How Far Can a $300 Laptop Go?

When my last laptop decided to give up on me, giving me a one blink on caps lock, which apparently means that CPU has failed, I needed to get a replacement quick. I decided to search for Linux laptops, because that’s what I used on my last machine. I could either shop some specialized vendors […]

Raspberry Pi as VPN Host Point

My work has been used VPN for certain applications that requires static IP. Since the location of my work is pretty much abandoned by pretty much every single broadband companies (other than Clear), I’ve decided to move VPN access point off-site, to ensure I have access to this device at decent speed — even from […]

4+ Things I don’t Miss About Windows

So now I have transitioned my desktop into Linux, this means I no longer have any system that runs Windows (at least at native capacity.) 1. No more crappy update systems Apparently, Windows has a defect (that roots from Windows XP) on its Windows Update driver, that can cause very high disk load on every startup/resume, […]

Vocaloid Songs (Seriously) Need Curation

Playing Project Diva F, it somewhat renewed my feeling that Hatsune Miku (and all Vocaloids) can really use extensive curation. I might have said this elsewhere, but Vocaloid songs are very diverse, and that’s like a singer having enormous repertly. There are many good songs, but at the same time, they are intimidating to approach. […]

Sushi and RFID

So I was eating Sushi today — the kind that rotates on a belt. I have already known that these Sushi belt systems have way to track expiration, so that those Sushi plates won’t be circling around on the belt forever making the health department unhappy. So I ate a few plates of Sushi, and […]

BitTorrent Sync

There are many P2P file sync systems like AeroFS and Tonido. One thing that BitTorrent Sync stands out is that it doesn’t require account registrations. Other services require creating an account prior to use. It almost makes me “why do I need to register to use a P2P system?” With BitTorrent Sync, it is as […]

Upgrading Org-mode 8.0

Org-mode 8.0 is out, and overall, it looks like interesting update to already awesome package for Emacs. This update is dirsruptive updates, which means there are something that can be broken and requires updates. One of the issue I had was how it handles LaTeX output. For instance, I had the following in my init.el […]

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