10 Reasons Why Linux Is Better Than Windows

Linux has grown from an enthusiast’s toy hobby to a viable alternative to Windows in recent years, thanks to the effort and the commitment of many selfless volunteering developers around the world and of some large companies such as RedHat and Concanical. With more and more security breaches happened to Windows computers, it is time to seriously consider Linux over Windows. Here are 10 most compelling reasons why Linux is better than Windows. 1. Linux […]

Get Ready for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

According to the official release schedule for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, a RC (release candidate) build was released yesterday and the final release is only one week away: April 26, 2018. Are  you ready for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS? But why Ubuntu 18.04 LTS is so important? LTS stands for Long Term Support and a LTS release of Ubuntu means Canonical (the company who created Ubuntu) will provide support for 5 years until April 2023 which a […]

How to Uninstall VMWare Workstation Player 12 in Windows 10

Windows 10 is a great operating system and works great…oh well at least when it’s working it works great. When it’s not working, you will probably be banging your head on the wall and yelling why. Recently I just had a moment like that. I was using VMWare Workstation Player 12 and decided to upgrade to Player 14, so I need to uninstall Player 12 first. It should be a simple task in Windows 10, […]

[Solved] How to install Realtek rtl8812au WiFi Driver in Linux

UPDATE: It seems that the dkms package rtl8812au-dkms in Ubuntu repo is out of date, and if you update your kernel to the latest, then you will notice that the driver will stop working. If it is the case, please follow the steps below to install a driver from Github. 1. If you already installed Ubuntu rtl8812au-dkms driver and it stopped working after the latest kernel update, then you will need to remove the driver […]

What can I do about Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities

The Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities in the modern CPU processors have been on the news headline and caused quite some panic (here, here, here, and more) because the vulnerabilities can theoretically allow attackers to steal private information without user’s knowledge. Major OS vendors such as Microsoft, Google, Apple and Linux all started working on a patch on the OS level way before the vulnerabilities were released in public and the patches will soon be […]

Earn extra cash easily without extra work

Disclaimer: the article contains some referral links which will give me monetary incentives when you sign up the programs by using the links. You do not have to use my referral links, but I would greatly appreciate if you do. Holiday shopping is stressful and stretches everyone’s budget, including mine. But fortunately I have been earning extra cash throughout the year to prepare for the potential budget overhaul. I earned around $600 extra cash in […]

How to switch to Linux from Windows gradually

This post is for those who had some experience with Linux or had tried Linux before, but never made up mind to switch to it. Linux has become better and better in every aspect of the operating system, especially with the new release of Ubuntu 17.10 and Linux Mint 18.3, I think it is the right time to dive into Linux and eventually switch to Linux from Windows. However, if you think you are still […]

How to install Android 7 Nougat on Sprint HTC One M7 smartphone

I have a old HTC One M7 smartphone sitting there for two years and both HTC and Sprint have stopped releasing updates long time ago, so it is still running Android 5 Lollipop. There is no trade-in value for this phone and I feel like it is a waste to throw away the phone, so I decided to root it and install a custom ROM to see if it will work. After some research online […]

Identifier is null or empty error when adding stored procedure in entity framework data model

You can add database tables and stored procedures in your Entity Framework data model, but you may encounter an ArgumentException error in Visual Studio when adding a stored procedure: An exception of type ‘System.ArgumentException’ occurred while attempting to update from the database. The exception message is: ‘Identifier is null or empty’ The error message is confusing because the actual cause of this error is that the stored procedure does not have a return value. In […]

Session Cookie Does Not Contain the “Secure” Attribute

Recently we scanned one of our web applications by two famous source code analysis tools: Qualy’s Web Application Scanning tool and HPE’s Fortify Static Code Analyzer, but the results are different. Qualy’s WAS picked up one XSS security vulnerability and two information disclosure warnings, but HPE’s Fortify didn’t find anything vulnerable. It would be interesting to find out why, but I am not gonna cover that today. Today I would like to talk about one […]