By Rian

Gray, a writer.

State of eGPU Support on Coming High Sierras

High Sierra tuned in native support for eGPUs, but recent updates on eGPU support on older Macs are looking grim. If you own a Mac that does have a USB-C port, (or any plain MacBooks) it is very likely your computer does not support Thunderbolt 3. Any Mac with Thunderbolt 1 or 2 ports are…

Manage the Partition Auto Mounting on macOS

 Some partitions on your drive are simply not needed for certain work. While PnP is probably one of the most notable inventions which spread personal computing, it is also unavoidably annoying with possible security risks at the same time.

How to Disable auto-add to Quick Access on Windows 10

Windows 10 finally introduced a sidebar for File Explorer. Windows tend to have quirks that comes and goes in every iteration, and Quick-Access, from the look of it, seems to have decided to stay. But this Quick access comes with a bizarre add-on; it will add –no pun intended– any items you access frequently. Not sure…

Install Ubuntu Updates via CLI

GUI in Ubuntu is as much as useless as unreliable. You can never be sure if you have achieved anything on the OS, unless you do it again on Terminal. Most documentations ask you to run scripts and commands on Terminals before you yell at the screen for UX. If your computer happens to be…

Compress in Tar with XZ algorithm on macOS

“It just works” just doesn’t happen with lossless compression on Mac. Most softwares are completely outdated with insufficient GUI support, and they seem to lack the sense of universality at its core. Users already have universal unarchiver, for the most part free. The real priority, which is to support as many as formats to serve…

Duskers Quicksaver

Duskers is a hacker-esque survival game, which dearly reminded me of Cargo, a Swiss sci-fi film from 2009. Now, as a survival game, Duskers is delivered with a weak spot – a saving feature. The beautiful narrative you were developing on your home computer may not be shared by JIL on another computer, closest thing you…

Jan 1, 2018

How is everyone enjoying the new year? Hopefully with family with no Dreyfus to talk about. There are several things I need to talk about –which I promise to keep it short–  and of the weekly op-ed that was supposed to be published last week.

Blockchain-Based Currency is Not the Money We Know

An introduction to Bitcoin makes it sound so user-friendly and a simpleton business, but elegant with modern encryption, but the actual system design is largely kept a secret like a Death Star. It doesn’t matter how a 100 km-wide space station roams around in space freely and shoot out a laser beam that will utterly…

Known Gmail Tricks and Its Usages

Gmail comes with small cheats that other free email services are reluctant to provide. All of these tricks are meant to be used in the situation when you, the gmail user, is a recipient of an email, not vice-versa. Also these are against the standard industry practices, and as such, you should take it with…

Dec 14, 2017

Quick Announcements Op-ed is delayed again for another week. The coming op-ed which will be published next week is covering the issue of bitcoin, the wall street whiz kid of the late. I am trying to be as accurate as possible when it comes to technical descriptions of the platform, instead of leaving certain parts blank as other articles I’ve found to be. That being said, –this is a disclosure of a sort– I cannot absolutely guarantee the solidity of the piece I am writing, which is why it has been delayed again. Worst case scenario, this piece may be…

Dec 8, 2017

Quick announcements Weekly op-ed is coming next Wednesday. ruined-world.com is once again redirecting all traffic to themtparty.com. Please refrain from using/bookmarking/emailing ruined-world.com, instead use the new domain. New permalink setup has proven to be effective. It is unlikely to be reverted back to post id setup. WordPress core system redirects any traffic to old slugs, so do not worry about which URL you can use. By all means, if you need a permanent URL, I can give you the post ID permalink. Please do let me know. Please do let me know if any of the slugs are off (not…

Ubuntu: sudo unable to resolve host Fix

The symptom is simple. Whenever you run a sudo command, the terminal returns an error message, “sudo: unable to resolve host”. This fix should be able to mend the problems. For me, this occurs most frequently thanks to Parallels. Parallels automatically generate VM with a host name “parallels-vm”. I have multiple Macs running multiple virtual…

Dec 3, 2017

It may comes as a surprise, but WordPress has its own commenting system on the same server, instead of Jetpack, Disqus, or any other comment plugins. And Disqus, to no one’s surprise, almost always wins the nomination for best comment platform.

Dec 2, 2017

As it has been discussed before, the website no longer generates revenue large enough to have multiple authors/staffs involved. But contrary to what I had expected, small ad revenue, enough to pay for maintenance, is still coming in.