there anything I can do to improve my rank in Google? – On of the first questions you ask.
  • Should I hire an SEO consultant?
  • Somebody told me they could guarantee me a spot on the front page of Google. Should I hire them?

After reading the book you will have the knowledge in following areas:

  • How to figure out what you want to rank in Google for (it’s not what you think)
  • How to maximize the number of people searching for your keywords while minimizing your competition
  • When you want to optimize, and when you don’t
  • Where to find free tools — what you should pay for and what you shouldn’t
  • What to do about the Google sandbox
  • How to get creative with your SEO — it’s not just stuffing a bunch of keywords in and crossing your fingers
  • How to tell whether your niche is profitable — will you ever be able to rank for what you want?
  • Black Hat SEO vs. White Hat SEO — it’s not just for Westerns anymore
  • How to capitalize on long tail search terms — the ones that the big guys aren’t even trying for
  • Competition reconnaissance — how to know what you’re up against (Hint: ninjas are involved.)
  • In addition to the background stuff, you’ll come away with concrete, actionable ideas for what you can do to improve your Google ranking TODAY:
  • 8 critical optimization tricks you can start using on your own site right now. Even if you don’t know anything about SEO. Even if you don’t know anything about websites.
  • 6 ways to maximize the power of your inbound links, the thing Google looks at first

There are also two special sections at the end:

  • For Bloggers Only:
  • The Future of Google:

Click here to view more details and how to order


No more available for purshase (since august 8 2008)

Why -> see comments


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“Go-OO” – what is that?

Actually that was my first reaction when I read about this project.

And the answer pops on the first page of the web site.

“Your office suite. Better, Faster, Freerer.”

Go-OO is based on code, but the developpers added:

  • interoperability – better OpenXML support, Works filter, VBA scripting
  • functionality – better Chinese support, interface polishing
  • speed – 20-30% faster

More information could be found on their discover page.

So visit their site and get it…