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Configuring Network Folder Sharing On Radxa Rock

Radxa Rock - the cheap and powerful quad-core mini-computer has already receiving great success with majority of stock vanishing across all major online distributors. Luckily, I had received my Radxa Rock a while back and has now successfully taken over the job of my Wireless Network Attached Storage (NAS) from Raspberry Pi.

The process of setting up NAS on Radxa Rock is much more easier then Raspberry Pi as the external disk is automatically detected and mounted on every boot (Thanks to Ubuntu Desktop based Linaro image), but when using the folder sharing via Samba Share we need to add an extra line to smb.conf to make the data accessible over network.

Network Folder Sharing Over Samba

Fixing Java Error - "Missing required Permissions manifest attribute in main jar"

In a bid to beef up the security of Java applications, all versions of Java from v7 Update 51 will feature an enhanced security model making a user system less vulnerable to external exploits. This new security policy of Java will simply not allow users to run any java-application which is not signed (Unsigned), Self signed (not signed by trusted authority) or have missing permission attributes details in the manifest.

Since, this needs a fix on developers side users are simply blocked away from using Java applications which comes short in any of the above security considerations. I faced a similar issue where Dell's iDRAC 6 Virtual Console Client was denied execution by Java citing "Missing required Permissions manifest attribute in main jar" error. Since, there is no updated version of iDrac 6 Remote Console applet with fixed permissions we need to add an security exception for it as demonstrated below to let it run.

Why are Java applications blocked by your security settings with the latest Java?

Installing VLC or KM Media Player Voids Your Laptop Warranty !!!

A company denying warranty service for laptop speaker damage if VLC Media Player or KMPlayer is found installed sounds ridicules, but that's exactly the case with DELL where users are being denied repair of blown speakers if the above popular media-players are found installed on their laptop. The company's argument is - "When using VLC media player, volume can be increased to max output. This eventually distorts the speaker output. If audio/video playback is continuously done using VLC with max volume (100%) over a period of time then even if the volume is kept at a lower level sound would be distorted. This distortion is permanent. ". But as put forward by VLC's main developer (and shared below), that the media-player simply uses Windows officially provided API's like every other media-player and the problem lies with the fact that DELL is using inferior quality, cheap components where their sound-card is outputting at max 10W, and the accompanied speakers can only take 6W causing the damage. Don't miss the VLC's main developer answer to DELL shared at Hacker News posted after the "read more" link below.

Dell Vs VLC

Fixing The Horrible Windows "Unable To Access" Network Resource Error

Microsoft Windows has came a long way since the dreadful days of common OS crashes and BSOD's, I have been using my current install of Microsoft Windows 7 since past 2.5 years and never faced any major annoyance. Suddenly, few days ago my computer failed to connect to any shared network folder and greeted me with the error "Windows cannot access \\machine\sharedfolder, error code 0x80004005" every-time I tried accessing a network resource as shown below. Strangely, the computer was discovering other computers on the network and I was able to ping and SSH into them like my Raspberry Pi Network Attached Storage (NAS). After, trying everything from messing with firewall settings, completely uninstalling Kaspersky Internet Security 2014, enabling all sorts of networking services and changing security policies nothing worked. After 5 days of reading numerous articles on the internet I finally managed to nail this and solve this problem as shared below.

Unable to Browse the Network

Fixing dllhost.exe Constant CPU Usage And Memory Leak

A long ago we shared a solution for "Windows 7 Lock-up While Using Windows Photo Viewer" which involved dllhost.exe's incompatibility with Kaspersky Antivirus. I recently faced a similar issue where Microsoft's genuine dllhost.exe file was constantly using 25% of CPU with ever increasing RAM (a memory leak) consumption, this time it was not the Kaspersky incompatibility causing the issue but a Windows 7 bug how it handles thumbnail generation. The reason for the issue was a broken video download on my Desktop, Windows was trying to generate thumbnail for that broken/incompatible video file and failing causing the constant CPU usage - the solution was to simply delete the problematic file or move it to a inner folder in which case the problem will occur only when accessing that particular folder.

dllhost.exe causing high cpu and RAM usage

Jihosoft ISO Maker Free - Freeware to Create, Extract & Burn ISO Image Files

An ISO image is basically an uncompressed archive file of the digital media or the disk which is created by copying an optical disc, from sector to sector, into a file. Currently, many tools are available on the market to create, mount, and manipulate ISO image files. One such image tool is Jihosoft ISO Maker Free. This utility allows you to backup disk as ISO image, create ISO image from files and folders, extract contents of an ISO file, and burn ISO image to DVD disc. Here’s a look at the four main functions of Jihosoft Free ISO Maker.

Byte Backup - Backup Disk as ISO Image
From the detected drive list, select the disk or partition yow want to create a backup image file. Once you confirm the selection, the program will immediately take sector by sector image of selected region.

Byte Backup

Wondershare Photo Recovery : Media Recovery Utility For Windows And Mac

Photos are one the most important memories of your life which nobody would like to loose, luckily there are chances of data recovery even after an accidental deletion and professional utilities like "Wondershare Photo Recovery" comes to a user's rescue in such bad situations.

Wondershare Photo Recovery is an commercial utility for Windows and Mac users allowing recovery of media files from digital camera, memory card, USB drive, hard drive and other storage devices with a few clicks. The simple to use point-n-click utility allows recovery of deleted or formatted image, video and audio files from many storage devices.

Wondershare Photo Recovery

Evad3rs Christmas Gift : evasi0n7 iOS 7.x Jailbreak Out Now

First of all we would like to wish all of our readers a merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year. For Apple iOS 7 users, the famous iOS jailbreak team Evad3rs have a very special and much awaited gift for this holiday season - A genuine and working Apple iOS 7 untethered jailbreak. evasi0n7 is out now for anybody to download for free, the point-and-click ease jailbreak utility supports Apple iOS 7 across all iDevices including iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C and iPad Air running iOS 7.0, 7.0.1, 7.0.2, 7.0.3, 7.0.4, 7.1beta1 or 7.1beta2. Both Windows and Mac OS X binaries are now available for download allowing users to Jailbreak Apple iOS 7 in less then 5 minutes.

Indian Railway Train Booking Error "The Dates given were outside ARP"

There are numerous examples of cryptic error messages which are hard or even impossible to get a meaning out of, I encountered one such error while trying to book train tickets using Indian Railways online ticketing facility provided by irctc.co.in. The error message was "The Dates given were outside ARP", while not too cryptic the message was also not very much self-explanatory and leaves no clues on what ARP means here???

IRCTC Error

Dispatch Proxy Allows Users To Share Multiple Connections On Windows, Linux And Mac

Why prioritize one internet connection over another when we can enjoy all at the same time!! By design the core TCP/IP technology only allows us to utilize a single interface for connecting via internet at a time, there is no provision for combining bandwidth of two interfaces to achieve higher speeds. A new technology named Multipath TCP is now available which allows connections to use multiple paths for maximizing resource usage and increase redundancy but is only supported by modified Linux Kernel and Apple iOS 7 for now. However, a new open-source project allows users to enjoy similar benefits using a simple local proxy service.

New easy-to-use, cross-platform (Windows, Mac, Linux) 'dispatch-proxy' project aims to fill this gap allowing users to benefit from combined bandwidth and redundancy of multiple internet connections at the same time by automatically load balancing traffic between multiple connections channels. Simply follow the setup instructions as shared below and you will be using this in less then 10 minutes.

Dispatch Proxy
Dispatch Proxy

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