Category: "Computers" now hosts an IP address information display and IPv6 connectivity test. It may not be pretty (especially with iframes and all), but it's fast. You can use it to check your public IP address and see if your IPv6-connection is working.

In my opinion, the best SSH client ever is PuTTY Tray. It was originally compiled by Barry Haanstra and can be found here. Recently, the developers of the original PuTTY released version 0.61, which contains an important bugfix for anyone using PuTTY with serial ports. I used to use TeraTerm when fiddling with console cables, but it supports only com-ports 1-4. This is unfortunate because the new USB-serial-adapters like to map themselves to higher com-ports (usually 6) by default. Naturally you can change this, but it's just too much of a hassle. With PuTTY, you can use the higher numbers with ease.

Unfortunately, Barry Haanstra has stopped the development of PuTTY Tray, so there is no version 0.61 at This is a pity as that site is unsurprisingly the first hit when you Google "PuTTY Tray". However, Cris West is now maintaining PuTTY Tray at I don't know if this move is official, but at least it's not mentioned at Also, doesn't appear as a direct link within the first 10 Google result pages for "PuTTY Tray" (it's there on the first page, but that's a blog entry). In any case, the version of mr. West appears to be working just fine, so I'll just document the URL here. Hopefully it will appear on the Google results someday.

I really don't know who at MS thought ClearType was a good idea, but personally I hate it. I want maximum clarity, contrast and sharpness on my desktop, so disabling ClearType is one of the first things to do when starting with a fresh Windows installation. For some strange reason you really need to dig deep to find the settings to do that. Here are the required steps, which I collected from various forums:

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Gallery back online

The kind folks at Menalto and Gallery-community have finally finished Gallery3, so I have now reconstructed my picture gallery. It can be found from


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.

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