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Mina With Us Here And It's Christmas 2015

Hi Reese

December 21 - January 2
It's all about the green mangoes.

Just checking.
Blogger since August 2007. Linux user since 2004. Fedora 23 Kernel 4.2 GNU/Linux

Income Expense Profit Chart: Looking Back Now

Generating charts from raw data has never been this easy if you're using LibreOffice.
My goal of course is tracking that green line towards positive numbers. I'm nearing that goal unless something adverse happens. 

Blogger since August 2007. Linux user since 2004. Fedora 23 Kernel 4.2 GNU/Linux

Tenant Security Deposits Accounting Treatment

Hi Reese
Formerly, tenant deposits are treated as income when they  are received and expenses incurred when contract is terminated are recognized in the month contract is terminated which may be far apart. 
The effect is income is overstated in the contract start and expenses are overstated in the month contract is terminated. No liability is shown for the amount of the deposit which is the real nature of the tenant  deposit. 
So NOW, tenant deposit is recognized as liability. The liability is recognized for the life of the rental contract. It is discharged when  the contract is terminated. Any amount incurred as expense in excess of  the liability is Bad Debts. 
Journal Entry: (1)Cash                                                                              XX.xx             Rental Income                                                                            XX.xx             Liability-Name of tenant-Deposit                                           XX.xx                    to record start of …

Do I find Fedora Linux Buggy Or Unstable?

The last Windows operating system I used is XP and although it isn't buggy or unstable, security is far and wide atrocious. The first 15  minutes of using XP, my personal computer PC is already infected by malware and virus but as long as you don't connect to the Internet  you're okay. That was 2001.
I have used Debian, Ubuntu and OpenSuse since 2007, hopping from one distribution to the other as long as I can find a spare PC or laptop. I really have settled on Fedora for personal taste and preferences. I like GNOME and Fedora brings GNOME fresh to my PC. Of course it  wasn't love at first sight a few releases back. Fedora's installer  needed work and important repos like for the NVIDIA drivers and  proprietary music and video codecs are difficult to enable. It wasn't  for somebody who's just starting out his journey in Linux land. 
Since then, open source graphics drivers have changed the world for me. I don't hunt for drivers nowadays. Printers and scanners seemed  …

Profit Comparison 2014 And 2015

When you are hungry, you work harder.  --
Blogger since August 2007. Linux user since 2004. Fedora 23 Kernel 4.2 GNU/Linux

Income, Expense & Profit Chart

From January To November 2015

This is an 11 month snapshot of operations from January 2015 to end November 2015.  --
Blogger since August 2007. Linux user since 2004. Fedora 23 Kernel 4.2 GNU/Linux

The Martian "Watch"

The Martianis Mark Watney an astronaut left behind on Mars with meager resources. 

He has to solve many problems of human survival on another world. He has to breathe air, but the atmosphere on Mars is very thin. He needs water, but accessible drinking water on Mars comes from biological processes he has to maintain. He needs food, enough to last until rescue arrives from Earth. Of course, Mars won't cooperate with plans and things go south, things explode and Mark Watney makes mistakes. 

What strikes me about The Martian is they didn't turn this into a drama about science. Mark Watney dances around, the script is light and the relationship between NASA employees and the astronauts were down to earth. There were running jokes about mission commander's taste in music (disco) and the bull* is present in the conversation. I guess the astronauts weren't gods after all.
The movie didn't depart from the book by Peter Weir. All the science are intact even the NASA speak.The…

CNN Content Organized Automatically

Due to the Paris attacks today I immediately turned to CNN and my attention is quickly drawn towards the video as always with breaking news. Then my brain wants some answers and I scan down to the text.

When I scan down the video/media content moves to the side where I can still watch it. Here's a good reason why web sites track our habits when we visit them. The tragic events in France remains the center piece of it, but also providing needed context and information.

App For A Web Site

You can create an "app" from a website. The practical use of this feature is with your blog site. I created an app from my wordpress and blogger web site. You just need to open the wordpress page or blogger page in Chrome. Then click the menu icon on the right corner, choose tools then Add to Desktop.  Choose an appropriate name for your app. Perhaps something short and unique.  Once created the app for the web site is easily launched from your applications.  Ok. Another suggestion is to create an app specifically for creating new post. Again, open and navigate to your web site's new post / create new post page in Chrome. Click the menu icon, choose tools and Add to Desktop. Whenever you get that itch to tap a sentence or paragraph for a post, you can just launch the app for your web site.

Food and Utilities Graphical Analysis

Two of the most important part of expenses, Food and Utilities,  requires understanding. 

Most of the data points averages between 7,000 - 7,500. That is 230 to 250 pesos a
day for two persons. 

Utilities include electricity, water, phones, internet service. Overall utilities have gone down over the 4 year period. It averages below 5,000 now.  --

Income Profit Expense October 2015

Happy holloween everybody.  Some unexpected repairs in October and some re-stocking of supplies at this time increased expenses. 

Blogger since August 2007. Linux user since 2004. Fedora 22 Kernel 4.2 GNU/Linux

dnf repolist After Upgrade To Fedora 23

bash-4.3$ dnf repolist all RPM Fusion for Fedora 23 - Nonfree 39 kB/s | 218 kB 00:05 determining the fastest mirror (3 hosts).. done. Fedora 23 - x86_64 - Updates 27 kB/s | 4.8 MB 02:58 RPM Fusion for Fedora 23 - Free - Test Updates 35 kB/s | 205 kB 00:05 Fedora 23 - x86_64 21 kB/s | 43 MB 34:02 RPM Fusion for Fedora 23 - Free 79 kB/s | 738 kB 00:09 RPM Fusion for Fedora 23 - Nonfree - Test Updates …

Upgrade, Update and Keeping In Touch

I try to remember not to sign my email blogs as this blog posting
method(Thunderbird) does not remove the encryption characters. I always
sign outgoing email. The last time I forgot, I had to go to the blog
website and edit the post then update.

I finished upgrading from F22 to F23 on the day F23 is suppose to be
released. They released it all right, just like they say they would. But
I started downloading 2 days before, and I have F23 the next day. I just
did an update today - a modest update of about 150 MB of packages.

Here's GNOME 3.18 on Fedora 23 Today. (above)
If you're wondering about the number of opensuse emails, I subscribe to
a lot of fora - debian, ubuntu, opensuse, archlinux, and fedora. I like
to keep in touch.

Donato Roque
Blogger since August 2007.
Linux user since 2004.
Fedora 23 kernel 4.2.3 GNU/Linux

Upgrading Fedora 22 To Fedora 23

Upgrading from Fedora 22 to Fedora 23 is a command line away.

#dnf system-upgrade download --releasever 23

The command will download upgradeable packages from f23 repos. Note
this does not include application from third party like in my case
megasync client. What it include are packages from RPM fusion, which
means your codecs and packages you downloaded from the repo.

After the download is complete you can reboot.

#dnf system-upgrade reboot

The reboot process will automatically install Fedora 23.

Finally clean the cache with

#dnf system-upgrade clean all

Donato Roque
Blogger since August 2007.
Linux user since 2004.
Fedora 23 kernel 4.2.3 GNU/Linux

Upgrading Fedora 22 To Fedora 23

Happy Fedora 22 user here and quite surprised after trying to upgrade to the next version of Fedora.

I'm expecting that the upgrade won't go because the Final release is on the 3rd Tuesday but I was fiddling with the terminal and the dnf command. So i did:

#dnf system-upgrade download --releasever 23

expecting, as I said, to get an error. But lo and behold! It connected to the Fedora 23 64 bit repos and calculated what packages to download for my system.

It then gave me the packages to be downloaded from the Fedora 23 repos including the RPM Fusion repos. Yes they are ready this time.

It started downloading the upgrade packages!
I can't download 2.5 GB right now. So I watched for a while and decided to pause the operation until I can get a better internet speed later in the day. I'm in that area where the time of day affects the speed of the connection.

I'm under no illusion that this is the Fedora 23 Final Release. They won't release until the 3rd. So I'…


If you can do one thing well

Do that one thing the best way you can

for the country.

- --
Donato Roque
Blogger since 2007.
Linux user since 2005.
Fedora 22 and Linux kernel 4.2.3 user.

A Happy Fedora 22 User

The release of Fedora 23 the next stable version of Fedora Linux is  delayed to the 3rd of November. Of course most of us Fedora 22 users are waiting for the next stable version to be released but waiting one more week isn't a big deal. Fedora is a cutting edge distribution. Packages are the freshest I've ever used in a distribution. I'm on kernel 4.2.3 and  this was released by the devs the first week of this month. 
I have not encountered any instability from Fedora 20 onward. I've  updated it to Fedora 22 continuously every stable version becomes  available. My experience with the distribution is that most problems are solved by the release of new packages as they are made available. I'm using GNOME as desktop environment but you could just use dnf to  remove it and install another. I'm looking forward to GNOME 3.18. I hope that it too would be stable in Fedora 23.  --
Blogger since August 2007. Linux user since 2004. Fedora 22 Kernel 4.2 GNU/Linux

Fedora 23 Final Release Moved To November 3rd

Yes I'm too late to blog but the news is that Fedora 23 Final Release encountered show-stoppers. Developers  delayed its release to November 3rd. 

Blogger since August 2007. Linux user since 2004. Fedora 22 Kernel 4.2 GNU/Linux

House At Maly, 2015

window framing, late 60s style wood panelling --
Blogger since August 2007. Linux user since 2004. Fedora 22 Kernel 4.2 GNU/Linux

Core Expenses After Four Years: Data And Analysis

Depreciation includes Property Improvement and Equipment cost spread over 30 months and 24 months. 

Food expenses for 2 every month, remains on average at 7,000.

Utilities include electricity, water, phone and broadband services. 

Blogger since August 2007. Linux user since 2004. Fedora 22 Kernel 4.2 GNU/Linux

Typhoon Koppu #Lando Makes Landfall

Hi Reese
US Navy Weather forecasters upgraded Koppu to Super Typhoon because it further intensified to 240 kph winds. This weather will bring 40-60 mm / hr rainfall over a an area of 600 km. for the next 3 days or more. In fact the storm is so slow at 12 kph that it will still affect the country within the whole week next week. 
Just go Koppu why don't you?

Blogger since August 2007. Linux user since 2004. Fedora 22 Kernel 4.1 GNU/Linux

Exciting Times

Take a leap of faith. You'll never know where it will lead. Exciting times. --
Blogger since August 2007. Linux user since 2004. Fedora 22 Kernel 4.1 GNU/Linux

Fedora 24 Schedule

These are plans for Fedora 24 and are subject to change. 
Blogger since August 2007. Linux user since 2004. Fedora 22 Kernel 4.1 GNU/Linux

Expense Report September 2015

Items that stand out are taxes and licenses for January,  medical expenses in August, returned deposits for August. --

4th Year Income and Cost Report

Hi Reese
Sending you my Profit and Expense report this September 2015. 

Blogger since August 2007. Linux user since 2004. Fedora 22 Kernel 4.1 GNU/Linux

Income Profit Analysis

Income-Profit analysis from July 2014 to September 2015 (quarterly)

Turn around, if ever I see one. good cost control. 

Kim Davis Is Not A Martyr

Kim Davis is the Rowan county clerk from Kentucky who refuses  to issue marriage licenses after the Supreme Court of the United States ruled to recognize gay marriages. There were others who  sought clarification from the courts about that ruling. Kim Davis challenged the court's order for her to resume issuing marriage licenses. Finally, a federal judge ordered her jailed for contempt of court when she still refuses to follow the court. 
No doubt, Kim Davis is standing firm on her principles. 
But she's not a martyr. Nobody is persecuting her or people standing up for their principles. She has a position, an elected position. Those who put her in that position wants her to do her job. She has injected her personal religious beliefs into her job. and worse, she refuses to  do her job. 
When ordinary workers do their jobs poorly, they get fired. When  elected officials don't do their jobs, they get impeached. That will  cost taxpayers delay and money. For the couples who wanted to get marr…

Evolution *Not* Crashing on Fedora Forum Emails

Hi Reese
I don't know what got updated, what package in Fedora was patched or  fixed but Evolution is *not* crashing  when I open users-request* emails from the fedora forum anymore.  I got 5 of 5 from them just today and they did not crash Evolution mail. Good job. --
Blogger since August 2007. Linux user since 2004. Fedora 22 Kernel 4.1 GNU/Linux

Cutting Down Trees

The neighbors are cutting branches off their tree. A couple who lived at least fifty years are trying with ladder and rope to climb and trim their tree. The man  climbed twenty feet and is shouting instructions to his wife down on the ground. I'm next door well next yard and listening to my collection of BestEverAlbums.  Every now and then, words would come raining down, loud and unclear. I think  they were in German, I'm not sure. 

Some words speak for themselves, some I just guess the meaning from  context. He wasn't angry just loud. 

He tied this rubber hose up twenty feet to the branch and somebody is  tugging at the end on the ground. I guess she's his wife. He's up the tree with a saw. An hour later, the words are getting desperate and futile. The tree would not give away its branch. The morning goes to noon now and the midday  temperature moves to 32 degrees. I'm sweating in the shade. 
He is loud again. The sun goes full bore and the branch creeks read…

Iglesia Ni Cristo, EDSA and Justice

Politicians are always willing to buy votes. They can do it with cash or the expression of their opinions. Obviously they would rather express and part with their opinions since they love their cash more. 
Religions have their hands all over politics. Kings were heads of churches and Popes  anoint Kings if you remember history. Last week, the Iglesia Ni Cristo, occupied EDSA and stopped traffic for hours. They have a permit given them by the city of Mandaluyong signed by Mayor Abalos. Filipinos who use this highway were angered and took to the social media. The Iglesia Ni Cristo wants the investigation by the Department of Justice to stop. This investigation started with an alleged detention and kidnapping of members of Iglesia Ni Cristo by its leader. Secretary Leila de Lima rightfully, investigates any  crime reported by citizens of this country. 
Should government keep its distance from matters of faith as the Iglesia Ni Cristo wants it to do? Did the leader of Iglesia Ni Cristo illegally deta…

August Expense 2015 Tally

I'm doing this monthly reporting again because a lot will be forgotten soon if I don't. To summarize: basic expenses include food, utilities and repairs. Food and utilities are self-explanatory. Utilities include electricity, water and phone bills.

Repairs were formerly expensed out in the month they are incurred or paid. This year I changed the treatment of all repair costs. I am capitalizing them all and putting them all to Property Improvements except for repairs specific to the period, non-recurring and small. I will systematically charge this cost over the life of the assets as depreciation. This treatment will be more logical and values assets more accurately.

Security Checklist In Linux

Hi Reese

I just finished reading a security checklist made by the Linux Foundation for its
system administrators. I'm going to set them down at least the most critical ones.

Enable Secure boot. Use it in hardware that supports it.
Enable UEFI rather than legacy BIOS.

Full disk encryption via LUKS.

Consider Distros that are widely used. Consider distros with automatic updates.

Use two browsers-one for work related browsing and the other for play or the rest.
Consider these add-ons for installation. No Script. HTTPS Everywhere. Privacy Badger.

Use a password manager. Use unique passwords for all sites.

Protect your SSH keys and PGP keys.


Evolution Mail Vs. Thunderbird Mail Clients

For the most part of my computing experience, I have been using email
clients in the desktop and laptops. These would be Outlook, Evolution
Mail and Thunderbird in various machines, in different times and in
many scenarios. I have tried in lesser degrees other email clients but
these three form the bulk of my email experience.

I have not used Windows OS for a very long time now so I can't write
much about Outlook.

I want to recommend both Evolution and Thunderbird to users looking
for an alternative to Microsoft and Mac. Having done that I want to
talk about some issues about these applications for the rest of this

Evolution Mail is both able to handle email and calendaring. It can
work with OpenPGP and encrypt or sign your emails. It is integrated
with the GNOME desktop to manage your keys and for desktop notifications

Thunderbird Mail is able to search your email fast. It is extensible
so you can add OpenPGP integration and calendaring. At version 38.x,

Pamana, the Philippine eagle, Is Dead

Somebody Shot Pamana, the Philippine eagle. The Philippine eagle is an
endangered specie. This is so profoundly sad.

Fedora: Everyday Computing

Fedora 22 is the current stable version of the open source Linux operating system I'm using for my desktop. I love Linux and I prefer using it from any Windows or Mac operating system. 

Most of what I do in the Web I do using Mozilla's Firefox browser. Firefox browser comes with Fedora by default. 
Email is handled by Evolution as well as calendar functions. I use gEdit for text manipulations. If I need more than text editing there's LibreOffice Writer. 
I use GnuCash for my Accounting and Financial recording needs. If I need graphics for my data, I open LibreOffice Spreadsheet. 
For media like music and video I use gmusicbrowser and SMPlayer. 
There are a few non-open source applications in my computer. I have skype. I have megasync for syncing files to the cloud.  I still have flash but the way things are going it will go the way of the dinosaurs. 
I mostly play Super Tux Kart and Quadrapassel. 
Use my PGP key for privacy. Privacy is a human right.

A Visit From The Salazar Family

in picture: jun,tessie,rosemarie,imee,epe,evelyn,mina,danny
July 2015 Maly San Mateo Rizal --
Use my PGP key for privacy. Privacy is a human right.