An ordeal with ethx.in

One fine morning my phone went into a reboot loop, probably because of out of memory. Tried to adb, but wasn’t working but fastboot seems to be working. Attempted to boot a bootloader with fastboot which failed. I gave up, went to recovery and did factory reset. I was hoping that would be the end of it.

Google started restoring everything. During this time I realised that there are no backups for Authenticator app and I will have to do it manually by resetting it on every site, starting with Google. Google was done and due to laziness, I thought that when the time comes I will add other. So far so good. The phone was set up like it was previously, loaded my favourite themes and fonts and restored WhatsApp from the drive. Done!

Then comes the need to login to ethx.in

“Ethx.in” is a site where we can buy, sell, or transfer ethereum. They launched recently in invite only and as soon as I got the invite I registered and verified KYC and everything was set. Tested their support by sending a few support tickets. Checked sending and withdrawing money to bank. Everything checks out and I started buying and selling ethereum.

Soon realised that I am locked out of the account as I enabled 2-factor authentication and since it was a fresh install of authenticator app, I was not able to get the verification code for login. I was little worried now. They have an “emergency” response team at sos@ethx.in. I immediately send a mail to them telling that I am locked out of my account, and I need assistance in unlocking it by disabling 2-factor authentication on my account. I have send a few mails and waited.

After waiting for more than 24 hours and no response for any of the sos mail I was starting to get worried. Then I thought about creating another account and sending a support request from it and I hit another roadblock. Since the site was invite-only I couldn’t register. I remembered someone had shared an invite code in reddit.com. I quickly searched for it and got the invite link and immediately created another account. Once in, I send a support ticket explaining my situation.

After 8 hours in, I received a response stating that I should send a selfie holding my aadhar card to sos email to restore the account. I was sure that I don’t have an aadhar card with me now or when I created the account. So I told them that, and they told me that there is aadhar card shared with them for verification. I was confused as I don’t have an aadhar card with me, then how can I send aadhar card for confirmation. I use to mark the purpose when sharing the photos of identity details for KYC. Next, I told them that they must be having PAN or voter id with markings “for ethx.in verification” or something. Then they insisted that they have aadhar card with that markings.

Then I remembered taking aadhar card from the google drive for the verification and told them that currently I don’t have the card and I will have to go to aadhar processing centre to get a duplicate.

I also asked them whether they can send the money back to the registered bank account of that account until the recovery is completed, which they refused to do so.

After that mail, they have asked for two selfies, one with pan card and another with date and a code written on paper. As I was travelling that time, after 2 hours or so I send those selfies to the sos email and waited. After 7 hours the support team has sent a mail that they have disabled the 2-factor authentication on my account, and I logged in.

Also, i have created a telegram bot to get buy and sell price of there on ethx.in. You can get more info about it on at github

Best method to configure cleartype

TL:DR

Switch on color inversion from Magnifier and run ClearType


ClearType
is Microsoft’s implementation of subpixel rendering technology in rendering text in a font system.

and ClearType sucks. ClearType doesn’t give the best font and the font looks awful bad even after configuring several times. I have tried it several times to get the font atleast good.

But while I was checking the magnifier recently, i came across color inversion and saw that my font looks awful while the color is inverted.

So i tried to switch on the inverted option in magnifier to and tried to configure the ClearType and selected all the ones that are good, and applied them.

Once i return back from color inversion, my font looked better than what I had previously applied.

Although it worked perfectly for some parts, other parts which looked nice before became bad.

Enjoy smile

When I couldn’t file the RTI : Possible solutions

RTI – Right to Information

I tried to file an RTI from the website https://rtionline.gov.in . But no matter what I have tried, i will get the following error

Only alphabets A-Z a-z number 0-9 and special characters , . – _ ( ) / @ : & \ % are allowed in Text for RTI Request application

So after trying different things i finally tried google as usual. Reached a linked pulse here where the author had described several issues he encountered while filing the RTI from the official website.

One of the thing that he mentions was  the “apostrophe”. Apparently RTI categorizes this as an invalid character for them. So I converted my “isn’t” to “is not” . Submitted. Error again.

Then I had a few question marks, its RTI so it will have question mark. For testing, i removed them and clicked submit. Voila, the RTI filed successfully.

So keep in mind,

Remove common special characters like  apostrophe(‘), question mark(?) while filing the RTI from the official website of RTI.

Enjoy filing smile

 

Happy New Year 2017


Ok, we are going to a new year.
As usual i am going to tell you how it was me personaly, professional and in coding.
Personaly, ups and downs.

Professionally, great.

Coding, neutral.
Now to the new year ritual, there are some changes this year, i actually achieved some of the resolutions. Yup, even i can’t believe it. But i didn’t set out to make it happen. It just happened. Just checked the list few days back and realised i can cross something . For the rest, as usual will move to dec 2017 deadline.
I liked 2016. I don’t know what awaits 2017, but hoping it to be ups and downs like a beating heart. Which is nice, I think.
I would like to add something that i have been thinking of including in the new year post since the start of december. Well i will start this ritual next year tongue

And finally for those who says it just another day, f*** off. For others, I wish you a very Happy New Year and may your year be awesome. 
Njoy smile

Fix ubuntu 16.04 macbook brightness issue after lid close

Note: All tests are being done on 2013 macbook air

Ubuntu on MacBook almost works perfectly like any other laptops out there. There are some issues though. One the most annoying one is the brightness issue. Once the lid is closed, it goes to sleep state. After waking up, only 2 options for the brightness 0 or 100.

To solve the issue we need to install mba6x_bl

Follow the following steps

╰─○ git clone git://github.com/patjak/mba6x_bl 
╰─○ cd mba6x_bl 
╰─○ make
╰─○ checkinstall
╰─○ sudo dpkg -i mba6x-bl_xxxxxx_amd64.deb (check your folder for the exact name of deb file generated from check install)
╰─○ sudo depmod -a 
╰─○ sudo modprobe mba6x_bl 
╰─○ sudo reboot

That’s it folks. You have successfully squashed the bug

Enjoy smile