Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones

Windows InsiderI test Windows 10 for PC since weeks, but I had no device available to test the phone version. As I just changed my Lumia Lumia 625 for a Lumia 1320, I could not wait to test Windows 10 on the Lumia 625.
How to install it:

  • First, you need a compatible smartphone: http://windows.microsoft.com/fr-fr/windows/preview-supported-phones
  •  I recommend using a different phone than your primary phone because the system is not yet stable.
  •  Register your Microsoft account in the program "Windows Insider" here: https://insider.windows.com/
  •  Download "Windows Insider" application from the store or here: http://windows.microsoft.com/fr-fr/windows/preview-download-phone
  •   Run "Windows Insider" application . Two operating modes are available for this application: Slow = more or less stable version or Fast = latest version with more bugs. For my Lumia 625 only the Fast option is working.
  • Then go to the Update menu "Settings / Phone Update /check availability of updates"
  • Install the update
  • The phone reboots by installing the update.

Note that this is an update and not a complete reinstallation. The parameters and programs should normally be preserved. Unfortunately, in my case, the main menu was totally unstable. I was able to make it usable by resetting from the menu "Settings / System / About / Reset your phone." It then was reinstalled with a clean system while remaining in Windows 10.
 

Honestly, this system does not upset much compared to Windows 8.1. The most notable changes i see are in the settings menu that sound much more orderly and understandable than the old.


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Windows 10 Technical Preview for PC

My transition from Android to Windows Phone 8.1 made me appreciate the value of  Microsoft Windows 8.1. The "modern UI" tile interface, which seemed ridiculous to me at first sight, became relevant after passing through the touch.

That is why I am following with interest the development of Windows 10. I am particularly excited about the GUI halfway between Windows 7 and Windows 8, the new Edge Browser (formerly Project Spartan) and the Windows Universal Apps, compatible for smartphone and PC.

The final version should be free for upgrade from Windows 7 and Windows 8, but it's not because it's free that you should not try before you install!

To download the ISO of the DVD to install the latest version Technical Preview is here:


http://windows.microsoft.com/fr-fr/windows/preview-iso-update-1504


It still has bugs, so install rather on a test machine or virtual machine. I used it on an old PC with core2duo, and it's still pretty responsive.



Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Come back of the 418 teapot

Hello,
  My teapot and I were away from the web for several long weeks . I am totally overwhelmed and would have difficulty writing articles soon, but I still managed to find some time to reconnect the teapot.
 
See you soon.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

HTCPCP extension: HTCPCP-TEA

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An extension of HTCPCP protocol was published this week on IETF website. This new protocol is published in RFC 7168: "The Hyper Text Coffee Pot Control Protocol for Tea Appliances Efflux" (HTCPCP-TEA).  

This New RFC is available here: http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7168

The purpose of this extension is to allow service of tea. I do not approve this update at all. For me it is a sacrilege... especially in the morning. 

The teapot at www.error418.net is not yet compatible with the new protocol HTCPCP-TEA and will continue to issue 418 error. 

This new protocol can nevertheless be useful at five o'clock. An update of the teapot to make it compatible with the new protocol may be considered in the future.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

One year of raspberry Pi power consumption

Oh my god! I missed my english version teapot anniversary post.

Power consumption was 1,7 kWh for december (and january and february)
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Total power comsuption of the past year was 20,4 kWh.

I still have problem with my DNS, but i'm working on a new script

The return to a more reliable service has enabled 1,647 unique visitor went on the teapot on december, 2920 on january but only 502 on february beacause of big downtime issues.

The beginning of the year is also the time for accounting balance sheets, and here are the figures of the number of visits to different sites on the teapot.

error418.org blog 
error418.fr blog 
error418.net teapot
January
366
394
867
February
448
347
945
March
635
369
1556
April
693
565
1384
May
833
765
1732
June
779
917
1272
July
786
1345
2473
August
644
617
1376
September
667
524
782
October
735
456
677
November
623
605
1537
Décember
648
1562
1647

For year 2014, I will continue to update my blogs with news about the teapot, but also other subjects. I renewed all my domains except 418error.net.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Fun with logs - Geeks


As promised, here is a small tribute to the geeks visiting the teapot!

The best query are received by me are those two. With HTCPCP protocol, url "coffee", BREW and PROPFIND methods and even a pot-designator!

In fact, I received  few comments, but the traces in the logs  attest to the visits of some purists  for the integration of HTCPCP.

So I must begin by apologizing. My implementation of HTCPCP protocol is probably not up to your expectations..

X.X.X.X - - [14/Mar/2013:15:40:12 +0000] "HTCPCP/1.0 coffee://error418.net/pot-1/ PROPFIND" 501 357 "-" "-"
X.X.X.X  - - [14/Mar/2013:15:42:00 +0000] "BREW coffee://error418.net/pot-1/ HTCPCP/1.0" 501 357 "-" "-"


There is occasionally some attempts to address the BREW method:
X.X.X.X - - [13/Mar/2013:20:19:34 +0000] "BREW / HTTP/1.1" 501 357 "-" "-"

X.X.X.X - - [06/Mar/2013:22:09:27 +0000] "BREW" 400 349 "-" "-"

X.X.X.X - - [17/Oct/2013:11:01:18 +0200] "BREW / HTTP/1.1" 501 357 "-" "-"

X.X.X.X - - [29/Jan/2013:18:28:54 +0000] "BREW / HTTP/1.0" 501 357 "-" "-"


Some uses of HTCPCP instead of HTTP
X.X.X.X - - [20/Nov/2013:17:44:33 +0100] "GET HTCPCP/1.1" 400 349 "-" "-"

X.X.X.X - - [24/Oct/2013:18:47:43 +0200] "BREW / HTCPCP/1.0" 501 357 "-" "-"

X.X.X.X - - [24/Nov/2013:21:38:15 +0100] "BREW coffee HTCPCP/1.0" 501 357 "-" "-"

X.X.X.X  - - [14/Mar/2013:15:40:54 +0000] "HTCPCP/1.0 pot-1 BREW" 501 357 "-" "-"

X.X.X.X  - - [14/Mar/2013:15:41:33 +0000] "BREW pot-1 HTCPCP/1.0" 501 357 "-" "-"


The POST method is also provided
X.X.X.X www.htcpcp.net - [02/Feb/2013:01:58:48 +0000] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 200 1371 "-" "curl/7.28.1"


Some PROPFIND requests
X.X.X.X error418.net - [17/Oct/2013:11:01:26 +0200] "PROPFIND / HTTP/1.1" 418 1370 "-" "curl/7.29.0"

X.X.X.X www.htcpcp.net - [13/Dec/2013:00:52:08 +0100] "GET /propfind HTTP/1.1" 404 345 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/31.0.1650.63 Safari/537.36"

attempts cream parameter
X.X.X.X error418.net - [19/Mar/2013:18:29:03 +0000] "GET /BREW%20pot-1?cream;2 HTTP/1.1" 404 345 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_8_2) AppleWebKit/537.22 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/25.0.1364.172 Safari/537.22"


I would really like to tweak a nicer implementation HTCPCPI have some ideas, but unfortunately not enough time to implement them a the moment. Modifying an open source HTTP server is the track that seems to me the easiest way to be able to support non-HTTP requests, and return a 418 error as expected for BREW HTCPCP an PRODFIN METHOD.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Changing Litecoin into money

Litecoin LogoYou may have noticed that cryptocurrencies went crazy in last weeks , with a Bitcoin to over $ 1000 .

I think it's too late to start Bitcoin mining , and even Litecoin. However I mined a few Litecoin there some time, and I wondered how exchange them now .

I looked for sites to do it, and I decided to share the adresses I tested and have worked for me.


DISCLAIMER: WITH BITCOINS EVERYTHING IS TOO FAST. A RELIABLE SITE ONE DAY MAY BANKRUPTCY NEXT DAY .

First step , mine the Litecoin :
I think it is not worth mining now given the current difficulty, but for your information , I have mined my Litecoin with the following two pool which are still active :
https://litecoinrain.org/en/: a small PPLNS pool
https://www.coinotron.com/ : a big PPS pool

Changing Litecoin into Bitcoin.
There are many exchange market. I tested and received my Bitcoin with following sites:
https://btc-e.com/:
https://vircurex.com/:

For my transfer, I didn't wanted to use the site systems to make transfers to a bank, because I do not want to give my bank details. So I transferred my bitcoins on my computer, and I tried find a Bitcoin site paying through PayPal.

Transforming Bitcoins currency :
The site I found can buy very small amounts of Bitcoins and paid them on Paypal account.
It is https://coin2pal.info/, where I sold 0.06 BTC for 41$ in November.

I do not know how much was lost in fees made ​​by each of these intermediates, but at least I got something.