James John – Software Engineer



One-Click Root for ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE551ML in Linux and Windows

After a final decision on rooting my phone, I did it and it wasn’t that hard ;). Zenfone 2 ZE551ML is one of ASUS’ latest phone with high specifications of 4GB RAM and 2.3GHz QuadCore Intel Atom processor and it comes in kinda low price which is actually good. Zenfone 2 comes with Android 5.0 […]

Fix Grub efibootmgr: Could not set variable *: No space left on device

On installation of Debian 8 on a PC, grub wasn’t installed. Trying this method to install it, I got the error: efibootmgr: Could not set variable Boot0004: No space left on device I thought, is my /boot partition filled up? or my / is filled up so early. Had to even extend my /boot partition […]

Let’s Encrypt: How to Generate Free Signed SSL Certificate For Your Domain

Let’s Encrypt is a certificate authority that entered public beta on December 3, 2015 that provides free X.509 certificates for Transport Layer Security encryption (TLS) via an automated process designed to eliminate the current complex process of manual creation, validation, signing, installation and renewal of certificates for secure websites. Let’s Encrypt made it easy for […]

KDEConnect – Synchronize your SmartPhone with KDE

One thing I’ve loved so much in KDE is the KDEConnect. A dope feature for me a lazy man 🙂 What is KDEConnect? KDE Connect is a project that aims to communicate all your devices. For example, with KDE Connect you can receive your phone notifications on your computer, or just use your phone as […]

Installing Package From LaunchPad PPA in Debian

LaunchPad PPA allows you to upload Ubuntu source packages to be built and published as an apt repository by Launchpad. Ubuntu accepts adding of Launchpad PPAs easily and install any package you want. But here in Debian, it’s not so. I figure out a way to download package from PPAs in Debian and receive updates […]

Fix GNOME Smooth Font Issue in FireFox/IceWeasel

Again after moving in with GNOME and set my system fonts which went cool, my Firefox still looked messy 🙁 But the below tweak is gonna fix it 🙂 Create this or edit ~/.fonts.conf and add this to it Create ~/.Xresources and add Now run Restart Firefox 🙂

Tunneling SSH Connection Behind a Proxy

Been running a system behind a proxy server and some of these CLI packages neither use the GNOME system proxy or environment variables of proxy. SSH is one of them and I use it mostly, so how do I use it behind a proxy? CorkScrew Corkscrew is a simple tool to tunnel TCP connections through […]

My Best 3 Smooth GNOME Desktop Fonts

Gnome is a nice desktop I’ve been with lately and easily configured, fonts are cool but its been me looking for a better font for my system. In the quest of getting better font, I got 3 of them which I love most and deciding to share. It may be useful to you too, below […]

Managing External Email Accounts Including Webmails in Gmail

Cool features in Gmail makes it cool and primary Email service for most people. It made life easier for me when I could manage all my email accounts in different email servers. Let me explain this: You have your other email accounts probably a Webmail (a custom email account of your domain name) and you […]

How to Fix Failed GRUB Installation – Install Manually

Installation of a new system I faced an error on Grub installation, all I had to do was to skip the grub installation while having the main root system installed in the drive. An example of an error like this: Skip the grub installation and finish other installation parts, now we are going to boot […]