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My Accounting program

I’ve made a program for tracking my finances. It is not a big deal, but it does the job for me.

It is web based, works on top of LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL and Php).

You can try it – the code is available at: GitHub

The install:

1). Drop the source code in a folder at Apache’s document root:

git clone

2). Create a database in MySQL (for example acc_usd), and change the conf.php file accordingly.

3). Tables creation – run: read more

Счетоводната ми програмка

Направих си една програмка за следене на финансите ми. Не е нещо особено, но на мен ми върши добра работа.

Уеб базирана, работи върху LAMP stack – Linux, Apache, MySQL и Php.

Ако някой иска да я ползва – кодът се намира: GitHub

Инсталацията е:

1). Изсипва се кода в Апаче документ руут-а: read more

Windows Nagware Gets Nasty

I have an old laptop running Windows 7. Everything was fine till last week. The moment I run Microsoft updates, CPU utilization jumps to 100% and stays there. Machine is completely unusable. After a while it fills up my hard drive as well.

I scanned for viruses and trojans, but nothing was detected. Only svchost.exe jumps to 100% CPU usage, so that was my first suspicion. Next I cleared Event Viewer as Microsoft suggests in such cases – no luck.

I don’t use this Windows much (the next partition hosts a Linux distribution), so I didn’t alocate too much free space, but so far was ok. Now Microsoft keeps downloading the new Windows 10 without asking for permition, but is stupid enough to check for the free disk space. read more

Struggle with Bell router

In order to host My web site at home or connect to my home network/ server from outside, I needed to open ports in my internet router and do port forwarding (port 80 in my case for http protocol and 22 for ssh).

I have a second router (Linksys) behind Bell router/modem and the problem I hit was my Bell router (Model 1000) didn’t cooperate. I eliminated my second router to make things simple, no matter how many attempts I did – my server was not visible from outside. I did port forwarding using upper port numbers, or lower (<1024) still no avail. I even put the machine under DMZ – same issue. Looked like ports are closed and I didn’t see a spot in the web interface to open them. read more

Hello world!

Starting my blog.