Recently I got Error ID: 30702 on my Blackberry.

Initially I suspected problem on BB side, but after researching on the web it is common problem.

Following instructions on this post I’ve tried to login to payment options, but I’ve received same error Error ID: 30702.

Following further posts I logged in in blackberry app world.

Unlike other reports my login was successful.

Then something else was wrong.

Looking at my account I’ve noticed that my e-mail address was unconfirmed. I followed instructions and confirmed my E-mail.

This allowed me to login to my app world gain.

So solution to Error ID: 30702Β  for me was to confirm my e-mail address.

Lesson learned πŸ˜‰

RaspberryPi is well known for it’s price. Everywhere it is mentioned that the cost is $35.

And actually really is πŸ™‚

But there is “fineprint” too…

This is not the price at what you will receive the board?!

In addition to cost of RaspberryPi board you have to count for additional charges.

Here are the facts:

(NOTE: numbers are coming from my invoice and may vary for different cases):

1. PaspberryPi board ($ 35 USD) (note USD part) = $37.96 CAD

Per google (On 14/9/2012) it should be $33.81 CAD

This equals to $4.15 CAD for currency exchange and rate of 1.0846

2. Tax = $7.93 CAD (Β  πŸ™‚ )

3. Shipping = $15 CAD ( again πŸ™‚ )

For total of: $60.89 CAD

So let’s do some financial analysis.

If we sum all “additional charges” they come at ~ 45% of total price.

And for the visuals representation on pie chart:

RaspberryPi total price pie chart by charges

RaspberryPi total price pie chart by charges


Hope this will help to make educated choice and not get caught by surprise.

After acquiring Skype Microsoft continues to integrate Skype with existing infrastructure.

Now Skype updates are available from Microsoft update service in addition to previous Skype update (Help -> Check for updates).

Skype now also on Windows update

What is new in version 5.10:

  • Voice and video calling your Facebook friends from Skype
  • Finding your Facebook contacts more easily and faster with the new contacts lists
  • Tagging the contacts you talk to most often as Favorites
  • Possibility to control Skype video rendering technology for backward compatibility for people who have trouble with video calls
  • And of course New update method…

For more information Microsoft KB article 2727727 and Skype Blog post.

After almost 2 months waiting my RaspberryPI finally is in my hands.

I’m sharing unpacking pictures:


We are pleased to announce that our ZeroBin service is available for testing.

You can find the service at: HBCOM Technologies ZeroBin service.

For those who still wonder what is ZeroBin service:

“ZeroBin is a minimalist, opensource online pastebin/discussion board where the server has zero knowledge of hosted data. Data is encrypted/decrypted in the browser using 256 bits AES.”

The service is provided free of charge, please do not abuse it. Since it is still in testing mode we cannot gurantee if information will not be erase prior to expiration.

In case you find any unappropriated material posted there, please let us know.

If you need hosting we can provide you with web hosting, virtual or dedicated server. Contact us for details.

Probably most of you already had to log in the VMWare console to reinstall vmware tools after kernel update.

Usually we do that by simply running:


After doing it few times I’ve decided to find an automated way of doing it. After quick search on Internet I found an article giving acceptable solution to my problem.

I’ll share the solution here (with two small fixes πŸ˜‰ as bonus).

– Open terminal and create new file

vi /etc/init.d/vmware-check-tools

– Paste following inside:

# Following lines auto-recompile VM Tools when kernel updated
VMToolsCheckFile="/lib/modules/`uname -r`/misc/.vmware_installed"
VMToolsVersion=` --help 2>&1 | awk '$0 ~ /^VMware Tools [0-9]/ { print $3,$4 }'`

printf "\nCurrent VM Tools version: $VMToolsVersion\n\n"

if [[ ! -e $VMToolsCheckFile || `grep -c "$VMToolsVersion" $VMToolsCheckFile` -eq 0 ]]; then
[ -x /usr/bin/ ] && \
printf "Automatically compiling new build of VMware Tools\n\n" && \
/usr/bin/ --default && \
printf "$VMToolsVersion" > $VMToolsCheckFile && \
rmmod pcnet32
rmmod vmxnet
depmod -a
modprobe vmxnet

Then make it executable:

chmod 755 /etc/init.d/vmware-check-tools

And finally create symlink:

cd /etc/rc.d/rc3.d
ln -s ../init.d/vmware-check-tools S09vmware-check-tools

Recently Shorewall (Shoreline Firewall) released new version 4.5.0.

This version introduced new packing. From this version you have follwoing packages:

  • Shorewall Core – Core libraries installed in /usr/share/shorewall/
  • Shorewall – Requires Shorewall Core. Together with Shorewall Core, provides IPv4 firewalling.
  • Shorewall6 – Requires Shorewall. Provides IPv6 firewalling.
  • Shorewall Lite – Requires Shorewall Core. As before.
  • Shorewall6 Lite – Requires Shorewall Core. As before.
  • Shorewall Init – As before.

Since we have Core package now to upgrade from 4.4.x version you need to update at least 2 packages – core and shorewall.

To do that in CentOS 5 the spteps are follwoing (in your case probably versions will be different):

1. Download new packages


2. Upgrade shorewall

rpm -Uvh shorewall-core- shorewall-
error: Failed dependencies:
perl(Digest::SHA1) is needed by shorewall-

In my case additional package was required so I have to install it:

yum install perl-Digest-SHA1

and update again

3. Check configuration

shorewall check

4. Restart shorewall

shorewall restart

To upgrade you Debian installation usually you use:

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade

This should upgrade all installed packages. But sometimes there is a message that some packages are kept back. This means that dependencies have changed on one of the packages you have installed so that a newer package must be installed to upgrade.

To fix this you must execute:

apt-get dist-upgrade

This will do the trick.

robots.txt is a file that you can use to instruct where web crawlers should look for information and where they should not.

How it works?

Good web crawler first accesses root of a domain and looks for robots.txt file.

For example if robot wants to check it will first check if exists.

And again for example it finds:


# No robots, Please
User-agent: *
Disallow: /

In above file:

User-agent: * means this section applies to all robots and
Disallow: / instructs the robot that it should not visit any pages on the site.

Note: It is important to know that robots can ignore your /robots.txt and robots.txt file is a publicly available file.

First consideration is really important to know since the robots who ignore the instructions are usually malicious.

What to put inside?

robots.txt is a plain text file. Here are few examples:

To allow all robots to visit all files:
User-agent: *

And opposite disallow all robots out:
User-agent: *
Disallow: /

If you need to disallow a specific agent to visit specific folder
User-agent: SpecificBot # replace the 'SpecificBot' with the actual user-agent of the bot
Disallow: /notimportant/

Above example shows also how you can put comments in the file.

In addition you can tell robots where your sitemap is located
User-agent: *

Where to put it?

The short answer: in the top-level directory of your web server.

A bit longer: it should be located after your domain name. For example not

If you just got your new CentOS server.

After a while you notice that timestamps in your logfiles are shifted with few hours. So what could be wrong?
Actually is really simple – most probably your timezone is not correct. To check run “date” from command line, this will show what is the time for your server.
Then you find that the timezone is not correct?!

How do you set the correct one?

Unfortunately, this is not an easy thing to figure out. Official documentation states that you can use system-config-date, but it has a bunch of dependencies (when I ran yum install system-config-date on one of my servers it asked to install 84 packages).

So is there an alternative way to do it?

All timezone files are located in /usr/share/zoneinfo. To select the appropriate named timezone for your location. For my location, Montreal, Canada, I actually have to select: America/Montreal. For you it could be different so make note of the appropriate folder and file for your timezone.

The active timezone used on your system is in the /etc/localtime file.

The default will vary depending on your server host and it depends on the value that was provided during installation.
We simply need to replace this file with the file we selected in the previous step.
Even I say replace, actually is recommended to create a link to the pertinent file rather than actually replacing the file.

Here are the steps to follow:

First, backup the existing localtime file (it is always good practice to make backups of original config files).

mv /etc/localtime /etc/localtime.bak

Next, create the link:

ln -s /usr/share/zoneinfo/ /etc/localtime

Test your change.
Run β€œdate” from the command line, and ensure that the appropriate time, date, and timezone are reported.

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