My page requires updating! To…

My page requires updating!
To do: Update page today.

Sometimes in life I think…

Sometimes in life I think I am sooo000 right, only to find out I am wrong. 🙁 The thing that matter most, now seem to matter least. There are things that people have told me, that have been on the same path as me, what to do and to expect. The most difficult error in life, is the one I make myself and know I could have avoided. When I say I could have or should have, I know that it is too late! Somethings in life there is no take back and only regrets… 😢

Hold Ubuntu package from being…

Hold Ubuntu package from being updated, for example PHP.

sudo apt-mark hold php7.4


sudo apt-mark unhold php7.4

View held packages:

apt-mark showhold

Mail in a Box

I did an upgrade and had minor issues, which was resolved by this post on the MIAB forum.

# backed up as mentioned in box migration instructions just incase
curl -s | sudo bash
sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade 
sudo nano /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades
  - uncomment Prompt=lts , and comment Prompt=never
sudo do-release-upgrade
  - select no for every option on replacing configs and agree to remove outdated packages, confirm reboot
sudo do-release-upgrade
  - select no for every option on replacing configs and agree to remove outdated packages, confirm reboot
sudo mv /usr/local/lib/mailinabox/env/bin/pip3 /usr/local/lib/mailinabox/env/bin/pip3-old
sudo mv /usr/local/lib/mailinabox/env/bin/python3 /usr/local/lib/mailinabox/env/bin/python3-old
sudo ln -s /usr/bin/pip3 /usr/local/lib/mailinabox/env/bin/pip3
sudo ln -s /usr/bin/python3 /usr/local/lib/mailinabox/env/bin/python3
curl -s | sudo bash
  - just smash that enter button
sudo nano /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades
  - uncomment Prompt=never , and comment Prompt=lts

I decided to put a…

I decided to put a new face to the site. There are still little bugs to the theme, but the theme is no longer supported and I have to figure things out myself. I find this good for my learning! 😉

I have tested enough and seems to be working! 🙂

I will continue to fix the bugs as I come across them and as time avails.

I bought this device on October 2010 2…

I bought this device on October 2010, and going to be 13 years old. I purchased the item for $199 shipped. No taxes back then for online orders. The device is still going strong. I have the device on RAID 5 with four 500GB, totaling 2TB and 1.5TB available for usage.

QTY: 1
Cost: $199.99
Grand Subtotal: $199.99
Total Tax: $0.00
Total Shipping: $0.00
Grand Total: $199.99

Mediasonic HFR2-S3B RAID 0 / 1 / 3 / 5 / 10 4 3.5″ Drive Bays USB 2.0 eSATA Firewire 400 (1 Port) Firewire 800 (2 Port) PRORAID Box 4 Bay Raid Enclosure with USB 2.0, eSATA & FireWire 400/800

Getting the flexibility of external hard drives combined with the security of a RAID array has never been easier! Mediasonic’s HFR2-S3B accommodates four 3.5’’ SATA I/II hard drives, and each drive can be up to a whopping 2000GB. It connects to your PC with Windows or Mac OS through hot-swappable USB 2.0 or eSATA connection as well as FireWire 400/800 ports.
You will never need to worry about your hard disk drive malfunctioning with the RAID technology. The Mediasonic HFR2-S3B integrates a hardware RAID controller to support RAID 0/1/3/5/10 configurations while reducing the load of the server. A RAID control button makes the setup easy. A smart fan with auto/manual mode and 3-level speed combines with the built-in thermal-sensor to keep the drives cool and running at peak levels.

  • SATA 3Gb/s
  • 4 3.5″ Drive Bays
  • RAID 0 / 1 / 3 / 5 / 10

Brand: Mediasonic
Model: HFR2-S3B

Drive: SATA 3Gb/s
External I/O:

USB 2.0
Firewire 400 (1 Port)
Firewire 800 (2 Port)

RAID Levels: RAID 0 / 1 / 3 / 5 / 10

3.5″ Drive Bays: 4

System Management
OS Supported: Windows 2000 / XP / VISTA 32/64 bit (with MBR enabled, supports total capacity up to 2TB)
Vista 32/64 bit (with GPT enabled, supports total capacity more than 2TB
Mac OS 10.3 or later

Mechanical Spec
Power Supply: Power Adapter: 100V to 240V


Features Support 3.5″ SATA I / II hard disk drive up to 2000GB per drive
Hardware Raid controller built-in on board
Transfer rate up to 480Mbps via USB 2.0
Transfer rate up to 3.0Gbps via eSATA
Transfer rate up to 800Mbps via Firewire 800
Power Sync: Power off in synchronization with PC
One button for RAID control
Forced Convection Process
Smart Fan function
Thermal-Sensor built-in
Auto & Manual mode
3 level of speed

Package Contents
Package Contents

HFR2-S3B Enclosure
eSATA Cable
USB 2.0 Cable
Firewire 400 Cable
Firewire 800 Cable
Power adapter (Universal)
Power cord (US Type)
User manual
Screw driver
HDD Handle

Additional Information
Date First Available: March 10, 2010

Mediasonic RAID enclosure

Mediasonic RAID enclosure Bays

Mediasonic RAID enclosure right side

Mediasonic RAID enclosure rear

Mediasonic RAID enclosure left side

Mediasonic RAID enclosure what is inside the box


I found this really nice plugin but when…

I found this really nice plugin, but when activated the pagination on the main page disappears. I am looking at fixing the issue before implementing the plugin.


Ubuntu SSH returns no matching host key type…

Ubuntu: SSH returns: no matching host key type found. Their offer: ssh-dss

Edit: ~/.ssh/config

Host *

My config:

Host *


Ubuntu snap Firefox snap refresh &#8722 &#8722 list…

Ubuntu snap: Firefox
snap refresh − −list
Name Version Rev Size Publisher Notes
firefox 111.0-2 2432 253MB mozilla✓ –

sudo snap refresh
firefox 111.0-2 from Mozilla✓ refreshed

snap refresh − −list
All snaps up to date.


DownloadHelper coApp 1.6.3 not installable on Ubuntu 22.04…

DownloadHelper coApp 1.6.3 not installable on Ubuntu 22.04
Github – el-calavera

Use the following command to check permissions:
flatpak permissions webextensions

If the permission for net.downloadhelper.coapp is set to “no”, you can correct this by issuing the command I mentioned:
flatpak permission-set webextensions net.downloadhelper.coapp snap.firefox yes