Monday, January 25, 2016

Cumulative Profit North of Baseline



The comment square on the right says it all. What does it mean? It means that 
the business is paying for itself. It means being able to pay its obligations. Look 
at the green line tracing its course below 0 from April 2012 up to December
2015. January 2016 is the time it comes up from the basement. 
 
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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Rear Window


North,
Wind, I hear the gate closing
They have ducks,
Sun,
But only for fifteen minutes.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Android System Updates In the ASUS Zenfone 2


I've been using my ASUS Zenfone 2 for 3 weeks now and ASUS has upgraded the system android that it is using twice now. That's apart from the apps automatic upgrades that happens fairly everyday. So I like the support that ASUS is providing this device. I check for updates to the system fairly regularyly like twice a week. This recent system upgrade is a 78 MB download and then a 5 minute install. It took out approximately 6-7% of the battery, start to finish. 

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Keeping Back Keepassx

I'm keeping Keepassx-0.4.3 for now instead of upgrading to Keepassx-2.0
which is now available in the Fedora 23 repositories. The new Keepassx
version is suppose to be able to convert the old kdb file to the new
kdbx database format. I am getting "unable to read corrupt file"
instead. So I downgraded the package and tried to open the file again
without any problems.

What seems to be the problem here? What am I doing wrong in the convertion?
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Linux-4.3>Fedora23>GNOME-3.18

Monday, January 11, 2016

Turning My Desktop Linux Into A Media Server For Other Devices In the Network Over Wifi

I have a Linux desktop. I am using Fedora 23 in my home as my main computer. My sister uses a laptop mainly to access the internet and play some Youtube and music files. After I got my smartphone a week ago, I've been interested in listening to my music using my phone. I have approximately 800 GB of media files in the desktop. Most of it are movies and around 200+ GB are music files. I hope to turn my Fedora Linux desktop into a media server for the home network. How do I do that?

Fedora 23 has samba installed by default but I checked my system. I am lacking some packages. So I downloaded samba and system-config-samba from the repositories. Then simply add shares to the GUI. Check if your firewall policy allows samba service. Check if your router allows media server and also allows file sharing. It's easy with mine because it has a web interface.

Also you have to start samba in systemd.
      #sudo systemctl start smb.service
      #sudo systemctl start nmb.service
      #sudo systemctl restart firewalld.service
You should also enable the services permanently.
      #sudo systemctl enable smb.service
      #sudo systemctl enable nmb service

Open the file manager and click on Networks. The name of your samba group e.g. mygroup, mynetwork should be visible in the desktop file manager.

Now I went to my smartphone's file manager and a new folder contains the desktop's media files. I can listen to my music files. I can watch my movies. I'm using the default media players that came pre-installed with the smartphone. No additional software or app installed here. Just the ones above mentioned in the desktop.


Sunday, January 10, 2016

New Blogger Post, New Device, New Year

Hi Reese


You can teach an old dog new tricks.

I've been using the ASUS Zenfone2 since the 2nd. Posting to my blog with a qwerty keyboard this small is an exercise in patience. But for quick one time and necessary release.

The Blogger app is nice and helpful.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

December Income Report 2015


Last month of the year 2015 here and finished. 

Nothing unusual to note this month, much of expenses mirror 
last month's figures. Miscellaneous expenses include social 
donations and the regular christmas expenses.


Income figure is smaller this month with one contract 
termination (Edna Campos). 


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