James John – Software Engineer



How to Hide Sub-Files and Directories on Samba Network Share

Every of my posts are attached to experience and events, so this is not an exemption 🙂 . I had to share some folders to a friend and at same time I don’t want him to see some of the files so he won’t steal them 😀 I bet you’ve been in same position, which […]

FIX: Apache is running a threaded MPM, but your PHP Module is not compiled to be threadsafe in Fedora

After a cool morning on upgrading to Fedora 27, I faced an issue when i tried to resume a web project I was working on. Apache wasn’t running and I checked what was wrong with   And caught this error as part of the debug: Apache is running a threaded MPM, but your PHP Module […]

Remotely Lock & Unlock your Linux Desktop Using KDE Connect

Amazing thing is controlling your PC remotely, KDEConnect is making that possible. If you are wondering what is KDE Connect, you should take a look here. Firstly, I must talk about the poor UX. I didn’t know the command feature has been on my devices for long, I thought it is still coming as an […]

3 Fonts That Will Make You Want To Use KDE Plasma Forever!

After 2yrs ago of using GNOME and fishing out fonts that look good on it, in my adventue on KDE Plasma, I found fonts too that can make Plasma look more sleek! Guess it’s been my mission to find fresh fonts even with my hate for UI 😀 So, again I found 3 fonts for […]

[Linux][Samba]: How to Share Files and Printers to Windows Machine on the Network

On moving from the Windows environment to the Linux, you might get to a point you wish to share files and printers through the network. Yes, we do that too, you can share files and printers from a Linux machine to a Windows machine using Samba. Samba? Samba is a free software re-implementation of the […]

Plymouth – Installing and Configuring Boot Screen on Debian

By default Debian Distribution doesn’t come with a boot screen, but just bunch of debug messages on booting. I know I run a server-like distribution, but I like using it as a Desktop PC, Linux is Linux right? 😉 And there comes Plymouth Plymouth presents a graphic animation (also known as bootsplash) while the boot […]

How to Reset MySQL Root User Permissions and Password in Linux

Sometime ago, I tampered with my MySQL root permission; I was unable to grant permission to new users, which kept me wondering why I am the root user or is there any other person? :/ In this post, I will show you have to restore your MySQL root permission which might have been tampered, and […]

Spoof HTTP Headers Using Squid Proxy Server

What are HTTP Headers? HTTP headers are the core part of these HTTP requests and responses, and they carry information about the client browser, the requested page, the server and more. Examples of HTTP Headers What your browser sends to the server:

This interprets, my browser requests for the directory / on the host […]

Downloading Package Source Files and Rebuilding in Debian/Ubuntu

Gets to a point you might want to rebuild a package, maybe to be modified. It is easily done in Debian based systems. We will be using nano for this post, we are going to download nano source and rebuild it to a .deb file. Before this is done, you have to add deb-src to […]

This Python Program will Set your DNS Servers in /etc/resolv.conf Accordingly

Etisalat Mobile Communication Network blocked OpenDNS Server which turns out to be the server I use most. So each time I connect to Etisalat, I will go to edit my /etc/resolv.conf and set it to Google Public DNS. Been doing this for months and I told myself, why not write a program to check this […]