To be able to resize the root partition quickly, use LVM. The following part of kickstart configuration sets up 1 GB /boot (non-LVM) partition on /dev/sda1 and root partition on /dev/sda2 (LVM). Then anytime you increase the size of the disk (probably from some management of VM), just execute following on running […]

On thy fly resize of root volume (LVM & XFS ...


As $37.99 USD wasn’t enough, one year renewal of .COM domain is now $39.99. Subject: Important information about your domain name services Dear John Doe, You are receiving this email because you have one or more domain names registered with Network Solutions. Renewal rates for all domain registration services in your account […]

Pricey NetSol just got even more greedy


I configured my AIO router powered by CentOS using NetworkManager and firewalld as that’s the officially recommended way as of RHEL 7. Because I test various configurations, I also often restart services via “systemctl restart” to get back into safer state, eliminating runtime changes. I found issues when restarting firewalld or […]

Do NOT restart NetworkManager (or firewalld) on CentOS 7.3


The Mail.app on MacOS doesn’t delete emails immediately. It marks them with the deleted flag instead while keeping them in the folder until they are expunged – which happens for example when you quit Mail.app. This is standard way according to the IMAP RFC’s. It’s just that some other email clients […]

Fix for emails deleted via MacOS Email app still visible ...



Xmarks is basically the only software offering cross platform cross browser bookmark sync. Since the transfer to LastPass there probably won’t be any more updates to the Android version of Xmarks. The “latest version” is to this day exactly 5 years old. The 5 year old apk comes with a […]

Patch Xmarks for Android to get ActionBar with menu


This is a short how to on limiting incoming access to your router running TomatoUSB to a range of IP addresses only (can be whole country etc.). The first catch is that the list of IP addresses can be rather long and you may not be able store that directly […]

TomatoUSB: Limit/whitelist incoming access to a single country



It’s tempting to get rid of Apache HTTP Server and replace even WebDAV serving using nginx instead. Nginx clearly states that they only support subset of methods required for fully compliant DAV server. Additional module nginx-dav-ext-module solves it, but only partially. Even when properly configured, I wasn’t able to write any […]

Do not set up WebDAV server using nginx




Xiaomi USB Type-C to HDMI Multifunction Adapter (at mi.com) is a great alternative to the USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter from Apple. Why choose Xiaomi instead of Apple? It’s just $30-$35 instead of $79 It’s smaller because the USB-C port is on the other side than the HDMI and USB-A ports […]

Xiaomi USB-C to HDMI adapter review


Closing the last tab in a browser closes the whole app. In Firefox there’s config option “browser.tabs.closeWindowWithLastTab” to disable that and keep the window still open. You get used to it after using shortcuts on keyboard or mouse.

Prevent closing Chrome with last tab – comparison of all ...




Latest versions of TouchWiz on Samsung Galaxy S7 doesn’t look bad. At least it’s mostly consistent. However I would prefer to have more stock Android looks and colors at least in the notification panel. I’m not a big fan of the white design of notification panel (especially since it’s on […]

Comparing material design themes (stock Android/AOSP) for TouchWiz




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The stock USB-C power adapter for Macbook 12 (2015/2016) charges 2.0A at 14.5V (29W) (while it also supports output of 2.4A at 5.2V). The Macbook battery is 41Wh (or 39Wh for the older model) so the charging time is around 2 hours.

Charging Macbook 12 with Xiaomi powerbanks