2019
01.19

One.com valgte med 1 uges varsel lige op til jul at meddele at man skulle være klar på at de opgraderede til PHP version 7.0 / 7.2 (og at PHP 5.x altså udgik, idet versionen ikke var supporteret længere).

Jeg har været travlt beskæftiget på mit regulære arbejde i det seneste 3-4 månederes tid – ja faktisk de sidste 3-4 år vel – og med 2 unger (som oftest institutions-syge) og daglige gøremål havde jeg ikke den fornødne tid til at korrigere mine 2 sites, idet one.com lige syntes de skulle skifte php-version.

Det ene – og vigtigste – site var www.feriefanoe.dk – idet det er vigtigt at eventuelle lejere kan finde mine forældres ferielejligheder på Fanø, som de lejer ud. Hjemmesiden var baseret på Typo3 version 4.6 og krævede altså php-version 5. Jeg forsøgte derfor at opgradere Typo3-versionen til 7.6 (som kunne bruge php version 7.0 og 7.2). Resultatet var værre end frygtet – jeg prøvede desperat at få one.com til at tilbyde mig en længere periode med php-version 5.6, hvilket var umuligt – og jeg måtte efter 1 uges forskellige forsøg konkludere at det ikke var muligt. Jeg fik dog sitet op at køre – men man kunne ikke redigere sitet fra typo3-backenden.

Istedet for at spilde mere tid på forsøg på opgradering tænkte jeg at en reimplementering nok var bedre. Samtidig kunne jeg se at jeg derved ville få bedre kompatibilitet med mobile enheder.

Det lykkedes så efter knap 1 måned med små baby-steps at få www.feriefanoe.dk op igen i en noget anden udgave på typo3 version 9.5.3 – med bootstrap og 1000-vis af nye ændringer.

En af mine største irritationsmomenter er nu at man ikke kan beskære billeder længere. Til Typo3 version 4.6 havde en udvikler Jan Bednarik lavet et plugin, der kunne beskære billeder via GD2-biblioteket istedet for ImageMagick-biblioteket, som shared-hostingpartnere (som one.com) åbenbart ikke tør benytte.

www.feriefanoe.dk er på one.com’s pro-hosting-aftale, hvorfor jeg formodede at de nok ville yde lidt support, hvis jeg bad dem installere ImageMagick på mit hotel. Men ak nej – det kunne bestemt ikke lade sig gøre. Beskeden fra supporteren var næsten lige så tør som når pædagogerne i institutionen siger “Uha – nej – vi må så sandelig ikke skylle en lort ud af et par underbukser” eller “Vi må så sandelig ikke give en penicillin-pille.. Tænk nu hvis…”.

Nå nu syntes jeg efterhånden at det var på tide at One.com fik en brok-mail.

Jeg tænkte derefter at jeg måske kunne få fat i Jan Bednarik – og så høre om han evt. ville opgradere GD2-extensionen til Typo3 9.5.3. Jeg fandt ud af at han rent faktisk havde en email-adresse – og at man kunne donere penge til ham.

Jeg skrev derfor at jeg ville donere nogle penge til ham, såfremt han opgraderede GD2-extensionen til Typo3 9.5.3 – og at jeg havde været ked af at hans extension ikke var installerbar på Typo3 9.5.3.

Jeg fik efter 1 dags tid et rigtig flot svar, hvor han skrev at det ikke havde været muligt for ham at lave udvidelsen med den nye modul-struktur.

Jeg har derfor manuelt beskåret alle billeder inden upload – men det er jo netop der et CMS-system jo normalt har sin helt store force. Jeg må nok blot erkende at One.com er for uprofessionelt til mig. Det har også altid været prisen, som har været største parameter for mit valg af One.com – og det er nok ikke muligt at køre et godt webhotel til den pris One.com tager.

Men idag fik jeg så endelig tid til at kigge på min n3wz.dk-blog. Og det lykkedes heldigvis hurtigt at få bloggen op igen – ved at fjerne alle plugins og sige at de ikke skulle loades. Opgradere dem – og efterfølgende aktivere dem igen.. Yaaay… Men hvis jeg nogensinde igen bliver spurgt om hvilket webhotel jeg ville vælge til en mindre eller større virksomhed, så vil svaret ALDRIG blive One.com igen (en skam når man 20-30 gange før har anbefalet One.com til andre).

Så velkommen tilbage til n3wz.dk – til ALLE jer, der virkelig må have savnet sitet.

2015
11.19

One of my greatest interrest is to explore how to transfer data. It doesn’t matter if its ethernet, fibre, coax or wifi.

This article will give you an understand of how to transfer data through everything.

 

Air:

Wifi is ideal for long distance links with line of sight. Ubiquiti provides some really nice antennas for this purpose. AirFiber is interresting if you are professional and needs gigabit, but the Nanobeam AC/NanoStation M5 are also interresting units. You can provice really great throughput (450 mbit) utilizing these units.

Check the product here: https://www.ubnt.com/airmax/nanobeam-ac/

Another solution for air-transmission also exists Freespace Laser Optics (FSO). The solution consist of 2 lasers and 2 photo-sensors. It’s quite fast but requires that the lasers and photosensors are in line of sight at all times. The solutions are expensive, and is really sensitive to fog, snow and rain.

Check the product here: http://www.digitalairwireless.com/outdoor-wireless-networks/point-to-point-wireless/laser-fso-links/geodesy-fso-laser-links.html

 

Coax-cable:

Until reasently I didn’t even consider this as an option. I thought it would require too expensive equipment, because this actually is what cabletv-providers/coax-isp’s does. A new MoCA-protocol has apparantly been released – and bandwith goes up to 800 mbit through a standard antenna cable. And most surprisingly it’s even affordable. I noticed today, that Triax is making a product for 220V.

Check the product here: http://www.av-connection.dk/?Language=DK&PGr=6938&ML=1020

 

Electricity-cable:

Powerline has become more and more popular. Zyxel is the market leader and is making some interresting units. Especailly the MIMO unit PLA5405 should perform really well..

Check the product here: http://www.zyxel.com/dk/da/products_services/pla5405.shtml?t=p

 

Fiber-cable:

Fibre-cable is known to be the most stable link. Fiberconverters easyly provides 1 gbit with no problems.

Check the product here: http://www.tp-link.com/en/products/details/cat-4792_MC200CM.html

 

Feel free to comment, if you know other ways of transfering data. Portable-devices USB drives, Floppydisc, cd-roms etc. are not accepted as a suggestion.

/AmigAsger

2015
04.16

I’m so happy. I wrote in middle of marts to Elgato’s support about that they with small effort could create a dvb-c product for the european market based on the 4sat-tuner they already have. And now 1 month later they released the new product Elgato EyeTV Netstream 4C. I’m so amazed. I will update this thread later on… Its fantastic!

2015
03.19

I preorderd the HDTC-2EU for 2 years ago. Sadly the delivery-time got delayed and delayed. 2 weeks ago I got a mail from Proshop, which was telling me that they had given in receiving the unit. I told I didn’t expect them to deliver it. Because I was aware Silicondust didn’t release the unit yet. Anyway the cancel’ed my order.

I started googleing for alternatives and found out that Elgato had a solution really close to the HDTC-2EU named Elgato 4Sat – only difference was that the Elgato tuner was DVB-S/DVB-S2. Built into Elgato 4Sat was the h264-encoder. I therefore decided to write them a mail in hope to releas a 4Sat DVB-C version for the european market. I got a positive response, so hopefully they will do some magic. 🙂

EDIT 16/04/2015:

Fantastic news ! Elgato have just released a dvb-c tuner of the 4Sat-model as I wrote they should do. Now I’m just awaiting that they arrive in the danish shops – and it looks like being fairly soon: https://www.fcomputer.dk/hardware/grafikkort/elgato/eyetv-netstream-4c.html . The model is named Elgato EyeTV Netstream 4C – read all about it here: https://www.elgato.com/en/eyetv-netstream-4c – It’s amazing, that they actually did what Silicondust couldn’t do for years in just 1 month. I’m so happy I contacted their support-team.

 

I have been going deep into the transcoding progress – and have figured out that Fujitsu actual have been creating some nice transcoding LSI chips. Where the MB86M02-chip would be the most interresting chip. It seems that Fujitsu started a new joint venture with Panasonic named Socionext – which has the purpose of selling the invented hardware. You can read about the chips here: http://www.socionext.com/en/products/imaging/h264/ . So it seems that theirs no reason not to hope for a dvb-c network tuner with transcoding and dlna-support in the comming months/years.

But…. something has actually already happend. It seems that the newest sat-reciever (which supports dvb-c extension hards) from VU+ actually support hardware-transcoding. The modelnumber is named VU+ Duo2 and is quite pricey – and sadly the transcoding streaming functionality is not that well described.

Eventhough it seems possible that the device would fit my needs.. I would like to know some details before buying it. First I would like to know if it can transcode 2 streams at the same time. Second I would like to know how to tell the tuner which tuner to choose, if 2 tuners are installed (maybe a url-parameter can be specified?). I have been looking everywhere on google to find this – and it seems noone actually have been writing anything about this. It seems the URL is just an identifier-json-string for internal VU+ Duo2 usage.

So if you know something about how streams are handled through the VU+ Duo2 then please let me know 🙂

/AmigAsger

2014
09.24

Eventhough I havn’t been able to get an officially deliverydate from Silicondust it seems that their design Company by mistake reveals the secret of when the HDTC-2EU will be comming here: http://henderson-design.com/project/hdhomerun-plus-hdtc-2eu/

I preordered my unit at Proshop may 2014 with a deliverydate stated to be 5th of september 2014. When I reached  1st of september I got a call from Proshop saying that the delivery wouldn’t be in time – and the new deliverydate would be in march. I contacted Silicondust-support, which told me, that Proshop shouldn’t have made the unit available for preorder – and they didn’t have any estimated delivery date yet. In hope to get a deliverydate for European stores I decided to ask in the HDHomeRun-Facebook-group – sadly noone have ever replied, eventhough we were 3 guys asking. Hopefully henderson-design’s delivery date is be trusted, which Means it will be an real awesome Christmas Present.