Packing things up…

Last night I went with a friend of mine to a club-bar in the city where it said it would play electroclash, gothic, ebm, industrial…etc. I can’t say it was bad. There were like 20 other people there listening to that music. Well some of them were there accidentally, but it’s ok. Some thought that ebm was like rave and tried to dance it like dancing rave or trance, pffffff. Some others (rockers, or heavy metal guys) thought they were listening to drums and they were headbanging all the time. In fact I think that less than 5 people including the DJ had ever heard that music again and knew what they were listening 🙁 …But the music was good. Mostly ebm…few industrial songs, but I am happy with that. Maybe next time it will be better.

Tomorrow’s the big day… I am FINALLY leaving for vacations! Currently I am writing some mp3s to my minidisc to take with me. First disc is almost full of Atari Teenage Riot. Here’s the playlist:

1. Atari Teenage Riot - Start The Riot (3:38)
2. Atari Teenage Riot - Deutschland (Has Gotta Die!) (3:02)
3. Atari Teenage Riot - Destroy 2000 Years Of Culture (3:51)
4. Atari Teenage Riot - Not Your Business (2:32)
5. Atari Teenage Riot - Heatwave (2:43)
6. Atari Teenage Riot - Atari Teenage Riot (3:35)
7. Atari Teenage Riot - Delete Yourself (4:30)
8. Atari Teenage Riot - Into The Death (3:26)
9. Atari Teenage Riot - Speed (2:48)
10. atari teenage riot - raverbashing (3:26)
11. atari teenage riot - cyberpunks are dead (3:35)
12. Atari Teenage Riot - no remorse (live in new york 99) (5:37)
13. Atari Teenage Riot - revolution action (live in san francisco 99) (4:44)
14. Atari Teenage Riot - paranoid (7'' remix) (3:07)
15. Atari Teenage Riot - sick to death (remix 97) (5:55)
16. Atari Teenage Riot - no success (digital hardcore remix) (4:18)
17. Atari Teenage Riot - redefine the enemy 97 (3:53)
18. Lightning Bolt - Saint Jacques (5:09)
19. Lightning Bolt - Ride The Sky (5:17)

The next discs will be hocico, dulce liquido, Velvet Acid Christ, suicide commando…or whatever else comes to my mind.

I am really bored to pack clothes…but I have to…and I have to carry a lot other things with me (torch, tiny machine to make coffee, etc etc). I hope I won’t forget anything behind.


Just found out that my last post wasn’t broke the rss feed. Some symbols (the “greater than” and “less than” weren’t parsed properly so I had to convert them to “(” & “)”.


Did it!

Yeap…Yeap…it’s done. WebDav+mysql auth.
Sample config from apache httpd.conf follows:

<directory /foo/bar/moo>
Dav On
AuthMSFix on
AuthMSFixOnHeader User-Agent "Microsoft.*Webdav"
AuthMSFixMatch "^.*(.*)$" "$1"
AllowOverride None
order allow,deny
allow from all
AuthType Basic
AuthMySQLHost host
AuthMySQLUser username
AuthMySQLPassword password
AuthMySQLDB htpasswd
AuthMySQLAuthoritative On
AuthMySQLKeepAlive On

I am using mod_AuthMSFix for correcting the webdav probs windows xp sometimes has.
What’s left is to make use of mod_auth_user_dir module.
Probably after vacations. I am leaving on sunday to Zante,Greece

WebDav + mod_mysql_auth ?

I have several users on an http server (apache of course) and they all have a seperate dir for WebDav . The authentication is being done using the default htaccess file-scheme. I want to change that and use mod_auth_mysql. Searching google was not really helpfull. But I found a very interesting module called mod_auth_user_dir for multiple webdav users (this sounds familiar!). It says it supports various authentication modules…I might try it if I can’t make mod_auth_mysql work on it’s own with webdav.

What I’ve done so far is find how normal .htaccess authentication can be replaced with sql authentication.
Here’s a sample of an older .htaccess file and the newer one:

AuthUserFile /foo/bar/moo/.htpasswd
AuthName "lala la lalal"
AuthType Basic
< limit GET >
require valid-user
< /limit >

AuthType Basic
AuthName "lala la lalal"
AuthMySQLHost localhost
AuthMySQLUser htpasswd
AuthMySQLDB htpasswd
AuthMySQLAuthoritative On
AuthMySQLKeepAlive On
require user MYUSER

Why is it better ?

  • More centralized (really helpfull if you have multiple servers and the same users all over)
  • When you change one user it’s global and you don’t have to repeat the changes on every single host
  • It’s faster
  • I wanted to play with it
  • Btw, there’s a great script for automating the whole process of adding users, etc to the db.

    Summertime reading

    I just went out to buy a book for the summer. Dan Brown’s “The Da Vinci Code” was for a long time inside my head and I wanted to read it…so I bought it. Reviews look spectacular, so during summer vacations it will be fun to read it, hopefully.

    What’s really interesting is that the bookshop I bought it has a website . Of course it is under construction…like 90% of greek e-commerce sites, but hopefully, sometime it will be functional and I will be able to see what’s new every week.

    I am also writing a few cds in order to make some space and prepare for the “after my vacations” format. It’s been a while I want to format my main pc. I have a spare disk exactly like my boot disk, so a software (or even hardware, my motherboard has integrated raid controller) raid looks like a great idea.I’ll try not to think about how many OS I am going to install yet, time will come.

    All set

    The machine was moved to it’s place and it is up and running. Everything worked smoothly. Let’s see how long will it stand this time.
    A second disk was installed for nightly backups, I will have to make it work though and write a few scripts for it.

    First transfers have already been started…

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