Why iQ Block Country was no longer on the WordPress site

By on 21 februari in Tech | 26 comments

As you may or may not have noticed the folks from have removed the iQ Block Country plugin from their plugin directory. Here is the explanation why: The iQ Block Country plugin relies heavily o:  the MaxMind databases. These databases are distributed under the Creative Commons Atribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license while WordPress itself is licensed under the GPL license. And these 2 licenses conflict with each other. Therefor WordPress requires the iQ Block Country plugin to not automatically download the Maxmind databases or allow users to do so with for instance a download button. You as the end user should download the Maxmind databases manually and upload this file to the WordPress directory via FTP or similar ways. But there is a catch to this. The iQ Block Country plugin should work even without you uploading the necessary databases the plugin needs. So even if I build...

iQ Block Country, the wordpress plugin that blocks countries for you.

By on 28 december in Tech | 180 comments

iQ Block Country is a WordPress plugin that allows you to block visitors based on from which country they are from or which IP address they are from. This plugin is tested up to WordPress 4.1.1, there are no guarantees that this version will work on (much) older versions. However if you run into problems with an older version of WordPress do not hesitate to contact me. In fact if you run into problems, have issues, have questions or just any comment at all just leave them in the comment fields or contact me via mail or the contact form. Latest version: 1.1.19 If you would like to contribute or donate to this plugin please visit this page. Description If you want to block people from certain (obscure) countries that have no business visiting your blog and perhaps only leave spam comments or other harmful actions than this is the plugin for you. Choose which countries you want to ban...

You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams

By on 03 december in Fun | 0 comments

You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.

Dr Seuss

AutoMysqlBackup: Warning: Using a password on the command line interface can be insecure.

By on 17 november in Tech | 9 comments

Since MySQL 5.6 AutoMysqlBackup comes back every day with an error mail containing the lines “Warning: Using a password on the command line interface can be insecure.” Since there is no update of AutoMysqlBackup yet I decided to give it a quick fix myself. On line 115 there is a line that says removeIO Add this after removeIO: # Remove annoying warning message since MySQL 5.6 if [[ -s "$log_errfile" ]]; then sedtmpfile="/tmp/$(basename $0).$$.tmp" grep -v "Warning: Using a password on the command line interface can be insecure." "$log_errfile" > $sedtmpfile mv $sedtmpfile $log_errfile fi And you will receive no more daily emails regarding that it is unsafe to use passwords on the command line. Share this:Share op Facebook (Opent in een nieuw venster)Klik om op Google+ te delen (Opent in een nieuw venster)Klik om te delen via...

New DIY NAS system

By on 27 juni in Tech | 1 comment

I am building myself a sparkling new DIY NAS server which stands for a Do it Yourself NAS. I was very satisfied with my previous NAS servers the Synology DS219 and the QNAP TS259-Pro. They have a fine performance and are very customizable with the qpkg and ipkg support they have. But I need more space and I really wanted to build a NAS server myself. A knew I would have to do without the great web gui’s both Synology and QNAP provide but I don’t mind much as I am a system administrator who knows the way on the commandline. Another benefit for me is that I would gain even more flexibility with what I wanted to do with the NAS. Parts: Case: I wanted a silent case with at least 6 * 3.5″ bays. Also a Mini-ITX mainboard needed to fit. It was a close call between the Fractal Design Array R2 Mini ITX NAS Case and the Lian Li PC-Q08B. Because of a lower price and better...

Retrieve data from weather station

By on 18 juni in Tech | 4 comments

Earlier I wrote a blog post about connecting my TFA Nexus Pro to a QNAP or Synology NAS system in this article. In that article I explain how you can install a tool that works for most weather station based on the Hideki te923 chip like the TFA Nexus Pro, Mebus TE923, Irox pro, Honeywell TE923, MeteoScan Pro 923, Cresta 923 and perhaps others. Now one of the neat things to do is of course actually read data from your weatherstation and put it into a MySQL database. But you can also put them into a RRD archive with rrdtool so you can easily create graphs from them with for instance cactii. If you have not done so before please install MySQL and PHP on your NAS server. You can do this for instance on a QNAP or Synology server by logging onto the console with SSH and entering the following commands: ipkg update ipkg install mysql ipkg install php ipkg install php-mysql Next create the...

Disable Firefox 13 new tab preview

By on 10 juni in Tech | 1 comment

I love Firefox and I also love thunderbird but I do feel however Mozilla is overdoing it a bit lately. For instance I do not like the new ‘preview tab’. I didn’t like it in chrome and I don’t like they have added it to Firefox. My browser opens with a blank page and I also like new tabs to open with a blank page and not with some preview of websites that I often visit. I know I open facebook every now and then but if I want go to facebook I’ll type it in. Same for twitter, news sites and other websites I visit regularly. So how can I disable Firefox 13 new tab preview? Luckily everybody who does not like the new behaviour of Firefox can disable it: Type about:config in browser and press enter. Click on warning “I’ll be careful, I Promise” and type newtabpage in the search box Double click on browser.newtabpage.enabled preference to change the...

Reis door de Verenigde Staten & Canada

By on 06 april in Travel | 0 comments

Veel reis organisaties bieden alleen een reis langs de meest populaire bestemmingen op korte afstand van elkaar in de Verenigde Staten en Canada. Maar omdat bijvoorbeeld Yellowstone niet direct op de route ligt laten veel reisorganisaties deze links liggen. Echter kun je bij een aantal reis organisaties ook je eigen reis samenstellen. Hierbij een suggestie hoe zo’n reis er uit zou kunnen zien: Plaats Nachten Beschrijving Seattle 1 Op de 1e dag vliegen we van Amsterdam naar Seattle. Indien u zich nog uitgerust voelt kunt u nadat u heeft ingecheckt in uw hotel nog downtown Seattle en bijvoorbeeld de space needle bezoeken. In dit programma kiezen we voor Seattle (en niet voor bijvoorbeeld Vancouver) omdat u bij de meeste verhuur maatschappijen geen dropoff kosten betaald voor uw huurauto als u de auto in een nabije staat terug brengt. Clearwater 1 Waarschijnlijk heeft u nog last van een...

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