Web = public

A very timely reminder that nothing on the web is private. Having just stumbled upon the awstats page for comp.nus, I have just unlocked a whole treasure trove of information. Among the most useful would be the list of 20000+ URLs generating most traffic, would be very interesting to ...

Continuity plan

Having a good continuity plan is important in case of unexpected incidents. Today, I brought my tablet in for servicing as the touch screen got a little wonky. It started exhibiting "phantom touches" and was bordering on unusable as it would cause foreground applications to go out of focus, unintentional ...

happy monthiversary

After more than half a year of tweaking + trial and error, I think I have finally pinpointed the cause of my server crashes. Nope, nothing to do with kernel stability, nothing to do with crond or any other service. Probable cause is hardware related, the pcb for the barrel connector ...

EFI

Just when I thought I have got everything sorted out nice, out comes a surprise. Turns out the industry has been stealthily moving away from BIOS towards EFI while I was happily using my old laptop. Result : All my bootable USB drives are no longer supported. Hooray! There goes all ...

rainmeter

I would like to share a software which I have been using over the last year or so. rainmeter is a desktop customization software. It is somewhat similar to the gadgets we are familiar with in windows 7 but rainmeter allows greater customization so you can theme all of them ...

Default printer settings

I have never paid much attention to setting default printer, normally setting it to the most commonly used printer for convenience sake. However, a reason episode made me think twice on whether it is wise. Recently, while using my hybrid laptop in school, a dialog popped up and disappeared almost ...