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GoFundMe

GoFundMe

EDIT: Waste of time, I cancel the fundraising. 

I posted on GoFundMe a support request for a money collection to buy a DMR Repeater to cover the Mons area.
The crowdfunding is something mysterious to me and I don’t have idea on how it will end up, if someone will really put money on such a project or not. I’ve advertised the initiative on Facebook and Twitter and got some feedback but no money (yet!).

If you wish to contribute the link is: https://www.gofundme.com/dmr-mons

Ads & Banners

Ads & Banners

I’m experimenting the AdSense Banners by Google.
Most probably you are so used to them and you didn’t notice the banners, they are everywhere and I have serious doubts on how effective they are, that’s why I decide to place them on my portal.

IT IS NOT A MATTER OF MONEY! I don’t care, it’s just an experiment to understand if the banners are a real business or only a business for Google.

To remain in the Term and Conditions I signed with Google in order to place THEIR banners on MY website and despite I would love to, I cannot ask you to click the banners.
You are adult and intelligent enough to understand if an advertisement is in your interest and so click on it without any kind of deceptive or clear way to force you to do it.

Remember the privacy statement, but that’s Google, not me… Stay safe and use AdBlock Plus if you don’t like the banners and advertisements.

Comments on this post are VERY WELCOME!

Kosovo Cellphone Security Warning

Kosovo Cellphone Security Warning

  • Premise: I’ve been in Kosovo in 2008 and spent in Pristina some time; I NEVER flight with AirPristina or Air Pristina or any subsidiary company of them.
  • Fact: Since I left for good the Balkan area, on my cellphone I start to receive SMS with flight proposals from Air Pristina. All the messages are sent using a U.K. number.
  • Deduction: Kosovo Mobile Phone Companies are collecting and selling YOUR phone number to Air Pristina, which is using it to send SMS spam about their company.
    There is no such way to prevent this, as source phone number is changing every time and there is NO blacklist for cellphones.
    Origin is U.K. so it’s impossible to block an entire country especially if you have connections over there, neither is possible to block the source by keywords as there is no such feature on the cellphone.
  • Issues: The problem itself isn’t a big issue, it is not causing any disruption of the service but thinking a place like the U.S. where you pay (while in roaming) for any SMS received, these messages are causing a loss of money to me.
  • Solution: If you plan to travel to Kosovo, consider to carry with you a single-use SIM card for your stay in that country. Legally there is nothing you can do, as Kosovo is a “non-country” but for some countries which had recognized their independence.