What hardware I supported on croudfunding and how I ended up

On Kickstarter


No more Keys, no more Passwords… but I don’t use this widget, because this role was taken over by my iPhone, which I bought before this bracelet was made and delivered. I still have it stashed somewhere…


An excellent idea with a magnetic USB cable from the year 2020. Today I have solutions from other companies, but this was a good start.


Before I could buy an original stylus with my new iPad, there was a solution that made it possible to have a working stylus with older models. Connecting via a jack connector was an exciting solution and I used it successfully for some time. However, the current Apple Pencil and its wireless solution are generations away. But for 2018, it was an interesting solution.

Fingertip Microscope – Add an 800x microscope to your phone

I used this microscope a lot. We used it to examine a lot of natural history at the kids’ camp. It was interesting to look really closely at ticks. One of the few investments that I think has really paid off!

Mindset: smart headphones that improve your concentration

Headphones that delivered what they promised and I use them at work every day. For a while, it looked like Covid broke their neck, but it looks like they will continue on despite adversity.

iMicro Q2p: An 800x Polarizing Fingertip Microscope

The previous microscope was usable with the first-generation iPhone SE. When I upgraded to a newer model phone, the manufacturer thankfully came out with an updated version of the microscope that picked up where the old one left off.

I was very happy to support them again because the quality of the view, the magnification levels (I bought multiple lenses) and the compactness (the whole thing takes up space like 3 credit cards laid on top of each other) are breathtaking. 

µChart – Test your camera, lenses, phone, and other optics

A great addition to the microscope, which I bought also to support the authors in their future work.

On Indiegogo

XOO Belt – A Phone-Charging Belt

An interesting idea, the processing, and timing of which (smaller power banks began to appear, allowing greater freedom of use) unfortunately did not meet with much use. What was interesting was the universal cable, which allowed use for both Android and iPhone.

AIRTAME: Wireless HDMI for Everyone.

It’s a device that works and within reason, I still use it occasionally. But in 2014 it was a revelation that was really interesting, and connecting a projector near the ceiling without having to hunt down a multi-meter cable was and still is useful.

Lantern: A Global Satellite Data Radio

Biggest disappointment. Great idea, nice visuals – and still hasn’t arrived. I guess it wasn’t even finished.

Smartwatch Powered by You – MATRIX PowerWatch

They worked for a few months, then got stuck during a firmware update. Unfortunately, covid was raging at the time, so communication with the manufacturer was difficult. Sent them in for warranty and they never came back.

iSpin fidget-spinner

A little silliness that has entertained and currently delights my son.

WonderCube Pro – Mobile Essentials in 1 Cubic Inch

A useful little thing that accompanied me on the keys for a year and even in some moments fulfilled its role with honor. Emergency card reader, charging cable, flashlight, cell phone holder, and handy reducers.

Smartwatch Powered by You – MATRIX PowerWatch 2

Bought in the euphoria of a working first-generation that broke a few weeks later. However, upon delivery of this piece again, a good experience at first. The GPS worked, and the battery life was not great, but it was usable for some shorter runs with the sun at my back.

Unfortunately, this is where the cyclic restart glitch manifested itself. Simply in the course of use, the watch turned off and on by itself. After experiencing the lack of communication regarding the first unit’s warranty claim, I can in good conscience very strongly advise against this company and its products.

Kharbon: The Longest Lasting IP67 Wireless Earbuds

Although there is some suspicion that the project was not entirely clean (there were a few references where apparently identical devices could be bought, printed, or engraved and then sent in the form of a large number of pieces), the headphones served me for several years, the battery life was good, they held in the ear and the only thing one had to watch out for was tucking them into the charging case. If the earphone was turned the wrong way, it would stand upright and could not be easily removed afterward.

EarFun Free- Ultimate Comfortable Wireless Earbuds

Other earbuds didn’t play badly, but for some reason, I liked the Kharbon better.

Unlock the locked Word file

Maybe you had this problem in the past, perhaps you google a solution now. You got a locked .docx file, it is read-only and you need to edit it. The Internet gives you many solutions, for example, buy an app that can remove this protection. But here is a free simple way how to do it – without buying an app or uploading your sensitive file to any server.

Locked Word file

Just open your file in Word. Then save it like XML. Now open this XML file in a plain text editor and search form parameter enforcement. The code will look something like this:

<w:documentProtection w:edit="forms" w:enforcement="1" w:cryptProviderType="rsaAES"…

Set the parameter enforcement to 0, save and exit.

<w:documentProtection w:edit="forms" w:enforcement="0" w:cryptProviderType="rsaAES"…

Open the modified XML file in Word and use Save As → Word Document (*.docx).

Now you have a doc file you can edit as you like.

Turn an eBook into an audiobook
E-book to audio file

First of all, you need some software to install – you can use terminal and brew.

brew install --cask calibre
brew install lame

In Calibre open your e-book and convert it into a text file. Use Convert books → Convert individually → Output format: TXT → OK.

Now you have a text file without any formatting tags. You can remove/move to the end texts you don’t want to hear—like copyright info, ISBN, publisher notes, etc.

Your macOS have very useful command say. For how to install other voices see the support Apple page for your OS version.

You can select the voice, you prefer with parameter -v. In my case, I select the Czech voice → Zuzana.

say -v zuzana

And now is the time for some “magic”. In the terminal get into the directory, where is your ebook text file and run this command where mybook is the name of your text file and myaudio is the name of the output you want.

say -f mybook.txt -o myaudio.aiff

And wait… If you have a lot of space on your disk, you can stop here. Audio Interchange File Format in my case has 1.57 GB. But after conversion with lame

lame -m m myaudio.aiff myaudio.mp3

it has 142.6 MB. That is a lot of space to save. If you need to save more space or you prefer other settings for spoken word, use

lame --longhelp

and tweak the conversion command. For example, you can specify bitrate, add ID3 tags, define filter options, etc.

Homebrew on M1/M2 macOS

First, install Homebrew – https://brew.sh/

/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/HEAD/install.sh)"

Authenticate when prompted to. Edit/create bin paths in the .zshrc file. In the home directory run the command

nano .zshrc

then add these lines in. (The last line is my local bin – my little reminder).

export PATH=/opt/homebrew/bin:$PATH
export PATH=/opt/homebrew/sbin:$PATH
export PATH=~/bin:$PATH 

Save and exit. Then restart the terminal, or you can log out and log in. Now you can run these commands and wait some time. Easy, fast, and effective.

Do you need other applications? Found it here https://brew.sh. Don’t you need some application that I have in the command? Remove it from the list before running it.

brew install cask coreutils terminal-notifier hudochenkov/sshpass/sshpass unzip p7zip rename imagemagick ncftp alerter node
brew install --cask sublime-text codekit dash fork iina ealeksandrov-cd-to deepl iterm2 free-download-manager gimp inkscape libreoffice audacity itsycal bartender typeface birdfont google-web-designer optimage scapple freemind viscosity sigil mamp camtasia maccy ukelele dbeaver-community firefox opera bettertouchtool expressions timemator whatsapp spotify appcleaner paparazzi imageoptim colour-contrast-analyser keka istat-menus typora waltr-pro anydesk teamviewer discord transmit

The best of this solution is the fact, that you can update all these apps from the terminal. Use commands

brew update && brew upgrade && brew upgrade --cask

…and wait. Brew does everything for you.

If you sometimes use the built-in upgrade mechanism of some apps, you can run this command to be sure, that all brew way installed apps will be up to date:

brew upgrade --cask --greedy

In a one-line command, it would be like this

brew update && brew upgrade && brew upgrade --cask --greedy && brew cleanup

How to fix the macOS (intel) VirtualBox VM resolution problem on the Retina display
VirtualBox on macOS

I use VirtualBox and GNU/Linux Ubuntu for some tasks. But on macOS with a retina display, I had a problem with resolution. Everything was small and hard to read and use. So I googled and find this video. It is working on my macOS Catalina 10.15.7.

macOS Monterey users see the bottom section ↓.

For me and other people, that try to find a text-only solution:

  1. Press ⇧G – it means [cmd] + [Shift] + [G]
    • or open the menu in Finder → Go → Go to Folder…
  2. In dialog paste /Applications/VirtualBox/Contents/Resources/
  3. Right the mouse button on VirtualBoxVM, select Get Info and check Open in Low Resolution

Or, if you want click

  1. Go to the Applications folder
  2. Find VirtualBox app
  3. Right the mouse button on it and in the context menu select Show Package Contents
  4. Dive into Contents → Resources and here is the file VirtualBoxVM
  5. Right the mouse button on VirtualBoxVM, select Get Info and check Open in Low Resolution
Open in Low Resolution checked

Now, if you start a VirtualBox machine, it will be much ease to use (see the decoration of the main window and its name font size).

macOS Monterey problem

If you don’t see the option Open in Low Resolution, you have a higher version of macOS, where this option was removed. For this case in video comments following advice:

You have to change the info.plist with admin rights. For example in terminal type:

sudo nano /Applications/VirtualBox.app/Contents/Resources/VirtualBoxVM.app/Contents/Info.plist

Then you can change the following key to false:

<key>NSHighResolutionCapable</key> <true/> 

should now be

<key>NSHighResolutionCapable</key> <false/> 

This does the same as the checkbox did in previous macOS versions.

enophone by Mindset Innovation, Inc – a quick review
eno phone
This is the final product. Arrived in January 2022. Ordered May 2018. Was it worth it?

How is it different from a promise? The Hardware is awesome – I got a better Bluetooth version, better battery life, and one more sensor than promised.

The app is still being developed and it has some issues. And we are still waiting for some features like temporally mute notifications, gentle focus audio cues, rest time suggestions, better graphic look, etc. But, so far, so good.

What was the promise?

Visualization from Kickstarter.
Visualization from Kickstarter


  • 3 active dry electrodes: C3, Cz, C4
    ~200k impedance
  • 2 active dry reference electrodes: A1 & A2
    ~100k impedance
  • EEG signal processing chipset
    1uVPP noise floor
    Actively shielded wires
    Up to 16kHz sampling rate 
  • Accelerometer


  • Rechargeable 800mAh
  • 8 hours of continuous playback, ANC, and data streaming


  • Optional 3.5mm audio cable
  • USB-C connector
  • Dual-mode Bluetooth 4.2 + 2.1


  • 40mm audio driver
  • Active Noise Cancellation

Reality – final enophones specifications

Noise-cancelling headphones
Noise-canceling headphones
  • Dimensions 200×200×85 mm
  • Weight 370g
  • APT-X and Qualcomm cVc enabled
  • Microfiber ear cushions


  • EEG sensor location A1, C3, C4, A2
  • EEG sampling rate 250 Hz
  • EEG voltage input range [-25mV, +25mV]
  • EEG noise level 0.2 uVrms


  • Battery 920 mAh ~ 10 hours


  • Bluetooth Yes, Version 5.0
  • Audio input Stereo Mini Jack (3.5mm plug)
  • Charging USB – C


  • Drivers 40mm
  • Impedance 16 Ohm
  • Frequency Range – 20Hz-20,000Hz
  • Four-microphone hybrid active noise cancellation

Usage of enophone

If you turn it on, you hear – power on, battery status, and connected (if the computer/phone or something like that catch the Bluetooth).

It fits on the head very well and comfortably. Sometimes I have a problem with the left head sensor because I have more hair. Or my head is not in „ideal shape“. But after some tries is all fine.

Noise cancellation works great. I can switch three modes. Noise cancellation on, talk thru, and noise cancellation off. You need only double press the middle button on headphones (easy to find with your thumb) and it switches – you hear audio information about which mode is active.

Music sounds very good, and communication via Teams, Skype, etc is without problems.

Enowork – the app

Loading screen
Loading screen

Pictures are better than long writing. Sometimes it freezes on start and I must kill the app in Activity Monitor. But in most cases, it behaves correctly.

Was it worth it?

Almost 4 years of waiting can be frustrating. The truth is that the manufacturer did not want to ship a product that has design flaws. They uncovered a few in the making, wrote openly about it, and explained everything. The other complications were caused by coivd-19, but covid-19 had a global impact.

I have been using the headphones every day for several weeks now. At work, they help me to shield myself from the noise of my surroundings, even when I’m not listening to anything in them. It’s even better with music or spoken word.

Even after a few hours on my head, the headphones don’t bother me in any way. The connectors do not press and are not uncomfortable. The ones on the head bridge can also be removed. I really appreciate the soft microfiber, which is more comfortable than leather. I’ll see how I feel about them in the summer.

The app is still in development and has a lot of room for improvement. Just today a new version 0.6.0 was released, which added a new stats page.

I’m happy with the headset. Would I buy them again? Definitely yes!

P.S.: And yes, I really have them!

Migrate Sublime Text settings files from Dropbox to iCloud (updated for ST4)

Memo for myself, if I need to make this again in the future…

On the first computer, I set the sync directory to iCloud. First, create a new directory on iCloud, then move my Sublime Text 3 settings and preferences into it, and then link this local destination to my iCloud folder.

UPDATE – for Sublime Text 4

For Sublime Text version 4 skip the number in the path.

# make new directory on iCloud
mkdir ~/Library/Mobile\ Documents/com~apple~CloudDocs/Sync/Sublime\ Text\

# get in application preferences folder
cd ~/Library/Application\ Support/Sublime\ Text\ 3/
# for Sublime Text 4 without a number
cd ~/Library/Application\ Support/Sublime\ Text/

# move User data for syncing do iCloud
mv Installed\ Packages/User/ ~/Library/Mobile\ Documents/com~apple~CloudDocs/Sync/Sublime\ Text\

# link this directory on iCloud to the app directory
ln -s ~/Library/Mobile\ Documents/com~apple~CloudDocs/Sync/Sublime\ Text/User

On my other computers, I used these commands. Go into the Sublime Text Packages directory, remove the old User directory and then link it to synced folder.

# get in application preferences folder
cd ~/Library/Application\ Support/Sublime\ Text\ 3/Packages/
# for Sublime Text 4 without a number
cd ~/Library/Application\ Support/Sublime\ Text/Packages/

# remove folder User
rm -r User

# link to User folder on iCloud
ln -s ~/Library/Mobile\ Documents/com~apple~CloudDocs/Sync/Sublime\ Text/User

Is Package control not working?

If you don’t see Package control and it is not in ignored packages, you can have a problem with SSL.

oscrypto a dependency/library used by Package Control requires openssl 1.1.1, which is being replaced by openssl 3.x on more recent MacOS builds.


But here is a way how to fix it without messing up with SSL.

Maintainer @deathaxe has explained several times in this thread that you can solve the problem simply by downloading the latest edition (4.0+) of Package Control!


Just replace your Package Control.sublime-package in Installed Packages.

# which is right here
cd ~/Library/Application\ Support/Sublime\ Text/Installed\ Packages/


How not to get fucked over by PayPal

Long story short

I had some Euros in my PayPal account and wanted to transfer them to my Euro bank account. Their support mistakenly informed me that this can be solved without loss by transferring to CZK using a Euro card. So I lost 9 days waiting for the card and a couple of hundred CZK for issuing it and phone calls with the bank.

The result was that PayPal support told me that what they originally promised was not valid. And they only wanted to send Euros converted to Czech crowns at a rather unfavorable exchange rate.


I have a colleague from Slovakia who has an account in Euros, so it was possible to use PayPal’s policy to pay out funds in the national currency. I transferred Euros from my PayPal account to his, and he had it sent to his Euro account (it had to be a Slovak PayPal account, accessed from a Slovak IP and the associated account had to be a Slovak bank account) and forwarded it to my Euro bank account.


I completely understand that PayPal costs money to run. But that doesn’t excuse this kind of behavior, where your money is held hostage and the company acts like a blackmailer.

I have no problem paying an international transfer. Alternatively, pay the clearly stated withdrawal fee in advance. I’d probably „grit my teeth“ and convert the money with a transfer to CZK and back to €, if it was a given by support from the start. In a situation where I bear the cost of complying with their terms, only to learn later that those terms were never meant to apply – and without a helpful gesture that they would make an exception or accommodate me somehow – they don’t deserve a single penny!

God save the Bitcoin!

Whole Conversation with PayPal support on Twitter

Names, numbers and sensitive information have been removed.

Me 14. 4. 2021 10:45 PM
Hi, I have on PayPal some money in € and I want to transfer it to my bank account, which is in € too. But for some reason, PayPal offers to me only convert from € to Kč. But on my bank account, it will be converted back from Kč to €. Can you help me send my money directly in € without any conversion?

PayPalSupport 14. 4. 2021 10:45 PM
Thanks for messaging us. Please send us a detailed message including your email address and any details about the specific transaction ID, date, and amount. While we work to get to your message, please visit https://paypal.com/help or https://paypal-community.com to view frequently asked questions. Alternatively, we can be contacted in our Message Center where our support teams can provide more personalized, account-specific help: https://paypal.com/smc/customer . We’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

PayPalSupport 14. 4. 2021 11:11 PM
Hi there, thank you for reaching out to PayPal. Thanks for your patience while we work through our messages. I do understand that you want to withdraw money from your PayPal account as € instead of Kč. I’m here to help you.
May I have the email address and the country registered to your PayPal account so that I can assist you further? [person A support signature]

Me 14. 4. 2021 11:13 PM
Sure, my e-mail address for my PayPal account is [myAccountEmail]
The country will be the Czech republic, I hope

Me 14. 4. 2021 11:15 PM
In PayPal account settings I see this Nationality – Czech Republic.

Me 14. 4. 2021 11:29 PM
And the second problem, I cannot set € as my primary currency – I get a message: „We’re sorry, things don’t appear to be working right now. Try again later.“ – but from CZK to the US can I switch.

PayPalSupport 14. 4. 2021 11:33 PM
Thank you for all the details. I want to inform you that you can withdraw money as € to your linked card only. And for that, you have to set up your card currency to €. And I can help you with that as well. Please let me know if you need to update your card currency to euro so, I can help. [person A support signature]

Me 14. 4. 2021 11:35 PM
So I must ask my bank for a card for this account because I do not have one yet.

Here I contacted my bank and waited to get a new debit card.

PayPalSupport 15. 4. 2021 00:10 AM
Yes, you’ll need to get in touch with your bank and request for a card as you do not have one. Meanwhile, if there are any other questions, please feel free to reply here. Thanks! [person B support signature]

PayPalSupport 17. 4. 2021 00:10 AM
Thank you for getting in touch with us. As part of PayPal’s commitment to excellence, we invite you to provide feedback about your experience. All feedback in addition to other information collected will be used in accordance with PayPal’s Privacy Policy. Survey answers may be tied back to respondents.

The new card has arrived. I activated it and added it to PayPal. It still didn’t work.

Me 22.4 2021, 7:26 PM
Hi, I have a problem. I got today my debit card to my € account and your system wrote „Some banks and cards don’t accept transfers just yet.“ But I want to use it to transfer my money from € PayPal to € bank account without currency conversion from € to CZK and back. I got info from you, that I cannot make it with a bank transfer and I must have a card to account with this currency. What can I do? BTW, I have some costs with card issuance.

PayPalSupport 22.4 2021, 7:26 PM
Thanks for messaging us. Please send us a detailed message to include your email address and any details about the specific transaction ID, date and amount. While we work to get to your message, please visit https://paypal.com/help or https://paypal-community.com to view frequently asked questions. Alternatively, we can be contacted in our Message Center where our support teams can provide more personalized, account specific help: https://paypal.com/smc/customer . We’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Me 22.4 2021, 7:27 PM
PayPal account is [myAccountEmail], the card is MasterCard [cardInfo] [bankHouseName]

Just to be sure, I phoned the bank to see if they were blocking the payment to the card. I was assured that payment to the card was possible and functional.

Me 22.4 2021, 7:51 PM
I activated it today and your system added it with a payment $0. And I have called [bankHouseName] support, they confirmed to me, they don’t block payments to a card – for example, return money from the canceled order to the card.

PayPalSupport 22.4 2021, 7:54 PM
Hi there, thanks for getting in touch with us via Twitter. I understand that you would like to withdraw fund from PayPal account to your bank account without currency conversion. Please know, when you withdraw money from your PayPal account, it’s automatically converted to the primary currency of the country to which your PayPal account is registered to. If you want to withdraw funds to your card without currency change, then you can email us at askpaypal@paypal.com with the subject line as “ATTN: [person C support signature]” along with an authorization to change the currency of your card in your PayPal account along with the last 4 digits of the card number. Also, send the email from the email address which is registered to the PayPal account. We’ll be happy to help you from there. Thank you. [person C support signature]

Me 22.4 2021, 8:06 PM
Thank you for your quick answer.

Me 22.4 2021, 8:11 PM
I sent my email right now. Please, what about this message: These can’t be used for transfers. Some banks and cards don’t accept transfers just yet.
All my cards are below this headline

PayPalSupport 22.4 2021, 8:17 PM
Thank you for getting back to us. I can see that we have not received any email yet. Can you please share the screenshot of this error? Please make sure to hide any sensitive financial information (like your or another person’s bank or card details) or personal information in the screenshot as it is not secure to share these details on social media. The more information I’ve, the better I’ll be able to help. Thanks. [person C support signature]

Me 22.4 2021, 8:21 PM
[screenshots with bank account without any card to choose and screenshot with all cards, I cannot use.]
this is what I can use
[screenshot of all my cards I cannot use for some reason]
and this is under the link Don’t see all your banks or cards?
I want to use the second from bottom or third from top
[bankHouseName] € card

PayPalSupport 22.4 2021, 8:51 PM
Firstly, the screenshot you have shared does contain some sensitive information such as the last 4 digits of your finances. I would suggest deleting it from this conversation and. I have deleted it from my side. That way, we can better ensure the security of your PayPal account over social media. Just to confirm, do you want to change the currency on this card on your PayPal account? [person D support signature]

Me 22.4 2021, 8:53 PM
Yes – the [bankHouseName] € card with the last 4 digits [Numbers] is paired to my € account in the bank [bankHouseName]

Me 22.4 2021, 8:56 PM
And thank you for this warning. I thought the whole card number in combination with the date and CVC code on the other side is important. Not just part of a number.

PayPalSupport 22.4 2021, 9:16 PM
Sure, Please send us an email to askpaypal@paypal.com using your confirmed email address and mention that you want to change the currency of your card that is linked to your PayPal account. Also, mention the last 2 or 4 digits of the card on the email. Please add ‘ATTN: [person D support signature] (Change Card Currency)’ in the subject line of the email. Please notify me once you have sent the email. [person D support signature]

Me 22.4 2021, 9:19 PM
I already did this with the subject “ATTN: [person C support signature]” – if I understand right, you are two different persons, that are on support and don’t see the other reactions, even if they are a few minutes from themselves.

Me 22.4 2021, 9:20 PM
If my cards are all under this section: These can’t be used for transfers. Some banks and cards don’t accept transfers just yet. – will it be possible to use it after the currency change?

PayPalSupport 22.4 2021, 9:25 PM
Thank you for sending an email. Please watch out for the notifications from the concerned team about any updates about this issue. Please get back to us if you have any further questions. [person D support signature]

In a bank call, I was further informed that I had to wait until 12 noon the next day for the services on the card to really be 100% active.

Me 23.4.2021, 12:19 PM
Hi, I have still the same problem as yesterday and the other days before.
I want to send my money to my € bank account. I have € debit card that is for this € bank account – I asked for it only for this reason, because [person B support signature] wrote to me, that the only way to send € without currency change is by sending it on a card. I already talked with my bank support, they don’t block payments to the card. And I still see my card under the section: These can’t be used for transfers Some banks and cards don’t accept transfers just yet.

My account is [myAccountEmail]. I already wrote on askpaypal@paypal.com with the subject “ATTN: [person C support signature]” with authorization to change the currency of my card with the last 4 digits. I already communicated the same with [person D support signature] yesterday and [person B support signature] a few days before.

Can you help me? How I can transfer my € to my € bank account without currency change from € to CZK and on this bank account back from CZK to €. I want to buy something on http://amazon.de with € and this problem is blocking me for a couple of days.

PayPalSupport 23.4.2021, 12:42 PM
Hey! I understand you’re doing into circles. If you withdraw funds to a bank account, the currency would be changed to the primary currency where your PayPal account is registered. As per the currency that it’s getting changed, it looks like your PayPal account is registered in the Czech Republic. I’m sorry to inform you that as per your region, you can only withdraw funds to your local bank account and not the card. Even if we can change the currency that wouldn’t work. Do you want me to change the currency so that you can make payments in CZK? [person E support signature]

Me 23.4.2021, 12:46 PM
Have I understood right, that I lose a couple of days, ordered a new debit card for 4 € and all this for nothing because I got the wrong information from your fellows?

Me 23.4.2021, 12:49 PM
What I want and need is to withdraw funds in € to my € bank account. Every other option is a big loss for me because then I must make the change back to €.

Me 23.4.2021, 12:53 PM
I’m right, that if I will have a PayPal account registered from the Slovak Republic, can I withdraw funds in € because € is in SK?

Me 23.4.2021, 12:56 PM
Understand me, now I’m very very angry. Not about you, but about PayPal. Will this company help me? Because I’m in this problem because of PayPal support that misinformed me.

PayPalSupport 23.4.2021, 1:17 PM
I apologize for the confusion. I know that apologize wouldn’t work. If I had an option, I would’ve suggested you by now. You will have to pay the currency charges. Slovak accounts, you can withdraw funds to a local bank account and VISA card. If it’s withdrawn to a bank account, that would be in Euros. By card, we can have that changed to USD or any other currency provided the card issuer supports it. If you open an account in the Slovak Republic, you need to add the details and financials(card/bank) of that country. I apologize again. [person E support signature]

Me 23.4.2021, 2:02 PM
Please, what’s wrong with this IBAN? [validIBAN]
[screenshot with error message Please check your IBAN number]

PayPalSupport 23.4.2021, 2:08 PM
I’m sorry that you’re experiencing issues with adding a bank. Please contact your bank to check about the IBAN. Also, please delete the recent screenshot and post as it contains the financial information, I’ve deleted the same. This sort of information is not safe to provide over this platform. [person E support signature]

Me 23.4.2021, 2:17 PM
Iban is kosher – https://iban.com/iban-checker

PayPalSupport 23.4.2021, 2:26 PM
Have you tried adding those alphabets in Capital? Give it try by clearing cache and cookies, and using a different browser. [person D support signature]

Me 23.4.2021, 2:28 PM
I tried it with both (small and capital) in the incognito window – still the same Please check your IBAN number

PayPalSupport 23.4.2021, 2:32 PM
I’m sorry about that. To best address your concern, I will ask a Specialist to check things out and reply to you here as soon as possible. Your patience is appreciated as messages are worked in the order they are received. I hope the issue gets resolved soon. Stay healthier and take care of yourself. [person E support signature]

Me 23.4.2021, 2:39 PM
Can you give me the contact to a manager? I lost some money and 9 days because of a fault on the support side. Maybe he can do something more with a pro-client approach.

Me 23.4.2021, 2:44 PM
Now I have a very bad user experience with PayPal. If I will be satisfied, I can tell anyone – yes, it can be a problem, but PayPal solves it with honor. Or my message on social networks can be much more different. I’m really not happy with this situation right now.

…and nobody respond to me till today (27. 4. 2021).

Update 29. 4. 2021

PayPalSupport 29.4.2021, 10:38 AM
Hi, apologies for the delayed response. It is possible to update the currency of the card to euro, if the card accepts this. However, a withdrawal can only be completed to a Visa card, and not a MasterCard. Do you have a Visa card to add and confirm on your PayPal account? [person F support signature]

Me 29.4.2021 11:02 AM
Thanks, I already solve it by myself.

PayPalSupport 29.4.2021, 11:38 AM
Perfect, thank you for letting me know. [person F support signature]

Nukkit BE server on Raspberry Pi

The hardware is still the same as in this older post. If you have Ubuntu installed on it, you can run these commands in your home folder:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install oracle-java8-jdk
mkdir nukkit
cd nukkit
wget -O nukkit.jar https://ci.nukkitx.com/job/NukkitX/job/Nukkit/job/master/lastSuccessfulBuild/artifact/target/nukkit-1.0-SNAPSHOT.jar
sudo java -jar nukkit.jar
sudo nano server.properties
sudo java -jar nukkit.jar

And if you are lucky, you can play.

I found better plugins for this server, and most importantly, if the Minecraft app on iPad was updated, the developers of this server responded with a working update sooner than with the PocketMine server.

Minecraft Pocket Edition (PE) server on Ubuntu Raspberry Pi B 4GB


First of all, I ordered this hardware

If you have another box, own a micro HDMI cable, and/or microSDHC card, you can order only the first two items of the list. The heatsink is maybe not necessary, but I ordered it just for sure. If you have a USB-C power supply like 5.1V3A, you can skip this item too.

For setting Ubuntu you will need an HDMI monitor, USB keyboard, and mouse.


For my mac, I downloaded Raspberry Pi Imager. You can download the version for Windows and Ubuntu x86 too.

How to install on SD card

It is easy! Open Raspberry Pi Imager and select Ubuntu 64-bit desktop for Pi 4 models with 4GB+.

Then choose an SD card and be careful – be sure, that you have selected the right medium because this destination will be overwritten with Linux operation system data. And click on the button Write. Then wait – Imager will write and check if all is done right. Then disconnect and remove the SD card from the reader.

Setting up the Ubuntu desktop

Insert an SD card with Ubuntu into the Raspberry Pi slot. Connect the display, keyboard, and mouse to Raspberry Pi and connect the USB-C power supply. Wait, until you see the Ubuntu loading screen (it can take a while) and finish the Ubuntu installation.

I recommend setting auto login user after the restart.

Installing the Minecraft PE server

Run the terminal and you write this command (i found it on PocketMine-MP), but first is fine make a directory for this program

mkdir MinecraftServer && cd MinecraftServer
wget -q -O - https://get.pmmp.io | bash -s -

If you for some reason don’t have a 64bit operation system, it will end here. Repeat the installation of the operating system on your SD card and be sure, that you choose the 64-bit version.

If you are lucky, you see something like this.

If you are very lucky, you don’t install some other programs for building. I was “medium lucky”, so I must… My command was this:

sudo apt install make autoconf automake m4 bison g++ git cmake re2c libtool-bin

After this (maybe you must install some other program/programs or only part of them – just read, what is on the terminal output) you can finally run again the first command. But now it takes much more time…

wget -q -O - https://get.pmmp.io | bash -s -

And now, for the first time, run you’re own Minecraft PE server! On Linux with this command


For an automatic start, after boot/reboot, you can set auto start. Press Alt+F2 and run the gnome-session-properties command. And set new command for automatic start:

gnome-terminal -x bash -c "cd MinecraftServer && ./start.sh; exec bash"