Category: Site & Blog News

News about our website and our blog

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Earthquakes News

Since 2011 we record all the earthquakes in the Philippines. Every year we encounter about 2000 earthquakes. Most of them are weak, but about 12% are felt and about 5 or 6 are very...

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Sorry for the silence

We are really sorry for having interrupted our series “East Mindanao Discovery Trip” for such a long time. The problem has been and still is with our Internet Service Provider “CAMTECO”. The picture below shows last...

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With a little help

With a little help from my friends – who does not know this song by the Beatles and wonderfully performed by Joe Cocker. We from Silent Gardens help a bit almost every day. Today had...

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Camiguin – powerless again!

Camiguin lives a difficult week. Electrical power comes and goes in a furious rhythm.  The worst, even public utility companies such as CAMTECO do not have auxiliary power supply. This chart shows the situation...

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Women like Silent Gardens

Women like Silent Gardens! This morning we analyzed Silent Gardens to see where we can improve, what interests readers and from where our readers come. Have a look in our statistics. Women like Silent...

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Silly job

Silent Gardens want to help people coming in and going out of the Philippines. OK, we like much more those who are visiting the country but with the current economy, we also have to...

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Honeypot for Spammers

Last week I wrote about Chinese spammers and hackers. After the first shock I decided to install a Honeypot for Spammers. It worked wonderfully. The definition of a Honeypot “A server that is configured to...

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Inside the LW301

Yesterday I wrote about my hunt with the Wireshark to discover the secrets of the Oregon Scientific LW301 weather station. I got somehow stuck by  the behavior of this little bugger. Chatting UDP and...

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Shark hunt on LW301

Shark hunt? As a passionate diver, shark hunt is an absolute “no-go” for me. But as a networker I love to go hunting with a shark – with the Wireshark. Wireshark is one of the...

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Captcha problem

Several readers of our blog informed us that the captcha in the comment form was not displayed. We have now changed the captcha plugin to allow you to comment our articles. Sorry for the...

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Earthquakes Philippines

Earthquakes Philippines page is updated and enhanced. The recent earthquake swarm in the sea off Cortes in Surigao del Sur and an interesting feedback from Juerg in Makato motivated us to make these changes. Since 2011 we...

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Hacked and abused

Our website had been hacked and abused. A hacker from the Ukraine found a back-door in our spam protection. He got inside and used our server to send spam messages. The same hacker seems...

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Goodbye Uli …

This afternoon, on White Island, we gave the ashes of our dear friend Uli to the sea. Some close friends and his whole staff accompanied him on his last dive.  During our last longer...

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Our blog rediscovered

Our blog rediscovered a lost contact. A few days ago I reorganized our blog so it shows the article titles in the link instead of the page number. Yesterday evening I just had a...

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Airline Races ?

Yesterday evening I checked the airspace situation over Manila (MNL/RPLL). I do this rather often when we expect guests, to check the congestion around NAIA. I got a bit astonished, when I saw CEB...