Thursday, November 26, 2015

How to setup custom tk domain for your blog

I was wondering these days if there is any free domain name provider. After a bit of googling i discovered the freenom.com site that can provide tk domains for free, but you have to renew it every year. The site also allows to register .com sites. I wrote a walk-through how to do this:

Step-1: Go to freenom.com or dot.tk and search for the domain you want.


Step-2: If the desired domain is available then you continue with the domain registration

Step-3: Click Order Now button. Here you have to verify your account by email. Verification link usually comes after 4-5 minutes.


Step-4: Go to Blogger Settings and find Publishing option in your dashboard.

Step-5: Then enter your Tk domain with www in the empty textbox.

Step-6: Hit Save button, you get a Error: "We have not been able to verify your authority to this domain. Error 12." Google provides you with two CNAMEs.

Step-7:  Go to Freenom site in a new tab and click on Domain Panel and then click on “My Domains”.

Step-8: Now click on "Manage Freenom DNS" and it will take to DNS MANAGEMENT.

Step-9: First of all Select “CNAME Record” from type option then write “www” in Name and “ghs.google.com” in Target. Next copy the other information provided from Google.

Step-10: After 10-15 minutes return to the open page of the blog and press save. Our site is up. Check it here: www.malvanos.tk

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Sunset Nicosia

Enjoying the sunset from my new home in Nicosia. Not the best city to live in, but not bad either. I just wish it had less traffic and more... green as every big city.

Sunset in Nicosia, Cyprus over the buildings.
Sunset in Nicosia, Cyprus over the buildings.
Sunset in Nicosia, Cyprus over the buildings.
Sunset in Nicosia, Cyprus over the buildings.

Friday, November 20, 2015

PC Gaming + Nostalgia

Not long ago i remember buying my 3dfx Voodoo3 3000 and running my old games. I remember the huge difference that the hardware transformation and lighting could provide. I was fanatic of Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit at this period. I had a good friend from the neighbour home and from time to time we were playing together in the PC trying to make the best time. I still remember his expression when we lunched the NFS again and saw the new graphics. My setup was a Cyrix 6x86 350 running at 250MHz with 32MB of ram initially that i upgraded them to 96MB later. My first graphics card had something like 4MB and with the upgrade to Voodoo3 3000 i went to 16MB. Enormous difference. Take a look on the difference of using Software vs Glide of 3dfx:




At that period i was using my PC mostly about playing games and nothing else. So the first thing i did is to install the games included with my 3dfx card. I remember two or three games. The first was the Descent 3 and the other one, what i played the most the Unreal.... When i first saw the graphics, i just said.. wow. This is not possible, my PC can't create these graphics real time and with vast open spaces. It was just a new machine. Just to get an idea of the intro screen:



Recently i stumbled upon a video regarding History of games. I will suggest you to watch if you ever played games and interested in the history.




Thursday, November 19, 2015

Acropolis of Rhodes

The Acropolis of Rhodes is an acropolis dating from the Classical Greek period (5th–3rd century BC) 3 kilometers from the center of Rhodes in Greece. There are a number of monuments that someone can visit, including the temple of Apollo, the stadium, and the ancient theater.

I have a good friend that prepared a very nice video of this area:



I also included various photos from the area:
City of Rhodes, Greece, Acropolis

There is also an ancient stadium that exists nearby the acropolis temple:

  Rhodes Acropolis Circus