Installing TinyCore Linux on VirtualBox

I really don’t know how to start this post except saying Linux is awesome. Recently, Linux turned to 25, thanks Linus and RMS for all your efforts on Linux and GNU projects. Anyway, let’s get down to business. Allow me to introduce you to TinyCore, a minimalist Linux with only … Continue Reading →


How to add keys to Python dictionary

Python has a strong feature to allow you to check availability of keys in a dictionary (AKA json string) on the fly and edit it. I recently, ran to a case that requires to check whether a particular keys are available in the dictionary. If keys are unavailable, add to … Continue Reading →


Story behind Ubuntu Indicator Weather

Last week, I have seen a great news about my Ubuntu Indicator Weather and decided to write a post blog about it. The story started in last year November when I decided to create a weather webservice with Spring Boot built on top of Open Weather Map service with additional … Continue Reading →


How to set allowed lower and upper value of Gtk Adjustment component

I have limited experience in Gtk+, even though I studied it around four years ago. The newer version has brought some changes which sometimes seems confusing particularly when using Glade Interface Designer for building the UI. Part of it is due to lack of good documentation and part of it … Continue Reading →


Python in one post

Two years ago when I started learning Python I had made a small note for myself as a quick reference which turned out to be so handy. The time I made the note I did not consider about sharing it. Now, after two years when I was working with Python … Continue Reading →


How to fix corrupted filesystems in FreeBSD

I have an installation of FreeBSD on VirtualBox and once in awhile I work with it. Working with FreeBSD indeed is very amazing and it is a world itself. Anyhow, few days ago when I was working with the FreeBSD on VirtualBox on my Ubuntu machine, Unity got crazy and … Continue Reading →


How to turn a semi-lousy Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite to a Linux beast

No doubt that the title of this post is more similar to Soviet-Union or North Korean propaganda rather than a serious tech related post. But there is no doubt that Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite is a lousy tablet at best, if it is not a total garbage. Why? To … Continue Reading →


Getting started with Spring Boot on OpenShift

In the previous post, I described how to run MongoDB on an OpenShift gear. In this, I expand the topic and explain about deploying a Spring Boot application to OpenShift. Basically, Spring Boot is an abstracted version of Spring with the purpose of fast development of production-ready apps. Spring Boot … Continue Reading →


Getting started with MongoDB on OpenShift

I am fairly new to MongoDB, even though I have some knowledge about NoSQL databases concepts. In the last two days I was thinking to give a try to MongoDB and work with it in actual environment. To see how Mongo works with large data, I have targeted to import … Continue Reading →


Reinstall package manager in FreeBSD 10.X

pkg_info/pkg_create/pkg_add commands have been replaced in FreeBSD version 10.X by pkg. Personally I think the new package manager is quite amazing and way better than the old one. For more details about new features, refer to this link: https://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/pkgng-intro.html However, on very rare and unusual occasions pkg might break and … Continue Reading →


How to add Spring RestTemplate to Android Studio

As mentioned in a previous post related to Android, Android Studio has lack of documentation for novice users. For instance, one of the lacking area is how to add dependencies to Android Studio projects. Default dependency/build manager in Android Studio is Gradle which personally I am not a big fan, … Continue Reading →


How to mount partitions without root access in Ubuntu

Mounting partitions in Ubuntu or any Linux systems is achievable via two approaches. The first way is to mount the partitions from root user which usually the partitions are pointed to /mnt/. This is more or less a classical method with systemwide effect. The second approach which is the topic … Continue Reading →