Teepo
29.06.2010

Adventures on TUIfly Nordic

I recently had a vacation in Cyprus using the services of Finnmatkat and TUIfly Nordic. The part of the travel agency was handled in a professional manner, as you'll see later, but the same can't be said for the airline. It was not really an epic failure, but a noteworthy episode non the less.

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  • Internet, Travel
Teepo
18.03.2010

Gallery broken

I have just failed miserably at upgrading the gallery to the latest (2.3.1) version of Gallery. I didn't bother with debugging very much, but I guess the PHP 5.3 upgrade broke something, which resulted in an un-upgradeable installation of Gallery. I did try reinstalling it with the old data, but that just broke it completely. The new Gallery 3 is approaching it's release, so an overhaul of the three-year-old installation would likely have been expected anyway. Until then, the gallery remains offline.

Teepo
07.10.2009

My first DoS attack

My first DoS attack

Interestingly, someone has just tried to DoS (perform a Denial of Service -attack) this server. As far as I know, this was the first time my Internet presence has come under a real attack. Everything before this has been normal backgroung noise.

The attack itself was pretty lame. Just a single host (so this wasn't a distributed DoS) in France pushing out 100mbit/s worth of tiny UDP-packets and it lasted for less than 20 minutes. You can see the packet rate from the attached graph.

Here's what our netflow-analyzer had to say about the attack:

Date                 Proto   Src IP Addr:Port         Dst IP Addr:Port Packets   Bytes Flows
2009-10-07 11:16:11  UDP    91.121.17.80:0     ->  217.30.191.125:0     7.0 M    9.3 G   176

In other words, 91.121.17.80 (ns38798.ovh.net) sent me 7 million UDP packets.

And what about the effects of the attack? The websites were a bit sluggish, as the link was saturated, but other than that I didn't notice anything else worth mentioning.

I had my "old" HTC Touch HD out for sale at a Finnish auction site called huuto.net recently. It's now sold and shipped to the new owner, but I did receive a couple of interesting offers on it. These guys have apparently been roaming around on other online auction sites as well, so this is by no means a unique story, but I thought I'd share it publicly anyway.

The story begins on July 26th when I put the phone on aution...

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Teepo
21.07.2009

HTC Touch Pro 2

I've been using my new smartphone, the HTC Touch Pro 2, for a week now and I'd like to present some thoughts and obervations about it. This post is not intended to be a full-blown review and therefore some knowledge on the Windows Mobile 6 platform is assumed from the readers. It also helps if you are familiar with the latest TouchFLOâ„¢ 3D interface. If you haven't actually used the Touch Pro 2 yourself, I suggest watching some video reviews from Youtube before reading this post.

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