Pictures at last.
Reykjavik at what they call "night" here
Polly the parrot
Marieta's crazy brother Hristo
A burnt electrical motor of a Golf 3
Green, Metal, Stone
A 1300 years old tree and a 55 times younger human being for scale
A bulgarian girl on the airplane. I think I'm obsessed with small kids.
Bansko after sunset
A perky cat
a 20cm long lizard
Petko in a pub in Amsterdam
dog in a box
Two pumkins drinking from the same glass
Green, Metal, Tree
Raining in Bansko, B&W
friend says: hi, i need quick help if you have 2 min boyan says: shoot friend says: what was the statement not to store config in nvram, but in flash? i am running out of nvram on one box Router#wr Building configuration... %No memory available % Warning: Saving this config to nvram may corrupt any network management or security files stored at the end of nvram. Continue? [no]: boyan says: copy running-config filesystem:filename how about service compressed-config friend says: already there boyan says: there is no way to tell the router to load the config directly from flash when it boots as far as I know friend says: i *think* i've read somewhere that it's possible but thanks, anyway i will let you know if i figure it out boyan says: and... clean up your config .. friend says: eh easier said than done -rw- -220KB- -date- -filename- it's one big config, eh? boyan says: I know biggie. the biggest I've seen was about 170K friend says: this is config of some -router- it has static -config line- for every -customer- TWICE boyan says: akhm... how about something dynamic ? friend says: i know working on it boyan says: is that config at least generated ? or hand-edited ? friend says: generated anyway boot config flash: somefile boyan says: nice so you need to put that into the nvram config and when the boot image loads it it will tell the real IOS to load the flash config when it boots is that the way it works ? friend says: still trying to figure it out, because this boot config is not available on this box back to drawing board withdrawn THEY ADD -CONFIG LINES- MANUALLY! boyan says: do they ever remove -config lines-? friend says: now, that's a damn good one... i think so they do a secretary "has a program" and she just runs it, "put some -config line- and then just put it all in the program and i confirmn it with wr" goddamn scary!!! boyan says: and the program is telnet.exe ? friend says: i would be almost sure it is i don't even want to dare take a look boyan says: go take a look it will be funny to know friend says: -router- is down now some people thought reboot will fix startup-config ( i ewven bet the lunch that it won't ) anyway, talk to you later. i need to fix this i need beer she goes: start/run/telnet x.x.x.x boyan says: noooo way friend says: i bullshit you not! boyan says: I'm blogging this ... no names friend says: anyway, need to go fix this. talk to you later boyan says: ok friend says: god almighty it IS funny, isn't it? boyan says: it is. it's like these BOFH jokes friend says: it'a actually unbelievable btw reloaded the damn thing copy saved running ( 2 minutes ) wr and it compressed it to 50K sometimes i really hate cisco
I just got back from my short two-week vacation in Bulgaria. Of course with no access to the Internet and no business phone calls.
It was nice.
I was in Sofia with Eti for a couple of days. Met friends in Sofia.
Then in Stara Zagora for another couple of days. Met some nodes of the complicated family graph (not tree) there.
Then in Bansko with Marieta for about 5 days.
And then another day in Stara Zagora and Sofia in transit to Iceland. Met friends in Sofia again.
The whole trip was dedicated to syncing up with Eti, cause we haven't seen each other f2f for some three months. The Bansko trip was the most relaxing vacation I've taken for some time. Bansko is one of the three biggest ski resorts in Bulgaria. It's fame is from more recent times than the other two - Pamporovo and Borovets. The place was until recently а mountain village and still is to a large degree with animals like cows, sheep and chicken living in it. It is not a working ski resort at this time of the year. The season ends at 18th of April, so all lifts were closed. Most hotels and restaurants (Mehana) were open though. I like summer mountain vacations more than summer sea vacations for some reason. We also went around Bansko. To hut "Vihren" (1950m above sea level). There was still a bit of wet snow there. And to a 1300 years old tree called "Baykusheva Mura" after the guy who found it some 100 years ago. The trunk is some 3 meters in diameter. Quite a big one.
The Iceland-> Bulgaria trip was through Amsterdam with a one-night stay there. Meeting Petko en-route was fun. He seems to not have enough fun around his work there.
To Bansko and back was by a car borrowed from a family friend. Apparently he had the car laying around and doing nothing in his garage, which is not usual for Bulgaria. Special thanks to him for lending the car to me. We had a minor car failure on the way to Bansko. It kept on working with proper care until we got back. I hear father has fixed the burned radiator fan electrical motor already.
Sofia to Reykjavik was through Prague and Copenhagen. The transfer was guaranteed in Prague only. The Sofia->Prague flight was half an hour late so I didn't catch the Prague->Copenhagen flight I was scheduled for. I caught a later flight to Copenhagen so I had to reschedule the Copenhagen -> Reykjavik flight for the next day, which happened just 10 minutes before the deadline for rescheduling the reservation or loosing it, which is three hours before the departure of the flight. I ended up in Copenhagen just after 22:00 local time. Caught the train to downtown but, because of wrong information indicated on the train station information screens I ended up fouling around Denmark until finally about 00:00 I was at the Copenhagen Central train station. Slept in a cheap hotel there. On the next morning I was back to the Airport by train and caught the Iceland Express flight to Reykjavik.
I'll post some photos later today.
I will be in Bulgaria from May 13 to May 25. Everything is ready for the trip - tickets, laguage, reservations and me. I even checked the (always unreliable) weather forecast to make sure I have the right coat and umbrela for the weather in Bulgaria.
I implemented a new light dimming plan for the bedroom. I simply added a layer of thick dark-blue curtains. You can see the result below, in cheap late-night commercial style.
I found this sign in front of my house. Even if it is a joke, it ain't funny. Ain't funny at all.
Just got back from the Kraftwerk (flash player required) concert in Reykjavik. It was extremely good. I should have sneaked the photo camera in, but I didn't. You know me... always following the rules. Anyway, again, the show was extremely good and I'd recommend it to anyone.
The weather (and light :) ) was excelent and I went downtown for a small photo session. I managed to almost fill the biggish 256MB flash card with some 100+ photos and to almost exhaust
ed the first batery. That's why I did bring a second batery and second flash card with me, just in case. So here are the picks.
The first two got uploaded to urbanstyle.org for review by photo hobby fellas.
The Sony DSC-V1 proves to be an excelent camera, although the bright reflections from the water totally messed up its metering system and most pictures were underexposed. I should have expected that and tuned the exposure compensation to aid it. Now I know.
The Rubik cube got accidentally snapped and then I thought it is cool.
I have two Gmail invites to give away for free to anybody interested. The first two people who post comment to this post requesting an invite will be served. Please include your email address.
_Total_ strangers are welcome.
Blogging continues in English. Sorry father.
I'm going to Bulgaria for some 10 to 15 days. Starting from May 13.
I'm traveling on the 12th with a one-day stay in Amsterdam to meet Petko.
Eti's new photo camera finally arrived and is making great photos. The whole thing - hardware, shipping, customs processing and taxes came out to be 25000 ISK (roughly 280 EUR) or 40% cheaper than the same model from a local shop. With Sony's international guarantee I don't really see neither the point of buying the camera from here nor the additional value that the local shops are putting on it.
It has been a slow sleepy week for me with some sore throat sickness in the last two days. Nothing serious, hopefully.
Excitement about being in Iceland is slowling being replaced by some rather dark feelings and thoughts. It was to be expected.