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Birding Summary 2017

December 31, 2017


Again a year of lifers. There are so much basic species that it seems to take years just to cover them. As another year comes near to the next New Year, I’m still under 200 official lifers. Todays number is 199. Tomorrow is ekaekaa-bongaus, the attempt to collect as many species as you can in […]

Birding Summary 2016

March 29, 2017


Biggest news in my birding activities was that I started to show colours and joined Bongariliitto, an alliance of Finnish birders that is not tied to any geographic location. They have an excellent online diary for counting one’s sightings called Pinnari. In effect, this restarted my lists, as Pinnari lists are so cool. Maybe after two […]

Incomplete chunked encoding

April 19, 2016


There’s a form using php mail() to send HTML message. After clicking submit, variety of things will happen on server side, including email sending to submitter, to company and to me as a developer. For customer, it appears that nothing happens after click. However, all actions are performed just fine. While Firefox is not giving […]

New year birding 2016

April 4, 2016


Prelude: before New Year Rehearsal tour got lame 11 species. Where are all winter visitors like gold crest (Regulus regulus, hippiäinen), bohemian waxwing (Bombycilla garrylus, tilhi) and hawfinch (Coccothrauster coccothraustes, nokkavarpunen)? As shores are not having ice cover, white-tailed eagles (Haliaeetus albicilla, merikotka) are not hanging around. There are some reports of them from inland lakes. Should I […]

Birding summary 2015

December 28, 2015


With little stint (Calidris minuta, pikkusirri) the minimum yearly goal of 100 species was met at 23rd of August. That pretty much closed the scoring as the last new species, western yellow wagtail (Motacilla flava, keltavästäräkki), got added eight days later. I knew this year would be challenging to have time for hobbies. 100 species […]

Nikon D70 with off-camera light Elinchrom D-Lite RX 2

July 16, 2014


Old Nikon D70 with new Elinchrom portable studio light, how to make them to work together? Nikon flash light shoe does not communicate (except on on/off level) with any other flash device than Nikons own, so the camera will not recognize Elinchrom transmitter and external flashes will not light. I got it working only with […]

Enable remote connection for MySQL, multiple connections

April 1, 2014


1. edit /etc/mysql/my.cnf and set bind-address to 2. if skip-networking is present, comment it out or remove it 3. restart and test: service mysql restart mysql -u remote_user_on_remote_system -pPASSWORD -h remote_system_url database_name Warning: your database security is compromised. Everyone could access it now, provided they’d know username and password. Lets limit this with firewall. […]