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Dec 20, 2017 - 2 minute read - Comments - uncategorized

2017 Christmas Countdown

Christmas is around the corner! And I think it is a great idea to create a countdown timer! This page demonstrates inline HTML with markdown language. The script executes in realtime and displays how many days / hours / minutes / seconds left before Christmas! Great tool for those who are doing their last-minute shopping! I am not a fan of HTML, but I love markdown! Credits to w3schools for the HTML code.

Dec 19, 2017 - 1 minute read - Comments - finance

Dividends - Another Way to Earn from Investments

I didn’t realize that it was the last day to get dividends from my investments! I checked my online account and the dividends are there, automatically reinvested. Dividends is another way to earn from investments, and if you compound them for 25-30years, it will be a lot! This is what I like investing, doing nothing and your money works for you. And since I am lazy, I follow the Canadian Couch Potato model for investing!

Dec 19, 2017 - 1 minute read - Comments - linux

Server Uptime Using Cron and Text File Manipulation

This page will display the uptime of this Linux server and refresh every 5minutes. Uptime is the number of hours / days that a server is powered ON - no restarts, no reboots, no buts. For personal preference, a server with high uptime is just pure awesome! That means a sysadmin was able to maintain the system in tip-top shape without the need for a reboot! Or it could also be the reverse!

Dec 18, 2017 - 1 minute read - Comments - uncategorized

Why Hugo Instead of Wordpress

Recently I was asked by a forum member why I’m using Hugo instead of WordPress. Here are the requirements of Wordpress - Wordpress needs webserver. Wordpress needs PHP. Wordpress needs a database. Here are the requirements of Hugo - Hugo needs a webserver. Hugo needs a webserver. Hugo needs a webserver. Here is my answer - Wordpress needs those 3 items to do the job for more features and blings.

Dec 18, 2017 - 3 minute read - Comments - uncategorized

Last Minute Tech Shopping

I just acquired a bunch of vintage laptop for FREE. Vintage as really vintage, a laptop with a built-in floppy drive, modem, CDROM and Windows98 (not SE). These are Pentium I / Pentium III laptops with 80MB / 160MB SDRAM with 6 / 40Gb HDD. The laptops still work OK despite the age, but the only missing item to make it modern is a network interface and Linux! Several ways to get a network interface for this, depending on price, availablity and percentage of it working -