Review: Pixco Pentax K to Sony E-Mount adapter


So I’ve been trying to find an E-Mount ultrawide lens as a counterpart to my lovely Pentax SMC-DA 14mm. The SEL 10-18 F4 is within my price range, but it lacks large aperture, and minimal focus distance of 25cm, a far cry from my the DA14’s 17.5cm. Samyang/Rokinon 12mm F2.0 is actually a very great…

Review: Plantronic BackBeat Pro 2


First thing first: Plantronic’s decision to use the BackBeat Pro series as their ANC headphone line instead of creating a separate line of product is commendable. By doing that, Plantronic avoided cluttering their offering with overlapping stuff and customers that are considering to upgrade from the original Pro will have an easier time to pick…

Review: TX5 Pro Android TV Box


My Dune TV101 has been tirelessly serving me as my main media jukebox. Unfortunately the tiny little fighter is starting to show its’ age. You see, for the purpose of space saving and improving quality, I’ve been slowly moving my video collections to X265/HEVC and the TV101 just can’t keep up. So I decided to…

Review: Lenovo N700 Dual Wireless Mouse & Presenter Combo


The N700 is a usb/bluetooth 4.0 combo wireless mouse,  as well as  a combo of mobile mouse and a laser pointer equipped wireless presenter. Does that sound confusing to you? It really isn’t. Basically you connect the N700 to your PC or laptop either with the included USB dongle, or by pairing it your laptop…

WannaCry|WannaDecrypt0r patching notes on Windows Servers platforms


So we just finished rolling out updates to a bunch of our Windows 2012 R2 servers, right in time for the WannaCry malware breakout, which exploits a vulnerability on smbv1 protocol.  If you haven’t been keeping up with security patches, these are the list of patch that you need to get for Windows Server 2012…

Eatinerary: There’s a Shrimp Burger under the rock


OK, allow me to explain. The title is a pun of some old Indonesian saying that means someone might have an ulterior motive for doing whatever he’s doing. And since we’re doing shrimp.. so.. sort of.. anyway.. Let’s move on What you’ll need for the patties: Peeled and cleaned shrimps, I made 4 patties out…

Review: Ghost In The Shell 2017 Movie


I don’t usually write movie reviews, but since we’re talking Ghost in the Shell, so I just have to. I’ll make it short, I promise. WARNING! Spoiler ahead . . . . . OK, here it goes: Artificial Intelligence When both are contained in a cybernetic shell, can you differentiate a human consciousness from self-aware,…

Channel Bonding Guide on CentOS/RHEL


I’m recycling one of my old post regarding creating a channel bonding from multiple network interfaces with some updated instructions to make it work on modern linux distros. ..In a video format. Have look: As for the config files’ templates: /etc/sysconfig/modules/bonding.modules #!/bin/sh if [ ! -c /dev/input/uinput ] ; then         exec /sbin/modprobe bonding >/dev/null…

Eatinerary: Grilled steak with mushroom cream sauce


My bog standard steak marinade consists of: Worcestershire sauce, Balsamic vinegar, Mustard, Salt, to taste, Black pepper, grounded Mix all of the marinade ingredients together, and marinade the steak for at least an hour, the longer the better. As for the mushroom cream sauce: Butter, Garlic, minced Button mushrooms, sliced, either fresh or brined is…