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…

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…

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X230


I know, I know. A review of 2012 laptop in 2017? Ludicrous! So I marked the end on 2016 by crossing another entry off my bucket list, which is to own an IBM/lenovo ThinkPad. I never intended to buy them new, because a new T or X series ThinkPads, which to me, are the only…

Where is my my.cnf? And disabling strict mode in mysql


Due to having to maintain compatibility with coping with old and perhaps broken codes, I decided to turn off mysql strict mode. It started with the php paging spurting out  database error such as “Error Number 1265” \As well as these “Error Number 1292” This happens because MySQL server is running on strict mode, and…

sftp hardening with chrooting and ACL


Chrooting is always a great option when you want to roll out  a service that will be accessed by a lot of users, even more so if it’s on the internet. On OpenSSH’s sftp server, chrooting is a couple of lines of setup away. You can add ACL on top of that to get more…

Updating Nvidia Graphic driver on your Ubuntu 14.04/15.04/15.10 boxen


The release of SteamOS bring a slew of new exciting new games to our beloved platform, on top of hefty discounts on them as well as a couple of other titles. I just started playing  Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor and halfway through downloading Spec Ops: The Line. I’m currently on 14.04 and it originally…

Preventing your smtp server being marked as spam sender


So my last post talked about setting up an smtp server strictly for the purpose of sending e-mail out.  Google sometimes categorizes such server as a bulk sender. Mail servers don’t usually like bulk senders, since they, for the most part are source of spams and advertisements. Below are a couple of pointers that could…

Realtek r815x USB 3.0 Ethernet adapter on Linux


So if you’re using Ubuntu 14.04 (and derivatives) and you are having trouble using an RTL815x based USB ethernet adapter, like connection being dropped after a while, or the interface simply refusing DHCP, please make sure that you’re using the latest available kernel for your distro. To check: ikhsan@SlaveE:~$ uname -r 3.13.0-37-generic If you’re using…

Linux Gaming and fancy gaming mouse: Logitech M950 Performance MX vs TT eSports Level 10M Hybrid vs Steelseries Sensei Wireless vs Razer Ouroboros vs Apple Magic Mouse


Well, now that you have installed Steam and PlayonLinux, download some games, you’re ready to play your games, right? Not quite? So today, I’ll be doing a brief comparison between some high end (price-wise) mice. We’ll be covering the highly regarded Logitech Performance MX M950, the Ouroboros, an ambidextrous wireless offering from Razer , TT eSports…

My 10 essential Gnome-Shell extensions


While hating Gnome Shell seems to be a popular stance among linux users, I actually like it, and have been using it since version 3.4, to get away from that monstrosity called Unity (which is as of now is actually quite good). Anyway, while it’s not as customizable as combination of Gnome 2, Compiz, and…

Starting WhatsApp Web in webapp mode


For one of the most anticipated apps, WhatsApp Web is underwhelming. That being saud, it is a step to right direction, and I use it quite extensively. To most of us, the WhatsApp Web look like this: As you can see, it looks just like any Chrome windows. While it’s okay and functional, it looks…