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Today I enabled 2-step verification in Google Apps

Today I enabled 2-step verification in Google Apps. This means that if you want to you can use 2 factor authentication when logging in to Google Apps services such as GMail. You can’t force your users to use 2-step verification, they must opt-in themselves. Anyway, I did opt-in with my account and downloaded the Google Authenticator to my Android that is used for generating codes. It all work well and now I’m using 2-factor authentication for my Google account.

Added a second monitor to my laptop with Ubuntu

I decided to move my 21″ monitor from my desktop computer to my laptop that runs Ubuntu. Since I have a DVI interface on my monitor and a HDMI interface on my laptop I had to buy a adapter. I bought one at Clas Olson and it worked perfectly. Ok, now I had to switch my primary monitor so my external monitor holds the panels instead of the built in monitor that is the default monitor.

How to find the uptime

Now and then I need to find out for how long the server has been running. And it’s easy. Linux Just run the command uptime Windows Just run the command net statistics server

More disk capacity

Bought 2 new 1.5TB hard drives in the US and they are now installed in my NAS. How easy it was to upgrade, replace disk #1and repair and then replace disk #2 and repair, DONE. I just love my Sonology 🙂

I bought a new router today

Ok, I had problems with my old router so I decided to buy a new one. Didn’t I have warranty left on my old router? I couldn’t remember when I bought it so I had to search for my invoice. I know I bought it in an on-line store but didn’t remember which one and when. I found the invoice in my mailbox and it was InWarehouse and I bought it the 10th of June 2008.

Having big trouble with my broadband router

Please wait...<br /> The gateway is currently measuring your network connection.<br /> Accessing this web page might have an effect on the measurement.<br /> This page will refresh shortly.<br /> The last couple of days my broadband connection has gone up and down. I have a D-Link DIR-655 that has worked perfectly until a couple of days ago. It seems to reboot itself now and then and it makes the whole family go crazy.

I’ve got a Rdio invite

I finally got an invite to the new streaming service Rdio. I was invited by Refe Tuma Creative Deconstruction (:-)). Ok, time to evaluate and compare it with Spotify. Update, I have no invites left. /Peter

Google Wave is finally available in Google Apps

Google Wave is finally available in Google Apps. Google has promised to release other services such as Reader, Picasa etc. in Google Apps.

Grattis Hannah på födelsedagen.

Idag fyller min syster Hannah år. Tråkigt nog befiiner vi oss inte i Yorba Linda så vi kan inte vara med och gratulera på sängen, det får bli ett telefonsamtal istället. Hannah, hoppas din dag blir alldeles underbar och att du får många fina presenter. Vi ringer sen när du har vaknat. Kramar och pussar från oss här i Alingsås.

The blog software is now updated

I have updated this blog to the latest and greatest version (2.8.4a). We where running WordPress on version 2.7.1 and there was some security issues with that version so it feels good that the upgrade is done. If you encounter any problems just send an e-mail. /Peter