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A year of weather statistics for Belgrade

A year of weather statistics for Belgrade

Exactly one year ago, I made a PHP script to retrieve weather data from national weather service website (RHMZ). I put it to my always-on home server, and set it up to run every hour, which coincides with their updates. Result is a comprehensive data set for several cities in my country, which can be used for additional analysis. Read more

Solve reCAPTCHA in JDownloader by e-mail

Solve reCAPTCHA in JDownloader by e-mail

reCAPTCHA is nowadays one of the safest way to perform a Turing test. Many file hosts have implemented it for their free users, so it's becoming more and more of a problem when there is need to download multiple files from a single uploader (such as spanned file archives). As an occasional downloader, I don't have need to purchase premium accounts and lift these restrictions, so I mainly use JDownloader with free accounts to download them. Read more

A DIY NAS with Ubuntu

A DIY NAS with Ubuntu

As a personal collection of large files grows, one has always problems with additional storage. Once the problem was with not enough disk space, but today it may as well be the physical space to store the disks. A computer case is only as big, and soon you can't add new disks, because there is simply no room in it. This is a problem I first faced a couple of years ago, and pondered ever since to solve it. Read more

Text mode by default in Ubuntu Linux

Text mode by default in Ubuntu Linux

So, I needed an installation of Linux in order to try something development related. Recently I tried several major LiveCD distributions in order to see which one has evolved significantly, and I thought that Fedora and SuSE did a good job, but was not completely satisfied. Somehow I managed to miss Ubuntu in these tests, and by hearing some good things about it recently, I managed to grab some time and try it. Read more