Monday, January 25, 2016
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Friday, January 22, 2016
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
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?
Blogger since 2007.
Monday, January 11, 2016
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
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
Sunday, January 3, 2016
The last important email I got for the year is about the climate and
how man-made greenhouse gases are changing the world's weather to
extremes. After several days into the new year, climate change is the
most important item in the news and this is a political year in the
United States with the Presidential elections coming. It caps the
Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the United Nations' report on
the carbon emissions of countries around the world.
We are doing something about climate change and fossil fuel emissions
but it may not be enough. Is it too late and too little?
Twenty Fifteen is also the year of the renewables. I am talking about
the renewable sources of power- solar, wind and hydroelectric. Major
investments in these electricity sources surged this year with
commitments from China and the United States to increase the role of
renewables in the production of power.
Blogger since August 2007
Linux user since 2004
Fedora 23 kernel 4.2 Gnu/Linux