Google Play Kuwait

Well i recently bought Google Nexus and truly never bought anything from google market until i decided i want to take my nexus 7 with me on my flight ! .

as far as many knows google play only works in US , and what if i want it to work in Kuwait .. Well there is minor trick , you need a US IP address , also Visa with American Address .

US IP address is easy , just have VPN service or online US proxy .. Solved √

American Visa <— Hard one , if you have master Card just change your address to Aramex account and it will works √

what if you dont have or dont want to use the Mastercard Card , simply …use Google play gift cards √

i will summaries above

for WIFI devices :

-you need gmail account with US location and Zip Code ( Zip code use aramex or any Amerian ones )

-you need US IP address

-either use Visa with American Address or get google play gift card ( available on Kuwait Market or online purchase , i can tell later where to buy online )

For Mobile Devices :

-same as above , but last trick google read your SIM card info , for that you need to download something called ” market enabler ” you can get it from

enjoy 🙂





Dual Input PDU / Automatic transfer Switch – ATS

today we had power incident ,and yes we have in each cabinet two pdu from different source . i always thought this is enough and cool

unless we have one switch and the switch only take one power supply ! so what if the bad luck came and the PDU that connect the switch goes down ! nooooo

Redundant switch a cool Idea , or having a switch with dual power supplies .

and what if you dont need the dual power supply switch ?


well the cool thing now there is something called Automatic transfer Switch – ATS –  FROM APC … this product is amazing

you can find it in APC site or even HP they sell it out ..



Employee Satisfaction

last week i had small discussion with some co-workers about a situation where an employee in X division was upset because they shifted his place in same floor from near the windows let say to another place . the employee was very sad and didnt work as expect .

the question was how to deal with this behavior .. and is this employee serious for a place he is upset and might cry ? or let take it extreme quitting his job ?


my first decision was this employee shall leave the company . what a joke a simple office movement make him act like this ?

i kept this in mind and i had asked the same question to some co-workers


X friend said , this guy he shall understand why they moved his office , might be for his good or near to his team . or preparing him for good position .. the meaning he need to understand why this change happen .


Y friend said , no you must bring him back to his place , he is out of his conform zone ! employee satisfaction is a must !



then i spent sometime thinking about X,Y opinion .. which both true

for X , yes the employee need to understand and know why the change took place, also he need to accept it if he wants his job . for silly thing he mad a problem . this superior will think what after ?


for Y , true employee satisfaction good , specially increasing productivity .  the question came to my mind what if this employee  work is not to that level . and yes im his boss and i put him back . so im expecting increase of productivity and more trust .


conclusion , we need to accept the changes sometime and try to understand it . in addition think big not small issue will affect us and our performance . last if you want to stay in your comfort zone you need to give the extra mile .

Sharepoint Workflow Alternative

sharepoint workflow sometime bring a headache also not easy . well need an alternative good plugin then use nintex


easy to use workflow also reduce load on share point administrator , Yes each person can do the work flow by his own ! cool huh

Bulk Edit For F5 Config

Simple . sometime you create some pools and virtual in F5 LTM . and after you want to change the name of the pool or the virtual name . if you want to do it from the GUI it will takes hours . also might introduce interruption for services .


the best way to do it is like this …..

use SFTP client and login to the Standby box , pull the file called bigip.conf from /root/config ( this works for LTM and TMSH )

edit the file by editor such as notepad ++ . after upload the file to same directory


depend on you OS you are using type b load or in tmsh mode type load sys config


YESSS the new config is there now ,


why on standby huh ?


answer is easy for verification and make sure no interruption once verified , do a reverse sync

sync from standby to active node

or from active sync from standby peer



enjoy 🙂


Difference between session and Cookie

This is interesting subject since a lot do not know the difference . also some think session or cookie must be stored in user browser . i had tough time to explain this to one of sys admin as he was only checking browser cookie ! .. little reading wont harm right 🙂




The main difference between cookies and sessions is that cookies are stored in the user’s browser, and sessions are not. This difference determines what each is best used for.

A cookie can keep information in the user’s browser until deleted. If a person has a login and password, this can be set as a cookie in their browser so they do not have to re-login to your website every time they visit. You can store almost anything in a browser cookie. The trouble is that a user can block cookies or delete them at any time. If, for example, your website’s shopping cart utilized cookies, and a person had their browser set to block them, then they could not shop at your website.

Sessions are not reliant on the user allowing a cookie. They work instead like a token allowing access and passing information while the user has their browser open. The problem with sessions is that when you close your browser you also lose the session. So, if you had a site requiring a login, this couldn’t be saved as a session like it could as a cookie, and the user would be forced to re-login every time they visit.

You can of course get the best of both worlds! Once you know what each does, you can use a combination of cookies and sessions to make your site work exactly the way you want it to.

By AdvanceConfig Posted in General