Yet another new year and a new blog theme

Say hi to 2018 New year, 2018, arrived surprisingly early for me. I had not expected 2017 to end. But it was over in a blink of an eye. I am still not done with 2017. Left with many uncompleted tasks and resolutions. That’s why I delayed writing a new …

Necessary tools to become a better blogger

Introduction I am not a good writer and definitely a professional blogger neither. But as a hobbyist blogger for years I came to know some valuable tools that wished someone had shared with me without learning the hard way. This post explains useful tools to help you to become a …

How to add Terminator as i3 WM scratchpad

Scratchpads in i3 are gems. They are very useful and handy and add more productivity compared with widgets. In fact, I am writing this post in a scratchpad (popup terminal) via Vim. However, the downside of scratchpad is its difficulty to configure. It requires some hassle to get it working …

My notes on AWS essentials course

Recently I took a 6 hours AWS essentials course provided freely by Linux Academy on Udemy. Even though that I had some experiences with AWS, I decided to take note of some important concepts for my future references and then decided to publish it here so anyone can benefit from. …

Amazon Kindle pros and cons, a techie’s perspective

Introduction After months of thinking and internal conflict with self, will publish the details in a post soon, last month I purchased an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite e-reader. Within weeks of actively using/experimenting with it, gained some interesting experience which is worth sharing. Disclaimer: points discussed in this post are the …

Dead of the great Openshift 2

Dead of the great Openshift 2 – as many of you may have known by now, Redhat is discontinuing Openshift v2 by the end of September 2017 for free users. They have already informed customers via email and publish the news on the site, click here. The death of Openshift …

Enable MySQL query logging in Ubuntu

In this post, I explain about how to enable MySQL query logging for all queries. To enable query logging, historically you needed to edit my.cnf file under /etc/mysql path. However, the path and the file name is not valid anymore. In the newer versions, you need to edit mysqld.cnf that …

Running Jenkins in local, what I learned

Jenkins is an open source automation server written in Java and is highly valuable when it comes to Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD). I started to explore more about Jenkins in the recent months, even though previously I was its end-user. It is quite amazing and there are …

How to install pip3 in Ubuntu 16.04

The default pip version for Ubuntu 16.04 is 2.7 which is quite outdated. For instance, it is impossible to get mpsyt to work with pip 2.7. Any attempt to install pip3 using sudo apt install python3-pip will be resulted in getting this message: Fortunately, there is an easy way to …

Happy Nowruz 1396

It is always great to find every possible opportunity to celebrate despite of nationality, religion, etc. Happy moments are great and precious that usually last short but registered for long time in our memories. And in short life of ours put smile on our faces numerous time, whether in that …

How to AMPtize your WordPress site

Earlier in this post, I introduced Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP). There AMP technology and its features discussed. Current post aims at implementation of AMP for WordPress platform via plugins in easy steps for non-programmers and those who do not have experience in web designing. One of biggest advantages of using …