Saturday, October 5, 2019

New Payment and Refund Policy and a few other bits

As we go forward with e-Payments such as SGQR, AliPay, etc some acquirers are refusing to refund the admin fees incurred by refunding or voiding a transaction and these are quite steep. For example, Paypal charges 3.5%+50c per transaction each way and means by making a refund, the merchant is 10% out of pocket usually, and this is on top of Taxes we need to pay.

As such, herein forth, all payments are subjected to PAYMENT CHARGE of 5% and any refunds back to the payment mode attract a reduction of 5% in fees. However, payments to BACS in GBP, SGD, MYR in local payment mode such as CHAPS, PAYNOW or MEPS are free..subject to the local exchange rates.

As we use many payment processors, it will be applied across the board as part of the GST+FEE.

Not so sorry, but these thieves are stealing more than what they should be.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Of democracy and Chaos

Hong kong has been jewel of the Orient.But now?

Here is lesson learnt 50yrs ago.. proud malaysia kicked put singapore and say we will never make it.. its a swamp etc..yes..we even have a train station meaning Big Swamp [Paya Lebar]... they removed the dollar ringgit currency par cos they say we are only worth 50sen or half value..cos we had nothing.

Hong Kong was such a proud city. Looking down on Shenzen and others.

Now The slums are now the bustling city where angmohs or guailoh flee the fledging EU economy and work..staying in small local housing instead of condo etc.

HK problem is politicians does not want to make the housing matter a win win.

We Singaporeans ourselves Sinkies..cos we are sinking too. We make noise of policies but its how we swallow it.

U want to make a difference...go to the polls.

I travel alot to china..HK and the world and I find HKnpple are so proud...and yet very rude. They cant even speak proper English. India nationals can speak better.

I hope we do not have to see HK as how Malaysia citizens are treated... running across the border daily..spending 2hrs at the border so they can earn a living and feeding their families back home. All because the economic power depreciated due to bad policies.

But then..the rich HK pple liken to Johua run away like cockroaches..getting British passports and even Sg passports... and claim they to be the local when they did not even contribute to the nation building...or doing National Service.

Thats why even the Jakarta swamp is propering with huge datacenters etc....

Mongkok is a good example... HK a developed city..but still slums akin to Chow Kit in Kuala Lumpur.

Fix the clean city. Didnt SARS teach u that? I lost friends too then OK...and I almost went down.

God bless.

Peace. Salam.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Resilient File Service aka Windows LVM

Some one did ask for how to use this for Storj.IO new crowd computing....

so simple way to do things...

One is Windows 10...

Windows > type Storage

and you see manage storage

and U will need 2 or more HDD connected to be able to use this.
External HDD can be added to the pool after you create the internal one

Else you will see the standard error

I will do a video when I do this properly...

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Article 13 Access From EU

In anticipation of Brexit (Brits kicking the Euro-crats out) and the EU Article 13 Copyright policy.. We have to state as much...

Whilst many of the images etc are proprietary to the software copyright holders, we are not going to get it licensed as we have licensed the use of the software or services.

As such, users from EU are NOT ALLOWED to access data on my site or any sites I control. If you do, that's your choosing. As such , we are not held responsible for copyright claims under EU Law.

So ...go fish!

Gundu Guide to OpenVPN (Part 1)

In relation to many requests... I have decided to make one simple Gundu Guide list for some of you.
Starting with Creating a VPN for Dummies. This is useful for people who have HIGH SPEED INTERNET at home or Office and have little or no Linux knowledge.

Google Cloud Compute Account
Debit card to activate your Google Cloud Account
A little patience...or more of it.

There will be little images as example... so please accept my apologies... My Photoshop acct is blocked.

So now you will need to create a Google Cloud Account.
You can use my search on the side to find out.

Using your debit card to verify, you will get $300 in credits.
It will be enough.

Next up, you will need to activate your account. Enable the Billing so you can create instances.
So next up is to create your Instance. It takes a little tad of a few networking.

2 things needed to be done. U will need to create a firewall bypass and also a Linux Instance.
First off, go to firewall by clicking networking > Firewall Rules.
U can do a Open New Tab easily.

< Tag Bastion ,open-all-port

Scroll to your Console and Compute Engine
Create an Instance by going to the VM Instance.
Use 2vCPU 7GB Ram, Debian Jessie, 50GB will be fine

Resilient File Systems on Windows 10

ReFS - Have you heard about it?
Nope... I did not too, until recently. And I was quite puzzled by it.

So, back in Windows 8.0, Microsoft decided to allow desktop users to RAID in their computers without the need of a raid card. Yes. You heard me. No Raid Card.

Typically, if you need a Huge drive for your use, you will need to have an attached drive for your nonsense but with ReFS, the limit is gone. You can map them just as how LVM in Linux a virtual way.

But Hey.. there is something I found more sinister:

You can add SSD mixed type drives into the array.
You can add External HDD drives into the array!
You can map drives attached using your eSATA or other adaptations too...

So how it works...I doubt this may be true but here goes

E:\----> SSD (critical) ---> SAS ---> SATA---> External Drive for cold data

But hey.. thats far better than my Synology Drives