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My Personal Blog. English is my second language. I'm a geek and like to watch a lot of series and movies. I also like InfoSec I'm European

On Black Friday I bought new Nvidia GTX 1060 OC 3GB graphics card. It was on sale at 199€ price point so I had to take the opportunity to buy it. The installation process was quite easy process. Take the old GTX 750 ti out and put the new one in. I use linux so I do not need to update any of the drivers. It just works out of the box. I'll be buying new 4k display in few days so it might me little challenge to fix the scaling to good position. I still haven't found a setting that would zoom the display 4 times the normal and scale it on the one screen only.

Why I hate my ISP

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I have 100Mpbs down and 5Mbps upload on my internet contract. This only seems to be working only 46Mbps/5Mbps. Some times the whole internet is down and my ISP doesn't even know that. I've asked my ISP on twitter that why is internet down in the whole area. They answered that it's may have been a malfunction in a system but they don't know why. This happened today after mid night. I've called my ISP multiple different times and said that my internet is slow and asked why is that. They've said that they would look in to that. In a couple of days the internet speed goes close to my full internet speed but it only lasts for a week or two. I'm just getting tired for this. I just want an intenet connection what I'm paying for. Even tho I would have 50/5 intenet for the reason that they could not provide better but why they then are providing 10/1, 50/5, 100/10 and 200/20 speeds and not only 10/1 and 50/5 that they are able to provide.

I have Resilio Sync running on one of my servers to sync all my important data for example my school work. If I do a change on my computer and save it. Then it will automatically update to the sync and when I get home all my files will be synced from the VPS to my main PC. This way I don't have to worry about losing any of my data or think where I've put some file. They are all in the same folders in every computer that I have because of Resilio Sync. If I delete some file by accident it will go automatically to the archive folder under ".sync" folder where I can restore the file. This archive feature can also be turned off if you are working on bigger files that will fill up your PC. I've been using Resilio Sync (former BitTorrent Sync) for the past few years and I've noticed that this is the most fastest and the most easyest way to move files between computers.

Paying with your mobile phone

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I've recently got interested in mobile paying and its implications. It would be very useful to just tap your phone in to the paying terminal and go on with your day. But I've discovered that in order to make these available in stores you need to buy a device that you tap. Yes it's the same kind of thing that's already on many paying terminals but seller needs to buy a new one to process that kind of transactions. And when I'm trying to find out where I can pay with my phone in stores. It only shows McDonald's. It'll be interesting to see how the people and companies integrate these to their services.

My fault

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Today I may have lost all my school work while trying to install YunoHost on my VPS. Installing YunoHost you need Debian 8 run it. Before I had Ubuntu 16.04 on that server. So I decided to install Debian 8. After installing Debian on that VPS I remembered that I had all my school work on it. I sent a support ticket to the VPS provider. Now we shall see if I get my school work back.

Update: I didn't get any of my school works back from the VPS provider. Now I shall do my school work all over again that I have not returned yet. Also I didn't pay for them to backup my stuff. What I've learned today that you should always backup your stuff even tho you firstly think that you don't have anything important on that device or server you should still backup.

Update: I've passed all those courses that I had stuff on that VPS. :D

I'm using few different VPS:es to manage my files and websites on day to day bases. This is sometimes quite hard to manage and watch what's on what VPS. Every single one of my VPS and other websites/domains are on a different service. Why they use different service you ask? Because that service at a time of buying is the cheapest and the best alternative on that kind of use. My goal is to organize how I manage them. First thing is that I put all the VPS and website services in same bookmarks folder so I don't forget to pay or manage them. Second thing may be to put them under same email address. Maybe create new Email address to just manage my web services all together. In this blog I'll be updating this how I manage them and my other life regarding to technology.

  • Westworld
  • Timeless
  • Westworld is a new series that can be found on HBO. It's about Robots that don't know they are robots. They think they are humans. If you find it interesting here's the link to the trailer: Link

    Timeless is about time travelling and catching the bad guy that changes the present time and trying to erase one thing form existing. Here's the Link to the trailer.

    I bought my Galaxy S7 about 2 moths ago and I upgraded from LG Nexus 5. There was some noticeable performance boost compared to Nexus 5 but benchmark wise there was huge boost in performanse on antutu. I got about 3600 points on nexus 5 but on Galaxy S7 I got a score of 130000. I have rooted my nexus 5 and installed Cyanogenmod on it. But with my new S7 I haven't rooted it yet. I have had temptation to do it but I'm not ready to lose my data yet. This is my first Samsung device and I'm very satisfied with it. On the first day I installed Google Now Launcher and the basic social media apps like twitter and instagram. On the following week I installed Zeronet on it and it was quite easy to do with Musickiller's guide on his zite. I've noticed only one fixable downside: it's very slippery. Over all it's fast and high-end android phone with Samsung's skin on top of it. I recommend this product.

    Batman V Superman "Review"

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    There was the Batman part of the movie, the Superman part of the movie and fighting scenes. I liked the Superman and the fighting parts most because I've seen Batman origin from 5 different series and movies with different actors. I didn't like the first half of the movie but the second half was action packed and more to my liking. My favorite part of the movie was when Bruce opens Lex Luthor's files which he stole few scenes ago. In the files he discovers Wonder Woman, Flash, Aquaman etc. The files are a sneak peek to future films from the DC. I got goose bumps when I saw Wonder Woman on the big for the first time. All in all it was a good movie. I'll give it 80% on Rotten Tomatoes scale. Now I just need to wait a year for this to continue. But first I need to see Wonder Woman -movie next year. :D

    Here's the DC movie release date schedule form Wikipedia: W3Schools

    Batman V Superman

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    Going to see it on friday. Hopes are high so hopefully it satisfies :D W3Schools