Ubuntu Network Restart

Starting Ubuntu 14.04, you no longer can bounce the network using the following command:

sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
sudo service networking restart

But, I managed to do this:

sudo ifdown eth0
sudo ifup eth0

MD5 or SHA-1

When downloading Ubuntu images, it’s good to check the integrity of your downloaded files. Ubuntu provides both Md5 and SHA-1 hashes to check if your downloaded file is ok. You can invoke the command below.

md5 filename.iso

Reverting to the Hard Drive

Six months ago, I installed a SSD drive on my Mac Mini. The speed of the SSD drive was a welcome addition. System boot up was cut in half. Access to applications were almost instant. It was all fun until I started having problems with SSD drive. Constant hangs and constant reboots for several weeks took its toll. Thanks to Time Machine, I’m now restoring my entire drive back to my original hard drive which is not in use. The restore process should take a couple of hours or so. I expect my computer to be slower with the hard drive, but it should be more stable than my current SSD.

Classic Yahoo Mail

Am I the only person who has switched back to Yahoo Mail Classic? What is up with all the bugs with the newer Yahoo Mail.  Attachments don’t want to attach, mails refuse to be sent, mails don’t want to move, select boxes can’t be selected, and many, many more bugs. I usually end up refreshing the page just to fix it. After a few of these, and the whole exercise gets to be really annoying? Today, I was crafting an email and Yahoo mail refused to send it. If I leave the page, I lose my mail. I ended up saving it to a text file. So frustrated.