By Rian

Gray, a writer.

Karabiner Settings for Microsoft Sculpt Keyboard

Karabiner setup has gotten longer than I expected, so here’s a separate post dedicated for Karabiner-Elements. If you are trying to set up any complex configurations, I’d recommend using BetterTouchTool (PWYW $4.99-50.00) with it. Karabiner-Elements Setup Instruction (6/13/17 ver.) Download Karabiner-Elements from here. (the link is the readme.me of GitHub page, the actual pkg is linked…

I Bought Second Anova, and I Shouldn’t Have

Sous vide is an amazing panacea for broken home cooking. You can practically cook everything, including peas and carrots of a dish wish sous vide. Not that I would recommend it, of course. Now if you start digging into sous vide, the first thing that will hit you hard the most is the price tag…

Karabiner PID Failure Fix

Apparently there is an unresolved glitch in Karabiner Elements, which may or may not be resolved by following through what’s posted on GitHub. When you launch Karabiner for the first time on a new mac, the app will crash with an error report suggesting failure in creating PID directory. After trying out several methods posted on GitHub, it frankly left me puzzled for a bit. Most of non-Mac users were suggesting possible SIP (System Integrity Protection) kicking in. List of the symptoms include: Karabiner not modifying keys, cannot open Karabiner without sudo command, sudo-Karabiner isn’t modifying keys. At any rate, here’s…

Important Update on Email Responses (Merged with 2/14 SSL update)

Quick announcement. ruined-world.com will no longer redirect you to themtparty.com All emails sent to @themtparty.com will now be forwarded and responded personally by a person named in it. If not named, I’ll be (r26gray@gmail.com) replying it, if you are expecting one. SSL is now available for TMTP. If none is showing up on the address bar, try reloading the page.

Some Opinions on SSL

SSL certificate (more commonly known as TLS or SSL) is now available for TMTP. In other words, you’ll be connected via https. Most of the browsers will either show a lock icon or a green address bar. If somehow you are still connected via http, don’t worry. By simply adding s at the end of the…

Compress Multiple Files at Once on Mac

It has come to my attention that finding right compressing tools on Mac can be difficult. Let’s say it’s more expensive then I’d imagined. For instance, let’s say you are compressing albums for 2016 by months, ‘2016 JAN.zip’, 2016 FEB.zip and so on. On mac, it’s seemingly impossible: it creates one compressed file. This tip is…

Why Korean Democracy Is Failing

I usually don’t comment on politics. In fact, last time I did in 2008 on American beef import, my website was literally bombarded to a point where I was nominated as an honorary American spy. But being bilingual as is, I must comment on the matters from the perspective they, the Koreans, seem to be…

eBay Sniping Can’t Work, Because Reasons

Apparently there is something called “sniping” in eBay, now taken as a community norm. Does it work? In its essence, yes. Does it work on theoretical level? Not really. Let me lay it out bits by bits. eBay is effectively a proxy auction. (not a dictionary term) There is a software that bids on your…

An Argument For Wireless Audio in iPhone 7

Newest turmoil around iPhone is now the lack of 3.5mm headphone jack. Apple, at least Phil Schiller believes it is “courage” to remove headphone jack to move toward wireless future. Several arguments had been made against it, and here are some of them that hold up to criticism. Wires are still prominent way-to-go for high end…

Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst Review from TMTP

The original Mirror’s Edge had nothing but atmosphere. There was little to no story, only running, and you were given all the opportunity to literally run the city from one corner to the other. Your main weapon has always been your 2 foot, and given the other options to rally the mission, the game itself maybe raw,…

Disqus Is Temporarily Disabled on TMTP

Since the new version of Disqus and WP, it had failed to notify me to moderate new incoming comments. Sorry folks, if you had any questions that needed my immediate attention, I simply didn’t get the message. As of now, (like 2 mins ago) Disqus is disabled. Also, I do wish to point out that I’m not planning to enable it anytime soon. Apparently there had been an outcry on what Disqus is doing to “moderate” the comments of a community.

How to Bloodborne: Defiled Chalice Amygdala for Noobs

The idea behind it is simple. If you can’t kill it with melee (or short-ranged weapons) then choose long-ranged. For this video, I chose Simon’s Bowblade (abbr. sbb). The real question is not bloodtinge. It’s damage per bullets. There is a limit to amount of bullets you can carry with you. Normally and realistically, that…

“Colonial Boomerang” Can’t be Worse Choice of Word

ORIGINALLY ON NYT, SEOUL’S COLONIAL BOOMERANG The issue of comfort women is devastating. Let’s leave it there. Because there hasn’t been a single article that dealt the issue with a proper perspective it deserves. It was Americans who decided to give Japan a slack in American military court, not Asians nor Europeans, both the victims of…

Update: 1/1/15

Updated Theme File for WordPress. If you were experiencing with loading multiple posts at once, –which I was– that issue is now addressed.

How to Hide Time Machine HDD from Desktop

I personally don’t recommend using Time Capsule for 2 reasons: it’s expansive and wireless. It’s too expansive for a wireless router, although it is highly recommended by other reviews for its stability. It’s wireless for a backup, which I personally find it ridiculous. We are talking about backing up at least 1TB worth of internal…