Monday, January 25, 2016

SCAM ALERT: Blue strawberries, climbing strawberries, blue roses

A few weeks ago I have ordered from Ebay some strawberry seeds. I wanted to get as many varieties as possible and while searching I noticed some guys offer blue or violet or even green strawberry seeds. I ordered a couple of those too, only to find out later that such things don't even exist and the pictures are made in Photoshop. Then I looked at reviews and I realised how many people got scammed the same way. Many gave positive reviews right away after receiving the seeds. Shame on all these sellers for what they are doing. You spend money plus time and resources to take care of something that has no chances to succeed. Shame on them and shame on me because I researched this only after the purchase. This works very well with ebay feedback because getting a fruit from seeds could take years, and you can no longer leave feedbacks after 60 days so these sellers keep 99%+ positives and appear very legit.

It's 100% SCAM. If you look on youtube there is no single video of real blue or climbing strawberries. Yeah, videos can be manipulated too, but not as easy as an image.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Request exceeded the limit of 10 internal redirects due to probable configuration error.

I upgraded to Apache 2.4.10 and I am getting these errors for sites which used to work:

AH00124: Request exceeded the limit of 10 internal redirects due to probable configuration error. Use 'LimitInternalRecursion' to increase the limit if necessary. Use 'LogLevel debug' to get a backtrace.

One strange thing is these happen only with .htaccess files. So if I use exactly the same configuration but written in vhosts config file such as /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default.conf all works well. So yes, one quick fix is to put it there. But after doing some tests, I found out apache 2.4 does not like when you redirect stuff to index.php but you don't have a rule for index.php itsels. So simply keeping all rules and adding something like RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L] fixed the problem.

[UPDATE] On many other cases it seems to work without any trouble or extra rule, but on that particular one not... strange.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

kernel: do_IRQ: No irq handler for vector (irq -1)

On a fresh Debian Jessie I kept getting every couple of minutes this error:
do_IRQ: No irq handler for vector (irq -1)
A suggested solution is to add "pci=nomsi,noaer" in /etc/default/grub at GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX
However,  noaer refers to PCIE Advanced Error Reporting and I don't want only to hide the mess, I want to fix it (if possible).
Only adding pci=nomsi seems to do the trick so far.
Also don't forget to do a update-grub after you edit /etc/default/grub.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Debian 8 does not execute /etc/rc.local

I have just installed a fresh Debian 8 Jessie and then I put something in /etc/rc.local.
To my suprise, after the reboot, the command did not execute.
Log investigation showed:
Failed to start /etc/rc.local Compatibility.
Failed at step EXEC spawning /etc/rc.local: Exec format error
So I simply added "#!/bin/sh -e" in the first line of rc.local and then it worked well.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Gender Checker

I was often unsure if a name is male or female, but I have found this which works pretty well:

According to gender for Sisi is Girl
According to gender for Sisi is 76% feminine, 24% masculine.

Monday, October 19, 2015

HITACHi Air Conditioner green light turn off

Since last year I have a HITACHI Air Conditioner and the technician told me to clean the filters every two weeks, but he didn't mention anything about the green led. So after a while, this green light turned on, I noticed it has something to do with the filters so I have cleaned them hoping it has some sensor and will turn off automatically. But it didn't. Later I found you have to press the AUTO SWING from the remote while the unit is off. And after 200 hours of functioning it will turn on again to remind you about cleaning the filters.