Checking your mobile data usage (Mtel only)

TL; DR –

If you have a mobile data plan from Mtel (USB modem or integrated one) and you use Linux, you can’t really check your data usage because the software Mtel provides is Windows-only. You can always use a watchdog of some sort that monitors the traffic on the client side but that’s not really accurate and is kind of cumbersome.

Or you can use this. It just shows your remaining/used mobile data. Since it is kind of designed for smartphone users, there is only mobile version (hence the ‘m’ in the URL). Also, you can ONLY access the page from Mtel’s network (that same sim card you want to check up on).

When a client bumps into a problem on their site

Most important thing is to solve the problem as soon as possible. If the issue is on a live site with lots of visitors, it should be escalated to the rest of the team, if it’s not easy to be solved. Furthermore, it’s important to notify the client that you are working on it currently.

The second important thing is to protect the team from creating a bad image because of the mistake, that made the client contact you on the first place. Spare the client from details about the people guilty or the root cause of the issue whenever possible, unless this information will help the client prevent the problem from happening again.

Issues caused by third parties are fine to be dissected in an email.

Don’t underestimate the importance of trust and respect that is build in your clients towards the team, as this is the main catalyst for your communication with them. If you loose their respect or trust, you’ll struggle to be of any help to them.

Local WordPress enviroment with Bitnami

This is bitnami. Download it in your home directory, run the installer and it will open up the Bitnami manager. After you restart your computer, to start apache and mysql, find the ‘wordpress x.x.x’ folder  and execute the ‘’ file. Click ‘start all’ and check localhost:8080 for your local environment.

Note: The default username for phpmyadmin is ‘root’.