How to use Huawei E1550 on Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6)

I recently upgraded to Snow Leopard and wanted to download iPhone SDK, since Dialog GSM has really cheap bandwidth, I got a 2 hours on my Kit Broadband package. I’m using a Huawei E1550 but unfortunately the Mobile partner that came with the dongle didn’t work on Snow Leopard. With a bit of Googling I came across Huwaei Device site and downloaded Dashboard for Mac OS X 10.6 and unzipped it and then unzipped (only zip file in the downloaded zip file). The ISO file needs to be mounted with Disk Utility and not the Disk Image mounter.

Then the familiar Mobile partner will open up, and follow the instructions on the screen.

Hope this helped someone in a similar situation ๐Ÿ™‚

Interesting domains going on sale

While building R2G Tools I discovered some interesting and rare domains, I jumped at the opportunity and registered them. Now they are going on sale to raise funds to make R2G Tools better. Here are the domains.
Page rank 3 domain with a generic term. Rare opportunity no direct marketing firm should let go. and
Pair of page rank 7 domains. Not sure what iaews stands for but I’m sure what ever you host will make to the top of the Google index fast. Great SEO value.
Page rank 5 domain. Great for a US based health care firm. If you are lucky New Jersey based Meridian Health will definitely be interested in this domain. Great opportunity for an experienced domainer.

Send me your offers, these domains are going fast as I need the cash fast to improve R2G Tools and I’m not very good at hard selling ๐Ÿ™‚

Building R2G Tools

I started out building a tool to discover recently dropped domains and in the process domains search engine with a twist. You can check it out at R2G Tools . This was a extremely challenging project, with more than 120 million domains in the world and extremely tight budget. I finally pulled it off last week end. You would be surprised that is running off 3 commodity servers (mainly for redundancy, I could have squeezed it into 1 with only slight performance hit).

What’s behind

Database; MongoDB is the main database backend, with MySQL used to hold non domain records. MongoDB was chosen because of it’s ability to handle large amount of objects, schemaless and ability to index keys. Thanks to MongoDB I can search, count and even insert and update records in few seconds (most operations are few milliseconds).

Web application framework; is completely built with CodeIgniter. It’s my framework of choice. I like it’s clean and lean architecture.

Servers; I’m running Lighty behind Varnish HTTP accelerator. I also use eaccelerator to optimize PHP code. I also have a memcached instance on the web server to cache data from MySQL. Goal is to speed up as much as possible. There are 2 MongoDB instances sharing the load which the application connects. Everything is running off 3 Athlon X2 servers, 2 running MongoDB instances and one running the application.

Why use both MongoDB and MySQL?

That’s because I didn’t want to put all my eggs in one basket. Any data that doesn’t change much like WHOIS servers put into a MySQL table. Information such at WHOIS data were stored in a MongoDB collection.

What I gained?

Lot of experience about data mining, storing and analyzing. I learned a lot about how to optimize data mining, I managed to bring down the time it takes to analyze all the domains for drops to few hours from few days by just pre sorting the zone files. I also gained few rare domains and high page rank domains. I have become a domainer thanks to the project ๐Ÿ˜€

Please head over to R2G Tools and give it a try,ย  you might discover a great domain while you are there and make a huge profit. Do not forget to send me some feed back ๐Ÿ™‚