Even more and more people have Mobile phones capable to use e-mail still majority of mobile users have ordinary mobile phone.

After long search on internet I found a list explaining how to send SMS from e-mail.

Do not forget that SMS is limited to 160 characters so be short.

Here is the list:


MaxMobil xxxxxxxxxx@max.mail.at
One Connect xxxxxxxxx@onemail.at
T-Mobile xxxxxxxxx@sms.t-mobile.at


Blue Sky Frog xxxxxxxxx@blueskyfrog.com
Optus Mobile xxxxxxxxx@optusmobile.com.au


Mobistar xxxxxxxxx@mobistar.be


Mobility xxxxxxxxx@ml.bm


Claro (Brasil) xxxxxxx@clarotorpedo.com.br
Nextel xxxxxxxxx@nextel.com.br


Bell Mobility xxxxxxxxx@txt.bell.ca
Bell Mobility xxxxxxxxx@txt.bellmobility.ca
Fido xxxxxxxxx@fido.ca
Microcell xxxxxxxxx@fido.ca
Manitoba Telecom Systems xxxxxxxxx@text.mtsmobility.com
NBTel xxxxxxxxx@wirefree.informe.ca
PageMart xxxxxxxxx@pmcl.net
PageNet xxxxxxxxx@pagegate.pagenet.ca
Rogers xxxxxxxxx@pcs.rogers.com
Telus xxxxxxxxx@msg.telus.com


Bell South xxxxxxxxx@bellsouth.cl

Czech Republic

Eurotel +ccaaxxxxxxx@sms.eurotel.cz
Oskar xxxxxxxxx@mujoskar.cz


Sonofon xxxxxxxx@note.sonofon.dk
Tele Danmark Mobil xxxxxxxx@sms.tdk.dk
Telia Denmark xxxxxxxxx@gsm1800.telia.dk


EMT xxxxxxxxx@sms.emt.ee


SFR xxxxxxxxx@sfr.fr


T-Mobile +49xxxxxxx@t-d1-sms.de
Mannesmann Mobilefunk xxxxxxx@d2-message.de
E-Plus 0177xxxxxxx.sms@eplus.de


PGSM 3620xxxxxxx@sms.pgsm.hu


BPL mobile xxxxxxxxx@bplmobile.com
Chennai RPG Cellular xxxxxxxxx@rpgmail.net
Chennai Skycell / Airtel xxxxxxxxx@airtelchennai.com
Delhi Aritel xxxxxxxxx@airtelmail.com
Delhi Hutch xxxxxxxxx@delhi.hutch.co.in
Idea Cellular xxxxxxxxx@ideacellular.net
Orange xxxxxxxxx@orangemail.co.in


Meteor xxxxxxxxx@sms.mymeteor.ie


Telecom Italia Mobile 33xxxxxxxx@posta.tim.it
Vodafone Omnitel 34xxxxxxxx@vizzavi.it
Vodafone xxxxxxxxx@sms.vodafone.it


Vodafone Japan xxxxxxxxx@c.vodafone.ne.jp
Vodafone Japan xxxxxxxxx@h.vodafone.ne.jp
Vodafone Japan xxxxxxxxx@t.vodafone.ne.jp


Kyivstar xxxxxxxxx@smsmail.lmt.lv
LMT 9xxxxxx@smsmail.lmt.lv
Tele2 xxxxxxxxx@sms.tele2.lv


Cellis / LibanCell 9613xxxxxx@ens.jinny.com.lb


P&T Luxembourg xxxxxxxxx@sms.luxgsm.lu


Celcom 019xxxxxxx@sms.celcom.com.my


Nextel xxxxxxxxx@mmsnextel.com.mx

The Netherlands

Dutchtone / Orange-NL xxxxxxxxx@sms.orange.nl


Netcom xxxxxxxxx@sms.netcom.no
Telenor xxxxxxxxx@mobilpost.no


Cable and Wireless xxxxxxxxx@cwmovil.com


Plus GSM +4860xxxxxxx@text.plusgsm.pl


Telcel 91xxxxxxx@sms.telecel.pt
Optimus 93xxxxxxx@sms.optimus.pt
TMN 96xxxxxxx@mail.tmn.pt


BeeLine GSM xxxxxxxxx@sms.beemail.ru
MTS 7xxxxxxxxxx@sms.mts.ru
Personal Communication sms@pcom.ru (number in subject line)
Primtel xxxxxxxxx@sms.primtel.ru
SCS-900 xxxxxxxxx@scs-900.ru
Uraltel xxxxxxxxx@sms.uraltel.ru
Vessotel xxxxxxxxx@pager.irkutsk.ru

Serbia and Montenegro (Former Yugoslavia)

Mobtel Srbija xxxxxxxxx@mobtel.co.yu


MiWorld xxxxxxxxx@m1.com.sg
Mobileone xxxxxxxxx@m1.com.sg


Mobitel xxxxxx@linux.mobitel.si
Si Mobil xxxxxx@simobil.net


Movistar xxxxxxxxx@correo.movistar.net
Vodafone xxxxxxxxx@vodafone.es


Comviq GSM 467xxxxxxxx@sms.comviq.se
Europolitan 4670xxxxxxx@europolitan.se


Sunrise Mobile xxxxxxxxx@freesurf.ch
Sunrise Mobile xxxxxxxxx@mysunrise.ch
Swisscom xxxxxxxxx@bluewin.ch


Mobitel xxxxxxxxx@sms.co.tz


Golden Telecom xxxxxxxxx@sms.goldentele.com
Kyivstar xxxxxxxxxx@2sms.kyivstar.net
UMC xxxxxxxxx@sms.umc.com.ua

United Kingdom

Orange 0973xxxxxx@omail.net
Orange xxxxxxxxx@orange.net
O2 name@o2.co.uk
O2 (M-mail) xxxxxxxxx@mmail.co.uk
T-Mobile UK xxxxxxxxx@t-mobile.uk.net
Vodafone UK xxxxxxxxx@vodafone.net

United States

Alltel xxxxxxxx @message.alltel.com
AT&T (formerly Cingular) xxxxxxxx@txt.att.net; xxxxxxxxx@mms.att.net (MMS); xxxxxxxx@cingularme.com
Boost Mobile xxxxxxxx@myboostmobile.com
Nextel (now Sprint Nextel) xxxxxxxx@messaging.nextel.com
Sprint PCS (now Sprint Nextel) xxxxxxxx@messaging.sprintpcs.com; xxxxxxxx@pm.sprint.com (MMS)
T-Mobile xxxxxxxx@tmomail.net
US Cellular xxxxxxxx@email.uscc.net (SMS); xxxxxxxxx@mms.uscc.net (MMS)
Verizon xxxxxxxxx@vtext.com; xxxxxxxxxx@vzwpix.com (MMS)
Virgin Mobile USA xxxxxxxxxx@vmobl.com

Any updates and notes are welcome in the comments.

Remember, before you start “spamming” your friends ask them if they want to receive e-mail to SMS/MMS. Most of the plans do not include unlimited SMS and the user usually pays incoming SMS-es.

And for the “victims” if you do not want to receive e-mail to SMS ask your provider to stop that service as I did with my cell phone after a “friend” started to use e-mail to SMS (even it was not an emergency) instead simply sending me an e-mail.

Sooner or later hard drives fail…

That’s why we use RAID arrays. The best solution is to use hardware RAID – one assisted with specialized processor on the board. In that category I do not include cheap (called Fake RAID) solutions integrated on the motherboard.

But unfortunately sometimes real RAID controllers are too pricey – here on help comes software RAID.

The good news is that it is included in most of the recent OS. Linux does not make an exception and the software included is really well optimized and even recommended to achieve better performance over Fake RAID.

Now in case of failure we are protected, but RAID 1 and 5 will protect the data in case of one drive failure so it is better to replace the failed drive as soon as possible, but on other side you do not want to stop the machine right now.

NOTE: If you have IDE HDD do not use following procedure. IDE drives are NOT HOTSWAPPABLE and removing it may cause MORE DAMAGE.

This is valid also for ordinary s-ATA and SCSI drives.

In case that you have hotswappable drive SCA or similar you can replace the drive when the machine is working.

If you are not sure check the documentation that come with your hardware.

And now after all this precautions let’s start:

Determine the failed drive

To check what array and what drive have problem simply type:

cat /proc/mdstat

Here is sample output:

md2 : active raid5 sdd2[4](F) sda2[0] sdc1[2] sdb2[1]
106221312 blocks level 5, 256k chunk, algorithm 2 [4/3] [UUU_]

In this case the problem is sdd.

Check drive size and type

For the size type:

fdisk -l

And look for sdd in the output.

To check exact drive model type:


and again look just before SCSI device sdd:

Next step is to obtain replacement drive

(ideally the same model)

Dump the partition table from the drive, if it is still readable:

sfdisk -d /dev/sdd > partitions.sdd

Remove the drive to replace from the array:

mdadm /dev/md2 -r /dev/sdd2

Look up the Host, Channel, ID and Lun of the drive to replace,

by looking in

cat /proc/scsi/scsi

Remove the drive from the bus

echo "scsi remove-single-device 1 0 3 0" > /proc/scsi/scsi

Verify that the drive has been correctly removed

by looking in

cat /proc/scsi/scsi

Physically replace the drive

Unplug the drive from your SCA bay, and insert a new drive
Add the new drive to the bus:

echo "scsi add-single-device 1 0 3 0" > /proc/scsi/scsi

(this should spin up the drive as well)

Recreate the layout

Re-partition the drive using the previously dumped partition table:

sfdisk /dev/sdd < partitions.sdd

If failed drive was unreadable here you need to create new partitions

Add the drive to your array

mdadm /dev/md2 -a /dev/sdd2

You can check if the operation was successful by issuing

cat /proc/mdstat

Inspired with modifications from

I did not notice right away, but since version 8 of acrobat there is GPU hardware acceleration. For now only 2d and no CUDA or AVIVO, but still a step in right direction.

Unfortunately Adobe did not enable it by default so you need to do it.

Here are the steps to follow:

Start Acrobat

Go to Edit -> Preferences -> Page Display

If your video card is supported in the rendering section you will find “Use 2D GPU Acceleration”. Just check it as shown below and enjoy.

My PC is HP/Compaq Presario 1950NX and it come with integrated Video Card (Nvidia 6150) and 1G RAM.

Even it has good CPU (Athlon XP 3800) lack of memory and slow video card did not allow me to use high detail settings even on older games.

To improve the performance of the system I’ve added 1G of RAM (~$50) for total of 2G (4x512M).

And added PCI expressx16 video card from DiamondMultimedia Viper HD 2600 XT 512M (~$65).

As usual the upgrade was not flawless.

I’ve disabled the driver of NVIDIA card as noted in installation document that come with the card (always read those documents they contain important instructions) and set from BIOS PCI express as primary video controller.

After that I’ve installed the card and then the drivers from the CD.

Up to here no problems…

But after I started video player I noticed that simply there is no sound. As usual I verified the cables – so many times I simply did not plug them, but everything was OK.

Then I opened control panel -> sound and audio devices to see for my surprise that the sound card was set to none.

Next step was to check Device manager – only one adapter was listed – ATI Function Driver for High Definition Audio…

After seeing this It light up – The Video card has HDMI output and is capable to transmit audio via that connection. This was counted as sound device and since in BIOS onboard audio was set to AUTO it was disabled.

Simply setting it to Enabled bring back my sound.

AMD officially announced first Quad Core 45-nm Opteron CPUs code name “Shanghai”.

They are not only up to 35% faster than previous line but also consume 35% less power. In addition improvements in virtualization can increase performance up to 40%.

They use improved Direct Connect Architecture in conjunction with HyperTransport 3.0 and AMD-V including new Rapid Virtualization Indexing feature.

New 45-nm process allowed to increase L3 cache size up to 6M.

newegg leading online retailed for conputer related equipment now expands in Canada.

New site is accessible here:

Even protection from spam comments does work correctly I still get a lot of comments to review in case of false positives.

To ease my work from today before you can enter a comment you need to prove to the system that you are human by solving captcha.

Sorry for all inconvenience this could cause you.

Finally this was not really well implemented. I reverted back to previous setup.

It was a while I did not check the status of the project, but after I opened my application it detected new version and prompted me do I want to update.

So now I have version 0.9.3. Here are the changes made from my last update:

0.9.3 (2008-10-07):

  • fix an issue with opening non-ascii files
  • updated Japanese and Brazilian translation

0.9.2 (2008-10-06):

  • ability to disable auto-update check
  • improved text rendering – should fix problems with overlapping text
  • improved font substitution for fonts not present in PDF file
  • can now open PDF files with non-ASCII names
  • improvements to DDE (contributed by Danilo Roascio)
  • SyncTex improvements
  • improve persistence of state (contributed by Robert Liu)
  • fix crash when pressing ‘Cancel’ when entering a password updated translations

As usual latest version can be downloaded from official web site.

    It was something I always wanted to see…

    Dribble, Freshrpms and Livna repos merged their packages in new repository RPM fusion.

    This will give single point of distribution for many software packages and the end user will benefit more.

    There you will find packages for Fedora and RHEL both free and nonfreee.

    Here are installation instructions.

    For the imaptient…

    Grab and install those RPMs



    Respectively for free and nonfree packages.

    Enjoy 😉

    We can watch CNN Live on cnn web site.

    This is no really comfortable especially if you connected your TV as monitor.

    Ghack published direct link and instructions how to watch it with WMP, but since no everyone have Windows here is the hack how to do it woth VLC media player.

    Start VLC go to Media -> Open Network and paste following in address bar:



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