Making a bridge between Skype and XMPP chats

Some people tried to avoid Skype (and Facebook, Gmail, etc.) long before Snowden’s leaks, but most never cared and still don’t. And when you are the only fool abandoning Skype, you don’t really have anyone online to communicate with. Even if it’s only for chit chat and sharing your 9gag links. So how do you …

Solving spam problems without using captcha

Some of you know that automated spam bots for the web can be pain in the ass. And while there are many ways to deal with this problem, most of them complicate things for the regular user and are not hacky enough to satisfy me. 🙂 For example captchas, math problem solving, etc. mostly work …

New version of Tespeed (Terminal network speed test)

Most advanced computer users know about speedtest.net that helps testing your internet bandwidth. While it is a great tool, it has only flash version available on their web site and there are Android and iOS apps for your mobile phones, but there were no tools available for Linux servers without GUI. Back in 2009 I …

Jailkit, mini_sendmail and custom HELO

To be sure that a server stays safe in case when one site is compromised, I try to lock every single site in its own chroot jail. To make it a bit easier I use Jailkit. Since you probably don’t want to set up sendmail for each chroot, you could use mini_sendmail. It will work …