Sunday, August 12, 2018

problem with mplayer diacritics

Though not as popular as it used to be, mplayer is very versatile and I like it.
On a certain movie the .srt subtitle was displaying funny characters.
First I added all needed languages in Language Settings and then went into ~/.mplayer/config where I commented the iso8859-1 line and added utf-8. All worked well.

#subcp = iso8859-1 

Monday, February 05, 2018

Schedule ETH transactions with Chronobot

Sometimes you need to make an Ethereum payment transfer at a specific time that may not be very convenient to you(middle of the night, airplane flight, etc). With Ethereum Chronobot, you can submit signed transactions to be executed lately at the time you choose. In the case of ICOs this might be very handy, because you can prepare everything and schedule the payment exactly when the ICO starts so you minimize the chances of missing it.

Chronobot will broadcast your transactions to multiple nodes so miners can pick it up very fast. There is no need to keep your internet connection up or wallet open, once you have submitted to Chronobot, everything will be done automatically.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Best domains suggestion tool

I've been searching lately for some free domain names and I've tried several tools. has been the most helpful for common extensions such as .com/.net For the new extensions and exotic extensions is ok.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

unique and common names combos

Checking again common first names on my surname: Aman and first name Ana, and found at least 17 people named Ana Aman. Amazing!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

unzip skipping: file.txt `PPMd' method not supported

It seems like unzip does not support 7z, so to decompress such file I had to install p7zip:

$ apt-get install p7zip-full
$ 7z x

Friday, June 03, 2016

transfer/copy database with SSH with only one command line

You can migrate a database using a single command line:

mysqldump –add-drop-table –extended-insert –force –log-error=error.log -uUSER -pPASS OLD_DB_NAME | ssh -C user@newhost "mysql -uUSER -pPASS NEW_DB_NAME"