Trouble changing the country of Google account

So a couple of years ago I moved back to Lithuania, but my Google account was still bound to UK. The guides I used to change the country did not work and I did not have an option to change the country as described in the Google documentation. I had to do a few extra steps:

  • Delete the Google Family group
  • Change my phone number associated with the account to a Lithuanian one

As soon as I did the last step, the option to switch to Lithuania appeared on my phone’s Settings and then General and then Account and device preferences and then Country and profiles section.

Now I just need to wait and see what content will no longer be available for me as it takes 48 hours for the change to happen. I have a few games I bought for my kids to share with, but the most important one is obviously Minecraft! Fingers crossed it’s still available to install 😅

JaguarPC is a hosting company to avoid

After being a customer of JaguarPC hosting service for almost 7 years, I finally decided to move away from them. I wouldn’t recommend them to anyone for 3 main reasons.

Lack of loyal customer care

I had been using their services for quite a while. Hosting is a very competitive business and as with all businesses, prices seem to drop over time. JaguarPC in fact did drop the price of my hosting packaged back in the 2009, but they failed to notify me about the change. I was paying about 25% higher price for 3 years.

Reward points without a reward

They also have this reward points system. Over the years I accumulated 4758 of them. Sounds great, but there is no way of using those points!

File size limit

They have about 150MB file size limit on their shared hosting accounts. They claim that large files affect their server stability on shared hosting plans. This is such a stupid reason. They are running Linux for their shared hosting plans and I’ve never heard that large files could cause stability problems on this operating system.

To sum everything up, JaguarPC feels like a dinosaur in the age of Internet. I would recommend to avoid them at any cost.



Hello and welcome to my new blog!

Let me quickly introduce myself. I am Arvydas – a software developer and electronics hobbyist based in Hertfordshire, UK. I was born in Lithuania and just a few years ago moved to work in UK. I have been into software development for more than 15 years and have significant experience in PHP, Ruby on Rails, C# (Mono/Microsoft.NET) and Delphi. I am a huge fan of Open Source initiative and love Linux even though my primary desktop is Windows due to the majority of my day-to-day work involved in the latter OS. Quite recently I got a chance to work with Arduino open source hardware and was very impressed by the openness and easy of use of the platform.

I am not new to blogging and have been writing in Lithuanian, but decided to finally spread my thoughts to a wider audience in English. :) So what can you expect to find here? Just on top of my head in no particular order the topics might be:

  • Software development in general;
  • Arduino and other electronics projects;
  • Development with Ruby on Rails and C# languages;
  • Life in UK;
  • Whatever interesting is on my mind at the moment.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you will find something useful here. :)