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The Struggle with X11vnc Rebuilding Ubuntu Server

And then I got stuck again getting remote access to work. It’s funny out of all the great features, only the remote access is not the friendliest in Linux setup. There is no proper standard guide so far I could find on the internet for X11VNC. However, after a long spending trying out different guide that doesn’t work at all, I can now confirm only one guides actually tested working during my struggle. Without doubt, this whole thing is funny and stupid. But as long the X11VNC able to work in startup on my headless server is all I need to access anytime. The first guide I follow is using the steps from Digital Drugs. I tested running the script below to confirm first before I proceed further. start on login-session-startscript/usr/bin/x11vnc -xkb -noxrecord -noxfixes -noxdamage -auth /var/run/lightdm/root/:0 -display :0 -passwd "MyPasswd" -forever -bg -o /var/log/x11vnc.logend scriptThe TightVNC in my Window machine was successfully able to connect. Well, problem occurs. The…

FP Core Announced Limited 1-Year Premium Membership

The number is 2609 and it blows my wallet total BND300.00. Feeling awesome and crying. For just a limited 1-year Premium FP Core membership? Nope, together with WB002ex deluxe package of WB002 Steel Core and the Core trailer. It's true that this whole deal is rather expensive. When the Steel Core first announced, I wanted to jump into getting one (US$79.90) on 2012. But after I discover getting only one would cost the shipping itself for US$49.99. Not unless I get three pieces (US$239.99) to keep the same cost. I gave up eventually and pass because it just too much to handle during my financial problem except now. It's good that the newsletter came in early allow me to takes time to think. Yes, I did also calculate and compare with Transformers Collector's Club Membership I previously join that now cost US$82.00. When I think back how shitty the guys were handling my toy, I decided to hop in for Premium FP Core membership for a try. Of course, review post certainly going t…

Local Toys Hunting in Sept 2014

Last Sunday I drive up early to capital before picking up my sister at 2PM from Singapore flight. Thinking it’s been a while I went hunting for toys in the local shop. My first stop is always at Toy R Us in Mabohai since my Stars point almost reaching 250 to claim for $10 voucher. I was hoping the Transformers Generation 3.0 would be still available there. Too bad, there aren’t any except the old triple changes stocks. Many of them are AOE series but majority doesn’t attract my attention except the Evasive Prime for some reason. Still, I decided to spend more time looking around to decide which to go. When reaching the Lego area, I was surprise to find new theme called Ultra Agent. So far only saw Toxikita's Toxic Meltdown and Hurricane Heist set in the shelves. They both look great to be honest, but there are times you need to set a budget limit while shopping. If I happen to saw Ultra Agents Mission HQ, my reaction definitely gone crazy. Luckily it’s not there so wallet budget l…

Success Deployment Home Server

Yup, my home server finally successful deploy yesterday. It sure took a while when I first assemble last month. But because of sudden switch to Linux using Ubuntu server distro as a start, I require more time to learned and get familiar with. I forgot the numbers of time I have reformat and reinstalled Ubuntu server just to find tweak the right setting. Why I Choose Ubuntu?I just get started relearning Linux so I believe Ubuntu is a good start since I do play with it before. I read a lot suggesting going for CentOS. Without doubt Ubuntu is one of the most widely used and supports in the world. Even you can find in the exam and free “Introduction to Linux” online course requires installing it for learning. Installation and SetupInstalling Ubuntu is easier than before I got to admit. Although there are few options you will need to go through to understand more using server version. It is surprising you can create software RAID directly before going to the final step complete installin…

Planet Annihilation Review

First of all, I am Kickstarter who backed Planet Annihilation. I never participate in the Alpha and Beta because I trust the Uber guys able to make the game awesome. After the announcement of official released last week, I hit the Steam and update the game into full version. Run the game and not awesome. Yes, it didn’t live up my expectation. This is why I decided to post negative review and advice not to buy until the Uber issue more fixes and updates hopefully. I personally feel the game not in ‘complete’ stage yet and somewhat missing along the ways during the developments. Here are the lists down of my problem encounter in the game:When I wanted to jump and conquer new planets further. The drop down info bar blocks the jump button. It was a bit frustrated finding a work around. Either I jump backward allow the screen auto zoom out or use the zoom in and out to reach the button. I do not know if this is a bug or design this way. I hope the guys can do some adjustment to allow moving…

DIY Home Network Attached Storage Project #4 (END)

The FreeNAS is total disaster. Restoring the RAID setting after I tried to detach from the list proves to be big risk and problematic. I tried to reinstall the OS and attach as normal storage doesn’t even works because the two 160GB HDD still contains record of the RAID setting. I never thought the issue can be so complicated to fix. Luckily I am playing with empty data. I plan to try Open Vault Media which is alternative to FreeNAS. The idea of must using the entire HDD is yet another issue because 160GB is simply too big for less than 400MB OS. I have an older IDE HDD model left around, it just very noisy when it’s running so I don’t like to be disturbed during my sleeping hours. Another option I can think of is getting low cost mSATA SSD to run. I got my eyes at KingFAST product for smaller storage size. This means I had to shell out for mSATA PCIe from eBay as well to minimize the use of the notebook storage. To my misfortune for this month, the old car broke down and cost me BND$…

Microsoft Office 2013 Sudden Broke

If you are one of the users who got into trouble with Microsoft latest patch update that break your OS last month especially happens on Window 8.1. The Office 2013 is no different. The problem I always face during troubleshooting is cannot open any office programs and see any errors. I have been dealing with this problem for quite sometimes and found that it was cause by June Public 2014 Update that affect Click-to-Run office version until today. When I read the news from the Info World and follow up the problem in the community. To my surprise the newer update still capable breaking the Office 2013. Microsoft seriously fuck up no matter it just impact with 1% user base in their record! This is terrible time wasting troubleshooting ever for Office because I am supporting Acer products in the market that comes with pre-install with Office 2013 CtR version. Imagine how many customers pay that come with Office 2013 broke after silent update in the background? I don’t really care the ACER…