HP Mini 2140, Broadcom 4322AG, European WiFi channels

I just spend many hours trying to track down why my HP Mini wouldn’t connect to my home Wifi network when I set my channel to 13.

After installing varying drivers, I still couldn’t get it to work, so eventually I downloaded thelatest drivers, then I searched the registry for Broadcom, and found 3 entries with a Country setting of US. I changed these to GB, re-booted and my HP Mini can now see my Wifi network on channel 13.

Using SMF SSI when your forum is in a subdomain

I’ve been battling to get SSI working for some time now when I had my forum in a subdomain, ie http://forum.smartphonesoft.com. Fortunately I came across this information, which fixed it for me. The actual fix from that site is as follows:
Create a "vhost.conf" file in "/var/www/vhosts//conf/"

php_admin_value safe_mode off
php_admin_value open_basedir none

Rebuild the domain configs for the particular host via:
/usr/local/psa/admin/sbin/websrvmng -u --vhost-name=
or rebuild all via:
# /usr/local/psa/admin/sbin/websrvmng -a

Integrating twitter into my other sites using PHP

Ever since Twitter changed their authentication method I have been meaning to fix my software update scripts so that they automatically post new software to Twitter.

Fortunately a quick Google search took me to this excellent HOW TO which had me up and running in a very short time!

May Solar data

The PVI Desktop continues to play up, loosing data for the odd day here and there.

I am looking into getting something like a Raspberry Pi and hooking it up to the invertor for better stats collection. Has anyone hooked their Aurora up to a Linux box at all?

I also submitted my FITS calculation for a further payment.

Solar news for February

I’ve got some basic reporting back up and running for January and February and also investigating using a Linux Plug computer for real time reporting.

The good news is I received my FITS payment for £204.96 promptly via direct debit.