Yearly Archives: 2019

10 posts

Checkout my Pink Floyd Style Guitar Solo!

I was inspired by a Pink Floyd style backing track with its moving chord progression so I decided to jam with it. Its not perfect but I was impressed by how well it turned out. Since this is a tech blog, the software I used to record audio is Bitwig […]

Improving Thermals on my ThinkPad E480

My ThinkPad E480 has been running a little loud lately and from what I hear (see what I did there? ? ), Lenovo can put poor thermal paste on their laptops. I often run a lot of things at a given time like an IDE, sometimes a VM and the […]

Logitech K780 Long Term Review

A few months ago, I wanted to get a keyboard which felt like the ones on ThinkPads. For a while I used a mechanical keyboard with linear switches which was nice but it was loud and didn’t look that great. I wanted something that’s in-between a TKL and full-size. Those […]

My Awesome Linux Desktop Setup

Ever since I started to use Linux as my operating system, I have used a plethora of desktop environments and tools to get my work done. After experimenting and spending countless hours tweaking, switching desktop environments, distributions and tools, I will share with you my “endgame” desktop setup and maybe […]

How To Show Feedback While Typing Sudo Password in Linux

You’d think it’s trivial that the password feedback would be enabled in the terminal. Recently I found out through this article that I could show the asterisks while when running a command as root. Upon enabling it, I realised how much I actually like the visual feedback, so I decided […]

Updating My ThinkPad E480’s BIOS On Linux

It has been almost a year since I last updated my BIOS on my ThinkPad. I recently found out that there were a few improvements to performance and efficiency. I always thought BIOS updates were only possible through Windows but today I found a helpful tutorial on updating the BIOS […]

How To Increase Thunderbird Line Height

I’m a long time user of the Thunderbird email client. It is very robust, easy to use and the mail-filtering system is top-notch. Recently, I learned that you can increase the line height to improve readability. By default, messages and folders are quite close to each other which makes readability […]

Getting MATLAB to run on Fedora 30

Recently, I upgraded to the from Fedora 29 to 30 and everything went well but MATLAB R2018b wouldn’t launch. In this short article, I will share with you how I got MATLAB to run with the latest version of Fedora. For those running MATLAB on Fedora 30 or if you […]

How to stop Git from asking user credentials

When I started to use Git, I always found it frustrating that it kept asking me to enter my credentials every time I wanted to push to a remote repository. After some search, I found a way for it to remember my credentials for a period of time. The file […]