One day my sister came to me and said that her phone, the Samsung Galaxy S II, could no longer be charged. Something was apparently wrong with the charger port because when I held the cable at a right angle the phone lit up for a brief moment. Because the warranty was still valid I suggested my father to take the phone to the local shop where the phone was purchased and have them fix it… and this is where things got really stupid! First he had to pay 20EUR in order to have them look at the phone. I... View Article
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This live stream of our planet was activated on board of the International Space Station in April 2014 as an experiment to see how well cameras and similar equipment handle the harsh space environment. Just look how peaceful everything seems from up there. If you don’t see anything it just means that the International Space Station is currently on the dark side of the planet. (the area with no sunlight). To read more about the experiment visit the High Definition Earth Viewing page (link missing, sorry).
I didn’t have anything better to do today so I decided to learn a little bit how to communicate with MYSQL databases using PHP. With this wonderful tutorial to help me I was able to construct a very basic guestbook script in about 4 hours. I know it shouldn’t take that long, but please keep in mind that this is my first ever attempt to create something like this with MYSQL and PHP. Here’s a screenshot of the actual guestbook in action: As you can see it’s very basic, nothing fancy. You might notice that the title of my guestbook... View Article
The Verbatim Store’n’ GO Memory Drive I just love small and compact technology and about a year ago I was in need of a new and fast flash drive for personal use. After a few hours of searching online I found that this fairly new Verbatim 32GB flash drive is exactly that. It’s incredibly small in size! Just look at the picture I took when I compared it to a cigarette: It might not look like much but this little baby holds 32gb of data, has USB 3.0 support and the average transfer speeds are as follows: Write speed... View Article