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2018, October 8:

During late summer 2018 I continued work on my first book and new corrected and updated edition of the book has just been released.

Apart from fixing some minor typos and errors (inevitable in the first edition), the NEW edition includes the following new features:

1. several new links to research articles on Regge slope values, which provide FIRST DIRECT EVIDENCE in support of Motley String theory.

2. New material on the fascinating link between Hydrogen Atom ground states and Rational Points on Elliptic Curve.

3. Chapter "String Model of Human Soul" now includes reference to 9-string guitar, as a "practical example" of Superstring.

"Motley String" book is now available for order from Scholar-press publishers Internet book shop: Morebooks.de, as well as on AdLibris, and on many other web book shops!

Readers feedback is Very Welcome!

2018, June 20:

In the second part of 2017 my "Motley String" theory got attention of members of organizing committees of several major international conferences who then invited me as a speaker.

After presenting my version of String Theory on 3rd International conference on High Energy Physics in Rome on 11 December 2017 I received a proposal from German publishing house to publish a book on my theory. The original article "Motley String or from 10 to 4" was only 7 or 8 pages long (in pdf format) at the time. So I embraced the idea and decided to invest more time in extending my article and making it my First book!

Motley String Book Cover

As a result I included some basics of String theory in the new book as well as my own ideas on how and why Motley String theory may become "Theory of Everything" (ToE) in the future. This also gave me an opportunity to study more and improve my understanding of the fundamental ideas of String Theory and Quantum Mechanics.

Writing my first book was lots of fun! Not only because I learned more about Quantum Mechanics, Euler Gamma and Beta functions and Virasoro algebra but also about LaTeX and its advanced but simple publishing features!

My major goals in writing the book were to make String Theory accessible to ALL people with solid education (from Undergraduate level of University) while giving professional Physicists a brief introduction into High Energy physics from String Theory point of view.

For those readers who have a feeling for advanced Math I included references to Original research articles and major String theory textbooks.

Also I decided to include some of my more intuitive ideas regarding origins of human soul and how it might be related to String theory and Philosophy.

Table of Contents of my first book is here:

Historical Notes and Acknowledgements

1. Birth of the String

1.1 Wave equation
1.2 Maxwell equations and speed of light
1.3 Duality Models
1.4 Veneziano Scattering Amplitude
1.5 Gamma & Beta functions or Duality revealed

2 String action and Virasoro algebra

3 Bosonic String Quantization

4 String theory and Higher Mathematics

4.1 String theory and Solitons
4.2 Virasoro algebra and Elliptic Curve
4.3 KdV, Hydrogen Atom and Elliptic Curve

5 Original article: "Motley String or from 10 to 4"

6 String Model of Human Soul

7 About the Author

"Motley String" book is available for order on publishers Internet book shop: Morebooks.de.

Readers feedback is Very Welcome!

2017, December 31:

In the second part of 2017 my "Motley String" theory got attention of members of organizing committees of several major international conferences who then invited me as a speaker.

Flying to Texas/USA was too expensive and cumbersome (especially given what is going on in the US right now), but I accepted an invitation to 3rd International Conference on High Energy Physics (HEP), went to Rome and presented my theory in person on 11 December 2017.

Motley String Presentation in Rome

Attending major International Conference in Physics after 26 years break from Big Science was truly exciting!

GYM at HEP Conference in Rome

I got a chance to meet in person Very interesting scientists from ALL over the world, from Japan to Europe to USA.

Some of the presentations that I found especially interesting (during day one, which I attended) were by professors Carl Hagen (USA), Serge Timashev (Moscow), Daniele Fargion (Italy) and J. Buitrago (Tenerife/Spain). Socializing with colleagues was especially nice during tea breaks and lunch. One get an immediate idea of how many new and exciting ideas scientists have in their bright heads!

HEP3 Conference in Rome, Group photo

Before attending the conference I spent a couple of days in Rome, exploring "eternal city" for the first time!

Coliseum left especially Stunning impression: size of Modern Sport Arenas it just makes you feel you are back 2000 years in time and see those gladiators preparing for fight of their lives in front of Huge Crowd and Roman Empire Cesar!

me at Coliseum

It might be a good idea to allocate several more days (or weeks?) to learn basic Italian and explore the capital of Roman Empire some time in the future. There is Really Much to see in the Ancient World Capital.

2016, October 16:

On recent Rambler.ru discussion threads after French president Holland canceled putins visit and RussiaToday propaganda "show" in Paris, someone hinted that there is new interesting film about putin and his "amigos" published on Youtube. So I deciced to check if the hint leads to something.

And it leads to something REALLY FUNDAMENTAL: detailed investigation of putins crimes starting from Leningrad mayor Sobchak office where late LGU professor invited putin to help in "international affairs committee" of the city. The Mistake that has proved to be fatal to professor Sobchack and many other people!

This investigative documentary traces all major steps/crimes in putins career, from "bad in school" hooligan from communal apartment in Lenigrads historical center, to his links with major Tambov gang leaders Kumarin, Petrov, etc and his numerous illegal "affairs" in mayor Sobchaks office in 1991-1996, which led huge city basically to new "blockade" with nothing left in the stores (very telling videos)!

Marina Salie in Lensovet was the first one to investigate putins crimes and left VERY interesting interview with all the documents with putin signatures(!) she managed to collect at the time.

Several other people who knew/met putin in Leningrad give their interviews and opinions. One of them is former Investigation Committee officer who investigated notorious "Ozero" co-operative (country club) where putin and his amigos (Timchenko, Shamalov, Kovalchuk, etc) were neighbors with Tambov gang leaders. (Very interesting photos are shown in this film!)

Watch the film Who is mr. putin

Another team of journalists from independent Rain TV has recently uncovered another putins "amigo", soviet era professional butcher(!) Peter Kolbin, who suddenly became "businessman" after putin moved to Kremlin in 1999.

According to Alexey Navalny, this "businessman" Kolbin is one of putins wallets. Kolbin has recently "donated" very expensive apartments in Moscow and St.Petersburg (with view on Winter palace) to grandmother of former gymnast Alina Kabaeva, who was Duma deputy from putins United Russia!

When asked what do they think about putin, several people interviewed in this VERY illuminating film said they have only Russian swear words for him.

Former police investigator said directly that putin is THIEF, another said that putin is a combination of Stalin (whom putin openly admires) and Machiavelli.

One journalist who new putin closely asked him in 1996 what he was going to do after people of St.Petersburg kicked out Sobchak and putin from Smolny in 1996, putin answered: "possibly I will become taxi park manager". This gives you an idea about putins true value/skills/ambitions. I still remember quite miserable state of Nevsky prospect (local "Broadway", with large wholes,etc) and poor state of many palaces and museums after 4 years of Sobchak/putin rule in the city.

City was in a state of total misery and neglect. Vladimir Yakovlev was elected mayor of St.Petersburg in 1996 and began rebuilding the city after "second blockade" organized by putin.

In fact after putin lost the election with Sobchak in 1996 he was NEVER democratically elected into ANY public office until "Elzin family" brought him to Moscow and installed him in Kremlin on New Years Night of 1999/2000! Everyone was celebrating and did not care much about that little "successor" of Elzin.

One former Leningrad businessman who was deprived of his property by putins "amigos" and who lives in Israel now, said that putin could be a double agent, who was "planted" (by Elzin, Berezovsky and Chubais) into Kremlin without any elections to completely destroy Russia.

Around 1996-98 local newspaper "Novyi Peterburg" published interesting small article (which I read myself), where putins former colleague in Dresden, Germany, said that putin was actually fired from KGB because of unauthorized contacts with some western intelligent services. Which basically confirms version of former Leningrad businessman.

European leaders should ask their translators to help them while watching this film. It is mostly in Russian with small interviews in German, Spanish and English (Monaco).

Also they should carefully WASH their hands with double doze of SOAP if they decide to shake hands with .... putin.

Corrupt and criminal regime of ex KGB agent spreads itself in all major European countries, from Spain to Germany, and needs to be stopped ASAP!

All CITIZENS of Russia should watch this film and make an effort to bring Kremlin crooks to justice!

Those SLAVES who are "voting" for putins United Russia and get paid 500 rubles should be prepared to pay the REAL price (stagnation, TOP to bottom corruption, rising living expenses, unemployment, etc, etc).

There is NO future for putins United Russia (aka "Resoursia"), only Venezuela or North Korea.

Russia needs to RETURN BACK to the point in 1917 where its history was interrupted by bloody satanic Bolsheviks and start developing itself anew, learning from European countries, especially from Germany and Scandinavia (law and order, social justice, sustainable development, etc.) There is no need to re-invent the wheel. One can and must learn from others.

Founder of St.Petersburg (1703) and Russian Academy of Sciences Peter the Great was especially keen on learning, and he achieved much more than any other ruler/leader of Russia.

Peter invited to his Imperial Academy and first Russian University (1724) some of the best European scientists: Leonard Euler, D. & N. Bernoulli,Christian Goldbach, to name just a few professors, who transferred knowledge to Russian students. New European Russia was born!

2016, August 30:

During recent TV debates before Duma elections PARNAS (PARty of NArodnoi Svobody) candidate Viacheslav Maltsev suggested that putin should be impeached and removed from Kremlin in a CONSTITUTIONAL manner via impeachment.

ALL PARNAS party leaders (Kasianov, Zubov, etc) also support this idea. People present in TV studio applauded Maltsev when he suggested that "zar" (or rather PLUTOCRAT/samozvanez!) putin should be set on post (na kol), according to ancient Russian tradition.

Maltsev argues that in order to save Russia from chaos and economic collapse, people of ALL political denominations should unite for common good of the country. He pointed out that so called Russian nationalists whose leader Demushkin was present in the studio should also support PARNAS.

Sitting home and drinking/complaining about bad "zar" will not help fight curruption. People of Russia should stop "inventing the wheel" and learn from other countries experience.

In Brasil people have recently impeached and PEACEFULLY removed from power president for "financial irregularities" in the country budget. Russian people need do the same with putin.

Democracy works fine when citizens take active part in political life and do not allow public servants (governors, ministers, president) do what they want, but demand accountability for their actions!

Constitution and other Laws must be obeyed by ALL citizens, not only by poor. No one should be allowed to run for public office more than 2 times!

Unlike president of Brasil putin is KNOWN to have made many of his "amigos" and their children billionaires without working!

And his government ministers behave like oligarchs according to many investigations done by anti corruption activist Alexey Navalny. Many recent events in Russia point to increasing dissatisfaction with putin regime by ALL sectors of society: from impoverished teachers and doctors to scientists/engineers to workers/old age pensioners.

Workers of Autovaz in Toliatti have not been paid salaries for many months(!) and have recently blocked federal road near the town in protest.

Discussions of Russian economical problems on politically neutral Rambler.ru became so heated and angry and anti putin/government/oligarchs, that site moderators had to remove many discussion threads filled with sarcastic anti putin comments!

All these points to imminent fall of corrupt and incompetent regime of former kgb/checka operative putin whom Berezovsky, Eltsin and Chubais brought in 1999 to Kremlin as their "successor".

Time is getting closer for "samozvanez" putin to face justice and pay the price!

2015, February 25:

I have recently purchased one more old good Nokia mobile (C2-01) just to make sure that I have some decent and reliable devices before they are washed out from shops by touch screen models. Mobile phones with classic hardware buttons are still very much in demand since they are easy to use and give nice feeling of touch and security.

And I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered "Brain Champ" J2ME game installed on my new device. This is the game focused on brain training in 4 major categories: Visual, Memory, Calculus and Logic. Each category has 4 games in it and each game has 3 levels (Junior, Master, Genius).

When I started with "Daily exercises" (one game from each category) on a regular basis my brain ranking evaluated at 3 (late September 2014). I got so excited about this set of games that I started playing almost every day. Program only gives you access to next level in each game when you reach certain decent result on your current level (typically 7 or 8 correct answers). And during "Daily exercises" program offers you game level you have not reached yet, which makes it even more exciting, because you do not know what new level looks like! Little by little in most games I reached first "Master" and then "Genius" level. Also there are interesting screens with biographical data of geniuses like Socrates, Plato, Newton, Galileo, etc.

Program also keeps nice and smart statistics: how many times you played each game, your daily trainings results diagrams, and trainings calendar which shows when you reached next brain rank.

If you perform well enough in each brain category (not in one or two of your favourites!) program promotes your overall brain rank to next level. Gradually improving in each category, on 100th day of daily trainings (in early January 2015) my brain ranking reached level 14.

Brain rank of 11 game developers compared to Galileo Galilei.

On 175th day of daily trainings (15 June 2015) my brain rank reached 25.
On average it took me 7 days to get to next level. And 7 is truly Magic Number!
Given that I haven't reached "Genius" level in all 16 games yet, there is still space for improvement left for me :-)

For some reason (roots of programmers?) all levels after 11 (Galileo) developers of this exciting game compared to that of Albert Einstein, which seems to be exaggeration of A.E. input to human knowledge/science. Galileo Galilei contributed so much to several different areas of science (physics, astronomy, mathematics, engineering) and philosophy that many outstanding scientists (from Stephen Hawking to Einstein himself!) called him "father of modern science".

The sweetest message I have seen after very successful "daily trainings" (11 March 2015) was:

"Fantastiska resulat idag, du \E4r riktigt geni! Jag skulle s\E4ga att du har presterat ungef\E4r som Galileo Galilei idag!".

Which could be seen as an acknowledgement of Galileo's unique contributions/genius by developers of this brainy game.

Possibly not surprisingly, Microsoft has already removed this excellent and free(!) game from Nokia ovi web-site.

People say, when destroyers arrive, it is time to start/create something new (new Finnish Nokia, anyone?)

You can see video with "Picture puzzle" game from Logic section on Youtube site.

Also I have found BrainChamp.jar file with games binary code somewhere on Java gaming sites on Internet.

You can download, install and run this game from the BrainChamp.jar file on state-of-the-art Sun Java Wireless Toolkit or Java IDE (e.g. Eclipse, create new project from jar file) or on mobile device with classic J2ME/MIDP-2.0 Java from Sun Micro systems (now part of Oracle).

Enjoy your brain training :-)

2014, December 24:

Earlier this year (first in January, second in June) there were two hacking attempts made by someone from Google IPs. Details of the first attack (joint with Microsoft!) were published on this page below.

As if they'd fixed all their bugs and had nothing better to do in the office? Or may be they are paid for that???

On October 15th they tried again to break into matveev.se from IP (, OrgId: GOOGL-2 or GOOGLE-CLOUD)!

Fortunately ALL three attacks failed! But for some reason those ... (working for Google?) keep trying again and again...

geo@pascal:~$ whois # # ARIN WHOIS data and services are subject to the Terms of Use # available at: https://www.arin.net/whois_tou.html # # If you see inaccuracies in the results, please report at # http://www.arin.net/public/whoisinaccuracy/index.xhtml # # # The following results may also be obtained via: # http://whois.arin.net/rest/nets;q= # NetRange: - CIDR: NetName: GOOGLE-CLOUD NetHandle: NET-146-148-0-0-1 Parent: NET146 (NET-146-0-0-0-0) NetType: Direct Allocation OriginAS: AS15169 Organization: Google Inc. (GOOGL-2) RegDate: 2014-03-26 Updated: 2014-03-26 Comment: *** The IP addresses under this netblock are in use by Google Cloud customers *** Comment: Comment: Please direct all abuse and legal complaints regarding these addresses to the GC Abuse desk (google-cloud-compliance@google.com). Complaints sent to any other POC will be ignored. Ref: http://whois.arin.net/rest/net/NET-146-148-0-0-1 OrgName: Google Inc. OrgId: GOOGL-2 Address: 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway City: Mountain View StateProv: CA PostalCode: 94043 Country: US RegDate: 2006-09-29 Updated: 2013-10-18 Comment: *** The IP addresses under this Org-ID are in use by Google Cloud customers *** Comment: Comment: Please direct all abuse and legal complaints regarding these addresses to the Comment: GC Abuse desk (google-cloud-compliance@google.com). Complaints sent to Comment: any other POC will be ignored. Ref: http://whois.arin.net/rest/org/GOOGL-2 OrgTechHandle: ZG39-ARIN OrgTechName: Google Inc OrgTechPhone: +1-650-253-0000 OrgTechEmail: arin-contact@google.com OrgTechRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/ZG39-ARIN OrgNOCHandle: GCABU-ARIN OrgNOCName: GC Abuse OrgNOCPhone: +1-650-253-0000 OrgNOCEmail: google-cloud-compliance@google.com OrgNOCRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/GCABU-ARIN OrgAbuseHandle: GCABU-ARIN OrgAbuseName: GC Abuse OrgAbusePhone: +1-650-253-0000 OrgAbuseEmail: google-cloud-compliance@google.com OrgAbuseRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/GCABU-ARIN # # ARIN WHOIS data and services are subject to the Terms of Use # available at: https://www.arin.net/whois_tou.html # # If you see inaccuracies in the results, please report at # http://www.arin.net/public/whoisinaccuracy/index.xhtml # geo@pascal:~$

Obviously "Cloud" means that now they prefer to hide criminal activities and can always reply that it was one of their customers who attempted to break into your site!

Very "smart" solution...

At least it is simpler than first using an IP for hacking and then removing it from registry!

Two problems remain though: accumulated/documented history of crimes (as well as fines!) and "not so clean" reputation.

Details of the third attack are below: - - [15/Oct/2014:23:42:24 +0200] "POST /index.php?option=com_jce&task=plugin&plugin=imgmanager&file=imgmanager&version=1576&cid=20 HTTP/1.1" 404 1148 "-" "BOT/0.1 (BOT for JCE)" - - [15/Oct/2014:23:42:24 +0200] "POST /index.php?option=com_jce&task=plugin&plugin=imgmanager&file=imgmanager&method=form&cid=20&6bc427c8a7981f4fe1f5ac65c1246b5f=cf6dd3cf1923c950586d0dd595c8e20b HTTP/1.1" 200 8243 "-" "BOT/0.1 (BOT for JCE)" - - [15/Oct/2014:23:42:25 +0200] "POST /index.php?option=com_jce&task=plugin&plugin=imgmanager&file=imgmanager&version=1576&cid=20 HTTP/1.1" 404 1148 "-" "BOT/0.1 (BOT for JCE)" - - [15/Oct/2014:23:42:25 +0200] "POST /index.php?option=com_jce&task=plugin&plugin=imgmanager&file=imgmanager&version=1576&cid=20 HTTP/1.1" 404 1148 "-" "BOT/0.1 (BOT for JCE)" - - [15/Oct/2014:23:42:25 +0200] "POST /index.php?option=com_jce&task=plugin&plugin=imgmanager&file=imgmanager&method=form&cid=20&6bc427c8a7981f4fe1f5ac65c1246b5f=cf6dd3cf1923c950586d0dd595c8e20b HTTP/1.1" 200 4826 "-" "BOT/0.1 (BOT for JCE)" - - [15/Oct/2014:23:42:25 +0200] "POST /index.php?option=com_jce&task=plugin&plugin=imgmanager&file=imgmanager&method=form&cid=20&6bc427c8a7981f4fe1f5ac65c1246b5f=cf6dd3cf1923c950586d0dd595c8e20b HTTP/1.1" 200 391 "-" "BOT/0.1 (BOT for JCE)" - - [15/Oct/2014:23:42:25 +0200] "POST /index.php?option=com_jce&task=plugin&plugin=imgmanager&file=imgmanager&version=1576&cid=20 HTTP/1.1" 404 1148 "-" "BOT/0.1 (BOT for JCE)" - - [15/Oct/2014:23:42:25 +0200] "POST /index.php?option=com_jce&task=plugin&plugin=imgmanager&file=imgmanager&method=form&cid=20&6bc427c8a7981f4fe1f5ac65c1246b5f=cf6dd3cf1923c950586d0dd595c8e20b HTTP/1.1" 200 1148 "-" "BOT/0.1 (BOT for JCE)" - - [15/Oct/2014:23:42:25 +0200] "POST /linux/index.php?option=com_jce&task=plugin&plugin=imgmanager&file=imgmanager&version=1576&cid=20 HTTP/1.1" 404 1148 "-" "BOT/0.1 (BOT for JCE)" - - [15/Oct/2014:23:42:25 +0200] "POST /linux/index.php?option=com_jce&task=plugin&plugin=imgmanager&file=imgmanager&method=form&cid=20&6bc427c8a7981f4fe1f5ac65c1246b5f=cf6dd3cf1923c950586d0dd595c8e20b HTTP/1.1" 200 1139 "-" "BOT/0.1 (BOT for JCE)" - - [15/Oct/2014:23:42:25 +0200] "POST /linux/index.php?option=com_jce&task=plugin&plugin=imgmanager&file=imgmanager&version=1576&cid=20 HTTP/1.1" 404 1148 "-" "BOT/0.1 (BOT for JCE)" - - [15/Oct/2014:23:42:25 +0200] "POST /linux/index.php?option=com_jce&task=plugin&plugin=imgmanager&file=imgmanager&method=form&cid=20&6bc427c8a7981f4fe1f5ac65c1246b5f=cf6dd3cf1923c950586d0dd595c8e20b HTTP/1.1" 200 1148 "-" "BOT/0.1 (BOT for JCE)" - - [15/Oct/2014:23:42:25 +0200] "POST /linux/index.php?option=com_jce&task=plugin&plugin=imgmanager&file=imgmanager&version=1576&cid=20 HTTP/1.1" 404 1148 "-" "BOT/0.1 (BOT for JCE)" - - [15/Oct/2014:23:42:25 +0200] "POST /linux/index.php?option=com_jce&task=plugin&plugin=imgmanager&file=imgmanager&method=form&cid=20&6bc427c8a7981f4fe1f5ac65c1246b5f=cf6dd3cf1923c950586d0dd595c8e20b HTTP/1.1" 200 1148 "-" "BOT/0.1 (BOT for JCE)" - - [15/Oct/2014:23:42:25 +0200] "POST /linux/index.php?option=com_jce&task=plugin&plugin=imgmanager&file=imgmanager&version=1576&cid=20 HTTP/1.1" 404 1148 "-" "BOT/0.1 (BOT for JCE)" - - [15/Oct/2014:23:42:25 +0200] "POST /linux/index.php?option=com_jce&task=plugin&plugin=imgmanager&file=imgmanager&method=form&cid=20&6bc427c8a7981f4fe1f5ac65c1246b5f=cf6dd3cf1923c950586d0dd595c8e20b HTTP/1.1" 200 1148 "-" "BOT/0.1 (BOT for JCE)" - - [15/Oct/2014:23:42:29 +0200] "GET /images/stories/food.php?rf HTTP/1.1" 404 1148 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2) Gecko/20100115 Firefox/3.6" - - [15/Oct/2014:23:42:29 +0200] "GET /linux/images/stories/food.php?rf HTTP/1.1" 404 1148 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2) Gecko/20100115 Firefox/3.6" - - [15/Oct/2014:23:42:29 +0200] "GET /images/stories/food.php?rf HTTP/1.1" 404 1148 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2) Gecko/20100115 Firefox/3.6" - - [15/Oct/2014:23:42:29 +0200] "GET /linux/images/stories/food.php?rf HTTP/1.1" 404 1148 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2) Gecko/20100115 Firefox/3.6"

First attack (on January 20) came from IP ( which they stopped using shortly after the attack.

Today that IP belongs/points to no Autonomous System (AS) or IP network:

geo@pascal:~$ whois
Unknown AS number or IP network. Please upgrade this program.

It is well known fact that Career Criminals always do their best to destroy the evidence of their crimes!

Interestingly, Microsoft does not seem to worry about such "trifles".

The IP they used for the first attack (on January 20th, still belongs/points to them:

geo@pascal:~$ whois # # ARIN WHOIS data and services are subject to the Terms of Use # available at: https://www.arin.net/whois_tou.html # # If you see inaccuracies in the results, please report at # http://www.arin.net/public/whoisinaccuracy/index.xhtml # # # The following results may also be obtained via: # http://whois.arin.net/rest/nets;q= # NetRange: - CIDR:,, NetName: MSFT-GFS NetHandle: NET-157-54-0-0-1 Parent: NET157 (NET-157-0-0-0-0) NetType: Direct Assignment OriginAS: AS8075 Organization: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) RegDate: 1994-04-28 Updated: 2013-08-20 Ref: http://whois.arin.net/rest/net/NET-157-54-0-0-1 OrgName: Microsoft Corporation OrgId: MSFT Address: One Microsoft Way City: Redmond StateProv: WA PostalCode: 98052 Country: US RegDate: 1998-07-10 Updated: 2013-08-21 Comment: To report suspected security issues specific to traffic emanating from Microsoft online services, including the distribution of malicious content or other illicit or illegal material through a Microsoft online service, please submit reports to: Comment: * https://cert.microsoft.com. Comment: Comment: For SPAM and other abuse issues, such as Microsoft Accounts, please contact: Comment: * abuse@microsoft.com. Comment: Comment: To report security vulnerabilities in Microsoft products and services, please contact: Comment: * secure@microsoft.com. Comment: Comment: For legal and law enforcement-related requests, please contact: Comment: * msndcc@microsoft.com Comment: Comment: For routing, peering or DNS issues, please Comment: contact: Comment: * IOC@microsoft.com Ref: http://whois.arin.net/rest/org/MSFT OrgAbuseHandle: MAC74-ARIN OrgAbuseName: Microsoft Abuse Contact OrgAbusePhone: +1-425-882-8080 OrgAbuseEmail: abuse@microsoft.com OrgAbuseRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/MAC74-ARIN OrgTechHandle: MRPD-ARIN OrgTechName: Microsoft Routing, Peering, and DNS OrgTechPhone: +1-425-882-8080 OrgTechEmail: IOC@microsoft.com OrgTechRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/MRPD-ARIN # # ARIN WHOIS data and services are subject to the Terms of Use # available at: https://www.arin.net/whois_tou.html # # If you see inaccuracies in the results, please report at # http://www.arin.net/public/whoisinaccuracy/index.xhtml # geo@pascal:~$

Well, what can be done in such high profile cases?

Probably some American patriots who care about their country and do not want it to be ruined by Bolsheviks (like Russia in 1917/etc.) decide to give a call to a fellow police officer (or FBI agent?) who could possibly invite those "google boys" (or whoever may be hiding behind their address) for a talk about burglary?

Might be a good idea?

Given their ties with American Intelligence services, regular US police force close to their office could not possibly do much..., or?

At the moment there is about same number of blocked IP ranges from USA and China on my site!

Majority of Chinese attacks come from Fujian province (close to Taiwan) from which many Chinese came to USA.

US Senate hearings (and report) on CIA torture practices as well as recent statements of President Obama on Sony Pictures hacking case give us some vague hope that in the future such (hacking) cases would be treated more seriously.

I think it is a good sign that Free and Democratic country like USA can overcome its own problems and become better/stronger.

Totalitarian and Communist/Plutocratic regimes (like USSR/Russia, etc) simply stagnate and then collapse (when oil prices get low).

It might be a good moment for European Union to define its own Internet security policies and best practices (both legal and technical) to avoid major disappointments like Sony Pictures hack.

Investing tax payers money into Open Source Unix/Linux like systems in ALL PUBLIC offices, schools and libraries should be a top priority!

Throwing money at expensive "black boxes" (aka "cans of worms") called MS Windows is NOT a good idea!

Until then, the best way to protect your cyber property (e.g. personal web-site) would be by mastering Linux/Unix systems command line tools like netstat, iptables, tcpdump and lsof!

You may find more helpful information on Networks page of my site.

Alternatively, one can hire experienced Open Source IT consultant (e.g. myself).

You may find my skills and contact details on Resume page.

Finally, I'd like to conclude this holiday season post on a more positive note:

Each and every time I had a chance to live and work in the the USA (1992, 1998, 2007) I was positively impressed with open, friendly, and always willing to help Americans! :-)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you Good People!

2014, July 24:

My life began in Leningrad/Soviet Union when Communists and their KGB (putin and alike) did their best to "discourage" people from visiting church so I was never baptized and visited Kazan cathedral in Leningrad only once in school (in the 1970s) when it was history class because Communists turned the cathedral into museum of history of religion and atheism! Other churches and cathedrals were turned by CPSU into swimming pools, cinemas, etc.

In the summer of 2008 I moved to Helsingfors (Nokia invited me to NRC (Nokia Research Center)) and rented small apartment on J\E4\E4k\E4rinkatu from which I could see Johanneskyrkan. I started stopping there occasionally on my way home from NRC office in Ruoholahti. It was really nice sitting there, listening to music and thinking about life.

In late January 2010 I relocated to Stockholm from Malm\F6 and in autumn 2010 met Kalle W. at Af near Sergelstorg. Things were not bright at the time (no job, not much svenska, etc.).

Kalle gave me very good advice: go to kyrka and meet people! So in late 2010 I first started visiting S:ta Klara kyrka near T-Centralen and next spring after returning from project in Norway (ST-Ericsson in Grimstad) I started visiting Storkyrkan on Gamlastan because it was a bit nearer the place I lived at the time.

From my very first visit to Storkyrkan I was (and still am) much impressed with *everything*: well organized service, wise and always interesting priests, beautiful music, friendly people, interior (there is statute of St.George and the Dragon), etc.

What makes Storkyrkan special is that priests welcome *everyone* to the Lords table, sometimes in English, sometimes even in French (Ulf Lindgren). And it makes people feel really at home in Storkyrkan!

Before communion priests say: "Whatever church or denomination you might belong to, WE are ALL WELCOME to the Lords table".

And it is this *inclusive* spirit of Christianity, that made it World Religion!

On the other hand, in post-communist Russia Kremlin plutocrats (most of them soviet era communists) use religion to brainwash people and separate Orthodox believers from Christians around the Globe. As a result on dating Internet sites many people from ex USSR answering question about their religion say that they are "Orthodox", instead of Christian. Possibly they have not realized that there is ONLY ONE Bible for ALL Christians (as well as Jews).

One day in May or June 2011 I asked Kristina Ljunggren (Storkyrkans kaplan) to baptize me, we met several times, talked about things and on Apostol dagen, July 24, 2011 I was baptized George in Storkyrkan! Tack ska du ha Kristina!

24th of July 2011 was beautiful sunny day and my life has changed for the better after that!

I met many nice, intelligent and talented people in Storkyrkan: priests, musicians, visitors.

I think it was God who guided and led me trough all those dark years and many troubles in the Soviet Union/Russia and made me "come to Damaskus" in Storkyrkan as August Strindberg put it.

I am really happy that God led me to Sverige/Stockholm and I found my spiritual home in Storkyrkan!

It is simply the most beautiful and interesting place I have ever been to.

Gud vår Fader
tack för att vägen till dig alltid är öppen
genom Jesus Kristus.
Hjälp oss att leva i din förlåtelse.
Stärk vår tro, öka vårt hopp
och uppliva vår kärlek.


P.S. It were actually Americans who first "baptized" me George in 1998. That year one Russian-speaking IT businessman from Atlanta, GA, produced H1B visa for me and invited me to Atlanta to work in PeopleSoft implementation project at famous "Fairchild Semiconductor" company based up in Northern states. I told him during first phone interview that I had very little experience with SQL and absolutely no experience with large systems like ERP. But he was eager to make money by selling my resume to small consultancy based in Atlanta Metropolitan area which was involved in that ERP implementation project in Portland, Maine. My technical project lead was Jim Clabby.

One day Jim suggested that I should pick up some nick name to avoid further questions like "what Yury actually means?" He even came up with "Chuck" or something (i.e. those tough Russians :-) So I decided that George should become my adopted name. Jim was great American guy (!) with Irish roots and his mothers maiden name was Kennedy. On Thanksgiving day of 1998 he invited me to his house located in a middle class district of Atlanta and I met his wife, small child and mother. We prayed together before dinner holding our hands around the table. I was not baptized then and had no religious experience at all. It was sort of "initiation" ritual to me.

Jim, if you read this, thank you for that evening! It was rather memorable event!

There is nice Wikipedia page explaining the relation between native Russian/Pan European name Yury, (informal Yura/Jura), and George.

2014, July 21, updated July 26:

On July 17, 2014 civil passenger jet Boeing 777 flying from Amsterdam to Malaysia with almost 300 people on board was shot down i Eastern Ukraine by missile. All people on board died.

Details who exactly launched that missile and why (tragic mistake or terrorism/provocation?) are still emerging. Both sides blame each other.

In 2001 poorly trained and incompetent Ukrainian army shot down Russian passenger jet Tu-154 flying from Israel to Novosibirsk over Black sea.

It might be rather difficult to determine who exactly launched that nasty rocket and why(?) without serious International commission, since BOTH sides of the conflict are in possession of *same Russian manufactured system*.

What can NOT be denied though is that Russian government supports pro-russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine and supplies them with heavy weapons, equipment, instructors, etc.

Ukrainian government intercepted and published on Inet phone conversations which took place *minutes after the plane crashed* in Eastern Ukraine between Russian separatists field commander (Igor Bezler? aka "Bes", or daemon in Russian) reporting to his supervisor (colonel Vasily Geranin?) in (Moscow GRU headquarters?) that they've shot down *some* plane 30 minutes ago and that they have just arrived on site and realized that the plane was civilian and had nothing to do with their military confrontation with government of Ukraine!

This is possibly the most tragic example of what happens when sophisticated arms fell into arms of Bloody Criminals or drunken Idiots.

The audio recording of the phone call

Anyone who understands Russian well enough (Angela Merkel?) can tell that this is genuine recording because of its unmistakable "Russian style" and words used (Kazaki (cossacks), "letchiki, gde letchiki?" (pilots, where are pilots?), Pizdez/bliad (swear words), "tak tochno" (thats right sir), etc).

All this is Terrible! Because it tells a lot about current situation in Russia and in Eastern Ukraine!

Now it is a matter of establishing International Commission and identifying all those responsible for the launch of deadly missile and bringing them to International Criminal Court in Europe!

Russian politicians (colonel putin and Co.) are responsible for *sending armed terrorists and sponsoring terrorism* in Ukraine!

Western parts of Ukraine were not exposed to Bolsheviks/Communist rule until 1939 (Ribbentrop-Molotov pakt between Hitler and Stalin). Some Ukrainian people (like Stepan Bandera) always wanted to live in an independent state and some were fighting on the side of Nazis during WWII.

Eastern parts of Ukraine were always predominantly Russian areas and have strong ties with Soviet Union/Russia.

How two so different groups of people could live in peace in the same state is not clear to me.

It might be easier for them to go separate ways to avoid more bloody conflicts in the future?

What is 100% clear to me though is that:

Democratic countries should avoid singing *any* deals with criminal regime in Russia!

Killing innocent civilians (citizens of several countries) should NOT be left unpunished!

Former KGB colonel putin and his "United Russia" (mob of soviet era THIEVES and PLUTOCRATS following whoever rules Kremlin) currently in charge of both Kremlin and Russian parliament (Duma) know how to "simulate" elections and public opinion/media in Russia and can not be trusted!

There is simply NO justice system in Russia!

It is sad to see that German Chancellor Angela Merkel (physicist by education) and French President F. Hollande appeared to be sort of "friendly" with

*common working class hooligan* ("gopnik" or "shpana" in Russian slang), turned KGB colonel/machiavellian dictator putin, who is now accused by USA administration of sponsoring terrorism!

History of last century and attempts to "please" another dictator (A. Hitler) should have taught European leaders (especially in Germany and France!) to avoid "playing friends" with sweet singing PLUTOCRAT/dictator Putin.

Democratically elected leaders should avoid shaking hands with bloody dictators!

Fortunately leaders of USA, UK, Sweden, Canada, Australia and other democratic countries understand the danger of "being friendly" with dictator Putin and take *practical steps* to neutralize him and the criminal regime currently ruling Russia.

May God help us all get rid of putin and other communists/KGBeasts!

There are sings that some politicians in Russia who previously were "soft" with putin and United Russia have realized that it is no use doing so and recommended their supporters to boycott so called "elections" of Saint Petersburg governor (14 Sept 2014) describing them as "farce":

"Elections" of SPb governor (14 Sept) is farce: O.Dmitrieva, S.Mironov (leaders of Spravedlivaia Rossia (Just Russia))

Almost 100 years ago on this same day (17th of July, 1918) something ominous and tragic happened in Ekaterinbug:

Last Russian tsar Nikolai Romanov (abdicated in 1917, was cousin of King George V), his wife, their 5 children(!), family doctor and servants(!) were brutally murdered without any court(!) by Latvian and Hungarian mercenaries led by Jewish bolshevik-chekist Yakov Yurovsky.

Murder of Romanov family and servants in Ipatiev house in Ekaterinburg

Chekist Yurovsky account of "Execution of Imperial Family"

That horrible crime was planned and organized by top Bolsheviks (most of whom were ethnic Jews) Yakov Sverdlov and Piotr Voikov and was said to be approved by Lenin.

That was THE END of Russia! Both physically and symbolically!

What's grown up later on that huge territory became known as SOVOK (Russian slang for Soviet Union and USSR).

Essentially Bolsheviks and Communists "privatized" terms "Russia" and "Russian".

They also expropriated most of the country's resources twice:

First time they robbed people of Russia (including my grandparents) after 1917 cout d'etat during "Collectivization (kolkhoz/sovkhoz)" (from about 1929).

Second time they robbed people of Russian Federation during "Perestroika" after peoples of USSR rebuild Soviet economy after Second World war.

In November 2017 it could be 100 years of Bolshevik/Communist rule in Russia.

People may ask: What events of 1917/8 have to do with Malaysian Boeing?

Possibly it was a signal/reminder from God that Russians, Ukrainians and Jews are responsible for what happened in 1918 in Ekaterinburg as well as for what happens now in Eastern Ukraine? As physicist by education I know that every action has a "prise" tag attached to it.

Many Russians and Ukrainians supported Satanic Bolshevik regime after November 7th, 1917 coup d'etat.

Also many (or most?) notorious bolsheviks came to Russia from regions of Ukraine heavily populated by Jews.

Just one, most notorious example: Lev Trotsky (real name - Lev Davidovich Bronshtein).

And current (self-elected) "president" of Russian Federation putin served in KGB which was Soviet era re-incarnation of CheKa, created by Bolsheviks to terrorize and murder opponents.

Also interestingly enough it was professor of Leningrad State University with Ukrainian roots, Anatoly Sobchak, later first mayor of Leningrad, who was putins (and D.Medvedevs!) diploma advisor and launched political career of putin in 1990s in spite of strong objections from Democratic forces in Leningrad (especially after Marina Salyer investigation of putin's shadow deals in mayors office!).

Ludmila Narusova (widow of late professor Sobchak) has recently announced in her rather interesting interview that A.Sobchak did not die of a sudden heart attack (official version) but was murdered. She keeps documents related to his death in some western bank.

There is rather interesting parallel between famous novel "Dog's heart" of Mikhail Bulgakov and story of putin and Leningrad State University professor A.Sobchak. If Sobchak plays the role of surgeon/professor Preobrajensky then putin's role is "proletarii" (Russian for working class man) Sharikov ("sharik" is common name of bastard dogs in Russia)!

Excellent movie based on this novel is one of the most popular films among educated Russians! Why no one in Russian opposition noticed this funny parallel and exploited it for political purposes is a bit puzzling. Possibly because people (except for Alexey Navalny and brave girls from "Pussy Riot") are so scared by the regime and putin-jugend?

It might be a good idea to show this excellent and illuminating movie on major Russian and European TV channels in early October as a birthday "present" to dictator putin (aka sharikov) in case he would be in Kremlin still?

The parallel between stories of Sharikov/Preobrajensky and putin/Sobchak is quite illuminating! imho.

I think that before *majority* of those people who were involved with Communist Party and/or KGB during Soviet Era removed from power (Kremlin and Duma), things will not change for the better in Russia. (people say that KGB officers were required to join Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) to serve it better). This process may take some 10-15 years? God knows.

Crimes and filth associated with Bolsheviks/Communists became sort of "genetic code" (or virus) programmed into late Soviet Union and present days Russia! And it seems to me that Russian society is not capable of changing that without God's help. Interview with L.Narusova (her opinion of United Russia and many politicians) confirms that.

There must be comprehensive "de-communization" (or "disinfection"/cleaning) program conducted in Russia (removal of Lenin mausoleum, Stalin and other Bolsheviks graves from Red Square) similar to de-nazification program carried out in post war Germany.

European Union/USA should ban entry into EU/US for ALL former/current members of Communist Party and United Russia!

Members of terrorist organizations (CPSU/KGB/GRU) should not be allowed entry into EU/USA!

Such measures should send clear signal to All Russians (especially young!) and discourage them from taking part in pro-kremlin movements (like Nashi or "Molodaya Gvardia")!

After major terror act on July 17, 2014, colonel putin may follow the fate of Mubarak or another colonel from Africa. He and his KGB/CPSU "comrades" should retire asap and pray God for forgiveness! Otherwise they will be *removed* from power (e.g. by someone from his inner circle, since they do not need that "waste" any longer).

Russia needs to get rid of its last(?) Communist/KGB dictator asap, critically rethink its past and turn to God!!!

In its present condition Russia looks like a huge "Crime Zone", not a state.

That is why many post-soviet republics do their best to distance from it.

Putin KAPUT!

P.S. August 2, 2014: last week I came across rather good analytical article of Russian historian Mark Solonin with some interesting technical details of ZRK (Zenit-Rocket Komplex) "Buk" who basically confirmed my own analysis of recent events in Eastern Ukraine and role of putin/Kremlin in it. Also there is rather interesting forum/discussion on that page of what may happen now in Kremlin and how putin could be removed from power by Kremlin insiders. Rather funny reading for those of you who understand Russian (Voffka, etc. :-). Recommended.

P.S2. November 6, 2015: Recent tragedy with the broken plane of small Russian airline company Metrojet made it 100% clear to all thinking people that Corrupt and Communist Feudal system built by colonel putin is KILLING Russian people of all ages in large numbers.

Writer Prokhanov called colonel putin "Mr. Hexogen" long time ago.

Buynaksk/Moscow/Volgodonsk bombings, Kursk submarine disaster, Nord-West, Beslan, regular murders of political opponents/journalists and criminal war in Eastern Ukraine were not enough??? Now this DEADLIEST AIR CATASTROPHE in history of Russia. It seems that many historians will call putin time in Kremlin CATASTROPHE. Also colonel putin destroyed good relations with Russia's most important allies and trading partners - Europe and USA.

Top to bottom corruption, incompetence and lawlessness are key features of putins FEUDAL REGIME.

To avoid the most critical/African scenario colonel putin should better do what his former boss Eltsin did in December 1999: resign, appoint current PM Medvedev acting president and let Russian people elect their new president. The sooner Russia get new Democratic president without soviet outdated and paranoid "ideas", the better for Russian people and peace in the World. PLUTOCRAT putin is SHAME of Russia!

Russia badly needs NEW TYPE of leadership, one that was not involved with Communists or KGB, educated and familiar with Information Technologies to make its government slim, effective and transparent to citizens like in Scandinavia or Switzerland. NEW people are needed to lead the country in the 21 century!

P.S3. June 2017: Updated version of International Investigation Force Bellingcat has recently confirmed that passenger plane MH17 was shot down over Donbas area by Russian separatist forces using Russian ZRK Buk 332, which Russian government forces transported to Eastern Ukraine, gave to separatists and after MH17 plane was shot down they transported thr ZRK Buk 332 back to Rostov area of Russia to permanent location of 53 zenit-rocket brigade of Russian army near Rostov.

Bellingcat and Russian "Novaia Gazeta" identified both the driver of deadly ZRK (Dmitry Z.) and the officer in charge of ZRK 332 (Sergei Dubinsky) from their Internet media photos(!), geo location tags attached to them and GSM phone/voice recordings(!) intercepted by Ukrainian security forces in 2014.

Now it is a matter of bringing to ICC in Hague ALL responsible for terrorism in Eastern Ukraine, from their Kremlin mob leaders/sponsors to those who followed/executed their criminal orders in Ukraine!

2014, April 04:

I usually look into logs of my web-site everyday to check who has visited my Inet home, what they were looking for (search string contains that info!) and for security resons. On 20th of January 2014 size of the log was unusually big (more than 160kB) while on a regular week day it used to be about 60kB. When I opened the log file I noticed immediately that IP addresses (Google) and (Microsoft) were heavily featured in the log. Here is part of log containing start of attempt to break into my web site from Google IPs (

2014-01-20 21:28:31.811 [INFO] [] [SECURITY] match [REQUEST_HEADERS:Content-Type] against pattern [text/xml], result: 0 2014-01-20 21:54:37.301 [NOTICE] [] Content len: 0, Request line: 'GET / HTTP/1.1' 2014-01-20 21:54:37.303 [DEBUG] [] Find context with URI: [/], location: [/hsphere/local/home/geoartmat/matveev.se/] 2014-01-20 21:54:37.519 [DEBUG] [HTAccess] Updating configuration file [/hsphere/local/home/geoartmat/matveev.se/.htaccess] 2014-01-20 21:54:37.582 [DEBUG] [HTAccess] No change in configuration file [/hsphere/local/home/geoartmat/matveev.se/.htaccess]. 2014-01-20 21:54:37.582 [DEBUG] [] Find .htaccess context with URI: [/], location: [/hsphere/local/home/geoartmat/matveev.se/] 2014-01-20 21:54:37.775 [DEBUG] [] Check Symbolic link for [/hsphere/local/home/geoartmat/matveev.se/index.html] is successful, access to target [/hsphere/local/home/geoartmat/matveev.se/index.html] is granted 2014-01-20 21:54:37.775 [DEBUG] [] processContextPath() return 0 2014-01-20 21:54:37.775 [INFO] [] [SECURITY] match [REQUEST_HEADERS:Content-Type] against pattern [text/xml], result: 0 2014-01-20 21:54:37.794 [DEBUG] [] readyCacheData() return 0 2014-01-20 21:54:37.794 [DEBUG] [] submit thread AIO request, id: 274FE1B5, fd: 90, offset: 0, size: 596. 2014-01-20 21:54:37.794 [DEBUG] [] m_pHandler->onWrite() return 1 2014-01-20 21:54:37.794 [DEBUG] [] HttpIOLink::continueWrite()... 2014-01-20 21:54:37.794 [DEBUG] [] write resumed! 2014-01-20 21:54:37.794 [DEBUG] [] processNewReq() return 0. 2014-01-20 21:54:37.794 [DEBUG] [] HttpIOLink::handleEvents() events=4! 2014-01-20 21:54:37.794 [DEBUG] [] HttpIOLink::suspendWrite()... 2014-01-20 21:54:37.794 [DEBUG] [] thread AIO finished, id: 274FE1B5, failed: 0 2014-01-20 21:54:37.794 [DEBUG] [] HttpIOLink::continueWrite()... 2014-01-20 21:54:37.794 [DEBUG] [] write resumed! 2014-01-20 21:54:37.794 [DEBUG] [] Written to client: 286 2014-01-20 21:54:37.794 [DEBUG] [] Written to client: 596 2014-01-20 21:54:37.794 [DEBUG] [] Response body sent: 596 2014-01-20 21:54:37.794 [DEBUG] [] m_pHandler->onWrite() return 0 2014-01-20 21:54:37.794 [DEBUG] [] HttpConnection::flush()! 2014-01-20 21:54:37.794 [DEBUG] [] HttpConnection::nextRequest()! 2014-01-20 21:54:37.794 [DEBUG] [] Non-KeepAlive, CLOSING! 2014-01-20 21:54:37.794 [DEBUG] [] Shutting down out-bound socket ... 2014-01-20 21:54:37.794 [DEBUG] [] Available Connections: 246, concurrent conn: 0 2014-01-20 21:54:37.794 [DEBUG] [] Close socket ...

About one hour later someone from Microsoft network ( made another (unsuccessful) attempt to break into my web-site using pretty much same technique:

2014-01-20 22:56:31.922 [NOTICE] [] Content len: 0, Request line: 'GET /robots.txt HTTP/1.1' 2014-01-20 22:56:31.942 [DEBUG] [] Find context with URI: [/], location: [/hsphere/local/home/geoartmat/matveev.se/] 2014-01-20 22:56:31.948 [DEBUG] [HTAccess] Updating configuration file [/hsphere/local/home/geoartmat/matveev.se/.htaccess] 2014-01-20 22:56:31.955 [DEBUG] [HTAccess] No change in configuration file [/hsphere/local/home/geoartmat/matveev.se/.htaccess]. 2014-01-20 22:56:31.955 [DEBUG] [] Find .htaccess context with URI: [/], location: [/hsphere/local/home/geoartmat/matveev.se/] 2014-01-20 22:56:31.955 [INFO] [] File not found [/hsphere/local/home/geoartmat/matveev.se/robots.txt] 2014-01-20 22:56:31.955 [DEBUG] [] processContextPath() return 25 2014-01-20 22:56:31.955 [DEBUG] [] processNewReq() return 25. 2014-01-20 22:56:31.956 [DEBUG] [] HttpConnection::sendHttpError(),code=404 Not Found 2014-01-20 22:56:31.956 [DEBUG] [] redirect to: URI=[/default/404.html], QueryString=[] 2014-01-20 22:56:31.956 [DEBUG] [] Find context with URI: [/], location: [/hsphere/local/home/geoartmat/matveev.se/] 2014-01-20 22:56:31.956 [DEBUG] [] Find global context with URI: [/default/], location: [/hsphere/shared/apache/htdocs/default/] 2014-01-20 22:56:31.956 [DEBUG] [] Check Symbolic link for [/hsphere/shared/apache/htdocs/default/404.html] is successful, access to target [/hsphere/shared/apache/htdocs/default/404.html] is granted 2014-01-20 22:56:31.956 [DEBUG] [] Error Page, processContextPath() return 0 2014-01-20 22:56:31.956 [DEBUG] [] processContextPath() return 0 2014-01-20 22:56:31.956 [INFO] [] [SECURITY] match [REQUEST_HEADERS:Content-Type] against pattern [text/xml], result: 0 2014-01-20 22:56:31.956 [DEBUG] [] readyCacheData() return 0 2014-01-20 22:56:31.956 [DEBUG] [] submit thread AIO request, id: 6923FC47, fd: 152, offset: 0, size: 3612. 2014-01-20 22:56:31.956 [DEBUG] [] m_pHandler->onWrite() return 1 2014-01-20 22:56:31.956 [DEBUG] [] HttpIOLink::continueWrite()... 2014-01-20 22:56:31.956 [DEBUG] [] write resumed! 2014-01-20 22:56:31.956 [DEBUG] [] HttpIOLink::handleEvents() events=4! 2014-01-20 22:56:31.956 [DEBUG] [] HttpIOLink::suspendWrite()... 2014-01-20 22:56:31.956 [DEBUG] [] thread AIO finished, id: 6923FC47, failed: 0 2014-01-20 22:56:31.956 [DEBUG] [] HttpIOLink::continueWrite()... 2014-01-20 22:56:31.956 [DEBUG] [] write resumed! 2014-01-20 22:56:31.956 [DEBUG] [] Written to client: 247 2014-01-20 22:56:31.957 [DEBUG] [] Written to client: 3612 2014-01-20 22:56:31.957 [DEBUG] [] Response body sent: 3612 2014-01-20 22:56:31.957 [DEBUG] [] m_pHandler->onWrite() return 0 2014-01-20 22:56:31.957 [DEBUG] [] HttpConnection::flush()! 2014-01-20 22:56:31.957 [DEBUG] [] HttpConnection::nextRequest()! 2014-01-20 22:56:31.957 [DEBUG] [] Non-KeepAlive, CLOSING! 2014-01-20 22:56:31.957 [DEBUG] [] Shutting down out-bound socket ... 2014-01-20 22:56:31.957 [DEBUG] [] Available Connections: 238, concurrent conn: 0 2014-01-20 22:56:31.957 [DEBUG] [] Close socket ...

Interestingly on the same day someone from IP address ( that does not belong to any registered domain made several more attempts to hack into my site!!!

Shortly after I noticed those attempts I checked that IP was located in Egipt but today it points to nowhere!
Criminals tend to destroy evidence of their crimes!

george@george-X550CC:~$ whois
getaddrinfo(whois.ripe.net): No address associated with hostname

2014-01-20 22:24:41.705 [DEBUG] [] Find .htaccess context with URI: [/], location: [/hsphere/local/home/geoartmat/matveev.se/] 2014-01-20 22:24:41.711 [DEBUG] [] Check Symbolic link for [/hsphere/local/home/geoartmat/matveev.se/blog/AsusL5Gm.jpg] is successful, access to target [/hsphere/local/home/geoartmat/matveev.se/blog/AsusL5Gm.jpg] is granted 2014-01-20 22:24:41.711 [DEBUG] [] processContextPath() return 0 2014-01-20 22:24:41.711 [INFO] [] [SECURITY] match [REQUEST_HEADERS:Content-Type] against pattern [text/xml], result: 0 2014-01-20 22:24:41.712 [DEBUG] [] readyCacheData() return 0 2014-01-20 22:24:41.712 [DEBUG] [] submit thread AIO request, id: AD299FD7, fd: 53, offset: 0, size: 221261. 2014-01-20 22:24:41.712 [DEBUG] [] m_pHandler->onWrite() return 1 2014-01-20 22:24:41.712 [DEBUG] [] HttpIOLink::continueWrite()... 2014-01-20 22:24:41.712 [DEBUG] [] write resumed! 2014-01-20 22:24:41.712 [DEBUG] [] processNewReq() return 0. 2014-01-20 22:24:41.756 [NOTICE] [] Content len: 0, Request line: 'GET /blog/EFM32Gecko.png HTTP/1.1' 2014-01-20 22:24:41.756 [DEBUG] [] Find context with URI: [/], location: [/hsphere/local/home/geoartmat/matveev.se/] 2014-01-20 22:24:41.756 [DEBUG] [] Find .htaccess context with URI: [/], location: [/hsphere/local/home/geoartmat/matveev.se/] 2014-01-20 22:24:41.757 [DEBUG] [] Check Symbolic link for [/hsphere/local/home/geoartmat/matveev.se/blog/EFM32Gecko.png] is successful, access to target [/hsphere/local/home/geoartmat/matveev.se/blog/EFM32Gecko.png] is granted 2014-01-20 22:24:41.757 [DEBUG] [] processContextPath() return 0 2014-01-20 22:24:41.757 [INFO] [] [SECURITY] match [REQUEST_HEADERS:Content-Type] against pattern [text/xml], result: 0 2014-01-20 22:24:41.758 [DEBUG] [] readyCacheData() return 0 2014-01-20 22:24:41.758 [DEBUG] [] submit thread AIO request, id: AD299FD6, fd: 61, offset: 0, size: 532642. 2014-01-20 22:24:41.758 [DEBUG] [] m_pHandler->onWrite() return 1 2014-01-20 22:24:41.758 [DEBUG] [] HttpIOLink::continueWrite()... 2014-01-20 22:24:41.758 [DEBUG] [] write resumed! 2014-01-20 22:24:41.758 [DEBUG] [] processNewReq() return 0. 2014-01-20 22:24:41.758 [DEBUG] [] HttpIOLink::handleEvents() events=4! 2014-01-20 22:24:41.758 [DEBUG] [] HttpIOLink::suspendWrite()... 2014-01-20 22:24:41.758 [DEBUG] [] HttpIOLink::handleEvents() events=4! 2014-01-20 22:24:41.758 [DEBUG] [] HttpIOLink::suspendWrite()... 2014-01-20 22:24:41.758 [DEBUG] [] thread AIO finished, id: AD299FD7, failed: 0 2014-01-20 22:24:41.758 [DEBUG] [] HttpIOLink::continueWrite()... 2014-01-20 22:24:41.758 [DEBUG] [] write resumed! 2014-01-20 22:24:41.758 [DEBUG] [] Written to client: 353 2014-01-20 22:24:41.758 [DEBUG] [] Written to client: 143467 2014-01-20 22:24:41.758 [DEBUG] [] Response body sent: 143467 2014-01-20 22:24:41.758 [DEBUG] [] m_pHandler->onWrite() return 1 2014-01-20 22:24:41.772 [DEBUG] [] thread AIO finished, id: AD299FD6, failed: 0 2014-01-20 22:24:41.772 [DEBUG] [] HttpIOLink::continueWrite()... 2014-01-20 22:24:41.772 [DEBUG] [] write resumed! 2014-01-20 22:24:41.772 [DEBUG] [] Written to client: 352 2014-01-20 22:24:41.772 [DEBUG] [] Written to client: 143468 2014-01-20 22:24:41.772 [DEBUG] [] Response body sent: 143468 2014-01-20 22:24:41.772 [DEBUG] [] m_pHandler->onWrite() return 1 2014-01-20 22:24:43.887 [DEBUG] [] HttpIOLink::handleEvents() events=4! 2014-01-20 22:24:43.888 [DEBUG] [] Written to client: 77794 2014-01-20 22:24:43.888 [DEBUG] [] Response body sent: 221261 2014-01-20 22:24:43.888 [DEBUG] [] m_pHandler->onWrite() return 0 2014-01-20 22:24:43.888 [DEBUG] [] HttpConnection::flush()! 2014-01-20 22:24:43.888 [DEBUG] [] HttpConnection::nextRequest()! 2014-01-20 22:24:43.888 [DEBUG] [] HttpIOLink::handleEvents() events=4! 2014-01-20 22:24:43.888 [DEBUG] [] Written to client: 143820 2014-01-20 22:24:43.888 [DEBUG] [] Response body sent: 287288 2014-01-20 22:24:43.888 [DEBUG] [] m_pHandler->onWrite() return 1 2014-01-20 22:24:43.889 [DEBUG] [] Keep-alive timeout, close! 2014-01-20 22:24:43.889 [DEBUG] [] Shutting down out-bound socket ... 2014-01-20 22:24:43.889 [DEBUG] [] Available Connections: 245, concurrent conn: 3 2014-01-20 22:24:43.889 [DEBUG] [] Keep-alive timeout, close! 2014-01-20 22:24:43.889 [DEBUG] [] Shutting down out-bound socket ... 2014-01-20 22:24:43.889 [DEBUG] [] Available Connections: 247, concurrent conn: 2 2014-01-20 22:24:44.198 [DEBUG] [] HttpIOLink::handleEvents() events=4! 2014-01-20 22:24:44.198 [DEBUG] [] Written to client: 64860 2014-01-20 22:24:44.198 [DEBUG] [] Response body sent: 352148 2014-01-20 22:24:44.198 [DEBUG] [] m_pHandler->onWrite() return 1 2014-01-20 22:24:44.375 [DEBUG] [] HttpIOLink::handleEvents() events=4! 2014-01-20 22:24:44.375 [DEBUG] [] Written to client: 83190 2014-01-20 22:24:44.375 [DEBUG] [] Response body sent: 435338 2014-01-20 22:24:44.375 [DEBUG] [] m_pHandler->onWrite() return 1 2014-01-20 22:24:44.489 [DEBUG] [] HttpIOLink::handleEvents() events=4! 2014-01-20 22:24:44.489 [DEBUG] [] Written to client: 64860 2014-01-20 22:24:44.489 [DEBUG] [] Response body sent: 500198 2014-01-20 22:24:44.489 [DEBUG] [] m_pHandler->onWrite() return 1 2014-01-20 22:24:44.621 [DEBUG] [] HttpIOLink::handleEvents() events=4! 2014-01-20 22:24:44.621 [DEBUG] [] Written to client: 32444 2014-01-20 22:24:44.621 [DEBUG] [] Response body sent: 532642 2014-01-20 22:24:44.621 [DEBUG] [] m_pHandler->onWrite() return 0 2014-01-20 22:24:44.621 [DEBUG] [] HttpConnection::flush()! 2014-01-20 22:24:44.621 [DEBUG] [] HttpConnection::nextRequest()! 2014-01-20 22:24:44.621 [DEBUG] [] HttpConnection::onReadEx(), state: 11! 2014-01-20 22:24:44.621 [DEBUG] [] HttpIOLink::suspendRead()... 2014-01-20 22:24:44.621 [DEBUG] [] Shutdown time out! 2014-01-20 22:24:44.621 [DEBUG] [] Close socket ... 2014-01-20 22:24:44.621 [DEBUG] [] HttpConnection::onReadEx(), state: 11! 2014-01-20 22:24:44.621 [DEBUG] [] HttpIOLink::suspendRead()... 2014-01-20 22:24:44.621 [DEBUG] [] Shutdown time out! 2014-01-20 22:24:44.621 [DEBUG] [] Close socket ... 2014-01-20 22:24:44.722 [DEBUG] [] Keep-alive timeout, close! 2014-01-20 22:24:44.722 [DEBUG] [] Shutting down out-bound socket ... 2014-01-20 22:24:44.722 [DEBUG] [] Available Connections: 247, concurrent conn: 1 2014-01-20 22:24:45.701 [DEBUG] [] HttpConnection::onReadEx(), state: 11! 2014-01-20 22:24:45.702 [DEBUG] [] HttpIOLink::suspendRead()... 2014-01-20 22:24:45.702 [DEBUG] [] Shutdown time out! 2014-01-20 22:24:45.702 [DEBUG] [] Close socket ... 2014-01-20 22:24:46.722 [DEBUG] [] Keep-alive timeout, close! 2014-01-20 22:24:46.722 [DEBUG] [] Shutting down out-bound socket ... 2014-01-20 22:24:46.722 [DEBUG] [] Available Connections: 245, concurrent conn: 0 2014-01-20 22:24:47.714 [DEBUG] [] HttpConnection::onReadEx(), state: 11! 2014-01-20 22:24:47.714 [DEBUG] [] HttpIOLink::suspendRead()... 2014-01-20 22:24:47.714 [DEBUG] [] Shutdown time out! 2014-01-20 22:24:47.714 [DEBUG] [] Close socket ...

This is another "side-effect" of "Regime change" policy of USA government or "CIA spring": they simply create chaos in those Arab (and other unstable) countries they invade/destroy to create lawless areas (Iraq, Egipt, Libya, Syria etc.) and then use them for their criminal purposes (e.g. hacking into European sites/networks/devices)!

Russia has accumulated huge amounts of (gas/oil) dollars during last decade (during 1990th price of oil was about 10-15USD/barrel, while in 200* it was around 80-100USD/barrel!).

And it seems that Russian leadership build almost entirely of Communists and KGBists adopted American tactics in recent events in Ukraine trying to compete with USA/NATO for "influence" on post Soviet space.

Ukraine just happened to become a battlefield in this crazy "influence" game.

This competition/game may result in a disaster not only for people of Ukraine but for all human race!

It is much like someone with very strong and powerful body/muscles but with brain of a small child.

Politicians should really slow down until they realise that ALL things are interconnected on this planet!

E.g. USA invades Iraq and Russia gets huge boost in cache!

Or, USA ignites mass protests in Kiev/Ukraine and ousts legally elected (even if pro-Russian) president Yanukovich and as result they get pro-Russian uprising in Eastern and Southern Ukraine.

ALL things are closely connected on small planet Earth.

Both USA/NATO and Russia HAVE to behave accordingly!

Those in power should learn how to *cooperate* with the rest of the world, instead of trying to gain advantage in each case! This planet is too small/fragile for nuclear arms available to humans! Humanity MUST Mature asap!

And Europeans need to develop their own secure communications networks to avoid dependency on USA government.

Why Google and Microsoft attempted hacking into my web site?

Those two companies appear to have different reasons:

Microsoft clearly does not like Open Source Software (OSS) which becomes more and more popular around the globe (e.g. in Europe and China) because of it openness, security and cost effectiveness and those sites (like matveev.se) that promote and advocate use of OSS.

Google does not like that people expose their ties with CIA and NSA, numerous criminal attempts to scan European (WiFi) networks and those sites that describe poor (or no quality) of their Android platform which is used by USA government agencies for spying on both Europeans and Americans!

You can find more information about that on "Networks" menu/section of my site.

Owners of both companies have common Bolshevik roots (you can read about MS and S.Balmer's roots in this excellent book): "Bad Boy Ballmer".

There seems to be a coordination between those three Inet mob groups involved in this hacking attempt:

after one mob finished their attempt, another checks the result and tries again.

Fortunately, all in vain. Apache web server (developed by Open Source community!) proved to be stronger than those ... from Google and Microsoft! Their employers must be VERY dissappointed with silly employees :-)

I had to block access to my web-site from Google and Microsoft networks to stop further hacking attempts.

As a result my web-site is not indexed by their search engines anymore and visible only from independent search engines like Yahoo.com, Yandex[.com/.ru] or some others (Hotbot, Baidu, etc).

But it feels good to know that cyber bolsheviks can not access and hack your site!

If Swedish/European Pirate and other Parties would like to fight back those ..... from Google and MS they are most welcome to contact me via contact details found on my Resume page.

I can provide them complete Apache web server log files which I always keep for record!

Finally and most importantly:

Stop buying/using Microsoft and Google products and services!

When you buy a new computer explain to sales person/manager that you do NOT need/want that .... from MS and will install Linux (Debian, Mint, Ubuntu, etc) or BSD (FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, etc) yourself!

Start using Open Source products and solutions today!

Read about successful transition to OpenSource products in Muenchen/Germany (below on this page).

European Parliament should pass ASAP the "Computer Freedom Law" which should give European customers freedom of choise of Operating System when buying new PC!

This should considerably increase safety of Inet and European networks!
Also it would eliminate "corruption tax" everyone is paying at the moment to American company Microsoft.

Asus, HP, Dell and other Hardware/PC manufactures should avoid pre-installing MS Windows on new computers!
Any "Live CD/DVD" (similar to German "Knoppix" for example) is enough to check computer hardware.
There is NO need to (pre)install any OS, owner of a computer should decide!

All European schools should introduce Unix/Linux/Open Source classes to better prepare Europeans for the 21 century "connected society".

2012, November 15:

Last night I was sitting on sofa calmly reading a book and then something unexpectedly buzzed behind my back.

I turned my head and realized that droid device (HTC Wildfire S) on book shelf turned power on and started loading completely without my intervention!!! Wow, I said to myself.

Usually I use it on weekends as a modem (with prepaid SIM card) for my Linux box to check emails, browse a bit, etc.

And I always go into "Airplane mode" (to make sure no one can access my SIM card while I am in the office) and then I turn power off to save battery. And I do not use it on weekdays.

So this "peace of electronics" stayed powerless from last Sunday till Wednesday evening when it (or someone who controls it) decided it was time to turn on and start loading!!!

After software was loaded and I took droid in my hands connectivity was still off (in "Airplane mode") but to be on the safer side I took the battery from the device and put it aside.

In the past I had a chance to hear people talk without realizing that they dialed my number by touching a screen with device in their pocket playing role of microphone. That was not pleasant but at least one can explain that by human error.

But what happened last night made me think that droids are capable of surprising even IT professionals, not to mention regular users of mobile phones, surf plates, e-readers etc.

Those who know about Google sniffing of WiFi networks in Europe and cheating on Safari users may say "well, we've come to expect something like that from those ...". But this is really something new.

Given that many (or most) new models of popular mobile devices (like iPhones and HTC droids) have an internal battery one simply can NOT remove, you get an idea what can happen.

Reality we live in is such that key elements of totalitarian 24*365 regime are already in place: brainwashing machine (aka TV), "politcorrectness" (you can not say what you really think anymore) and now instruments of remotely controlling population (aka droids).

And they do not need to pass a special law in congress similar to "Patriot act" or something.

Cyber bolsheviks simply give you that bloody droid device.

VERY scary perspective!

P.S. by the way, one of the top computer programmers, founder of GNU, GPL and Free Software Foundation Richard Stallman recommends NOT OWNING a mobile phone because of privacy issues.

P.S2. In his recent Interview with BBC Panorama Edward Snowden described on camera who is involved into this Global ILLEGAL Spying Operation (NSA, GCHQ, etc) and how they do it (hacking your phone with "smurfs", Cisco routers, etc.)

2012, October 20:

From October 2008 until last year I've been using prepaid SIM card on my mobile. In September 2011 I decided to sign a (one year) contract with Telia (aka TeliaSonera). After moving to new address in late January I visited their offices (at least) 3 times in the spring worried about lack of correspondence and willing to update my address so that I do not miss the bill. Swedish boys and girls checked/updated my address and always said that everything is fine after looking into their system, no reason to worry.

Also in April I purchased another SIM card from Telia for Internet access and they got my new address one more time. Bills for that second SIM card arrived to my new address alright.

Yet one day in June I realized (after phone being silent for 2 days) that they simply disconnected me without bothering to call!!!

When I called their billing department and asked what was the reason, they said that they did not receive the payment for the bill, which they kept sending to my old address!

You might think things like that could only happen somewhere in Uzbekistan or Africa. Yet this is Sweden, where everyone's address is kept in Skatteverket central database and company can simply check/update it anytime!

After that I went to their big office in Kungsgatan one more time and notified them that I am canceling ALL my subscriptions with them (phone/Internet), service girl entered my "story" into their database.

In September I received SMS and envelope with confirmations that my one year contract with Telia had expired. Next I purchased new prepaid SIM card from other operator (Telenor) and started using that. Also I had to return to Telia office one more time since they simply removed my mobile number from the list of available numbers without asking me if I intend to use it! Couple of weeks later I got my old number back on my new prepaid SIM card from Telenor.

Finally yesterday, Friday, October 19, I received another envelope from Telia which contained among other things record (110 SEK) of my ad on Blocket.se which was published earlier this week and paid via credit card/my bank account. I checked my bank transactions and confirmed that the transaction was correctly done/paid via banking card.

Now, how come Telia knows about my calls/SMS and keeps sending me bills(!) even though I have no contract with them and been using another operator's SIM card (Telenor) from September???

And how come my banking transaction already paid via credit card features on Telia's phone bill???

Amazing, isn't it?

Telia has also got "publicity" on Swedish TV recently, when journalists discovered documents showing that Telia managers "forked" (as bribes) huge amount of money (SEK 2.3 billion!) to someone close to uzbek dictator Karimov:

This gives you an idea what kind of "culture" TeliaSonera brings to those post-soviet republics: bribery, corruption, money laundering, direct support of dictators.

If after reading this post you still need advice: avoid Telia as much as you can!!!

This company is a huge mess!

One look at their CEO's face (HS link above) should give you an idea why is it so!

P.S. If you do not want to be screwed up, avoid signing *any* long term contracts if you can: residential broadband (earlier I had similar experience with ComHem), mobile operators, etc, etc.

They gonna send you bills with fines *next day* after you received (and paid) original bill.
And if you disagree, they will get you in touch with debt collectors.

Bank mortgage is an exception!
One has to live somewhere anyway, and it's better to invest into your own apatment than to throw money in someone else's pocket!
And banks are generally more reliable than any other company.

This is how things work in Europe: they gonna try and f*** you up next month after you've signed a (long-term)contract!

P.S. last bill (hopefully) I received from Telia it was in October of 2013, many months after I cancelled a contract with them!!!

2012, August 15:

On August 9, US Federal Trade Commission announced that Google has been fined $US 22.5 million for violating the privacy of people who are using Apple's Safari browser on iPhones and iPads.

In October 2011 Google signed an agreement not to mislead consumers about company's privacy practices. Yet in spite of that it used browser cookies to secretly track the habits of millions of Safari users and collect personal information such as names, addresses or credit card details.

According to the commission, Google exploited an exception in browser's default settings, which allows temporary cookie to be installed which could open access ("back door") to all cookies from DoubleClick advertising network.

Even though it is the largest penalty ever obtained by FTC it is only a drop in the bucket compared to Google's Q2 revenues of $US 12.21 billion. This puts Google under order for another 19 years which may lead to increasingly higher penalties.

How many times FTC has to fine Google to stop this company from cheating on customers, most of whom are basically computer illiterate people?

Bolsheviks roots of Google owners give you an idea - not until this company is legally dissolved or banned from doing business.

Totalitarian regime where people have no private life, first brilliantly described in the novel We by russian dissident Y.Zamyatin, may soon become a reality if Google and similar companies are not stopped.

2012, July 31:

For the first time since November 2009, a US manufactured supercomputer installed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory tops the list of world's most powerful supercomputers.

IBM BlueGene/Q system named "Sequoia" achieved 16.32 petaflops (1015 flops) on 1,572,864 cores!
Based on latest generation of IBM PowerPC A2 architecture Blue Gene/Q processor has 18 cores running at 1.6 GHz.
16 cores are used as compute nodes, one core takes care of operating system services, interrupts, I/O and MPI, while 18th core is used as a spare if/when one of computing cores get permanently damaged.
The chip is manufactured on copper SOI 45 nm process and delivers 204.8 gigaflops while consuming only 55 watts (4 watt per core)!

Interestingly IBM's PowerPC A2 systems took 4 places in top 10 list (1st, 3rd, 7th and 8th), second placed "K computer" manufactured by Fujitsu (10.5 petaflops) is based on SPARC64 architecture.
Nvidia appears three times in top 10 with their 2090/2050 Tesla CUDA chipsets.

RISC archticture clearly dominates supercomputers hardware. And all top 10 supercomputers run Linux!

Nice :-)

2012, May 12:

Muenchen, capital of Bavaria, becomes first large city in Europe to run Open Source software on ALL City Council's workstations! Based on Debian GNU/Linux distribution, LiMux basic client includes KDE user interface, OpenOffice, Firefox browser, Thunderbird email client and Gimp image editor.

15,000 administration work stations based on Linux run OpenOffice and City Council does not have to pay several million annual license fees to *that* ugly company from Redmond, Washington.

Moreover European Commission has developed Joinup web portal which contains lots of Open Source Software, projects and recommendations to help EU cities/administrations to make a move from expensive, black box "spider-ware" to flexible, reliable and low cost Open Source systems.

Great news for Linux and Open Source community!

P.S. in summer 2014 Spanish region of Valencia made next Big step in transition of Public sector to Open Source products:

Valencia IT Department developed and implemented customizable Lliurex distribution based on Ubuntu Linux. The distibution now runs on 110,000+ PCs in schools in Valencia region, saving Millions of Euros for schools, home users and small and medium size enterprises!

FREE and Open source LibreOffice is now used on ALL 120,000 desktop PCs of the region! Other European municipalities should follow the example set by Muenchen and Valencia and save BIG money while increasing security of European Networks. Using LibreOffice will help save the administration 1.5 million euro per year(!), the government said last year.

It appears that smart people are using Linux (or Unix based) systems and Open Source, while those people who do not know how to save Open Office document in other formats stick to MS Word.

"Birds of feather flock together" :-)

2012, February 5:

On February 4, 2004, I made of the best investments of my life - purchased Asus L5Gm notebook. 8 years after it is still up and running!

Speedy Intel P4 HT 2,8 GHz processor and NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5650 video card proved to be excellent combination.

With only 512 MB of memory installed it is still capable of running latest development tools like Eclipse, NetBeans and Sun GlassFish Java Enterprise server. Even memory hungry Droid Emulator 2.x is no problem for it (on Linux, of cause). WiFi BCM43 chip and lots of peripherals including UART/RS232 I use for micro controllers programming make it excellent work station. Keyboard is very reliable and responsive, with convenient rounded keys not found anymore on latest notebooks.

"Asus, Rock solid, Heart touching", 100% correct.

P.S1.It would be really nice if Asus stopped printing that silly "Designed for ..." or similar stickers on notebooks and let customers decide which OS is to be pre-installed; HP and Dell do so in North America. BSD/Linux developers do not need that useless .... from Redmond anyway :-)

P.S2. July 2014 or 10,5 years after I purchased this great notebook it is still running (under Debian) just fine! Fenomenal quality! Bravo Asus!!!

2011, October 14:

Last week two Great Men passed away: co-inventor of Unix and C programming language Dennis Ritchie and co-founder and CEO of Apple Steve Jobs.
Two very different men: one - techie (physicist/mathematician by education) whose inventions made digital era possible, another - visionary entrepreneur, who found a way to apply those inventions to consumer devices and made them work for humanity. RIP.

Wise men say: scientists discover the laws of nature, businessmen sell those.
Time for new inventions is upon us!

2011, May 1:

I've just finished reading my first book in Swedish "G\F6sta Berling's Saga" (easy svenksa edition) av Selma Lagerl\F6f!
Started sometime last fall, I had to interrupt it because of project in Norway (STE), but resumed shortly upon return in April. As it happened with my first book in English I had to look up almost half of words on page one, quarter of words on page two, etc. Reading last pages of this emotional yet truly Skandinavian saga was really a pleasure since I did not use Norstedts at all.

Interestingly, many years ago, when I was about 10 years old, and completed initial school with all fives (top score in soviet school), commies invited me and about a dozen of other district's "otlichniki" (top performers in studies) to DK ("house of culture") and gave me a book of (unknow to me) Swedish writer Selma Lagerl\F6f "Adventures of Nils". And that book quickly became one of my dearest. Could it be that it was the sign of Gods and my destiny was already sealed? Mycket m\F6jligt :-)

2011, February 12:

Nokia drops Symbian and MeeGo, adopts Windows Phone.

Friday Feb 11, Microsoft and Nokia announced "broad strategic partnership" which essentially means Nokia will ditch its main smart phone platform Symbian and move Linux based MeeGo platform (developed jointly with Intel) to the back burner.

Big surprise? Not really, especially for those who cared to read bio of Nokia's Canadian born CEO Elop: the dude was first installing PCs in Boston Chicken and Einstein Brothers Bagels, then in a quantum leap (jewish boys usually do it that way) became CEO of Marcomedia, sold it to become president of Adobe, and finally became president of MS Business division. You can get S.Elop's short bio and photo here.

At MS he managed to get really close to Nokia's (obviously cash hungry) top management and cut a deal to have MS Office preloaded onto Nokia smart phones (have you ever used it?). So this is really the next logical step in takeover Nokia and bringing its large share of mobile market under control of MS and affiliated groups. You do not need to buy shares of a company to get control of it, installing your "proxy" on board is far less costly.

What is next and who benefits? Yep, you got it - Google's Android would be obviously last and final touch to this operation. But first S. Ballmer and Co. have to try and sell their Windows Phone to the masses. And when they fail to do so then new generation of "wizards" from Google gonna do it. Twitt/Face-book generation needs its own "einsteins" :-)

By the way, if you want to understand what MS is all about (family roots, early days, etc) and how they got there, get yourself this book, it is really worth reading: "Bad Boy Ballmer".

Nokia's Symbian and Linux (Maemo/MeeGo) R&D force must be thrilled to read that announcement.

2011, January 2:

HTML5 which is next major revision of Hyper Text Markup Language includes many new syntax features like <video>, <audio>, <canvas>, inline SVG, to name a few. Main idea is to include handling of multimedia and graphic content like video/sound clips into the standard and get rid of custom plug-ins like Adobe Flash player, QuickTime, MS Silverlight, etc and proprietary APIs that inevitably come with them.

Until recently when I wanted to see a demo developers published on YouTube I had to use either custom build WebKit (with GtkLauncher) or demo browser application that comes with Qt which is build around QtWebKit module.

But it seems that new standard is gaining more and more acceptance thanks to Steve Jobs (who called Flash "can of worms") and Safari browser (available on iPhone and Mac) as well as Google's Chrome which is also based on WebKit.

And now I learn that there's special YouTube page: youtube.com/html5 where one can join HTML5 trial currently underway and download/install browsers that support WebM format required for that. Being a die-hard Debian GNU/Linux guy (as you may've noticed from demos on this site) I was pleasantly surprised to know that Opera provides builds of their top speed and quite sophisticated browser for Debian (that is *.deb files). After installation I pointed browser to the above page clicked "Join the HTML5 Trial" link and opened the url of the video I wanted to see.

Here's the screenshot of the demo (Energy Micro Gecko Starter Kit):

Right under the screen area you can see a badge "HTML5 WEBM" which means that browser displays demo using not noisy Flash plug-in but new <video> tag and HTML5 player. WEBM label means that clip is encoded using royalty-free hight-quality open compression format (essentially VP8 video and Vorbis audio streams in a container based on Matroska project).

Other major browsers also provide support for new HTML5 elements: Safari (h.264), Firefox 4 (WebM), Google Chrome (WebM and h.264), even browser of "most hated IT company", IE (h.264), does. But only Opera provides packages for Debian Lenny. Big thank you guys! Just simplify your a bit too sophisticated UI and you'll beat them ;-) Finally, one word of caution - not all videos are available in h.264 or WebM and it is hard to tell which one is available in HTML5 format, just try it!

2010, October 6:

Nobel committee decision

W. Heisenberg formulated Quantum Mechanics, P. Dirac proposed his famous equation and predicted antimatter (positron), others (Feynman, Tomonaga, Schwinger) were credited for QED (Quantum Electro Dynamics), etc.

Here's the Question: which new law of nature or new theory those two russian-speaking-educated "scotch tape wizards" discovered or formulated? Answer: None.

Every good high school student knows the difference between two forms of carbon: graphite C6 which has flat crystal lattice and therefore easily sliced and used in led pencils, and diamond C4 which has tetrahedral lattice and is extremely strong.

Making practical use of a well known material property for (potentially) interesting technological applications is fine. BUT, what does it have in common with discovering NEW LAWs of nature or formulating a NEW THEORY which explains/predicts new phenomena?

Engineering or new technology is certainly NOT a physics and it seems to me that those who run Nobel committee gravely misused and discredited prize intended for physics.

One of the recipients (Geim, wonder where that name comes from) speaking with a burr last night on Radio Sweden (Russian language service) said that he was not afraid (proud actually) when they awarded him (parody) "schnobel" prize few years ago (for fooling around with frogs). Interestingly, term "schnobel" is used in Russia to identify those from semitic background. His wife, he added, was also a good physicist "because she's got top citing index".

And this possibly explains it all. Top citation index and "friendly" publishers is what counts in todays science. And we know who rules that part of the world.

Feel (very) sorry for physics and physicists like Stephen Hawking who predicted black hole's radiation or Hight Energy/String theorists. Schnobel prize it is indeed!

P.S. It seems that real physicists and mathematicians will have to revive traditions of P.Fermat and other great scientist - communicate directly with each other (using Internet) and avoid publishing "middleware" which only makes "opinions" and distributes prizes to those "politically correct" and "well connected" (i.e. family members).

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