By Rian

Gray, a writer.

Disabling WordPress Theme Updates Notification

WordPress is a free, open-source platform which inevitably comes with some quirks. While WordPress as a software has come a long way since becoming one of the pioneers, its economy is no different from mobile OS. Plugins and themes almost always fall in to 4 categories: free, freemium, paid, or subscription. And unfortunately some of…

eGPU is Now Back on older Thunderbolt Macs with Scripts

Apple has officially stopped supporting eGPUs on Thunderbolt 1 or 2 as of 10.13.4. Any TB1/2 Macs that had been using eGPUs previously will not be able to get hold of it as I had previously explained. That being said, the script has already been released to bypass the block.

Force Empty Trash Can on macOS

If you have just transferred over to Mac, the first problem likely to notice is deleting files. With the migration-related apps running in the background, file permissions can get wacky easily. Any times file systems or file permissions are being modified, you can encounter this issue again. While this problem is less frequent since California-based…

Test Multiple Zip Archive Files on macOS

Zip has now become an industry norm for a reason. It’s old enough to be widely available, and it’s old enough to be run on any device without hiccups. But this also means any Zip files could be compressed with substandard softwares and/or distributed through routes that simply cannot guarantee any integrity.

Downgrade APFS to HFS+

APFS is a newly introduced file system focused primarily on SSD. Due to its technical nature, which I will describe at the end of this post, it can worsen the performance on HDD. If you happen to have a drive running APFS, you will not see an option in Disk Utility to downgrade back. It…

Take Screenshot on macOS

Windows have “Print Screen” key, and Mac have option and command key. Sounds ludicrous when you hear it for the first time, but Mac mostly relies on the combination of shift, control, option, command keys to do even an OS thing, including taking screenshots of your monitor. No need to pull out your mighty smartphones…

Block Suggested Apps on Windows 10

Windows has more than one way to put up advertisement on your workstation now. And it is called ‘Suggested Apps’, kindly suggesting you to play Candy Crush Saga again. Needless to say, kindly installing the game and playing it on your work computer will ruin your work performance and get you fired. Or at best,…

How to Make a macOS Bootable Disk

Part of your “backup plan” for a workstation must include a way to boot from an external source. And this is no different on Mac, regardless of the marketings Apple is selling. Although it is possible to boot a Mac with internet recovery mode, taking bets on at-risk computers are not advisable.

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…