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curious, analytical, problem solver

Dec 2, 2017 - 2 minute read - Comments - linux

Windows98 in 2017

Last summer I was able to get a fully functional Windows 98 computer for free! Some household is cleaning their basement / garage and decided to give away this magnificent computer. I gladly picked it up the curb as I have a use for it - Linux! The specs are not that fancy - 15in CRT monitor PS/2 mouse and keyboard Intel Celeron 533MHz 64MB RAM 10GB IDE HDD Intel 81x built-in video card CDROM 1.

Dec 1, 2017 - 2 minute read - Comments - android

Android Apps For Accessing My Homeserver

Sometimes I need to upload screenshots from my phone to my homeserver. Luckily there is an Android app called AndFTP. AndFTP allows you to connect to remote servers using several different protocols - FTP SFTP (secure FTP over SSH) FTPS (secure FTP over SSL / TLS) SCP (SSH secure copy) What I want is scp, as I already have a running instance of ssh on my server. On a Windows box I use WinSCP, and on a Linux box I use scp.

Nov 30, 2017 - 1 minute read - Comments - uncategorized

Google Analytics

This site now utilizes Google Analytics! I had tried many steps on how to make it work, manually editing pages to insert the code etc etc. But in the end, this is the most easiest and efficient way to integrate Google Analytics on a site generated by Hugo. Edit config.toml file - vi config.toml Add this line if it does not exist yet, replace UA string with your Google Analytics string -

Nov 29, 2017 - 1 minute read - Comments - linux

Directory Listing

I just noticed that I can do directory listing on my site, and it will happily list the contents of the directory without warnings or errors. See screenshot below - I don’t want that for several reasons. Instead what I want is a custom error message to be displayed whenever people try to do a directory listing of the site. Quick fix is to use the custom 404.html from the theme I’m using, but instead rename it as index.

Nov 29, 2017 - 1 minute read - Comments - finance

DJIA plus 255pts!

I just had to post this, DJIA gained 255pts yesterday Nov28 2017! That is very good news for investors like me, it means there is unrealized profit on our investments. Just for 1 day, my investments had unrealized profit of 107cad due to the spike in DJIA. In no way I can earn 107 just by doing nothing, or worse even regular bank accounts can’t give you 107 just for 1 day (not unless you have maybe billions sitting in your bank account).

Nov 28, 2017 - 1 minute read - Comments - linux

Linux CLI and vi cheatsheet

Most of the time I am working on the command line to access my home server using ssh / scp, and using vi to edit files. This will be handy as a reference guide for the Linux commands and also for navigating vi.