Payment from Nuffnang for My Advertisement Income

I put Nuffnang advertisement on my blog. I requested for pay out for my ads income.

I requested on 25th Nov 2020 and received the check on 16th January 2021. It took nearly 2 months to get the check.

Based on my experience with Nuffnang, its income not as good as before and better use Google AdSense. My blog rarely shows any Nuffnang advertisement maybe due to low traffic. Ha ha

nuffnang letter containing check
nuffnang letter containing check
nuffnang check from nuffnang
nuffnang check from nuffnang
nuffnang check received
nuffnang check received

Stream Movies from Ubuntu Shared Folder to Samsung Smart TV

Set Up Sharing Folder Service at Ubuntu

Install minidlna service

sudo apt-get install minidlna

Configure /etc/minidlna.conf (sets WHICH FOLDERS to use AND who is using the service)

edit /etc/minidlna.conf :

sudo vim  /etc/minidlna.conf 

Notes: for vim, press insert to edit the file, then press escape “:x” to save changes.

Configure the path & friendly name

media_dir=[path to folder you want to share]

friendly_name=wanrazaliUbuntu

minidlna conf - media path
minidlna conf – media path
minidlna conf - friendly name
minidlna conf – friendly name

Configure user:

USER=root
minidlna - conf - user root
minidlna – conf – user root

Save the changes

press Escape
followed by :x 

Configure /etc/default/minidlna (sets WHO the service runs as)

sudo vim /etc/default/minidlna

Configure user as root

USER="root"
minidlna - conf - user root
minidlna – conf – user root

Save the changes

press Escape
followed by :x 

Restart minidlna service

sudo service minidlna force-reload 

Access the Folder at Samsung Smart TV

Go to input source, you will see friendly name that has been set.

samsung smart tv - source view ubuntu nas
samsung smart tv – source view ubuntu nas
samsung smart tv - folders inside the ubuntu nas
samsung smart tv – folders inside the ubuntu nas

Video on Accessing the Ubuntu NAS

References:

http://mylinuxtechcorner.blogspot.com/2013/09/smart-tv-streaming-from-ubuntu-nas.html
Running minidlna on Ubuntu

Google Adsense Verify Billing Address

I have Google Adsense account to generate some income for my blogs. After reaching certain amount Google will show notification that needs to verify billing address.

Billing Address Verification Notification

google adsense - notification to verify billing address
google adsense – notification to verify billing address

According to Google, they have sent the verification address letter on 8th January 2021. I received it today which is 10th February 2021. It took nearly 4 weeks ++.

google adsense - verify billing address
google adsense – verify billing address

Billing Address Verification Letter

I was happy when I received the verification letter. I told myself if I don’t receive it by this week. I will ask Google to resend the letter.

google adsense - letter front
google adsense – letter front
google adsense - letter back
google adsense – letter back
google adsense - letter inside code
google adsense – letter inside code

Verify The Billing Address by Entering the Code

Click verify and key in the code inside the letter. Upon success, it will show success status and the verification billing address widget will disappear.

google adsense - click verify
google adsense – click verify
google adsense - fill up and submit
google adsense – fill up and submit

Unifi Mesh Wifi M4 TP Link Set Up

I took the Unifi Mesh Wifi package of RM15 per month for 24 months. It was quite easy to set up just need to install mobile application Deco then follow its step by step instruction.

You can refer this document by TP Link to understand how to set it up.

I only include part not covers by the document which is the button to add new Wifi network. You just need to click on the “+” on right top.

TP Link Mesh Wifi Deco App - add new mesh
TP Link Mesh Wifi Deco App – add new mesh

Then you can follow the step by step instruction.

Below is example of pulsing blue.

 

Apple Macbook Pro M1 chip Fail to Play My iPhone Games Doorman Story

I bought an Apple Macbook Pro M1 in 2nd week of December, 202o. I was excited because know it can play iPad or iPhone games thanks to M1 chip which is similar like iPhone and iPad ARM chip.

At first after downloading my favorite game Doorman Story, I could play it.

apple macbook pro M1 downloaded iphone game
apple macbook pro M1 downloaded iphone game
apple macbook pro M1 - crash while playing iphone game
apple macbook pro M1 – crash while playing iphone game

When I wanted to play second time, it produced error as shown in the image. Second time here means, I switched off my Macbook Pro then on it again.

apple macbook pro M1 error in playing iphone games
apple macbook pro M1 error in playing iphone games

It is really frustrating as the game won’t load even after few on and off the MacBook. Even after re-installing it doesn’t work.¬† I haven’t try other iPad or iPhone app though.

Install Signal Messaging Desktop on Ubuntu

Every knows that WhatsApp changes its End Users License Agreement (EULA) . Lots of people are worried about data privacy.

That is why I’m migrating to Signal Messaging. I installed Signal Desktop on Ubuntu but I faced small hiccup which I shared how to solve it.

Download Signal for desktop

Download it here: https://signal.org/en/download/#

and follow the given  instructions.

Can get the signing key from the error messageInstall Signal official public software signing key

wget -O- https://updates.signal.org/desktop/apt/keys.asc |\
  sudo apt-key add -
signal desktop install ubuntu - signing key
signal desktop install ubuntu – signing key

Add Signal repository to your list of repositories

echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://updates.signal.org/desktop/apt xenial main" |\
  sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/signal-xenial.list

Update Ubuntu package database and install signal

sudo apt update && sudo apt install signal-desktop
signal desktop installation ubuntu - error during installation
signal desktop installation ubuntu – error during installation

If Installation error like me, add the signing key

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys [signing key]

//example
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 3B4FE6ACC0B21F32

Can get the signing key from the error message

signal desktop install on ubuntu getting the signing key
signal desktop install on ubuntu getting the signing key

Then run the command

signal desktop installation ubuntu - add key
signal desktop installation ubuntu – add key

Reinstall again after adding the signing key

signal desktop installation ubuntu successful
signal desktop installation ubuntu successful

 

Reference:

Fix apt-get update “the following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available”

Register Seda Save 2.0 Program via Shopee Mobile Application

SEDA under Save 2.0 Program is giving away RM200 voucher to buy 5 star energy rated aircond and fridge. You can use the voucher via Shopee.

Search Seda Save 2.0 by Typing Save in Shopee App

seda save 2.0 search at shopee app
seda save 2.0 search at shopee app

Fill in the Required Information

Click on Daftar Sekarang

Click on Daftar Sekarang

 

Click on Daftar Sekarang

seda save 2.0 voucher rm200 for fridge and aircond 5 stars energy
seda save 2.0 voucher rm200 for fridge and aircond 5 stars energy

Fill in the Required Information

 

Fill in the Required Information

shopee seda save 2.0 registration form
shopee seda save 2.0 registration form

Even if you check YES, ensure you fill in the relation of Account Holder. If not the Submission Button is not activated

shopee seda save 2.0 fill in the reason to submit
shopee seda save 2.0 fill in the reason to submit

If Everything OK, you will see the Complete Registration Page

seda save 2.0 shopee program save 2.0 submission
seda save 2.0 shopee program save 2.0 submission

Google Adsense How to Verify PIN Address

Suddenly when I logged into my Google Adsense account, Google asked me to verify my address before they can proceed any payment.

I was looking where to do it and what address I used but it is really hard to find the manual.

So I do this article with screenshots so easy for others to find and do it.

1. Verify Your PIN Address

If you have this message, then you have to verify your address.

Your payments are currently on hold because you have not verified your address.

i. Go to you dashboard @ Home

google adsense home dashboard
google adsense home dashboard

ii. Scroll Down till you find “Todo – Verify your Billing Address”

google adsense verify address
google adsense verify address

iii. If you already receive your PIN, you can key in the 6 digits by clicking verify.

2. Where To Know What is Your Billing Address

i. Check your primary user first because Google will send to primary user. (Click Account > Access & Authorization > User Management)

google adsense - user management
google adsense – user management

ii. Click on your profile on top right and click my account

google account - manage account
google account – manage account

iii. Click Payment & Subscriptions > Manage payment methods

google account - payment and subscriptions
google account – payment and subscriptions

iv. Click Address

google account - manage address
google account – manage address

Genting Utilities & Services Sdn Bhd Contact Number

I hava a condo unit at Genting Highlands. The electricity at Genting Highlands is supplied by Genting Utilities Services Sdn Bhd. When I searched the internet, I couldn’t get their contact number.

Fortunately found the contact number on their utilities bill. So sharing this info for anyone who haven’t got their first bill and who have inquiry.

Contact Details

Billing Matters: 03 2333 6265 / 6810

Payment Matters: 03 2333 6246

Technical / Utility Meter Matters: 03 6105 2039

Email: creditcontrol@rwgenting.com

Unifi Mesh Wifi Booster Package Comparison

Everyone must have been facing weak wifi coverage inside their home including me. That is why I’m considering installing mesh wifi booster.

Unifi Mesh Wifi Booster Package

Unifi offers mesh wifi TP Link Deco M9 (3 pack) package at RM35 per month for 24 months totaling at RM840.

For TP Deco M4 (2 pack), Unifi offers RM15 per month for 24 months and totaling at RM360

I did comparison which one is better buying upfront from any IT hardware shop or paying monthly to Unifi.

Buying Upfront of TP Link Deco Mesh Wifi

All IT Hypermarket is selling Deco M9 plus (3 pack) at RM1,269

deco m9 tp link mesh wifi
deco m9 tp link mesh wifi

For Deco M4, All IT Hypermarket is selling it at RM379.

tp link deco m4 mesh wifi booster
tp link deco m4 mesh wifi booster

Comparison

 Unifi Mesh Wifi PackageBuy Mesh Wifi Device Upfront
M9 - PriceRM840RM1,269
M9 - Price difference (Unifi Mesh as baseline)0+RM429
M9 - Percentage difference (Unifi Mesh as baseline)0%+51%
M4 - PriceRM360RM379
M4 - Price difference (Unifi Mesh as baseline)o+RM19
M4 - Percentage difference (Unifi Mesh as baseline)0%+5.3%

Conclusion

Deco Mesh Wifi M9 (3 pack)

Unifi Mesh Wifi is worth to subscribe to as it is 50% cheaper vs buying upfront.

Deco Mesh Wifi M4 (2 pack)

Unifi Mesh Wifi package still wins but cheaper at only by 5%.