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Automatically mount USB 3 attached to my wifi router

As discussed here, I have Seagate Ultra Slim USB 3 attached to my wifi router as a NAS (Network-attached storage). It provides a good backup/sharing storage for my home network that’s accessible
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Haidong Ji 2018-02-04 06:18 | 查看: 364

fail2ban installation and configuration notes

A couple of days ago one web site I volunteer to manage was under DDOS attack. I installed and configured fail2ban to protect us from future similar attacks. Here are some notes. The server is the Red
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Haidong Ji 2018-01-18 10:41 | 查看: 446

More Manjaro config: Chinese input and clock setting

I’m enjoying running Manjaro Arch Linux on my workstation so far. Some additional notes below.

1. I had trouble getting Fcitx Chinese input working, so I used IBus instead. Here is what I insta
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Haidong Ji 2017-12-28 11:05 | 查看: 361

Manjaro Linux usage notes

I’ve been using Linux Mint Cinnamon for many years. For the most part, I love it. It’s based on Ubuntu, very similar to Debian, therefore there are plenty of resources available online. Bu
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Haidong Ji 2017-12-26 02:45 | 查看: 371

Accessing external USB disk attached to my ASUS RT-AC68U router

I have my own cloud storage server using ownCloud for many years now, and love it. It’s like DropBox, only better.

However, even with that, it’s still nice to have a shared storage for my
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Haidong Ji 2017-12-06 11:46 | 查看: 455

Initial impressions of SQL Server v.Next Public Preview

Microsoft announced its SQL Server on Linux public preview yesterday. I’m really excited to check it out. Here are some interesting things I found during my testing. I’ll write more as I p
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Haidong Ji 2016-11-18 11:42 | 查看: 1508

Java regex Matcher’s first group is the whole pattern

I didn’t realize that Java’s regex class, Matcher, uses m.group(0) to denote the entire pattern. I spent some time debugging it. Hence this note.

As is stated in the documentation, “
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Haidong Ji 2016-10-21 00:07 | 查看: 615

Xi’s China is really progressive and impressive

Below is a comment I made regarding Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Kaiser Kuo’s Facebook page, with very slight change.

In my view, domestically, China under Xi is on the right path, unlike, say,
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Haidong Ji 2016-09-30 10:57 | 查看: 491

Changing non-nullable column to nullable in SQL Server is quick and painless

In T-SQL, you can only ALTER COLUMN one at a time. Initially I was worried about operational cost of this change, but it turned out this change is instantaneous.

Mind you, I’m not suggesting yo
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Haidong Ji 2016-09-19 02:35 | 查看: 623

UMDC: Recommended

I learned about Quincy Carroll’s debut novel, Up to the Mountains and Down to the Countryside, through Jocelyn Eikenburg’s wonderful blog. I really enjoyed it! Quincy Carroll’s level
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Haidong Ji 2016-09-05 23:54 | 查看: 407

No 32-bit for SQL Server 2016 Express

I’ve learned that SQL Server 2016 Standard and Enterprise Editions no longer provide 32-bit. But I do wonder about SQL Server 2016 Express Edition. It’s different in that it’s free,
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Haidong Ji 2016-09-01 23:43 | 查看: 792

Staining deck: lessons learned

I cleaned and stained my deck all by myself this summer. The sanding was done last summer, how is that for procrastination! I think I did all right, however there are still a lot of areas for improvem
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Haidong Ji 2016-08-22 11:42 | 查看: 440

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