Category Archives: Technology

Self-hosted WordPress

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wordpress.com or wordpress.org ?

Few months not managing this blog and after finishing my university studies, I decided to go back to my hometown, staying few months waiting for my graduation ceremony or job opportunity depends on which come first. While enjoying my long-awaiting holiday, I suddenly become curious to create website. Although I majored in IT, I spent almost all my studies in Networking field so no chance to learn how to create a functional website. For starters, I decided to purchase a domain and hosting. I didn’t choose a top level domain as it would be too expensive so I purchased a small, unknown domain .xyz and named it andryanvt.xyz ( pretty straight-forward isn’t it? ). Without a well-prepared coding skills, I decided to use wordpress as a CMS (Content Management System) and create a subdomain to build a small website for my private usage. I also tried to build a website to showcase who I am and what I could do. You can access it at cv.andryanvt.xyz . Though it’s pretty simple, it has provided me what I really needed although some customization may be needed in the future. I also planned to create a different sub-domains to try creating a e-commerce store.

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[Life-Hacking] Controlling Youtube using Smartphones / Tablets

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So here’s is the scenario. You are watching Youtube Videos in your laptop and you find one particular video interesting and wanted to share it to your friends that happen to be hanging out in your house. Conventionally, you will ask your friends to watch it together in your laptop. But, what if you have a big TV and your computer is connected to your TV (like I am via HDMI) but your TV are not Wi-Fi ready meaning you can’t use your TV to watch Youtube unless you duplicate the screen from your laptop which isn’t a problem if the distance between your laptop and TV is near. What if you want to sit comfortably in your couch and you can control your Youtube via mobile phones and your friends can add the video to the queue to via their own mobile phones or tablets. Isn’t it wonderful ? You can leave your laptop near your TV and you can sit comfortably in your couch or bed. But how? How can you control your laptops that are far from you ? Here’s the steps:

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[Life Hacking] Printing from Your Phone using Google Cloud Print

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Ever got something to print from your mobile phone but you are to lazy to move the files from your mobile phone to laptops / PCs? Or your printer isn’t equipped with the latest Wi-Fi Ready Printer Technology? Rest Assured. With Google Cloud Printing, you can print your documents, photos, etc directly from your phones through internet / web. If your printer is Google Cloud Print Ready, the process is easy as the printer connect directly to the cloud. To verify your printer is cloud print ready, visit here. The procedure to connect the printer is showed below

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Connect your Google Cloud Print Ready Printer

and if your printer is not Google Cloud Print Ready, no worries, the step is as easy as the cloud print ready. Classic Printers need computer to establish web connection.

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Connect your classic printer

You can also share your printer to your friend or friends

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Share your printer to your friends

After you connect your printer to Google Cloud Print service, you can start printing from your mobile phones, tablets, Macs or Chromebook. Here is apps that support Google Cloud Printing. Click Here

Isn’t it easy to set up your Cloud Printing ? Hope you find this simple life-hacking useful. If you want to read more about Google Cloud Printing, click here

Google Cloud Printing is a product / service from Google, Inc. 

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The Miracle of Raspberry Pi Part 2 and Exclusive Insight of the new Raspberry Pi Zero

The Miracle of Raspberry Pi Part 2 and Exclusive Insight of the new Raspberry Pi Zero

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$5 Raspberry Pi Zero (RaspberryPi.org)

After discussing the Raspberry Pi in the last post, I promised to compile a list of projects worth to be checked about. See part 1 : The Miracle of Raspberry Pi (Part 1). But before we make our way to the awesome projects, I have some good news to share. The arrival of Raspberry Pi Zero. What’s the different between Raspberry Pi Zero with another model of Raspberry Pi ? The ultimate difference is the price ! You can get Raspberry Pi Zero with only $5 ! Yeah, you are not mistaken. $5 is the only money you need to buy one credit-card sized computer ! With only a slight decrease of specification from Raspberry Pi 2, it can still perform a whole load of computation. Raspberry Pi Zero is also 40% faster than Raspberry PI 1 and a lot cheaper !. Here is the comparison of specification between Raspberry Pi 1, Raspberry Pi 2 and Raspberry Pi Zero. (source : element14.com)

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