DIY Printed Graphics Art and Sound Panel project

November 4th, 2013

Building a sound panel to hang on the wall 3×1.2m I want it to look cool for the living room as well.

panel print

I was planning to print it into fabric using http://befabbecreative.co.uk but finally my brother in law printed it for me at work.

Other companies for the printing were:

http://www.catdigital.co.uk/pages/index.cfm/about/fabrics/

http://www.citrus-rain.com/fabric.php

For the acoustic foam, the company is http://www.advancedacoustics-uk.com/ I plan to order the Class ’0′ – 4″ Acoustic Studio Foam Panel, five of them and then make the frame buying some wood and cutting it myself with my new jigsaw.

Another companies I considered to buy the foam traps http://gikacoustics.co.uk/product/gik-acoustics-soffit-bass-trap/#!prettyPhoto  http://www.novatone.co.uk and http://www.auralax.com

Originally I was going to buy the wood from http://www.woodensupplies.co.uk/gravel-board-100mmx3-6m.html but I found a local business that will deliver the wood I wanted with free delivery.

To finish up, I want to leave you some interesting reading about bass traps design.

I will post in the future photos of my living room project.

Javi

 

 

Where to Buy Wines Online

June 11th, 2013

Organic wines and beers: http://www.planetorganic.com/groceries/organic-beer-wine.html

Spanish wines: http://www.vinissimus.co.uk/en/vinos/regiones/index.html?id_region=mal

 

Fishmongers in London – Where to buy Seafood in London

May 26th, 2013

Home delivery is free on orders above £50: http://www.simsonsfisheries.com/

Another company delivering seafood: http://www.martins-seafresh.co.uk/

Fishmarkets:

4GEE problems activating SIM card – Review

December 3rd, 2012

Having problems activating my new SIM card from 4GEE. My problem persist after more than a week being charged for a service that I am not having.

Contacted customer services and few times already somebody told me that my problem will be sorted in X days and after that period no signs of anybody doing anything at EE, no updates or anything. Everytime they apologise and tell me to leave the problem with them, that they will sort it out.

I am fed up of lies and bad customer service!!

Now I am waiting for a new sim card to arrive, also promissed that will arrive two days ago. Phoned again to know if the SIM is shipped, and they just can guess that is in process cos in the their systems it doesn’t show it clearly, no tracking number or anything. I just need to wait, pray, phone back again, and enter again and again into the same loop. This is a pure joke.

On top of that they just told me that my new SIM card was shipped 2nd class and will take 3-5 days to arrive. How can they be saving money on shipping the card after all the trouble I have been through? Well, it clearly shows how little they care about the customers, if they are happy or not, we are just numbers!

Now I am building an email list from CEO to other high position people at orange, t-mobile and EE to email them and see what they think about their company.
 

 

Javier

Malaga – Milan

October 25th, 2012

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VPN server up and running on my VPS

May 25th, 2011

I did manage to setup OpenVPN on my Hosting Server.

Already using it to:

- Connect to internet in a private and secure way from any computer anywhere .

- Bypass my mobile phone internet provider blockage of applications like Skype. Now I’m connected to Skype all the time on 3G without restrictions.

- Accessing files on my home computer from my phone anywhere. Able to share files easily from two computers in different locations.

Plans to use the VPN:

- Play games with friends from anywhere like being in a local network.

- Looking for web based applications for voice calls and/or video calls.

- Looking for applications popular being used over a local network.

If anybody want to try my VPN connection, send me an email, the process is very simple and quick, just two three clicks and you will be in.

I changed the port for my VPN to 443 following the advice on https://www.bestvpn.com/blog/5919/how-to-hide-openvpn-traffic-an-introduction/

Some proxy servers just in case you need them:

http://incloak.com/

http://katproxy.com

http://www.ucbm.net

Javier

How to Avoid Censorship and Keep Private your Internet connection

May 19th, 2011

The best way to avoid censorship, avoid blocked internet services and be anonymous while using an internet connection is using a VPN, this method is called tunnelling.

What is VPN? VPN is the abbreviation of Virtual Private Network. It consists in connecting via your Internet Services Provider (ISP) using encrypted data to access to a machine that will provide you a fresh connection to the internet.

User machine -> ISP -> VPN  -> Internet

The data sent and received between the user and the VPN is encrypted using a file called key. That key is, lets say, a dictionary that transform the data to make it not readable for all the way from the user to the VPN, so the ISP just see estrange symbols.

In that way the Internet see the information sent and received from the VPN, so it doesn’t see the user. The only one knowing will be the VPN.

You can hire a server in internet and setup your own VPN. But probably the easiest way is to hire a VPN service already setup. There is many companies that offer VPN services and keep your data private, here I put some of the recommended ones:

- AirVPN. They offer paid account and free accounts (4-6 pound/month). Use OpenVPN. Is safe and dont store logs.
- CryptoCloud. It cost about £13 /month, but it will be cheaper if you pay few months in advance. Uses OpenVPN.
- SwissVPN. Around £4 /month. Use OpenVPN y PPTP. They have testing accounts, just to visit their web and check that you can configure your computer without having to register.
- Vpntunnel. £4 /month. Use OpenVPN. Dont store logs.
- PublicVPN. It cost around £4 /month.
- UltraVPN. Free service.
- Security Kiss. They have a free version with 300MB a day.Uses OpenVPN, and you can choose among 15 different servers. Only windows store logs of IP/connection permanently.

Beneficts of using a VPN service:

Bypass Blocking, Filtering and Monitoring

  • Access blocked websites from your office (YouTube, Flickr, gambling, blog sites, ICQ, email, chat)
  • Unrestricted access to TV streams, Radio streams and others
  • Use Skype and other VoIP even if it is blocked or distorted by your Internet Provider
  • Avoid being identified by anyone including governments
  • Access all content privately without censorship
  • Unblock all ports with no configuration
  • Unrestricted access for international users blocked by government control

Full Anonymity

  • Protect your identity online by hiding your real IP address
  • Assign your computer a new European IP address
  • Hide your online activities from your boss, children and spouse

No need to use a proxy any more

Traffic compression guarantees high-speed access to any site or service

Support for all applications on your computer – they are not aware of the tunnel

Radiation Levels in Japan

March 21st, 2011

Here is a link provided by my friend David in Malaga who is following the nuclear crisis in Japan now days:

http://www.targetmap.com/viewer.aspx?reportId=4870

 Radioactivity-Levels-Map-Japan

French restaurants recommended for steaks in London

March 7th, 2011
Relais De Venise L’Entrecote - Farringdon
Le Cafe Du Marche - Marylebone or LiverpoolSt/Bank (This one has a bit better reviews than Relais De Venise)

Photo doing taekwondo when I was a kid

February 11th, 2011

San Jose de Calasanz, Malaga

Somebody in facebook uploaded a very old photo from the early school days. Wonderful times!