Friday, March 27, 2015

Ubuntu issues and problems

So after about a year of using my Acer Aspire laptop I decided to get myself a new solid sate drive to replace the hybrid drive. And with this I thought why not try installing Ubuntu instead of the ol' windows setups. Here's my experience so far.

My major issues that made the laptop unusable or simple irritate me:
  • Mouse freezing! to fix: ctrl+alt+f[1-5] and then again with ctrl+alt+f7 to get back to gui
  • Memorizing/Save the screen brightness upon selecting when adjusted [source]
  • Better use of gpu, install best (even if proprietary driver) to use it better come back from standby mode when opening screen

Lack of things that I wish it had:
File manager:
  • easier manipulation of saved favorites in connect to server -- modify this file ~/.cache/nautilus/servers [source]
  • percentage of disk space used (on left side when clicking computer) -- see filesystems of system monitor

Update Aug 2015: I have upgraded to windows 10

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

does work after cancling or without hubspot subscription

So we use hubspot for couple things, and they use the URL shortner in social media posts.

I was wondering if those links would still work after cancelling our subscription, so far the information I got was Yes it will work. But no analytics on the links of course - since you cannot access the dashboard, naturally.

We will see if this is true, only time will tell. Updates coming in the next month (after migration to wordpress)

Let me know in the comments if you had experience with and hubspot migration blog to wordpress.

Thanks for visiting

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Latest phishing email - Re; Proposal Penny Lee

As the title, this is the latest phishing email I got with the subject: Re; Proposal
from the email: Penny Lee
With attachment: DOC.pdf -

XMP toolkit 2.9.1-13, framework 1.6
This PDF document has 1 page, please note that most malicious PDFs have only one page.
 This PDF document has 10 object start declarations and 10 object end declarations.
 This PDF document has 2 stream object start declarations and 2 stream object end declarations.
 This PDF document has a cross reference table (xref).
 This PDF document has a pointer to the cross reference table (startxref).
 This PDF document has a trailer dictionary containing entries allowing the cross reference table, and thus the file objects, to be read.

Raw/original message:

Let me know what you think.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

My simple git cheatsheet

Of course there are many of these out there but I just needed the simplest one so here it is:

got to the directory and do this:

git add --all .
git stage .
git commit
[add message and click control x, yes and enter]
git push
[enter your password]


Hope this helped, let me know if there's anything wrong, different, etc in the comments below.
Using ubuntu 14.04 with git installed.

Monday, March 2, 2015

3 Mechanics of Bitcoin

Lecture 3 in the series

1. Transactions (Inputs and outputs.)
2. Scripts (OP_RETURN)
3. Application of bitcoin scripts (Smart contracts)
4. Bitcoin blocks
5. Bitcoin network
6. Limitations & improvements (Transactions per second, Crystallographic algorithms, Forks (hard and soft))

[Download here]