Home NAS and VPN with Odroid XU4

A month ago, the above title was a mystery for me too. I started with a very simple goal. In layman terms, to be able to¬†wirelessly access my files over home WiFi. Why not use a Cloud provider? Simple but expensive. Data speeds aren't really as great in different parts of India. The goal led … Continue reading Home NAS and VPN with Odroid XU4

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Setting up Networking in Linux without Network Manager

Yesterday, I faced this issue in Ubuntu where I accidentally uninstalled DHCP client on my system and leading to it uninstalling the Network manager too! Doing an apt-get update returned Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty Release.gpg Could not resolve 'us.archive.ubuntu.com' And going to Settings -> Network returned "The system network services are not compatible with this version". … Continue reading Setting up Networking in Linux without Network Manager

Why Jio might be an amazing product

In case you have missed out on the media frenzy in the past few days, I would recommend you to first go through a bit of what Jio is, what it is offering to Indian consumers and why it might cause a shift in the Indian telecom market. I am not, in this blogpost, looking … Continue reading Why Jio might be an amazing product

Why you shouldn’t buy Xiaomi products?

If you are anything more than a "casual" android user, you do understand how critical is it to get new android versions on your phones, reasons ranging from new interesting features, to security to better battery life. Xiaomi tends to ship its products with MIUI, their own operating system built on top of Android. It … Continue reading Why you shouldn’t buy Xiaomi products?

Make OSX El Capitan support USB to LAN adapter

Hi everyone, Wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Apologies for not writing for a long time, was a bit occupied! With the recent El Capitan (OSX 10.11) update by Apple, a lot of us, including me were dissatisfied. Why? Because in their approach to security, they broke support to our … Continue reading Make OSX El Capitan support USB to LAN adapter

The History of Voice Recognition Software

As with any technology, there is a specific process through which the technology advances to reach a certain point at which it is considered to be highly functional. Voice recognition software is no different. Today we have Siri and Cortana, but how did we arrive at such an advanced stage of this technology. When you … Continue reading The History of Voice Recognition Software

Some Bash tricks

Hi, This is an old blog post that happened to be in my drafts, so posting it here. It includes some basic Bash tricks that are helpful for newcomers. Came across to using Bash for a simple program, and seems quiet powerful. Some things I learnt: * $test replaces the value of the variable at … Continue reading Some Bash tricks