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Using Zoho Workplace for gaathastory- my Six Month Review

Welcome to Day Number twenty Seven of my Blogging Challenge. For today’s SaaSy Sunday, read my brief review of Zoho Workplace. It has been six months since we took the subscription. We have used Zoho Mail for over 6 years for our business. Around July last year we took the subscription for Zoho Workplace, a suite of SaaS (Software as a Service) tools for office communication, document management and customer connect. I was thinking of posting my impressions on using Zoho Workplace sometime next month. Last Sunday, I had written about Zoho Writer, therefore publishing the below review at a later time made sense. But a conversation on an Internet Forum changed that.

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An overnight saga with file permissions for images while setting up CDN

Welcome to Day 24 of my Blogging challenge. For today’s Techie Thursday post, let us take a look at an issue that I faced while setting up one of the two *final* CDNs or Content delivery Networks for this blog. In a nutshell, I successfully uploaded thousands of pictures to a web folder, from which the images would be delivered to the website. In the process, the settings for the file changed, which could have caused a security issue. Four hours of effort wasted, but important lesson learnt. Check the damn permissions before uploading the file on the Internet!

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How to use email relay to protect your email for privacy

Welcome to number 17 of this blogging challenge.Today is a Thursday. The theme for Thursdays is Techie Thursday. I had written a post last year on using different ways to prevent these spam messages, and using relay services is one of them. This service has been covered earlier, in this post find an expanded list with some updates that may be relevant to you.
Feature image: Email Relay for preventing SPAM. Blog of Amar Vyas
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The Four Operating System Household – 2022 Edition

Summary: Having multiple devices with different operating systems and Apps waste time, consume un-necessary bandwidth, and are overall bad for productivity (and the environment).
A few years ago, I had written a post on this blog with a very similar title. My premise back then was that with more and more devices coming into every household, the number of operating systems one has to deal with is only going to keep increasing.
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Linux Journey of Amar Vyas, 2001-2016. blog of Amar Vyas

Lookback – Fifteen Years of using Linux and Open Source

Today, I will publish a post I had written in January of 2017 to mark my Fifteen year anniversary of using Linux and Open Source Software. This post never got published. Maybe because- as the timeline below would indicate- I had actually completed Sixteen years and not fifteen !

The era in which this post was written might also explain to the reader why the names of some distributions and version numbers sound… different.
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Lenovo ThinkPad Ryzen Processor

First impressions: Lenovo Thinkpad AMD Ryzen Laptop

I purchased a new laptop in early January 2022, after much deliberation it turned out to be a Ryzen Powered Lenovo Thinkpad E14. Read my first impressions and review of this Linux on Thinkpad. The AMD Ryzen R5 5600U is a snappy processor, and so far I am happy with it* In a way,this beings things back to a full circle: My first laptop back in 2001 was also a Thinkpad. Below are its specifications and benchmark results from the Gen 3 Ryzen powered Lenovo Thinkpad.

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Vyas Custom Rig- Kitchen Sink Edition.

My Custom Computer Rig- The “Kitchen Sink Edition

In this post, I describe my experiments and attempts to build a custom computer rig for my podcast production and occasional editing. This turned out to be a mini beast with 24 Gigs of DDR4 RAM and 3.2 Terabytes of Storage space. The desktop runs well on Manjaro Linux and I am quite happy with the way things turned out.

> In case you are wondering about the title, here is an interesting explanation for the term “Everything But The Kitchen Sink

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Memory and Disk space usage for Linux on Dell D520

Reviewing My 2007 Dell Latitude : Still Going Strong

Do not throw away that old computer just it- it may have useful life left!

The beast surprisingly works rather well even in 2022 – nearly 15 years later! I recently had it serviced- fan is still noisy when it kicks in, but the rest of the system works well. The system originally supported 4 GB of RAM- 1 module of 2 GB is shot. But with a 1.67 Ghz dual core Intel CPU, 2 GB DDR 2 667 Mhz RAM and 120 GB of SATA SSD, the system shows no signs of ageing when I run ZorinOS or Manjaro Linux on it.

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