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My slow slow Ubuntu 14.10

My newly updated Ubuntu seemed lagging -_-

Nothing really concerned me on my top but I knew something was wrong. So I installed iotop (used apt-get) to see what was causing lags. From iotop I knew that mediascanner-service-2.0 that was trying to scan my encrypted folder causing the IO almost always 90%++ all the time.

I’m sure there were things you can do about this, but whatever, I didn’t have time to explore them.

So, I did this:

mv /usr/bin/mediascanner-service-2.0 /usr/bin/mediascanner-service-2.0.dist
echo 'exit 0' > /usr/bin/mediascanner-service-2.0
chmod 755 /usr/bin/mediascanner-service-2.0
killall -9 mediascanner-service-2.0

That, fixed the lagging issue.


Asterisk 101 Book Project


I’ve started a book writing project (that I should start years ago -_-). Begins with the need to provide a companion materials for Asterisk training, this, hopefully, should end as a complete Asterisk 101 book.

Described on its website, Asterisk is an open source framework for building communications applications. Asterisk turns an ordinary computer into a communications server. Asterisk powers IP PBX systems, VoIP gateways, conference servers and other custom solutions. It is used by small businesses, large businesses, call centers, carriers and government agencies, worldwide.

Asterisk 101 means the book contains basic, if not fundamental, stuffs that someone should learn if they need to operate Asterisk properly.

The book project is hosted at Github, here:

Short URL:

Asterisk project website is

Do interfere, please fork the project, send your pull-requests, edit the wiki and email me for any suggestions (or even requests).


playSMS Webservices Class

Introducing, playSMS PHP class for accessing playSMS webservices. This class is based on the Webservices API document shared on playSMS Github repository.

Get it from here:

If you use composer, which is recommended, the package listed as playsms/webservices, here:

Usage examples can be found in tests folder.

And last, please visit playSMS User Group forum to discuss this, here is the address: