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I moved to Media TempleApril 6 2009

I moved to Media Temple

I moved my hosting to Media Temple Grid Hosting. This way I can host all my projects on this fantastic server which scales according to the needs. Till now everything works fine and the transfer was a breeze.

The speed is really good. Much better than godaddy and it supports mysql 4 and 5, ssh and sql db's

The only minor thing, which really is only a visual thing, is that in the hosting control you see the initial web site that you used when you created the account name as the server and all other domains that you add look like they are children of this domain.


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JPG.GRAugust 11 2008


I am working on a new website called Right now we are in a very early closed beta stage, but if everything goes well the project should be live pretty soon. This is a photography related site, not photosharing, and it is totally COOL!

If anybody wants to help on testing and be one of the initial members of this project, you can post a comment here and let me know!

By the way the site is in Greek (no English translation yet)


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Flickr API and PHPFlickrJuly 11 2008

Flickr API and PHPFlickr

The last few days I've been working with the Flickr API. It is really exciting and the options are limitless. With the API Flickr really opens up a whole world of photography to your hands.

I am using PHPFlickr which is a PHP class that integrates all the flickr API functions and it just works.

Imagine the possibilities? You can have a whole photo sharing site using a small server using very little bandwidth and a few kilobytes of html. I will be posting here updates soon.


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The iPhone 3G is coming to Greece. Almost...June 10 2008

The iPhone 3G is coming to Greece. Almost...

Yesterday night (or day for Americans), Apple showcased the iPhone. It is a new version of the very successful phone, music, internet device that Apple released last summer and it is updated to include 3G support, GPS and a new (cheaper for me) design. Apple confirmed that the new phone will be available to 70 major markets and for the first time in history that includes Greece (a major market? we don't even have an apple store).

The iphone will be released on the 11th of July. But that's only for some lucky fellows that live in 21 major-major markets, while the rest we have to wait till some time this year to get our hands to the new device.

The phone looks really good. Obviously the had to cut down the price. I mean £260 plus a 2 year O2 contract in UK for around £50 per month was a lot. I could buy tomorrow the N95 8gb which costs £500 device only for free with a 12 month contract for around £30. So the new prices are $199 and $299. Now in UK can't say for sure it would be great if price was £100.

In Greece Vodafone will be the provider and I am really interested to see what the prices will be. Greek market is a very very strange market. People pay a lot of money for a contract that basically gives nothing (a few free minutes) and we also have to pay for the device. To give you an example, when we arrived back to Greece we registered with Vodafone for 2 new contract for me and Galia. We pay around 30 each for 150mins free that's 2,5 hours, no free messages and of course no free phone. I had to combine both contracts bonus and give on top an extra 100 to get a simple but very simple Nokia.

My estimate: iPhone + 2 years contract for about 55 euros per month plus 300 to 400 euros plus whatever other way they find to collect more money from a device that will definitely sell.

Good luck to us all!


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Firefox - Download day 2008May 30 2008

Firefox - Download day 2008

From the Firefox website.

Set a Guinness World Record - Enjoy a Better Web

Sounds like a good deal, right? All you have to do is get Firefox 3 during Download Day to help set the record for most software downloads in 24 hours - it’s that easy. We're not asking you to swallow a sword or to balance 30 spoons on your face, although that would be kind of awesome.

By the way, the official date for the launch of Firefox 3 will be posted here soon - so check back! Join our community and this effort by pledging today.

Pledge now


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