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Looking for a used car

Getting yourself a used car has some advantages. The most severe one is you save thousands of your money. But need to be very careful in order to get a used car with good condition.

If you are looking for a used car, try out the following websites.

  1. mudah.my – huge list of cars available
  2. carlist.my – most of the list are more or less the same with mudah. especially from car dealer
  3. motortrader.com.my – there is a rating from Goo KANTEI for the condition of the car. For some cars. Can find more cars directly from owners
  4. oto.my – related to paultan.org and carbase.my

the rest not worth to mention here. Don’t have many listings

Some general tips to purchase second hand car

  1. if possible check why previous owner sell
  2. before go to see, ask questions over the phone. The most important one whether the car still available
  3. ask to see the grant
  4. ask for any other charges on top of car price – insurance, roadtax, change name, puspakom service, loan processing etc.

Some tips on checking the condition of the car

  1. sign of accident (normally with uneven paint)
  2. any leaking on engine and absorber etc
  3. the hose and belts are in acceptable condition
  4. test drive to check on engine is smooth and no irregular sounds from the car body or engine
  5. tyre tread still ok, manufactured not more than 3 years

Disposable email

Several providers for disposable or temporary emails. Just in case you wan to test anything and need a valid email for temporary

  1. https://mailinator.com – can set xx@mailinator.com
  2. yopmail.com – can set xx@yopmail.com
  3. https://nowmymail.com/
  4. https://getnada.com/
  5. https://mytemp.email – total random, cannot set own name
  6. https://temp-mail.org/en/ – can set own email. provide multiple @domain

 

SSH – generate keys and setting up

SSH is a safer and easier way to establish connection to a server instead of using username and password.

In Mac OSX terminal, check if any SSH key is exist

cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub

If no SSH key available, generate one

ssh-keygen -t rsa

You need to confirm on the location to save, and whether to use passphrase or not

Then you can copy paste the SSH key to the server you want to connect to

Normally the settings of SSH tied to user account (check under user profile settings > SSH). Not under individual repository

— Another note on creating SSH key —

  • == Generating a new SSH key ==

    1. Open Git Bash or Command Prompt (Windows) or Terminal (Mac/Linux).

    2. Paste the text below, substituting in your GitLab email address.
    ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096 -C “your_email@barracudacampus.com”
    This creates a new ssh key, using the provided email as a label.
    Generating public/private rsa key pair.

    3. When you’re prompted to “Enter a file in which to save the key,” press Enter. This accepts the default file location.

    Enter a file in which to save the key (/c/Users/you/.ssh/id_rsa):[Press enter]

    4. At the prompt, type a secure passphrase. For more information, see “Working with SSH key passphrases”.

    Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase): [Type a passphrase]
    Enter same passphrase again: [Type passphrase again]

    == Set SSH Public key in GitLab ==

    1. Open gitlab.com and go to Settings.

    2. Open SSH Keys tab and add new key:
    Key : [Paste SSH Public key (id_rsa.pub) not Private key]
    Title : [It should display barracudacampus email after you’ve pasted the key]

    3. Click *Add key*

    == Use SSH key in SourceTree ==

    1. Open SourceTree and click on *Tools > Options > General*

    2. Go to SSH Client Configuration and update following field:
    SSH Key : [Select id_rsa file generated previously]
    SSH Client : OpenSSH

    3. Click *OK*

SaaS and PaaS to study

Some SaaS (software as a service) and PaaS (platform as a service) to study. Most of them come with free trial or even free for life package

  1. pusher.com
  2. heroku.com
  3. forge.laravel.com
  4. mailtrap.io
  5. apiary.io
  6. newrelic.com
  7. gitlab.com
  8. sentry.io
  9. serverpilot.io

Morning Huddle

Some points for an effective morning huddles

  • update what we are working on, what accomplished, top 1 (or max 3) to do
  • share good news (in work or private life)
  • not discussing about plan and problems in details
  • stand up so it finishes fast
  • first in the morning for max 15 minutes
  • everyone’s speaks
  • set turns by throwing balls. who get the balls will speak
  • not updating to leader, but sharing with team members
  • leader to communicate vision and motivate team members
  • reinforcing commitment